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All about fishing for bowfin, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, spotted gar and tiger muskie in IN.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish. For info about local sauger fishing, visit the IN walleye page.

Northern Pike
Northern pike

Some of the major Indiana lakes with populations of pike include Big Long Lake, Big Turkey Lake, Hardy Lake, James Lake, Jimmerson Lake, Kuhn Lake, Lake Manitou, Lake Wawasee, Syracuse Lake, Tippecanoe Lake, Waubee Lake, Webster Lake and Witmer Lake.

Muskellunge

Major lakes in IN with muskie include Barbee Lake, Brookville Lake, Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M Harden Lake, Hardy Lake, Tippecanoe Lake and Webster Lake.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 16.52 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 22.32 lbs

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 42 lbs 8 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 30 lbs 2 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 6.78 lbs

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 24 lbs 0 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

The state record bowfin was taken from Mutton Creek.

The state record longnose gar was caught out of East Fork White River.

The state record muskie was caught from James Lake.

The state record northern pike was taken out of Clear Lake.

The state record spotted gar was caught from a gravel pit.

The state record tiger muskie was taken from Wolf Lake.

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