Indiana Striper Fishing
Fishing for striped bass in IN.
Striper Fishing Lakes In Indiana
In Indiana you have several good choices for striper fishing. The Ohio river yielded the Indiana state record striper, Lake Michigan is always a great bet, plus you can try your luck at major lakes including Cagles Mill Lake, Cecil M Harden Lake, Geist Lake, Lake Freeman, Lake Monroe, Lake Papakeechie, Patoka Lake and Tippecanoe Lake.
While stripers are native to salt water, they naturally migrate into fresh water streams to spawn. Their eggs must remain in motion in order to hatch so the fresh water rivers and streams become the ideal spawning grounds for stripers. Landlocked stripers then populate the lakes.
Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz
IN State Record: 39 lbs 1 oz
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Fishing for Stripers in Indiana
When fishing for stripers concentrate on the deeper waters in the lake. If you can locate schools of shad, stripers are often close by. When the baitfish are shallow over the deep water, you can catch stripers on crankbaits or by swimming spoons at appropriate depths. Check Indiana fishing reports for current striper information. And for the ultimate thrill try large topwater baits if you see any surface feeding action. When the stripers are deep, jigs and jigging spoons work well. Live and cut bait will also take striped bass when they are in medium to deeper water. Fish nearby or in the river channel if it is a defined depth change. Trolling is also an excellent way to fish for stripers. Use flashy lures in bigger sizes.
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Learn the migration of stripers
The more you know about the seasonal migration of striped bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Indiana striper fishing lakes. Visit the striped bass fishing page for more in-depth information about striper movements.