Starve Hollow Lake Fishing Report

Date updated 1/9/2015 

Fishing Report :

Starve Hollow Lake will be closed to fishing from January 10 to March 15th due to the dredging project currently underway. 

JC Murphey Lake Fishing Report

Date Updated: 1/30/2015

Report:

Plenty of ice fisherman have been hitting the Slough with some nice bluegills and largemouth being caught. It has been better in the afternoon/evening than in the morning. Some have found better action for bluegills by avoiding the crowds in the channels 
Region North 

Winona Lake Fishing Report

Date updated 9/5/2014 
Fishing Report 

Walleye are biting, along with a mixed bag of bass, pike, and catfish. Look for drop offs or deep weed edges. Trolling crankbaits or crawler harnesses across flats and points can be good at night.

Patoka Lake Fishing Report

Date updated 8/26/2014 
Fishing Report

Pool elevation is at 536.6. Surface water temperature is at 77.3. Discharge rate is at 293 CFS. Those wishing to report specifics about their fishing experience and help keep Fishing Reports current may do so by calling the Patoka Lake Office at (812) 685-2464. Largemouth Bass: Activity: Good,  Depth: 3′-17′ Striped Bass: Activity: Slow, Depth: 2′-18′ Crappie: Activity: Slow, Depth: 4′-10′ Bluegill: Activity: Slow, Depth: 2′-15′ Channel Catfish: Activity: Good, Depth: 1′-15′ Walleye: Activity: Good, Depth: 1′-20′

 

Lake Monroe Crappie Report

prespawn crappie

 

Crappie still have not moved into the shallows to spawn . Caught 35 crappie tuesday morning mostly spider rigging in the mouth of coves in 10 – 12 feet of water . Mostly small fish with one Monroe 15 inch Slab.

Reported : 4/29/2014

 

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Glendale Fishing Report

Page Updated: 4/25/14

Glendale FWA is dedicated to providing quality hunting and fishing opportunities while maintaining 8,060 acres of land and over 1,400 acres of lakes and impoundments. Located in Daviess County, Glendale FWA has fishing in Dogwood lake and other ponds. The area also has hunting, wildlife watching, camping, wetland trapping, and dog training areas and blackberries, persimmon, hickory nuts, morels and walnut gathering.

Fish

Black crappie

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The Black crappie has seven to eight dorsal spines, as well as some random blotches on it’s sides.

Bait: Black and silver jigs w/crappie nibbles, or minnows under bobbers
Depth: 2-5FT.

Comments about fish:

Crappie are in the middle-end of the spawn. Most fish are being caught in the shallows on minnows and jigs. Fish are being caught in decent numbers in the early morning and late evening.

Bluegill

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The bluegill has five to nine vertical bars on its sides, a black opercle flat (ear) with no margin and a dark spot at the rear of it’s dorsal fin.

Bait: Redworms, nightcrawlers, jigs
Depth: 3-6Ft

Comments about fish:

Bluegill are beginning to move shallow with big females full of eggs being caught in 1-2ft of water. Males seem to still be slightly deeper 5-7Ft of water.

Channel catfish

Description:

The channel catfish has a smooth scaleless skin and barbels on its face resembling cat whiskers. The barbels help the channel catfish taste and feel objects and enable it to locate food in dark and turbid water. The channel catfish has 24-29 rays in its rounded anal fin. The caudal fin is deeply forked and the fish has dark spots on its sides when young.

Bait: Live bait. Worms
Depth: 4′ to 10′ of water

Comments about fish:

There have been very few anglers fishing for catfish specifically, but some have been taken on live bait and worms. Limb-line and trot-line fishermen are having fair to good success. Trot-Line & Limb-line season on Dogwood Lake started on the first Thursday in April, 2014. 15 permits will be issued per week on a first/come, first/serve basis. Some nice flatheads have been taken on limb-lines using small ‘gills as bait. Just remember Live Shad and Carp are NOT legal as bait! DISPOSE OF ANY UNUSED LIVE BAIT ON THE BANK – NOT IN THE WATER!

