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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, warmouth, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Manitou in Indiana.

Lake Manitou, IN

A medium size lake in north central Indiana, Lake Manitou offers several species for fishing as well as boating, jet skiing, water skiing, swimming, and picnicking. Located on the southeast outskirts of Rochester, IN, there is easy access to lodging, dining and shopping. The lake is very scenic and tranquil with lots of "fishy" looking water. The best fishing is from a boat, but there is ample shoreline fishing available as well, including a handicap fishing pier near the dam.

Lake Manitou, located in Rochester, Indiana, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and productive angling experience. This 775-acre lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, making it a popular destination among local anglers.

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Lake Manitou is home to a variety of fish species, with popular catches including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and walleye. With such a diverse fish population, anglers of all skill levels can enjoy a rewarding day on the water.

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Primary fish species residing in Manitou Lake

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Largemouth bass Black crappie Bluegill Warmouth Sunfish Yellow Perch Northern pike

Lake Manitou Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity at Lake Manitou, providing visitors with the opportunity to explore the expansive lake and enjoy various water-based activities. Boaters can cruise around the lake, take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape, and participate in water sports such as water skiing or tubing. The lake offers boat ramps for easy access, ensuring that boaters can enjoy their time on the water to the fullest.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Manitou Public Access
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Highway 14, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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While camping is not directly available at Lake Manitou, there are nearby campgrounds and parks that provide camping facilities. These campgrounds offer a range of options, from primitive tent camping to RV camping with modern amenities. Camping enthusiasts can still enjoy the serene atmosphere, wake up to breathtaking views, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities during their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lakevierw Campground - 574 353-8114

Lake Manitou, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Manitou
Lakeview Campground
7781 E 300 N
Rochester, IN 46975
574 353-8114


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