Guide To Fishing At Lake James
AKA: James Lake
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, yellow perch and northern pike at James Lake in Indiana.
With 2,000 surface acres and plenty of fishing, boating and water sport activities, Lake James is a vacation paradise in the northeast corner of Indiana. It is conveniently located just west of I-69 at Glen Eden. It wraps around the west side of Pokagon State Park. This is a great place to take the family camping, fishing and picnicking. There is public boat launches and plenty of shoreline for fishing from the bank.
Ice fishing during winter at James Lake can often produce nice catches. Check with local officials for authorization and Indiana DNR for regulations before attempting to fish through the ice on any lake.
Primary fish species residing in Lake James
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake James Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: Yes
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
The Corner Landing
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
Bear Creek Marina
608 Marina Dr
Nebo, NC 28761
Lake James Marina
Nebo, NC 28761
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Black Bear Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Lake James Road, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Canal Bridge Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, south side, at the north end of the dam, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and plenty of paved parking.
Hidden Cove Public Boat Access
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Linville Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Highway 126, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Click here for a Indiana Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake James Campground - 419 388-3655
Manapogo Park Campground - 260 833-3902
Circle B Campground - 260 665-5353
James Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Pokagon State Park
450 Lane 100 Lake James
Angola, IN 46703
Fishing lakes in each state.
James Lake in Indiana.
General Fishing Info
Bass, perch and walleye fishing in northeast IN.