Indian Lake Fishing Report

  • According to Lakeside Pro Bass, fishing is turning on. However, changeable weather patterns can affect fishing quickly. Fishermen are looking for fish and according to reports are catching nice crappies. Some good catches of crappies running 10-12 inches are being taken off the top of pad beds. As the pads start breaking the surface, work . . read more

  • Two warm spells in January and early February had ice fishermen scrambling to salvage their season. Ice quality was questionable by the middle of February, and a week later the main lake, channels, and the reserve were all open water. Warm temperatures brought out the fishermen. According to reports some nice crappies are being caught . . read more

  • Lakeside Pro Bass reports that the fall fishing season has kicked in with cooler water temperatures. The temperature on 10/26 was 55 degrees and falling. Crappie fishing is excellent with some fishermen reporting limit catches. Fish are being hunted but all areas seem to be worth checking. Moundwood, Black Hawk, and the game preserve are . . read more

  • Lakeside Pro Bass reports some bluegill and crappie fishing is still available but fish have to be hunted. Many fishermen are working the channels. The State Park, Blackhawk, and Moundwood, have been producing a few fish. Some fishermen are targeting docks. Adding wax worms is a preference and is more popular in waters that produce . . read more

  • Lakeside Pro Bass reports some bluegill fishing is available but fish have to be hunted. Many fishermen are working the channels. Black Hawk and the campgrounds have been producing and once found, some large catches have been reported. The Game Reserve is always worth checking for bluegills. Adding wax worms to small jigs is a . . read more

  • According to Lakeside Pro Bass, fishing is excellent. However, changeable weather patterns and heavy rain can affect fishing quickly. The crappies are spawning or have spawned and moved out. Some fish are still being caught but have to be hunted. Bluegill fishing is great with numbers of nine inch fish showing up. Finding spawning fish . . read more

  • According to Lakeside Pro Bass, fishing is excellent. However, changeable weather patterns can affect fishing quickly. Fishermen are looking for fish and according to reports are catching nice crappies along with more and more bluegills as the season progresses. According to some fishermen, catching bluegills this early in the season is highly unusual. Some good . . read more

  • Open water in January had fishermen scrambling. Warm temperatures even brought out the fair-weather fishermen, which is highly unusual this early in the season. Fishermen are looking for fish and according to reports are catching some nice crappies along with a few bluegills. According to some fishermen, catching bluegills this early in the season is . . read more

  • Open water in January has fishermen scrambling. Expecting to be on the ice until early March, fishermen were greeted with open water including the channels. Warm temperatures even brought out the fair-weather fishermen, which is highly unusual during the third week in January. Fishermen were looking for fish and according to reports were catching some . . read more

  • It’s transition time for the fishermen at Indian Lake. Expected below normal temperatures should be making good ice after the effects of a warm late December. Fishermen were on the ice during the second week of December and were making good catches of both crappies and bluegills Decent fall fishing for both panfish and saugeye . . read more