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

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Indiana waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Indiana

Larger lakes across the state of Indiana, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations.

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.


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 Lake.

Fishing for other species in Indiana



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

IN State Record: 16 lbs 8 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

IN State Record: 23 lbs 5 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

IN State Record: 42 lbs 2 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

IN State Record: 30 lbs 2 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

IN State Record: 6 lbs 1 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

IN State Record: 5 lbs 10 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

IN State Record: 24 lbs 0 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Indiana, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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