in Indiana for Bluegills, Flier Sunfish, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Warmouth, White Bass, Yellow Bass, Yellow Perch and Other IN Panfish.
One or more species of sunfish populate virtually all warm water
streams, ponds and lakes throughout Indiana and around the world
for that matter. They can survive in waters that provide their
natural food source of minnows, crustaceans, insects and worms.
Their competitive nature amongst themselves for food, makes them
relatively easy to catch.
Sunfish Fishing Lakes In Indiana
Pick a lake, any lake. Virtually all have one or more species
of panfish. The more consistent schools tend to come from major
lakes including Brookville Lake, Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M Hardin
Lake, Dogwood Lake, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Geist Reservoir, James
Lake, Lake Freeman, Lake Maxinkuckee, Lake Michigan, Lake Wawasee,
Mississinewa Reservoir, Monroe Lake, Morse Reservoir, Patoka
Lake, Prairie Creek Reservoir, Salamonie Lake and Turtle Creek
Private ponds yielded the state records for both bluegills and
Panfish are prolific spawners and repopulate the waters as fast
as they are harvested. A common problem with panfish fishing is
that the waters are under-fished causing panfish to overpopulate.
As a result they tend to stay small in size due to lack of food
The list of panfish is comprised of many fishes each called by
a variety of names. The bluegill tops the list and is the most common.
Crappie are also considered panfish. For details on crappie visit
World Record: 1.25 lbs
World Record: 2.1 lbs.
World Record: 5.4 lbs.
World Record: 3.0 lbs.
World Record: 2.4 lbs
World Record: 6.8 lbs.
World Record: 4.2 lbs
USA Record: 3.75 lbs
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IN Sunfish Fishing - All About Fishing for Bluegill
& Other Panfish in Indiana.