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Guide to fishing for smallmouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, yellow perch and northern pike at Big Turkey Lake in Indiana.

Big Turkey Lake, IN

With 450 surface acres, Big Turkey Lake offers fishing opportunities for all ages and skill levels. The lake has lots of vegetation and boat docks for cover giving the fish population a place to hide, as well as a place for anglers to locate predator fish.

Nestled in northeastern Indiana, Big Turkey Lake is a picturesque destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. This 450-acre lake offers abundant opportunities to catch a variety of fish species, making it a popular spot for both local residents and visitors.

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Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye, and northern pike in the lake's clear waters. The diverse fish population ensures that anglers of all skill levels will have an enjoyable time reeling in their catches.

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Primary fish species residing in Big Turkey Lake

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Smallmouth bass Black crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Yellow Perch Northern pike

Big Turkey Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Big Turkey Lake is not just a great fishing spot; it also offers fantastic boating opportunities. Boaters can take to the calm waters and explore the lake while enjoying the scenic surroundings. Whether you prefer leisurely cruising or engaging in water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing, Big Turkey Lake has something to offer. It provides an ideal setting to soak up the sun, enjoy the refreshing breeze, and create unforgettable memories on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Big Turkey Lake Public Access Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off S 1150E, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

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For those who wish to extend their stay and immerse themselves in nature, Big Turkey Lake offers camping facilities in the nearby area. Camping near the lake allows anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to fully embrace the beauty of the surroundings and experience a peaceful retreat. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, there are various campgrounds and amenities available to cater to different preferences.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Gordons Campground - 260) 351-3383

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Contact Information

Big Turkey Lake
Big Turkey Lake Marina
3805 South 1175 East
Hudson, IN 46747
260 351-2397


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Big Turkey Lake in Indiana.

Crappie, perch and northern pike fishing in northeast IN.

Fishing at Big Turkey Lake, in Indiana.