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Lake Maxinkuckee, Indiana

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Lake Maxinkuckee Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass Fishing

Lake Maxinkuckee offers good fishing for largemouth bass. The lake is home to numerous bass tournaments throughout the year, and fishing for bass has continued to impress anglers. Some quality bass roam Lake Maxinkuckee, thanks to excellent fisheries management by the Indiana DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife, as well as the availability of extensive cover for both baitfish and bass. When the bite is good, bass typically move shallow and are quite aggressive. If you find them shallow and they are 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 Lake Maxinkuckee on deeper structure where the bass spend much of their time. Smallmouth bass also reside here in good numbers.

Lake Maxinkuckee Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fisheries management, a healthy population of walleye are thriving in the waters of Lake Maxinkuckee this year. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

Lake Maxinkuckee Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are a favorite of many locals at Lake Maxinkuckee, as they are tough fighters and exciting to catch. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass and yellow perch at Lake Maxinkuckee in Indiana.

As the second largest natural lake in Indiana, Lake Maxinkuckee covers 1,860 acres. It is located in the central part of the state, on the southeast perimeter of Culver, IN. A nice variety of fish species swim in the lake and provide fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Walleye and bass are the primary targets.

Lake Maxinkuckee, nestled in northern Indiana, is a captivating destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. This 1,864-acre natural lake is the second-largest in the state and boasts an abundance of fish species, making it a popular spot among local anglers and visitors alike.

Lake Maxinkuckee Fishing Video

Lake Maxinkuckee is known for its diverse fish population, including popular species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, crappie, and bluegill. Anglers can enjoy casting their lines from the shore or exploring the lake by boat to find their preferred fishing spots.

Ice fishing during winter at Lake Maxinkuckee 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.

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Primary fish species residing in Maxinkuckee Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch

Lake Maxinkuckee Amenities

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

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Boating is another favored activity at Lake Maxinkuckee, with its expansive waters providing ample opportunities for water-based adventures. Boaters can cruise around the lake, take in the picturesque surroundings, and engage in various water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing. The lake offers boat ramps and marinas, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their vessels and make the most of their time on the water.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Culver Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks and pontoons
574 842-3375


Culver Marina
3000 E Shore Dr
Culver, IN 46511
574 842-3375

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Maxinkuckee Public Access
Located mid lake, on the west side of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited gravel parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Maxinkuckee

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If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Indiana Fishing License.

While camping directly at Lake Maxinkuckee is limited, there are nearby campgrounds and parks that offer camping facilities. These campgrounds provide a range of camping options, from primitive tent camping to RV camping with modern amenities. Camping enthusiasts can still enjoy the tranquility of the area, wake up to breathtaking lake views, and have convenient access to fishing and boating activities during their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Hidden Lake Paradise Campground - 574 936-2900

Lake Maxinkuckee, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Maxinkuckee
Culver Marina
3000 East Shore Dr
Culver IN 46511
574 842-3375


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Lake Maxinkuckee in Indiana.

Walleye and bass fishing in north-central IN.

Fishing at Lake Maxinkuckee, in Indiana.