Snapping turtle spots

Discussion in 'INDIANA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by Larry Beever, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Larry Beever

    Larry Beever New Member

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    Hi everyone! I'm New to BOC. I have been lurking
    here for a while and and I love this site so I
    joind up just this morning. I live in Indpls. I've been fishing mostly Eagle Creek this year. I've
    caught several large snappers so far. I'm wondering
    if any of you good ol boys in my area know of any
    particularly god places to catch big snappers.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Eric
    There are plenty of snappers in the shallows north of Lafayette Rd bridge. I catch more snappers on cut baits up that way than cats. Good luck!
     

  3. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    Welocme to the BOC :big_smile:
     
  4. dusky

    dusky Member

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    The only place I know of that's anywhere close to you, which isn't that close, is Salamonie Reservoir. I caught a pretty big one there last year. Up on a 2' deep mud flat near a small inlet.
     
  5. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    I just caught a big one, probably about 13-14lb snapper out of the White River in Broadripple while I was using goldfish for bait.
     
  6. proline99

    proline99 New Member

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    If you feel liking driving about an hour north, there is a little town
    called Otterbein. This is about a 5 acre lake west of town they call
    Otterbein lake. It is private owned, but if you go to house at
    the west end of the lake and put $5 per person under the door
    mat you are good to go. Just be respectful of the property. The lake
    is an old petemoss dig. Absolutly packed with snappers, we could not
    find a bait they would not take while catfishing up there. I do not know
    exact directions, just get over to us52 in Lafayette and go north till you get to Otterbein. Stop at the gas station and they will tell ya how to get there. If you just target snappers, you could easily catch 2 or 3 an hour, all day and
    night.
     
  7. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    The main key components I've noticed for finding snappers in general, is mud and...mud lol. Of course they'll need ample food, but what body of water doesn't have some mudbugs, frogs, snakes, or a combination? Brushy area's and shorelines can't hurt, either. Anyway, good luck catchin' the snappers.

    -Red