This was the first Pike I'd ever even seen in Indiana and was a sight to behold! A section of the Tippecanoe River in Pulaski County, Indiana. All Rights Reserved. Smallmouth with a buzzbait, 73 crawfish, hand caught, using em for bait this weekend. For locations of public access, visit the www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3591.htm and check out the interactive map that lists where to fish in Indiana. Hybrid Striped Bass with a white hair jig 3/8 oz. Current fly fishing conditions are not so good today. Some guys caught in nearby creek and released in this pond a few years back. The park area got 10 feet deep or more with nice bends, more sand and trees lying in the water. The park area got 10 feet deep or more with nice bends, more sand and trees lying in the water. Slip bobbers seldom go below five feet. Anglers will find plenty of fishing opportunities for channel catfish, smallmouth bass and rock bass. “We were surprised at the number of nice fish we saw.”. Would of liked to catch the guy. 13 lb. W Cushingberry. You will need to really dig deep and work hard to catch some fish. 26 in. Small spoons and spinners are local favorites for several species of bass. Michiana Outdoors News provides advertisers a cost effective vehicle to target thousands of sportsmen across southern Michigan and northern Indiana. 22 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Excalibur Chartreuse Square Bill. Saw a huge fish boiling, so me and my fishing buddies casted to it and I was the lucky one that the fish hit my lure. Northern Pike with a Mepps 3 White, Details: 4 lb. We’d slide into cutoff jeans and old sneakers, walk into the water to our waist and cast tiny Rooster Tails and Mepps Spinners into the pools and eddies. Tippecanoe River Fishing Reports Recently shared catches and fishing spots. Tippecanoe River, Indiana fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Left a pole in the water as I loaded everything in the truck and came back with this guy hooked. An email address is required to associate with your Fishidy premium subscription. May 29, 2018 - Tippecanoe River. All Rights Reserved. Smallmouth Buffalo with a dough bait. About 50 years ago, my good friend Al Tucker and I waded the Tippecanoe River for rock bass and smallmouth on hot summer afternoons. Although Bacula didn’t see the entire river, he was impressed with the numbers and quality of fish he turned up within various sections of the river he surveyed. Sauger are closely related to walleye and some anglers confuse the two. © This entire lake, except for the ditches, is thick with weeds. “We got several 14-inch bass and a few up to 20 inches. This shallow lake is home to nice Walleye, channel cats, white bass and white Crappie. From Tippecanoe Lake, the river proceeds on a winding course through portions of seven counties until it joins the Wabash River in Americus. Pulaski County: The area around the Tippecanoe River State Park is the sweet spot for smallmouth bass, although Bacula said smallmouth were abundant in all of the stretches. There are several boat and canoe launches located from one end of the Tippy to the other, but most areas are best suited for shallow draft boats, canoes and kayaks. “There were a lot of quality smallmouth in that stretch,” he said. Only a 2 star day. “The river transitioned into a bigger river with a lot of boulders and logs,” Bacula said. Some fishing for northern … Apr 16, 2017 - Tippecanoe River. The best fishing here is before Memorial Day and after Labor Day due to the high recreational use. Pulaski County: The area around the Tippecanoe River State Park is the sweet spot for smallmouth bass, although Bacula said smallmouth were abundant in all of the stretches. 2020 The survey proved what biologists have said for years: Good habitat dictates a good fish community and the species of fish that will thrive there. Tippecanoe River State Park, Winamac Picture: One of the fishing piers - Check out Tripadvisor members' 87 candid photos and videos of Tippecanoe River State Park “It’s more like a lake than the areas farther downstream,” Bacula said. “The biggest pike we saw was in the mid-30-inch range, the biggest walleye was around 20 inches and the largest sauger was 22 inches. in Pulaski County. Sign in to your account to find other friends and anglers who are using Fishidy. Typically all catch and release but didn't want to just throw it away. Another clear lake that's best fished in low-light periods. Michiana Outdoors News, River Conditions Hamper Fall Run; Panfish Biting, Gipson wins at Magician with Big Largemouth. The Tippecanoe River is one of the 10 most important rivers in America. bite was real slow but managed to catch these two. You are trying to access a feature that requires a Fishidy account. “It is such a cool river,” said Bacula. The Tippy is mixture of biodiversity means there is an impressive number of sport fish that live in the river. A section of the Tippecanoe River in Pulaski County, Indiana. Not sure what got him, looks like large snapping turtle but only 1 large slider in the pond. Quality bass available. Tippecanoe River State Park to the Winamac Access Site. Walleye, bass and plenty of panfish available. #4.24.0. pole out of my hand. