Crappie are spawning now! Catch all you want off shore on jigs! 9”-12” range. Remember limit is 25 a day. These were caught by my son and his girlfriend.
Eagle Creek Reservoir, Marion County
I’m curious if anyone has caught any walleye in the reservoir this year?
Yeah I always want to get conversation going for this lake. Yeah I fish it often, catch ALOT ot crappies, white bass hybrids, and occasionally walleye in the reservoir, more so in the tailwaters.
Anyone fishing eagle creek ? No reports forever on this link just trying to get some conversation going .
Congrats on the limits!
My girlfriend and I just got a boat to fish Eagle Creek and we aren't doing so great. I are launching by the airport and fishing the west side of the lake, mostly shallow.
We love crappie, but new at fishing for them. Are there any times better than others for catching crappies? Are you using minnows with your umbrella rig? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks and continued success!
I have been fishing Eaglecreek reservoir since the early 70's. There are a lot of crappie, both black and white. You can catch them shallow and deep. It all depends on your presentation. Right now I have been spider rigging in 15 to 26 feet of water 10-15 ft. Deep. I have limited out each time this year. Had to take a break. Tired of cleaning fish. Lol
61° - 65° F
81° - 88° F
I noticed the lake was always incredibly muddy and there was no aquatic vegetation along the shorelines anymore. I read that Purdue University had buoys that monitored temperature, alkalinity, oxygen levels, etc., and that the lake had extremely low oxygen levels.
Then I read online about a chemical spill while they were treating the lake for a blue green algae infestation. I found very little information. Almost like the media was burying the story.
I sold my boat and quit fishing there. That was seven years ago. I still cannot hardly find anything online about the viability of Eagle Creek Reservoir as a fishing lake.
Does ANYBODY have any knowledge of Eagle Creek Reservoir? Has any attempt been made to clean it up and restock it? Does anyone fish there anymore? Are there Largemouth Bass? Have they been killed off for good? Are there healthy aquatic plants in the lake? Or is it still muddy and without oxygen?
Thanks in advance for any information provided about the health of Eagle Creek Reservoir as a viable sport fishing lake.