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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and bluegill at Turkey Creek Lake in Louisiana.

Turkey Creek Lake, LA

Fertile water with lots of cover make Turkey Creek Lake an ideal nursery for growing both quantity and quality bass and crappie. Bluegill and catfish also roam these waters in good numbers and size.

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Turkey Creek Lake is a picturesque reservoir nestled in the Kisatchie National Forest of Central Louisiana. It offers anglers a serene fishing experience surrounded by the beauty of nature. The lake's peaceful ambiance and abundant fish populations make it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts of all ages.

One of the most sought-after fish species in Turkey Creek Lake is largemouth bass. Anglers flock to the lake year-round to target these prized sportfish. The lake's structure, including submerged trees and aquatic vegetation, provides excellent hiding spots for bass, making it an exciting challenge for anglers to lure them out.

In addition to largemouth bass, channel catfish are another popular species in Turkey Creek Lake. These hard-fighting and tasty fish can be caught throughout the year, offering a rewarding experience for catfish enthusiasts.

For those who enjoy panfishing, Turkey Creek Lake provides excellent opportunities to catch black crappie and bluegill. These species are abundant in the lake and offer great action for anglers using light tackle or fishing from the shore.

Turkey Creek Lake in Central Louisiana is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. With a variety of popular fish species like largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, and bluegill, anglers have plenty of opportunities to reel in some memorable catches. Boating and camping facilities add to the allure of the lake, making it a perfect destination for a peaceful and fulfilling fishing and outdoor adventure.

This is a 4,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 4 miles west of Wisner. Boasting over forty miles of shoreline, the lake has hundreds of "honey holes". There is an excellent boat launch ramp at Turkey Creek Park. There are areas for fishing from the bank available at Turkey Creek Park and various public access points around the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Turkey Creek Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Bluegill

Turkey Creek Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Turkey Creek Lake, allowing anglers to explore different areas of the reservoir and access prime fishing spots. The lake's calm waters and picturesque surroundings make boating a relaxing and enjoyable experience for visitors.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Jigger Point Fishing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, between the forks, off James Thomas Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Turkey Creek Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Ready Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available near Turkey Creek Lake, providing an excellent opportunity for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to extend their stay. Camping in the scenic Kisatchie National Forest allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, and wake up to the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Turkey Creek Park Campground - 318 724-6064

Catahoula Recreation Campground - 318 729-1538

Turkey Creek Lake LA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Turkey Creek Lake
Turkey Creek Park
158 Ready Rd
Wisner, LA 71378
318 724-6064


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