1. I’m looking for fellow Indianapolis fisherman who would like to organize and try to get eagle creeks boating rules changed to something more reasonable. They recently ...more stopped allowing boats with over 10hp motors on the lake, even if they have a kicker. Please contact me if you are likeminded.

    1. Josh J 0
      where’s the edit button? damn autocorrect!
    2. Josh J 0
      Hans, I contacted the park last week but never received an response. my suggestion was simple, by her outboards must have the prop removed before putting in. I just ...more don’t think they want people out there period. I might just get a Jon boat vs dealing with the hassle of arguing with people who already have their minds made up.
    3. Josh. At first I wasn’t for this but I’ve changed my position recently after listening to some other points of view. I’ve been talking with the DNR and found out ...more they pulled the Walleye stocking program at Eagle Creek because they feel that since the anglers pay for the stocking programs through their license sales, things like this that keep folks off the lake are an issue for DNR. They said they have many many more places that would like to see walleye stocked and have no such restrictions. Many people are not willing to spend several thousand dollars on a smaller motor or another boat to fish a single lake.

      They also explained that the walleye can not reproduce naturally on their own at Eagle Creek. So if they don’t stock them annually they are going to be gone.

      I know I’m not the only one that feels like this is a major bummer since the walleye fishing has been so good this year especially!

      It sounds like we need to provide our point of view to Indy parks department to get them to have a change of heart.


      Contact Eagle Creek Park
      For questions, contact the park office or staff using the information below:

      Office hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays in June, July, August
      Phone: 317.327.7110
      Address: 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254

      Brittany Davis Swinford, senior park manager
      Brittany.Davis@indy.gov

      Shilah Larison, park manager (Plunge Harbor, Bark Park, Boat Ramp, Gates)
      Shilah.Larison@indy.govOk
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  2. Anyone have any recommendations for a fish finder? $500ish max budget.

    1. Josh J 0
      Anyone have any experiences with the Raymarine dragonfly pros?
    2. Josh J 0
      Thanks for the suggestions guys. Mike, that trolling motor is actually on my list and I did not know that about the hummingbirds. I'll have to look into that. ...more What model do you have?
    3. Matt Brahm 0
      I have a hummingbird helix di. I just love it.
    4. Rob Anderson 0
      I have a lowance from Wal mart, that was $169 since I figured out how to set it and use it, I would not have anything else.
    5. mike callas 0
      Depends if u have a minn Kota with I pilot I'd go with the Hummingbirds they can be made to talk to each other making fishing much easier
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  3. Anyone in the Indianapolis area know where to get some live crawfish this time of year?

  4. 25 lb. Flathead Catfish with a bluegill

  5. Does anyone know of affordable boat parking/storage close to eagle creek for a 17' bass boat?

    1. Aaron Snyder 0
      Boats must be 8-foot minimum, 26-foot maximum, with a 10 horsepower motor limit. Small canoes and kayaks can launch from the old boat ramp at the back of the Earth ...more Discovery Center parking lot (must be portaged down the ramp, no vehicles). There is a $3 car top boat launch fee at the gate in addition to the regular vehicle admission fee. Boats with trailers must launch from the 42nd St. boat ramp (on Dandy Trail, south of the Eagle Creek 56th Street gatehouse). There is a $5 daily launch fee, or $20 annual passes are available from the park office. Winter boat storage is also available at the park.
    2. Aaron Snyder 0
      Boats must be 8-foot minimum, 26-foot maximum, with a 10 horsepower motor limit. Small canoes and kayaks can launch from the old boat ramp at the back of the Earth ...more Discovery Center parking lot (must be portaged down the ramp, no vehicles). There is a $3 car top boat launch fee at the gate in addition to the regular vehicle admission fee. Boats with trailers must launch from the 42nd St. boat ramp (on Dandy Trail, south of the Eagle Creek 56th Street gatehouse). There is a $5 daily launch fee, or $20 annual passes are available from the park office. Winter boat storage is also available at the park.
    3. Aaron Snyder 0
      Boats must be 8-foot minimum, 26-foot maximum, with a 10 horsepower motor limit. Small canoes and kayaks can launch from the old boat ramp at the back of the Earth ...more Discovery Center parking lot (must be portaged down the ramp, no vehicles). There is a $3 car top boat launch fee at the gate in addition to the regular vehicle admission fee. Boats with trailers must launch from the 42nd St. boat ramp (on Dandy Trail, south of the Eagle Creek 56th Street gatehouse). There is a $5 daily launch fee, or $20 annual passes are available from the park office. Winter boat storage is also available at the park.
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  6. Fish are impossible to find unless you want to catch some bluegill. This is the second time we've come down here and hadn't had any luck. Time to start looking ...more elsewhere.

    1. Jonathan Kushmer 0
      Just have to find them last year around end of march when i went and we smoked em bass and crappie up here a guide one time let them show you how to find them then ...more you'll be set. Trusy me its worth it!
    2. rob quinn 0
      Yea they suck
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