Largemouth bass

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. On the largemouth bass, the upper jaw extends beyond back of eye, differentiating the fish from the smallmouth bass. The largemouth bass commonly reached six pounds.

Bait: Artificial worms and worm harness
Depth: In 3 to 10 ft. of water

Comments about fish:

Fishing from boats sitting in the channels and casting toward the shoreline just to the edge of the weed beds. Bass are moving into shallow water to feed.

Redear sunfish

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The redear sunfish has an opercle flap (ear) that is tipped with a red or orange margin.

Bait: Jigs , jigs w/trailing beemoth , redworms, nightcrawlers
Depth: Deep (6-12Ft)

Comments about fish:

Redear are being caught more consistently in medium depth water along the edges of weed beds. Bottom fishing is key for targeting the biggest redears, redworms are the bait of choice while bottom fishing for redear.

Yellow perch

Description:

Indiana anglers have long since sought perch for their tasty flavor. The yellow perch, walleye and sauger are members of this popular family. The yellow perch ranges from 6 to 12 inches long and up to one or two pounds.

Bait: Redworm, nightcrawlers
Depth: Deep Water

Comments about fish:

Not really anything to report on perch since most fishermen are concentrating on bluegills and redear.

Comments about body of water:

Fishing activity the past week has picked up a lot, with many anglers reporting great success in the shallows for crappie and bluegill. Lake is in good fishing shape with the water clearing up significantly since the last rainfall. Water temp is hovering in the low 60’s. Lake is 3 Inches ABOVE pool. NOTE: The HORSEPOWER LIMIT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM DOGWOOD LAKE. There is a MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT OF 10 MPH IMPOSED on the lake REGARDLESS of motor size!

 

Steuben County Lakes Fishing Report

Page Updated : April 29th 2014

 

Fish

Black crappie

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The Black crappie has seven to eight dorsal spines, as well as some random blotches on it’s sides.

Bait: Jigs & Minnows
Depth: 3 – 10 feet

Comments about fish:

Fish in and around weed beds. Limits of crappie are being caught on a daily basis.

Bluegill

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The bluegill has five to nine vertical bars on its sides, a black opercle flat (ear) with no margin and a dark spot at the rear of it’s dorsal fin.

Bait: Wax worms, Red Wigglers, Jigs
Depth: 4 – 10 feet

Comments about fish:

Fish can be caught in channels and back bays where the water warms first. Muck bottoms with dense weeks are the best locations.

Northern Pike

Description:

Members of the Pike family, the muskellunge, tiger muskellunge and northern pike have established themselves as remarkable adversaries through the years. The muskie, native to Indiana, is now usually found in stocked bodies of water. The northern pike, a voracious eater and popular among anglers, can be found in northern Indiana in natural lakes and streams. Typically green in color with light-colored small oval shaped markings, the northern pike have five sensory pores. They also have cheeks that are fully scale. The northern pike can reach weights up to 20 pounds and lengths of up to three feet long.

Bait: Suckers, Shiners, Jerk Bait, Spinner Bait, & Buck Tails
Depth: 6 -12 feet

Comments about fish:

Fish around isolated weed beds.

Walleye

Description:

Indiana anglers have long since sought perch for their tasty flavor. The yellow perch, walleye and sauger are members of this popular family. The walleye has no spots on its dorsal fin and a dusky spot at the rear of its spiny dorsal fin, lower tip of tail and anal fin are white.

Bait: Jerk Bait, Spinner Bait, Crank Bait
Depth: 6 – 12 Feet

Comments about fish:

Fish around isolated weed beds near drop offs

Comments about body of water:

Water temperature ranges from 50 to 53 degrees depending on the time of the day.

Greene-Sullivan Fishing Report

Description:

Greene-Sullivan State Forest is composed of 8,000 acres of reclaimed surface mined land that includes the planting of several different species of trees that are managed for wildlife and timber production. The forest has more than 100 fishing lakes which have produced some record catches. Facilities include an archery range, boat launch ramp, camping, horseman’s camp, dumping station, fishing and hunting, picnicking, trails and hiking.

