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Fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, yellow perch and northern pike at James Lake in Indiana.

With 2,000 surface acres and plenty of fishing, boating and water sport activities, Lake James is a vacation paradise in the northeast corner of Indiana. It is conveniently located just west of I-69 at Glen Eden. It wraps around the west side of Pokagon State Park. This is a great place to take the family camping, fishing and picnicking. There is public boat launches and plenty of shoreline for fishing from the bank.

Ice fishing during winter at James Lake can often produce nice catches. Check with local officials for authorization and Indiana DNR for regulations before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake.

Primary fish species residing in Lake James

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Largemouth bass Bluegill Redear Sunfish Yellow Perch Northern pike

James Lake Amenities

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake James Campground - 419 388-3655

Manapogo Park Campground - 260 833-3902

Circle B Campground - 260 665-5353

James Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

James Lake
Pokagon State Park
450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, IN 46703
260 833-2012

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James Lake in Indiana.

Fishing at James Lake, in Indiana.