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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and white bass at Salamonie Lake in Indiana.

Salamonie Lake, Indiana

Surrounded by Salamonie State Forest, Dora New Holland State Recreation Area, My Hope State Recreation Area, Lost Bridge State Recreation Area and Mt Etna State Recreation Area in northeast Indiana, Salamonie Lake has 2,800 surface acres of fishing wonderland. This "warm-water" haven is home to big bass and catfish, and has healthy populations of crappie, bluegill and white bass. While boat fishing is generally the preferred approach, there is also fairly good some fishing from shore at various areas of the lake.

Salamonie Lake, nestled in northeastern Indiana, is a picturesque destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. This 2,665-acre lake offers ample fishing opportunities and is known for its diverse fish population. Salamonie Lake is home to popular fish species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and walleye. Anglers can enjoy casting their lines from the shore or exploring the lake's depths by boat to find their perfect fishing spots.

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Ice fishing during winter at Salamonie Lake often brings reasonably good success. Check with local officials for authorization and Indiana DNR for regulations before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Indiana

Primary fish species residing in Lake Salamonie

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass

Salamonie Lake Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Pirates Cove Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats, kayaks and pontoons
260 468-2162


Pirates Cove Marina
9214 Lost Bridge Rd W
Andrews, IN 46702
260 468-2162

Boating is also a popular activity at Salamonie Lake, with its expansive waters providing ample room for water-based adventures. Boaters can cruise along the lake, take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding woodlands, and engage in water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing. Salamonie Lake 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

Mount Etna Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off S 700 W, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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For those seeking an extended outdoor experience, Salamonie Lake offers camping facilities near its shores. Campgrounds provide options for both tent camping and RV camping, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy a peaceful camping experience. Camping near Salamonie Lake offers the opportunity to wake up to stunning lake views, explore hiking trails, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities throughout the duration of their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Apple Orchard Primitive Campground - 260 468-2125

Salamonie Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Salamonie Lake
Pirates Cove Marina
9214 Lost Bridge Rd W
Andrews, IN 46702
260 468-2162


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Salamonie Lake in Indiana.

Catfish, crappie and bass fishing in northeast IN.

Fishing at Salamonie Lake, in Indiana.