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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, yellow perch and muskie at Barbee Lake in Indiana.

Barbee Lake, IN

Located in the northeast section of Indiana, the Barbee chain of lakes offers a nice variety of fishing opportunities. Barbee Lake covers 850 acres and connects to six other lakes including Little Barbee Lake, Irish Lake and Kuhk Lake for additional boating and fishing choices.

Barbee Lake, located in Indiana, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. This chain of seven interconnected lakes provides ample opportunities for anglers to enjoy a productive day on the water. Barbee Lake is known for its vibrant fish population, making it a popular destination for both local anglers and visitors.

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Some of the popular fish species found in the lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, northern pike, and channel catfish. These diverse species ensure that anglers of all skill levels will have an exciting fishing experience.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Barbee

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Bluegill Yellow Perch Muskie

Barbee Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to excellent fishing, Barbee Lake also offers boating opportunities for those who wish to explore the water in a different way. Whether you prefer a leisurely cruise or want to try water skiing or tubing, the lake provides a picturesque setting for various water activities. Boating on Barbee Lake allows anglers to access different areas of the lake and find their preferred fishing spots easily.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Barbee Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
574 834-2595


Barbee Marina
314 EMS B61 Ln
Warsaw, IN 46582
574 834-2595

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Via - Kuhn Lake Public Access
Located in the northwest corner of the Kuhn Lake, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Via - Little Barbee Lake, JT'S Lakeside Campground Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of Little Barbee Lake, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with no dock or parking. Use pass through to Barbee Lake.

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For those who wish to extend their fishing adventure or enjoy a relaxing outdoor getaway, Barbee Lake offers camping facilities. Several campgrounds dot the lakeshore, providing a convenient and scenic place to set up camp. Camping near the lake allows anglers to wake up to the sounds of nature, be close to the fishing action, and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. It's the perfect way to immerse oneself in the fishing experience and make lasting memories.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pic-A-Spot Campground - 574 594-2635

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campground - 574 594-2124

Barbee Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Barbee Lake
Center for Lakes & Streams
Grace College
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
574 372-5100 x 6445


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Barbee Lake in Indiana.

Bass, catfish and bluegill fishing in north-central IN.

Fishing at Barbee Lake, in Indiana.