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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass and striped bass at Lake Freeman in Indiana.

Lake Freeman, IN

This is 1,500 acres of vacation waters is located at the southern outskirts of Monticello, IN. Swimming, boating and fishing are readily available, as well as picnicking and hiking around the lake. Lake Freeman is a section of the Tippecanoe River, created by Oakdale Dam.

Lake Freeman, located in northern Indiana, is a picturesque reservoir that attracts fishing enthusiasts from near and far. This 1,500-acre lake offers excellent fishing opportunities and is known for its abundance of fish species.

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Anglers can target popular fish species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and walleye in the pristine waters of Lake Freeman. The diverse fish population and ample fishing spots ensure that anglers of all levels of experience can enjoy a productive and exciting day on the water.

Some years ice fishing during winter at Lake Freeman can produce nice catches. Check with local officials for authorization and Indiana DNR for regulations before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Freeman Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Striped bass

Lake Freeman Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Susan's Freeman Bay Marina
11761 N 950 W
Monticello, IN 47960
574 965-4717

Tall Timbers Marina
4773 NW Shafer Dr
Monticello, IN 47960
574 583-7272

Tall Timbers Marina
11923 W 800 N
Monticello, IN 47960
574 965-2971

Lake Freeman is not only a haven for fishing but also a paradise for boating enthusiasts. With its expansive size and calm waters, the lake provides an ideal setting for boaters to enjoy various water activities. Whether you prefer leisurely cruising, water skiing, or tubing, Lake Freeman offers the perfect playground for all boating adventures. Boaters can take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding forests and shoreline while enjoying the freedom of exploring the lake.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Dodge Camp Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, west side, off Dodge Camp Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Click here for a Indiana Fishing License.

For those seeking an extended stay, Lake Freeman offers camping opportunities along its shores. Several campgrounds and resorts provide facilities for both tent camping and RV camping. Camping near Lake Freeman allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of nature, wake up to stunning lake views, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities throughout their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Walnut Ridge Campground

Norway Campground - 574 583-9300

Lost Acres RV Park & Campground - 574 583-5198

Lake Freeman, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Freeman
Tall Timbers Marina
11923 W 800 N
Monticello, IN 47960
574 965-2971


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Lake Freeman in Indiana.

Catfish, crappie and striped bass fishing in northwest IN.

Fishing at Lake Freeman, in Indiana.