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Dogwood Lake, Indiana

Popular Fish Species Dogwood Lake, IN

Dogwood Lake Popular Fish - Crappie

Crappie Fishing

Those who enjoy catching "slabs" will be pleased to know that both black and white crappie reside in Dogwood Lake. A length limit over the past years has enhanced the crappie population and increased the size of the average crappie. Crappie fishing is on the rise and they can be found in sizeable schools. Crappie always like cover and structure, so locate brush and vegetation. Using a fish finder can help locate schools of crappie, which tend to stack vertically around cover. Live bait and small jigs are the most common method for crappie here. In spring and fall focus on the 8 to 12 foot range. The best time to catch crappie tends to be at dawn and dusk. As the crappie move deep in summer and winter, follow points out deep, as well as find ledges near channels in deeper water.

Dogwood Lake Popular Fish - Bluegill

Bluegill Fishing

Fishing for bluegill is a long-standing tradition at Dogwood Lake. Young and old, beginners and seasoned anglers alike, all enjoy catching a bunch of fat bluegill. This year, much like recent years, the bluegill population is healthy and always looking for something to eat. Bluegill fishing is as basic as fishing gets. Any pole, reasonably small line and small hooks baited with anything edible, creates the ideal setup. Add a bobber and you can set the depth you prefer the bait to position. Bluegill hang around brush, rocks, vegetation or any cover available.

Dogwood Lake Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

More locals fish for largemouth bass here, than any other species. The fishery is managed by the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife. When the bite is good, bass typically move shallow and are can be aggressive. If you find them shallow, yet not tempted to bite, slow down and use smaller, lighter baits. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time fishing Dogwood Lake on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish at Dogwood Lake in Indiana.

Dogwood Lake Fishing Video

This 1,400 surface-acre lake has a ten mph, or idle speed limit. The lake is stocked annually to keep a healthy population of fish. Most of the shoreline is surrounded by dense trees and brush, but still allows plenty of fishing from shore in some areas.

Dogwood Lake, located in southwestern Indiana, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and secluded fishing experience. This 290-acre lake offers a serene setting surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, making it a favorite among local anglers and nature lovers.

While it may be smaller in size compared to other lakes, Dogwood Lake boasts a diverse fish population that provides ample opportunities for anglers. Popular fish species found in the lake include largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, and catfish. Anglers can enjoy the thrill of catching various species while basking in the natural beauty of the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Dogwood

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish

Dogwood Lake Amenities

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

Today's Weather & Forecast

While fishing is a major attraction at Dogwood Lake, boating is also a popular activity for visitors. The lake allows for small boats and canoes, providing a peaceful environment for boaters to explore the calm waters and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side of the bay, off Sportsman Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Mud Creek Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking

Fishing Guides On Dogwood Lake

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Fishing License

Click here for a Indiana Fishing License.

For those seeking an extended outdoor adventure, Dogwood Lake offers camping facilities for visitors to enjoy. There are campgrounds available near the lake, providing a convenient and impressive camping experience. Camping near Dogwood Lake allows anglers and nature enthusiasts to enjoy the peacefulness of the surroundings, wake up to beautiful sunrises, and have easy access to fishing and boating activities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Dogwood Springs Campground

Dogwood Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Dogwood Lake
Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area
6001 E 600 S
Montgomery, IN 47558
812 644-7711


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Dogwood Lake in Indiana.

Bass, sunfish and crappie fishing in southwest IN.

Fishing at Dogwood Lake, in Indiana.