Cecil M. Harden Lake

Parke - Indiana

  • 39 catches


  • 29 spots

A section of the Cecil M. Harden Lake in Parke County, Indiana. Cecil M Harden Lake is a man made waterway located about 50 miles west of Indianapolis and 35 miles northeast of Terre Haute. It is also known as Raccoon Lake or Flood Control Lake.

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Cecil M. Harden Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. My oldest and I limited out tonight!!!

    Black Crappie

    1. J C 0
      thanks Scott!!
    2. Scott S 0
      Nice work
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  2. Black Crappie

    1. J C 0
      spiderrigging .5-.8
    2. Johnny Russell 0
      how fast are you trolling?
    3. J C 0
      Johnny they are up to 8-10ft today. probably move up more shallow as the week progresses.
    4. J C 0
      they were suspended in 30 ft of water over a tree top. water temps have increased pushing them more shallow now.
    5. Johnny Russell 0
      how deep
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  3. Details: 2 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Powerbait Crayfish

  4. Caught several bigger white bass and one flathead

    White Bass

    1. Griffin Lenz 0
      So below the spillway?
    2. J C 0
      on the dam along the rocks
    3. Griffin Lenz 0
      Was this in a creek or the main body of water?
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  5. 2 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Chatter bait

  6. Flooded timbers

    2 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Chatter bait

    1. J C 0
      Ok thanks
    2. Michael Alfieri 0
      I an not a good deep water fisherman, with that said never caught a walleye there.
    3. J C 0
      Do you ever catch walleye on raccoon while bass fishing?
    4. Scott S 0
      I'll have to try a chatter bait at Raccoon...looks like they work for you!
    5. Michael Alfieri 0
      I'm turning into a one trick pony. Love those chatter baits in high water timber.
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  7. The shad bite is picking up for fall.....caught 5 bass all between 2-3 pounds.

    Largemouth Bass with a Fat Free Shad Crankbait

    1. J C 0
      Ok thanks
    2. Scott S 0
      I have never caught a Walleye at Raccoon
    3. J C 0
      Do you ever catch walleye on raccoon while bass fishing?
    4. Scott S 0
      Thank you Josh
    5. Josh Sommerville 0
      Good days work Scott👍.Congrats
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  8. Does any one catch anything consistently out here besides largemouth?

    1. Ronald Howell 0
      My brother in law lives nearby in North Salem and catches crappie quite often. Good numbers and size too. Night fishing with night lights under the water and also ...more lights he sets up just before dark just above the waters surface. This will then attract bugs to the light, then the bait fish follow. Also good for hybrids and stripers.
  9. one cast, one lure, two fish.

    Largemouth Bass with a crank

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