Fish

Bluegill

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The bluegill has five to nine vertical bars on its sides, a black opercle flat (ear) with no margin and a dark spot at the rear of it’s dorsal fin.

Bait: bee moths, small jigs, crickets
Depth: 1-12 ft.

Comments about fish:

Bluegill fishing is dependent upon the weather fronts. Lighter tackle will have the best results. Using light lines seems to work best. Hearing good reports of bulegill fishing at Wampler Lake this past week, using bee moths and night crawlers.

Channel catfish

Description:

The channel catfish has a smooth scaleless skin and barbels on its face resembling cat whiskers. The barbels help the channel catfish taste and feel objects and enable it to locate food in dark and turbid water. The channel catfish has 24-29 rays in its rounded anal fin. The caudal fin is deeply forked and the fish has dark spots on its sides when young.

Bait: nightcrawlers, stink bait, livers
Depth: lake bottom 6-11ft.

Comments about fish:

Try Wampler, Graveyard, West, Reservoir 26, and Bass lakes.

Largemouth bass

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. On the largemouth bass, the upper jaw extends beyond back of eye, differentiating the fish from the smallmouth bass. The largemouth bass commonly reached six pounds.

Bait: rubber worms, Slug-go, crank baits, and spinner baits
Depth: 3-12 feet

Comments about fish:

Best times to catch bass are mornings and evenings. Reports of catching some nice bass, using top of water baits.

Muskellunge

Description:

Members of the Pike family, the muskellunge, tiger muskellunge and northern pike have established themselves as remarkable adversaries through the years. The muskie, native to Indiana, is now usually found in stocked bodies of water. The northern pike, a voracious eater and popular among anglers, can be found in northern Indiana in natural lakes and streams. The muskie has three distinct color patterns, including green to silver “clear” sides, dark spots or dark vertical bars, six or more sensory pores on each side and scales covering only the top half of both cheeks. The muskie can weigh 10-20 pounds, but can reach weights over 30 pounds and lengths up to four feet long. Lures up to 12 inches are designed to resemble medium-sized fish and even small ducks.

Bait: minnow imitation crankbaits
Depth: deep to bottom

Comments about fish:

Please let us know if you catch any muskie! We’d love to hear about it! Report of 45 inch muskie was caught and released recently at bass lake, possible “Fish of the Year” in spring 2011. Hydroacoustic map for Bass lake, http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-Bass_Lake_Dugger_Unit_Bathymetry_Sullivan_County_c_March_2012.pdf

Rainbow or steelhead trout

Description:

Ever popular among Indiana anglers is the trout family, which includes the brown, lake and rainbow or steelhead trout. Many fisherman can be spotted on the shores during spawning season when the trout begin their runs into the tributaries. Rainbow or steelhead trout have a white mouth, teeth and gums and small black spots on their backs, sides, and caudal and dorsal fins. The caudal fin margin of the rainbow or steelhead trout is square and the fish has 9-12 anal fin rays.

Bait: Artificial lures, power bait
Depth: 15 – 40 ft

Comments about fish:

Airline Lake is closed from March 15th through March 31st. Reopens for fishing on April 1st. Fish deep for best results.

White crappie

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The white crappie has six dorsal spines, black side markings forming vertical bars rather than random spots and anal fin rays.

Bait: minnows, small jigs
Depth: 3 – 12 ft

Comments about fish:

Crappie can be found around submerged structures. Reservior #26 has good reports for Crappie fishing this past few weeks.

Comments about body of water:

Water has been turned back on in all campgrounds. Fish cleaning station is OPEN. WELCOME SPRING 2014 Permits are available. Prices are: Annual Entrance Permit $40, Annual Non-Residence Entrance Permit $60.00, Golden Hoosier Annual Entrance Permit $20.00, Annual Horse Tag $20.00, Motorized Lake Permit $22.00, Non-Motorized Lake Permit $5.00. Please continue to help us keep the lakes clean of litter! Effective January 1, 2013 year round camp ground fees will be: Family Camp Grounds $10.70; Horse Campground $13.91, these prices include sales tax. Our office now accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER.