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a green twister tale, two nights ago, using green twister, caught this monster on my second cast, Details: Bluegill Sunfish with a Never got the chance to catch. An email address is required to associate with your Fishidy premium subscription. Here’s a look at what he found to be most notable: Kosciusko County: It was a slow moving river through most of the county, so it contained largemouth bass, bluegill smallmouth, rock bass and a fair amount of minnows. You are trying to access a feature that requires a Fishidy account. 4; Details; Kevin Crane. This was the first Pike I'd ever even seen in Indiana and was a sight to behold! There are any numbers of endangered species, both fish and otherwise. I haven’t been back since my teenage days, so my assumption has been that urban incursion and pollution has diminished that fabulous fishery over those years. #4.24.0. That stretch turned up quite a few pike, walleye and sauger. The Leiters Ford area also offered deeper pools and a mix of big boulders and cobble rock, which is ideal for sauger. dad had a 26 inch Pike in the cooler!! Pond owner wanted it thrown on the bank and not released back to pond ...more so I decided to take it to be mounted. Sign in to your account to find other friends and anglers who are using Fishidy. 7 oz. Small spoons and spinners are local favorites for several species of bass. This shallow lake is home to nice Walleye, channel cats, white bass and white Crappie. so I decided to take it to be mounted. Hybrid stripers are ready to fight! Biggest Smallmouth Ive ever even seen, let alone caught. in Kosciusko County down to Winamac, Ind. My friend took me up to the Tippecanoe River to do some fishing sunday August 14th, had a great day but was topped off when we got back to the cabin and my friend's ...more dad had a 26 inch Pike in the cooler!! It’s fed by 88 natural lakes and touches 14 counties – one of Indiana’s premier rivers. The Nature Conservancy puts it in the top 10 rivers that needs protection. A section of the Tippecanoe River in White County, Indiana. There were a lot of beautiful fish.”. Hybrid stripers are ready to fight! “We saw a large number of rock bass below the Oswego Dam.”. Last fall, he led a team of fish managers through a major study of the “Tippy” from Oswego, Ind. The current state record white bass and hybrid striped bass came from Freeman. A previous survey that was done there a few years ago showed it had a lot of big smallmouth and we confirmed that hasn’t changed.”. 19 in. Absolutely slammed it and almost ripped the ...more pole out of my hand. The “Tippy” flows from Big Lake in Noble County to the Wabash River near Lafayette. Sauger are more prominent in rivers and typically don’t grow as big as walleye. Heck of a fight in a #6 cricket hook and 4# line. 17" smallie Typically all catch and release but didn't want to just throw it away. © 2020 Fishidy. 26 in. © 2020 Fishidy. bite was real slow but managed to catch these two. The 5 1/2-hour float between Tippecanoe River State Park and Winamac has natural scenery with development scattered along the river bank. At Leiters Ford, Ind., we shocked five sauger over 18 inches long. Didnt have a scale but did get a length! Slip bobbers seldom go below five feet. Walleye, bass and plenty of panfish available. We caught a lot of fish every trip. District fisheries biologist Tom Bacula says that’s not the case. Saw a huge fish boiling, so me and my fishing buddies casted to it and I was the lucky one that the fish hit my lure. Didnt have a scale but did get a length! Find an opening and you'll find a fish. Some of the shallower stretches required his teams to get out and pull their boats through the riffles. Another clear lake that's best fished in low-light periods. Biggest Smallmouth Ive ever even seen, let alone caught. Fulton County: The river touched into the northern section north of Rochester, Ind.
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