Catfishin' Lakes

Discussion in 'INDIANA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Ohio_River_Rat, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    Charlestown, Indiana
    I live near Charlestown, Indiana in Clark County above Louisville. Does anyone know of a lake or resovoir that offers good catfishin' and is hour or less drive away and offers shore fishing since I dont have a boat? Thanks
     
  2. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    State:
    hooterville indiana
    sorry bro. to far south for me.
     

  3. charliedog

    charliedog New Member

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    State:
    New Albany, Indiana
    River Rat there are several places that will meet your requirements. Community Park in New Albany is a pretty good channel cat lake. Deams Lake is home to some large channels. Hardy Lake up by Austin. And up in the Jackson Washinton State Forestry above Salem is home to several good lakes of which Potters Lake is my favorite. And a little farther up is Starve Hollow which also has some really nice channels. There are to many lakes and resevoirs within an hour of Clark and Floyd to try and list them all. If I can be of any help as to location or whatever let me know and I will help you out.
    Charlie
     
  4. Ohio_River_Rat

    Ohio_River_Rat New Member

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    State:
    Charlestown, Indiana
    Thanks alot charlie, ill have to hit some of those spots. I probably wont start until next year though.
    Zac
     
  5. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    Evansville, IN
    Brookville Resevouir is a big body of water in the southern part of the state. There is a flooded town and many other types of good cover. It is decent for catfish and is a good lake for walleye.
     
  6. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    LIKE i posted once before BROOKVILLE LAKE is one of the most
    under rated catfish lakes in that area,and it has a very good walleye
    population,flying low over that lake you can see the old town under water
    it is cool to see from above,and if you have a good locator you will find
    it.lots of cover there for those big flatheads,give it a try the worst thing
    that can happen,is you may hook a house that you cant land.there is a lot of
    history buried there,only to be seen by scuba divers.
    KIRK
     
  7. MadKater

    MadKater New Member

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    State:
    Evansville,IN
    Is the lake open freely to scuba diving or do need to get a permit? id realy like to see and old under water town!
    Also how far from Evansville IN is brookville lake? ive herd of it before and sounds like a place id like to spend a couple nights fishing for flathead.
     
  8. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    BROOKVILLE LAKE is about a 5 hour drive from EVANSVILLE,if you are pulling
    a boat.as far as i know you can dive in the lake as long as you display
    your diver down flag.it would not hurt to check with the DNR and ask
    that question,as things change all the time.
    KIRK
     
  9. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    State:
    hooterville indiana
    hey kirk,were about in the res. is this town? i wonder if you can see it with terra server. since its almost 90ft. deep probably not, but it would be cool eh.
     
  10. capt.kirk

    capt.kirk Guest

    RIVER SCUM
    I will have to get my lake map out and look at it,the town is not in
    that deep of water.there is supposed to be a way to go to GOOGLE,and
    tell what you want to look at,and it is supposed to provide a satilite hook
    up to view the lake.i have not tried it,but STUMP BUMPER did it on the
    TURKEY CREEK LAKE,here in florida.when i find my map which is in my
    desk drawer,or 1 of 4 boats,i will tell you exactley where it is located.
    right now they have the water level down to winter pool,and the lake is
    iced over when it thaws out and the water is clear,a zoomed in shot
    from above should be GREAT to see.
    KIRK
     
  11. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    State:
    Evansville, IN
    I don't think it is quite a 5 hour drive. It only takes me 2-3 hours to get to the Ohio River from Indianapolis pulling a boat. It is probably closer to an hour or two drive.
     
  12. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    State:
    Evansville, IN
    Here is a link to the Indiana DNR page that contains maps and info on Brookville Resevoir.DNR