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All about fishing for flathead, blue, white and channel catfish in Indiana.

Catfish fishing in Indiana

Catfish Waters In IN

Quality stringers of catfish come form major Indiana lakes including Barbee Lake, Brookville Lake, Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M Harden Lake, Dogwood Lake, Eagle Creek Reservoir, Geist Lake, Griffy Lake, J Edward Roush Lake, Lake Freeman, Lake Lemon, Lake Maxinkuckee, Mississinewa Reservoir, Monroe Lake, Patoka Lake, Prairie Creek Reservoir, Salamonie Lake, Turtle Creek Reservoir, Waubee Lake, Witmer Lake and Worster Lake.

Fishing for catfish in Indiana

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

IN State Record: 37 lbs 8 oz

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

IN State Record: 79 lbs 8 oz

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

IN State Record: 104 lbs 0 oz

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

IN State Record: 9 lbs 11 oz

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Catfish fishing from the bank

The state record blue catfish was caught from the Ohio River, the state record flathead from the White River, the white catfish record came from a private pond and it is unknown where the state record channel catfish was caught.

There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of pounds. Catfish are found in all types of water including ponds, streams, lakes and rivers throughout Indiana. There are even species which spend a limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very noble fight once hooked.

Camp out and catch some catfish!

Additional catfishing information resources.

Catfish Conservation Group

U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournaments

Planet Catfish

Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another. They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate their ability to catch live bait.

Catfish fishing information for states with catfish.


Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best catfish fishing lakes in Indiana!