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Cecil M Harden Lake

IN (Parke)

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    What you need to know about fishing Cecil M Harden Lake

    Cecil M Harden Reservoir “Raccoon Lake” is a 2,060-acre lake located about an hour west of Indianapolis on Highway 36 near Rockville. With the main ramp being at the State Recreational Area and several more ramps scattered around the lake, access to the water is plentiful. During the warmer months when the lake is at summer pool, there are plenty of coves, bluff walls, and channel swings that provide great fishing spots. One of the more popular species to target is the striped bass where the current Indiana State record of 39.08 pounds was caught. Other common species targeted are largemouth bass, crappie, white bass and various panfish.

    Waterbody Type

    Lake/Pond

    Coordinates

    -87.0695W
    39.7481N

    Surface Area

    6.77 sq. km

    Avg. Depth

    0 ft.

    Species Present

    Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Catfish, Common Carp, White Bass

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      Summer Bass Fishing on Raccoon Lake

      When the heat of the summer hits Indiana I look for shade on Cecil M. Harden. Anything that casts a shadow or provides protection like seawalls/docks, lay downs, riprap and bluff walls are all great places to look for lethargic bass. Here are the baits I use when trying to pick apart these specific areas.

      Waterbodies: Cecil M Harden Lake

      Yamamoto Senko Worm Midnight / 5"
      Yamamoto Senko Worm

      COLOR: Midnight

      LENGTH: 5"

      $7.49

      Yamamoto Senko Worm Green Pumpkin Magic / 5"
      Yamamoto Senko Worm

      COLOR: Green Pumpkin Magic

      LENGTH: 5"

      $7.49

      The O-Wacky Tool Replacement Rings #9

      $2.09

      The O-Wacky Tool Standard
      The O-Wacky Tool

      Size: Standard

      $5.49

      VMC Wacky Hook #1 / BLACK NICKEL
      VMC Wacky Hook

      SIZE: #1

      COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

      $2.39

      OutKast Perfect Ned Head 2/0 / 1/8 oz / Green Pumpkin
      OutKast Perfect Ned Head

      Hook: 2/0

      Weight: 1/8 oz

      Color: Green Pumpkin

      $5.99

      Dirty Jigs Luke Clausen Finesse Jig 5/16 oz / Black Blue
      Dirty Jigs Luke Clausen Finesse Jig

      Weight: 5/16 oz

      Color: Black Blue

      $4.99

      Dirty Jigs Luke Clausen Finesse Jig 5/16 oz / Canterbury Craw
      Dirty Jigs Luke Clausen Finesse Jig

      Weight: 5/16 oz

      Color: Canterbury Craw

      $4.99

      Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin Jig 3/8 oz / Black & Blue
      Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin Jig

      Weight: 3/8 oz

      Color: Black & Blue

      $4.99

      Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin Jig 3/8 oz / Canterbury Craw
      Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin Jig

      Weight: 3/8 oz

      Color: Canterbury Craw

      $4.99

      ZMan Finesse TRD BLACK/BLUE FLAKE / 2 3/4"
      ZMan Finesse TRD

      COLOR: BLACK/BLUE FLAKE

      LENGTH: 2 3/4"

      $4.49

      ZMan Finesse TRD COPPERTREUSE / 2 3/4"
      ZMan Finesse TRD

      COLOR: COPPERTREUSE

      LENGTH: 2 3/4"

      $4.49

      Strike King KVD Square Bill 2 1/4" / Black Back Chartreuse
      Strike King KVD Square Bill

      Size: 2 1/4"

      COLOR: Black Back Chartreuse

      $5.99

      Strike King KVD Square Bill 2 1/4" / Org Belly Craw
      Strike King KVD Square Bill

      Size: 2 1/4"

      COLOR: Org Belly Craw

      $5.99

      Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Black Blue Flake
      Strike King Rage Craw

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Black Blue Flake

      $5.49

      Storm Arashi Cover Pop 3 1/8" / Black Silver Shad
      Storm Arashi Cover Pop

      Size: 3 1/8"

      Color: Black Silver Shad

      $7.99

      Strike King Rage Craw 4" / Bama Craw
      Strike King Rage Craw

      LENGTH: 4"

      COLOR: Bama Craw

      $5.49

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