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Old 11-10-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: DFW Metroplex, Texas
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My wife and I will be moving to Indianapolis Metro Area soon. We are into fishing and hunting. We couldn't help but wondering how Indiana is for fishing and hunting. We also enjoy four-wheeling.

I've noticed that Indiana is very flat with a few lakes. Here is the list I have. How is it for fishing?

Lake Wawasee (largest natural lake wholly)

Lake Monroe (largest man-made lake wholly)

Geist Reservoir (2nd largest man-made lake close to Indy)

Possible Eagle Creek Park
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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Lake Monroe is a great fishing area. Pro Bass fisherman Kelby Waldrip grew up fishing on Lake Monroe. Here's a website to fishing and the species in the lake: Fish Species | Fish Lake Monroe! Bloomington Indiana Fishing There is a state fishery down the road north of Bedford which is fun to visit.
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Southern Indiana is actually quite hilly and has more lakes and rivers. The parts I frequent are nearly overran with deer and turkey.
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Deer hunting seems to be a big deal here.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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This site may answer some of your questions:
DNR: DNR Home

There are quite a few smaller lakes on DNR property (Greene Sullivan State Forest has over 100) Many of the smaller lakes are problematic for boating access or have motor limitations. Camping in Indiana State parks is very nice. Many State Forests also have camping, but those campgrounds are generally non-electric and vault toilets. Many State Parks have inns and cabins.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You'd have to probably go quite a ways from the Indy metro to find good hunting and fishing.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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You'd have to probably go quite a ways from the Indy metro to find good hunting and fishing.
Define quite a ways from Indy Metro. I've seen people fishing the White River (which is gross). I'm positive people in Hendricks and Morgan counties hunt and fish. Lake Monroe is an hour away. Brown County-also about an hour--provides opportunities for both activities. Morgan-Monroe forest is an hour away and allows both activities. I let a friend hunt with his cross-bow in my forested back yard. He typically can shoot his limit in a trip or three.

OP--Unless you own private land or have a friend, four wheeling will be difficult to find on public property. There are private areas that permit it: Indiana ATV Trails
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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Indiana has HUGE Deer, lot's of them and also abundant Turkey...
Enjoy hunting in Indiana!!

fishing can be pretty good also, mainly so in the southern part of the state.
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Old 11-18-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, indiana
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Indiana Flat? Sounds like you've been exploring north. Look around Brown County if you want hills. I'm not a hunter myself but it seems the majority of folks I work with are. Deer are thick in the area. You just need to find access to land.

I'm a bass fisherman myself and there are plenty of lakes in the area to fish.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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It's pretty big in southern Indiana.
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