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Patoka Lake is a very large lake located in southern Indiana.  The lake covers 8,800 acres and it is very popular for fishing and boating.  This lake is one of the more popular lakes in Indiana to get away for the weekend.  There are a variety of fish in Patoka Lake.

Fishing Tips

In this lake, there are good populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, striped bass, catfish and white bass.  Bass fishing tournaments have grown in popularity here over the last few years.  Bass in the 3 to 5 pound range are common and many tournaments will see a big fish that exceeds 5 pounds.  Muskie and pike are here too, but in smaller numbers.  Take a look at our Patoka Lake fishing tips page for more fishing information.

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Patoka Lake Points Points Possible
Ability to catch a lot of fish 1.5 2
Ability to catch trophy fish 1.25 2
Good for multiple species of fish 1 1
Guides & Charters available 0.75 1
Scenic 1 1
Quality lodging options 1 1
Dining options 1 1
Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc. 1 1
Positive Score 8.5
Overly Crowded 0 Minus 1
Overly Expensive 0 Minus 1
Negative Score 0
Total Score 8.5
Highest Score Possible 10

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