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Prairie Creek Reservoir, IN

Popular Fish Species Prairie Creek Reservoir, IN

Prairie Creek Reservoir Popular Fish - Walleye


Although Prairie Creek Reservoir is not considered a trophy-walleye lake, it does have a healthy population of walleye in the 5- to 6-pound range. This year good numbers of smaller walleye are also being taken. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

Prairie Creek Reservoir Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Fishing for largemouth bass in Prairie Creek Reservoir is improving, thanks to good fisheries management and plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. 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. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Prairie Creek Reservoir Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Wet a line and catch some channel catfish in the waters of Prairie Creek Reservoir. These cats can be found all around the lake. In Spring channel catfish migrate toward incoming water, so focus on sections of the lake up river and in the backs of creeks, away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits. Other catfish in the lake include flathead and blue catfish.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill and yellow perch at Prairie Creek Reservoir in Indiana.

Located in the eastern part of the state, 3 miles southeast of Muncie, IN, Prairie Creek Reservoir is a 1,200-acre lake with a great mix of fish species. There are fishing options for all ages and levels of experience, plenty of choices for shore line fishing or fishing from a boat. Pontoon and deck boats are available for rent at the marina. Great place to bring the family - even has a designated swimming area.

Prairie Creek Reservoir, located in east-central Indiana, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil angling experience. Spanning over 1,250 acres, this reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities and is known for its diverse fish population. Prairie Creek Reservoir is home to popular fish species such as largemouth 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 preferred fishing spots.

Ice fishing during winter at Prairie Creek Reservoir 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 Prairie Creek Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch

Prairie Creek Reservoir Amenities

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

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Boating is also a popular activity at Prairie Creek Reservoir, with its calm waters providing a peaceful environment for boaters to enjoy. Boaters can cruise along the reservoir, take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding forests, and engage in water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing. Prairie Creek Reservoir offers boat ramps and a marina, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their vessels and make the most of their time on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Prairie Creek Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the east side of the lake, off E Co Road 450 S, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Prairie Creek Reservoir

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Fishing License

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For those looking to extend their outdoor adventure, Prairie Creek Reservoir offers camping facilities near its shores. Campgrounds equipped with amenities cater to both tent camping and RV camping, providing a comfortable and enjoyable camping experience. Camping near Prairie Creek Reservoir allows visitors to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy serene evenings under the stars, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Prairie Creek Reservoir Campground - 765 747-4776

Big Oak Park Campground - 765 358-3208

Spring Valley Campground - 765 354-4521

Prairie Creek Reservoir, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Prairie Creek Reservoir
City of Muncie
Prairie Creek Reservoir
300 North High Street
Muncie, IN 47305


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Prairie Creek Reservoir in Indiana.

Bass, crappie, walleye and perch fishing in eastern IN.

Fishing at Prairie Creek Reservoir, in Indiana.