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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass and yellow perch at Lake Maxinkuckee in Indiana.

Lake Maxinkuckee, Indiana

As the second largest natural lake in Indiana, Lake Maxinkuckee covers 1,860 acres. It is located in the central part of the state, on the southeast perimeter of Culver, IN. A nice variety of fish species swim in the lake and provide fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Walleye and bass are the primary targets.

Lake Maxinkuckee, nestled in northern Indiana, is a captivating destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. This 1,864-acre natural lake is the second-largest in the state and boasts an abundance of fish species, making it a popular spot among local anglers and visitors alike.

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Lake Maxinkuckee is known for its diverse fish population, including popular species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, crappie, and bluegill. Anglers can enjoy casting their lines from the shore or exploring the lake by boat to find their preferred fishing spots.

Ice fishing during winter at Lake Maxinkuckee 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.

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Primary fish species residing in Maxinkuckee Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch

Lake Maxinkuckee Amenities

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

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Boating is another favored activity at Lake Maxinkuckee, with its expansive waters providing ample opportunities for water-based adventures. Boaters can cruise around the lake, take in the picturesque surroundings, and engage in various water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing. The lake offers boat ramps and marinas, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their vessels and make the most of their time on the water.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Culver Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
574 842-3375


Culver Marina
3000 E Shore Dr
Culver, IN 46511
574 842-3375

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Maxinkuckee Public Access
Located mid lake, on the west side of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited gravel parking.

Click here for a Indiana Fishing License.

While camping directly at Lake Maxinkuckee is limited, there are nearby campgrounds and parks that offer camping facilities. These campgrounds provide a range of camping options, from primitive tent camping to RV camping with modern amenities. Camping enthusiasts can still enjoy the tranquility of the area, wake up to breathtaking lake views, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities during their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Hidden Lake Paradise Campground - 574 936-2900

Lake Maxinkuckee, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Maxinkuckee
Culver Marina
3000 East Shore Dr
Culver IN 46511
574 842-3375


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Lake Maxinkuckee in Indiana.

Walleye and bass fishing in north-central IN.

Fishing at Lake Maxinkuckee, in Indiana.