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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, white crappie, walleye and bluegill at Monroe Lake in Indiana.

The largest lake wholly within the state of Indiana, Monroe Lake boasts 3,100 surface acre feet with several popular species of fish residing there. In the past the lake was known as the Dead Sea, due to poor fishing and limited fish populations. In recent years the lake has made a resurgence with considerably better fishing. The lake has a healthy population of crappie and is known for lunker bass and big catfish.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Monroe

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish White crappie Walleye Bluegill

Monroe Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
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 Monroe Village Campground - 812 824-8097

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park of Bloomington - 812 824-3322

Paynetown Campground - 812 837-9546

Monroe Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Monroe Lake
Lake Monroe Boat Rental
4855 S State Road 446
Bloomington, IN 47401
812 837-9909

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Fishing at Monroe Lake, in Indiana.