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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish and striped bass at Geist Reservoir in Indiana.

Geist Lake, IN

This 1,800 acre lake is situated in the northeast outskirts of Indianapolis, IN. The lake is surrounded primarily by homes, many with boat docks. Geist Marina has a public boat launch and offers boat rentals and boat storage. Geist Lake is a popular lake for bass tournaments, and has plenty of fishing for other species as well.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

Geist Lake, located in central Indiana, is a stunning reservoir that offers a wide range of recreational activities, including fishing. Spanning over 1,900 acres, Geist Lake is a favorite destination for anglers seeking a productive and enjoyable fishing experience.

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The lake is known for its diverse fish population, which includes popular species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. With its clear waters and healthy fish population, Geist Lake provides ample opportunities for anglers of all skill levels to reel in their prized catches.

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Primary fish species residing in Geist Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Striped bass

Geist Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is another popular activity at Geist Lake, as the lake provides ample space for boaters to explore its expansive waters. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, water skiing, wakeboarding, or simply relax on a pontoon boat while taking in the scenic beauty of the surrounding shoreline. Geist Lake offers marinas and boat ramps, ensuring convenient access for boaters to enjoy the recreational opportunities the lake has to offer.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Geist Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
317 849-8455


Geist Marina
11695 Fall Creek Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256
317 849-8455

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Fall Creek Trail at Geist Dam, Launch Area
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Fall Creek Trail, at the west end of the dam, this is a primitive launch area with primitive parking.

Geist Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, east side, at the south end of the Olio Road Bridge, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

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While camping is not available directly at Geist Lake, there are nearby campgrounds and parks that offer camping facilities. These campgrounds provide a convenient base for visitors who wish to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Camping enthusiasts can enjoy the serenity of the surroundings, take part in outdoor activities, and still have easy access to Geist Lake for fishing and boating adventures.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sleepybear Campground - 317 691-2339

Geist Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Geist Reservoir
Geist Marina
11695 Fall Creek Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256
317 849-8455


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Geist Reservoir in Indiana.

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Fishing at Geist Lake, in Indiana.