Hardy Lake Fishing Report

This page was last updated on APR 16

Description:

A 741-acre lake, Hardy Lake is located in Scottsburg in Scott County. Facilities include an archery range, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, boating ramps, camping, and cultural arts programs. The reservoir also has hunting and fishing, hiking, interpretive programs, picnicking, rowboat rentals, shelterhouses, a swimming beach and waterskiing.

Report:

 

Black crappie

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The Black crappie has seven to eight dorsal spines, as well as some random blotches on it’s sides.

Bait: Live Minnows
Depth: 10- 15 feet

Comments about fish:

Action picking up at we continue the warming trend.

Bluegill

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The bluegill has five to nine vertical bars on its sides, a black opercle flat (ear) with no margin and a dark spot at the rear of it’s dorsal fin.

Bait: Crickets
Depth: Deep

Comments about fish:

Spawning season is just around the corner. Start looking for bedding in shallows.

Channel catfish

Description:

The channel catfish has a smooth scaleless skin and barbels on its face resembling cat whiskers. The barbels help the channel catfish taste and feel objects and enable it to locate food in dark and turbid water. The channel catfish has 24-29 rays in its rounded anal fin. The caudal fin is deeply forked and the fish has dark spots on its sides when young.

Bait: Stink bait & Night Crawlers
Depth: bottom

Comments about fish:

Catfish are being caught at night on the bottom and near shore close to the rocks. As warming continues action will pick up.

Largemouth bass

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. On the largemouth bass, the upper jaw extends beyond back of eye, differentiating the fish from the smallmouth bass. The largemouth bass commonly reached six pounds.

Bait: Artificial bait of choice
Depth: Varied

Comments about fish:

Bass spawning is just around the corner.

Muskellunge

Description:

Members of the Pike family, the muskellunge, tiger muskellunge and northern pike have established themselves as remarkable adversaries through the years. The muskie, native to Indiana, is now usually found in stocked bodies of water. The northern pike, a voracious eater and popular among anglers, can be found in northern Indiana in natural lakes and streams. The muskie has three distinct color patterns, including green to silver “clear” sides, dark spots or dark vertical bars, six or more sensory pores on each side and scales covering only the top half of both cheeks. The muskie can weigh 10-20 pounds, but can reach weights over 30 pounds and lengths up to four feet long. Lures up to 12 inches are designed to resemble medium-sized fish and even small ducks.

Bait: Crank Bait
Depth: 10′ to 15′

Comments about fish:

Poor but when one is caught it is usually a large fish, well over the minimum size limit of 36 inches.

Redear sunfish

Description:

Sunfishes include some of the best-known fish in Indiana. Bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, largemouth, spotted and smallmouth bass are all members of the sunfish family. The redear sunfish has an opercle flap (ear) that is tipped with a red or orange margin.

Bait: Redworms
Depth: bottom

Comments about fish:

Just like bluegill, spawning season is just around the corner. Begin looking for beds in the shallows but fish the drop-offs near structure.

Striped bass

Description:

These bass belong to the temperate bass family. Temperate basses include the true fresh water basses, white and yellow bass, and the striped bass, which originally lived in the Atlantic Ocean but can live its entire life in fresh water. Temperate basses often school far from shore and feed on schooling fish. Hybrid striped bass are a cross of white and striped bass. The striped bass has tooth patches on back of tongue in two parallel patches, first stripe below lateral line complete to tail, stripes above lateral line are unbroken.

Bait: Artificial Bait or Large Minnows
Depth: Trolling

Comments about fish:

Activity is steady with small ones being caught.

 

Comments about body of water:

N/A

Roush Lake Fishing Report

Roush Lake is currently near summer pool. The main lake will begin to be drawn down to winter pool around the middle of the month. Catfishing is good, try using chicken livers or night crawlers on gravel points on the main lake or deep holes below the dam. Below the dam bring your waders and fish deeper holes for walleye and catfish. Anglers report that bluegill fishing is good in several of the ponds throughout the property, try fishing a little deeper water.