Cecil M. Harden Lake

Parke - Indiana

  • 37 catches


  • 14 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. Mixed bag of white and a couple black crappies too!

    Black Crappie with a Johnson Beetle Spins

  2. Did well today. Waited out the morning rain and took home a nice amount of big ones. Windy as heck but they were hitting casting minnows to the shore and trolling ...more beetle spins in 12 feet of water. Water was 59 degrees most the day.

    White Crappie with a Jig with live minnow

  3. Caught plenty of small ones. Luckily enough decent sized ones to take some home. Had best luck today trolling. I used minnows and my buddy used tubes. Got the job ...more done. 11-15 feet seemed to be the sweet spot. Water temp on the depth finder said 78 degrees. Got in early and left shortly after the entire state of Indiana got there.

    White Crappie with a Live Minnow

    1. Thanks Buddy. I hadn’t either. Decided to switch it up a bit today. Good time.
    2. Buddy Pierce 0
      nice Hans! I haven’t been there in years.
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  4. My oldest and I limited out tonight!!!

    Black Crappie

    1. J C 0
      thanks Scott!!
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Nice work
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  5. 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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  6. Details: 2 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Powerbait Crayfish

  7. 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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  8. 2 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Chatter bait

  9. 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 Sorrell 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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