Indian Lake: A Premier Destination Inland Fishery


Late spring and early summer are peak times to get out and fish as the water temperatures warm here in the Buckeye State.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife encourages you to introduce someone new to fishing on your next fishing adventure.

Anglers can find great success right now at catching bluegill, crappie, saugeye, channel catfish, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, and perch.

Right now, saugeye at Indian Lake can be caught by trolling crankbaits in areas clear of vegetation or by casting jigs tipped with soft plastics, minnows, or nightcrawlers.

Ohio anglers 16 years of age and older are reminded to obtain a valid Ohio fishing license prior to engaging in fishing in Ohio waters.

Fishing licenses can be purchased from our mobile app, HuntFishOH, from a local license agent ( Lakeside Pro Bass, Lakeview Hardware, Bud’s Marine ) or online at

The Ohio Division of Wildlife uses monies generated from fishing license sales, for the annual stocking of fish at fisheries throughout Ohio.  The Ohio Division of Wildlife stocks nearly 5 million saugeye fry and/or fingerlings, or a combination of them, into Indian Lake on an annual basis.

Fish stocking data can be found at the link below: