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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, yellow perch, striped bass, muskies and northern pike at Tippecanoe Lake in Indiana.

Tippecanoe Lake, IN

Located in the north central part of the state, at Oswego, IN, Tippecanoe Lake is an 880 acre reservoir surrounded by lovely waterfront homes. Most of these homes have private boat docks. These docks, and the vegetation lining the remainder of the shoreline, are excellent cover for all species of fish. Keying on these cover elements can be the answer to locating shallow fish, particularly bass.

Tippecanoe Lake, located in northern Indiana, is a serene destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful angling experience. This beautiful lake covers approximately 1,180 acres and offers a wealth of fishing opportunities. Tippecanoe Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a favorite spot among local anglers. Popular fish species found in Tippecanoe Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and perch. Anglers can enjoy casting their lines from the shore or venturing out onto the water in a boat to find their ideal fishing spots.

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Ice fishing during winter at Tippecanoe Lake 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 Lake Tippecanoe

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch Striped bass Muskie Northern pike

Tippecanoe Lake Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Patona Bay Marina and Resort
Rentals: Canoes, kayaks and pontoons
574 453-3970

Tippecanoe Boat Company
Rentals: Runabouts and pontoons
574 834-2271


Patona Bay Marina and Resort
2EMS T33B Ln
Leesburg, IN 46538
574 453-3970

Boating is also a beloved activity at Tippecanoe Lake, as the calm waters provide a perfect setting for leisurely cruises and water sports. Boaters can explore the lake's tranquil waters, take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding shoreline, and participate in activities such as water skiing or tubing. Tippecanoe Lake offers boat ramps and marinas, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their vessels and enjoy their time on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Petey's Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off EMS T16 Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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While camping directly at Tippecanoe Lake may not be available, 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 and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Harper Lake Campground - 260 856-2655

Pick A Spot Campground - 574 594-2635

Quaker Haven Campground - 574 834-4193

Tippecanoe Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Tippecanoe Lake
Patona Bay Marina and Resort
2EMS T33B Lane
Leesburg, IN 46538
574 453-3970


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Tippecanoe Lake in Indiana.

Bass, walleye, perch and muskie fishing in north-central IN.

Fishing at Tippecanoe Lake, in Indiana.