Sylvan Lake near Rome City, Indiana
Thanks to more than 20 years of carp removal projects the carp heaven of the 60s and 70s is gone. Now, instead of carp, you can find walleyes that average about 20 inches, largemouth bass that average 12-14 inches, and nice panfish. WALLEYE: Partly thanks to yearly stocking of more than 10,000 walleye the population in Sylvan Lake is definitely worth fishing. In the spring the fish will be found in shallow water so try throwing Rapalas and jigs tipped with soft plastics or minnows at fallen trees, gravel beds, boat docks, and new weedbeds. As the water moves up the fish will move to deeper water. One of the best spots to try is the Kane Basin. When the fish are deep nothing beats a deep diving crankbait or a jig. At night, early in the morning, during a rainstorm, or when it’s overcast and windy try fishing the windblown shore with shallow running crankbaits. LARGEMOUTH BASS: If you are looking of excellent numbers of nice largemouth this is your lake. The fish will be found shallow in the weeds most of the year so spots like east of Boy Scout Island, The Gravel Pit, and the islands are constant producers. The best baits include jig n pigs, 6 inch lizards (watermelon is the best color), spinnerbaits, Moss Boss, Scum Frogs, and weedless spoons. PANFISH: If you are looking for panfish all you have to do is find the weededges, fallen trees, and islands and fish them with live bait, tiny spoons and small spinners. CATFISH: Try fishing the old river channel or the tailwater with worms, stink bait, shrimp, cut bait, and dead fish on the bottom after dark. Good luck fishing!
Sylvan Lake Fishing near Rome City, Indiana
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Details for Sylvan Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Lake
Lat/Long: 41.484215 -85.347755
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Description for Sylvan Lake, Noble County, Indiana
Sylvan Lake is a lake located just 1.7 miles from Rome City, in Noble County, in the state of Indiana, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including green sunfish, walleye, carp, sucker, bream, bluegill, perch, crappie, largemouth bass, catfish and pumpkinseed sunfish here. Whether you’re spinning, baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Sylvan Lake.
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