Lakeside Pro Bass reports that the crappie fishing can be spotty and is and subject to the weather. Many fishermen are working the channels, especially where shallow water borders deeper areas. Some crappies are being taken from the middle of channels. Blackhawk, and Moundwood have been producing fish. Some fishermen are shooting docks and lifts. Adding wax worms is a preference and is more popular in waters that produce both quality crappies and bluegills. Smaller jigs and wax worms are also very popular with bluegill fishermen. Some excellent bluegill catches are being made around docks. Some of these fish might be suspended deeper than usual. The morning and evening bites are productive but fishing can also be good throughout the day. Overall, Indian Lake is producing decent bluegill and crappie fishing which is expected to last until permanent ice sets in.
Saugeye fishermen are trolling and jigging in the main lake, around bridges, around the islands, and other popular spots. Popular trolling baits are worm harnesses and crank banks. The Smithwick Suspended Rogue, keeps the bait between 6 and 8 feet while trolling. Lime Cross is a popular color combo. Some Flicker Shad are also being used. Bank fishermen have been enjoying decent saugeye fishing as the season progresses. Tight-line fishing with floating jigs and bass minnows is the most common fishing method, but many fishermen are also throwing blade baits like the Vibe-E and Snithwick Rogue which will dive from ten to 12 feet when retrieved. Moundwood and south side areas are popular. Saugeye are being taken below the spillway as long as there is moving water.