Fishing Indiana

Fishing in Indiana isn’t just something to do when you’re not watching/playing football or hunting. Fishing is a way-of-life in Indiana. It’s what you do. There are so many lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs to go fishing in. In fact, Indiana has over 35,000 miles of rivers and streams, 100,000 acres of publicly-owned lakes and reservoirs, and 50 miles of shoreline of the Great Lakes. 

Whether you’re targeting bass, stripers, or sunfish in Lake Patoka (the largest lake in southern Indiana) or Geist Reservoir (near Indianapolis) for bass, crappie, walleye, lake trout, or sauger, you’re sure to have an absolutely spectacular experience fishing in the Hoosier state.

For a list of licenses, fees and where to buy, see our Indiana Fishing License page.

The locations below are listed alphabetically and just a sampling of the many places to go fishing and some of the species you can catch in Indiana. 

Places To Go Fishing In Indiana

Monroe Lake

Popular Species To Catch: Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye

Patoka Lake

Popular Species To Catch: Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass

Salamonie Lake

Popular Species To Catch: White Crappie, Channel Catfish, White Bass, Walleye, Black Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish

White River – West Fork

Popular Species To Catch: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Carp, Sauger, Rock Bass

To see the full list of Indiana fishing licenses and prices, please visit our Indiana Fishing License page.

Many more locations to come. If you have any favorite spots or bodies of water that you think should definitely be on this page, please send us a note. 

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