Latest Fishing Reports for Patoka Lake

Patoka Lake is the second largest reservoir in Indiana and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana. Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other activities available include Archery Range, Boating with 9 Launch Ramps,Cross-country skiing, Fishing and Ice Fishing, Disc Golf Course, Hiking and Biking Trails, Hunting by permit, Interpretive and Recreational Programs, Star Parties, Picnicking with Shelterhouses, Swimming, and Waterskiing. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.

from Toms Guide Service

The water temperature was 60 degrees and the lake was clear. Rudy and Don fished 3 days and caught 40 slab crappie, 1 walleye, and 1 white bass, along with lots and lots of smaller fish! The fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Kalin grubs, and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

Tom


from Tom's Guide Service

The water was clear and 58 degrees. The wind was blowing out of the north, east, west, and south. Ken and Rick caught a nice mess of slab crappie despite the weather conditions. The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

Tom


from Tom Todd

The day began cold and the water temperature was 43 degrees. The fishing was slow all day, but Keegan, Dave, and Gaige fished hard and caught 10 slab crappie and several smaller ones. The fish were caught at 10 to 14 feet deep on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.


from Carl S.

Fished for bass on Saturday 3/23/13. Water temps ranged from 39 in the AM to 47 degrees later in the afternoon. Water in the main lake was clear. Midlake was stained and became muddy in the Patoka river with less than 3 inches of visability. Only caught 2 short fish all day on a jerkbait. Most bass fishermen were fishing the points and rocky shoreline.


from Simon Peters Bro

Did really well on Saturday, caught 15 Crappie and 5 Bass in 2 hours using 2 different jigs and a Mepps spinner. Haven\'t had good luck here the last couple years, but this Crappie honey hole seems to be coming back! Excited about going back to Patoka next week for sure. Really good site by the way...needful.


from Toms Guide Service

The water temperature at 8:00 am was 39 degrees. We caught 20 slab crappie and several smaller ones in 18 to 25 feet of water. The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.


from Tom Todd

The air temperature at 8:30 am was 18 degrees and the water temperature was 39 degrees. We caught 19 slab crappie, 2 white bass, a small striper, and several yellow bass. The fish were caught on Blakemore Turbotail Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.


from Tom Todd

The air temperature at 8:30 am was 29 degrees and the water temperature was 48 degrees. We caught 12 slab crappie ranging from 12 to 14 inches and numerous smaller crappie. The fish were caught on channel stumps on the main lake using Blakemore slab daddies and Nothead jigs.






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