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Popular Fish Species Morse Reservoir, IN

Morse Reservoir Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

The most sought after species in Morse Reservoir is largemouth bass, both for tournament anglers and weekend anglers. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure.

Morse Reservoir Popular Fish - Black Crappie

Black Crappie

Black crappie reside in good numbers throughout Morse Reservoir, and they are averaging a very good size this year. Crappie fishing is excellent and they are running in sizeable schools. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water. White crappie also make this lake their home.

Morse Reservoir Popular Fish - Bluegill


Fishing for bluegill is a beloved tradition at Morse Reservoir. Young and old, beginners and seasoned anglers alike, all enjoy catching a bunch of bluegill. Like recent years, the bluegill population is healthy this year and they are always looking for something to eat. Bluegill fishing is as basic as fishing gets. Any pole, reasonably small line and small hooks baited with anything edible, creates the ideal setup. Add a bobber and you can set the depth you prefer the bait to position. Bluegill hang around brush, rocks, vegetation or any cover available.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill and yellow bass at Morse Reservoir in Indiana.

Conveniently located in the central part of Indiana, Morse Reservoir covers 1,800 acres and provides a wealth of fishing and boating opportunities. This is a scenic lake surrounded by waterfront homes and trees. Fishing from a boat is the ideal way to fish here, but there are also areas to fish from the shore. This lake is a favorite of bass tournament anglers, as well as crappie and bluegill anglers.

Morse Reservoir, located in central Indiana, is a vibrant destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking an enjoyable angling experience. With its 1,500 acres of water surface, this reservoir offers ample opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Morse Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a popular spot for both local anglers and visitors.

Popular fish species found in the reservoir include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and walleye. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or venture out onto the water in a boat to find their ideal fishing spots.

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Primary fish species residing in Morse Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Black crappie Bluegill Yellow Bass

Morse Reservoir Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Morse Lake Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
317 984-3301


Morse Lake Marina
20999 Hague Rd
Noblesville, IN 46062
317 984-3301

Boating is another highly favored activity at Morse Reservoir, with its calm waters providing a serene environment for water-based adventures. Boaters can cruise along the reservoir, take in the beautiful surroundings, and engage in water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing. Morse Reservoir offers boat ramps and marinas, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their vessels and make the most of their time on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Morse Lake Marina
Located mid lake, on the east side of the lake, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Morse Reservoir

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Morse Reservoir Fishing Video
Fishing License

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Although camping is not available directly at Morse Reservoir, there are nearby campgrounds and parks that offer camping facilities. These campgrounds provide options for both tent camping and RV camping, allowing visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while having convenient access to fishing and boating activities during their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

White River Campground - 317 770-4430

Morse Reservoir, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Morse Reservoir
Morse Lake Marina
20999 Hague Rd.
Noblesville, IN 46062
317 984-3301


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Morse Reservoir in Indiana.

Bass, crappie and bluegill fishing in central IN.

Fishing at Morse Reservoir, in Indiana.