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Cecil M Harden Lake

IN (Parke)

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  • A-Rigging
  • Bobber
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

Summary

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 Standard
    The O-Wacky Tool

    Size: Standard

    $5.49

    The O-Wacky Tool Replacement Rings #9

    $2.09

    VMC Wacky Hook #1 / BLACK NICKEL
    VMC Wacky Hook

    SIZE: #1

    COLOR: BLACK NICKEL

    $2.39

    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

    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

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

    LENGTH: 4"

    COLOR: Black Blue Flake

    $5.49

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

    LENGTH: 4"

    COLOR: Bama Craw

    $5.49

    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

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

    Size: 3 1/8"

    Color: Black Silver Shad

    $7.99

    Hot Baits

    Selected by Brad Novak
    on 8/2

    Rapala DT 14 Dark Brown Crawdad / 2 3/4"
    Rapala DT 14

    Color: Dark Brown Crawdad

    Size: 2 3/4"

    Largemouth BassCast/Retrieve Deep

    $7.29