As I've mentioned elsewhere on this board, I've recently started fishing again and my 4 y.o. daughter is also becoming a fan of fishing (actually, playing in the area while Daddy fishes). I've been to Eagle Creek Park a couple of times, but pretty much got nothing there (well, two tiny sunfish the first time, but nothing since). And there's a spot at the north end of Eagle Creek reservoir, where Lafayette Road crosses it that's both convenient to where I live and fairly "reliable" in that most times I can catch enough small bluegill and white bass to at least give my daughter a fish dinner (generally can't feed the rest of the family on what we catch there, though). The main interest is on fish to eat, not "trophy's" or "lunkers," or cpr opportunities, but dinner. That pretty much leaves out the White River since, although it appears to have been cleaned up quite a bit from some years ago, the DNR fish contamination report is still higher than I like, especially for my daughter. My daughter is also scared of boats now because the one time we went out fishing in one (a rental canoe on Eagle Creek), I managed to tip it (out of trim, into the wind, got my "stroke" rhythm back so I'd just picked up a bit of speed and we rolled right over). That means shore fishing only. Lately, I've taken to, anytime I spot a body of water while driving, thinking "can I fish there." The problems usually come down to three things: parking, access to the water, and whether it's private property. This has also been an issue with some places I've seen recommended here and on other boards. Example: there's a small lake/pond in a bend of the white river just north of 38th street. The directions to it was to head west on 38th, pass the art museum, take the exit toward the White river parkway and in mid exit, there's a gravel drive heading north to that pond. Well, the one time I took a look, there was a closed gate acros that drive, suggesting to me that one is not allowed back there. Another suggested spot is Eagle Creek down by 10th and Lynhurst. The only place I saw to park is the little strip mall, but that part of the creek (as seen from the road) seemed to have steep banks and quite a bit of brush so access would be an issue, especially with my daughter. As a kid growing up in Ohio, I would fish practically any place I could drop a hook, including in ponds in city parks. However, as a kid, I could get away with that as the worst that would likely happen is somebody telling me to move along. As an adult "trespass" becomes a more serious issue and I have to be a bit more concerned about it. So, with all that rambling, does anyone have any good recommendations for fishing in Indianapolis? As I said, I'm mostly interested in fish for eating--panfish, cats 10-16" long*, that sort of thing--and fishing from the shore.