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Reports of good walleye fishing on northern Indiana lakes
Start Date: 4/10/2015
Event Description:
Anglers are wasting no time taking advantage of the early season walleye bite on several northern Indiana lakes.

The best reports are coming from Lake Maxinkuckee and Lake of the Woods in Marshall County, Winona Lake in Kosciusko County, Sylvan Lake in Noble County and Crooked Lake in Steuben County.

Fishing is best after sunset as walleye move into the shallows and attempt to spawn.

Although some natural reproduction occurs, the overall success is not enough to support these hatchery-dependent fisheries.

Most walleyes caught this time of year are males in 2 to 4 feet of water on windswept shorelines or shallow submerged islands. Suspended jerk baits work well, especially those with rattles. Extremely slow stop-and-start retrieves are effective, and most hits occur when the bait is not moving.

While most anglers are fishing from boats, those brave enough to put on a pair of waders are having some success at Lake Maxinkuckee and Winona Lake.

Walleye fishing tips and information on statewide walleye waters can be found at

To view all DNR news releases, please see
Contact Information:
Name: Neil Ledet
Phone: (260) 829-6241
State calendar entry type:
Press Release
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  • Agriculture & Environment
  • Tourism & Transportation
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