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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, bream, redear sunfish, yellow perch and northern pike at Syracuse Lake in Indiana.

Syracuse Lake, IN

This 400 acre lake in the north central Indiana, at Syracuse, IN, offers a wide range of fish species for anglers. Syracuse Lake is lined with trees and boat docks, both of which are great cover for all fish which spend time in the shallows - bass, bluegill, bream, sunfish and perch. Crappie typically stay 5 foot and deeper, and walleye tend to cruise the deeper channels of the lake. Some fishing from shore is available, but best results can be achieved by fishing from a boat.

Syracuse Lake, located in northern Indiana, is a charming destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. With its 414 acres of water surface, this picturesque lake offers abundant fishing opportunities. Syracuse Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a favored spot among local anglers and visitors alike. Popular fish species found in Syracuse Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and perch. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore or venture out onto the water in a boat to find their preferred fishing spots.

Ice fishing during winter at Syracuse 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.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Syracuse

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Yellow Perch Northern pike

Syracuse Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is also a popular activity at Syracuse Lake, with its calm waters providing a serene environment for water-based adventures. Boaters can cruise along the lake, take in the beautiful surroundings, and engage in water sports activities such as water skiing or tubing. Syracuse Lake offers boat ramps, ensuring convenient access for boaters to launch their vessels and make the most of their time on the water.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Syracuse Lake Public Access
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off E Medusa Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited, paved parking.

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While camping is not directly available at Syracuse Lake, there are nearby campgrounds and parks that offer camping facilities. These campgrounds provide options for both tent camping and RV camping, allowing visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while having convenient access to fishing and boating activities during their stay.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Cottonwood Camp Ground - 574 457-4389

Harper Lake Campground - 260 856-2655

Pick A Spot Campground - 574 594-2635

Quaker Haven Campground - 574 834-4193

Syracuse Lake, IN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Syracuse Lake
Lakeside Park
Town of Syracuse, Indiana
310 N. Huntington St
Syracuse, IN 46567
574 457-3440


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Perch, crappie, walleye and bass fishing in north-central IN.

Fishing at Syracuse Lake, in Indiana.