Fishing at Pokagon State Park

Fishing At Pokagon State Park

Fishing At Pokaton State Park

Fish for a wide variety of species in beautiful Lake James.

Pokagon State Park FISHING / ICE FISHING

Visitors to Pokagon State Park can enjoy fishing and/or ice fishing for bass, bluegill, walleye, crappie, catfish, northern pike, and more in Lake James. For fishing at Pokagon State Park a state fishing license is required.

Fishing boat rentals (and other boat rentals) are available – make reservations at the Potawatomi Inn front desk. If you want to use your own boat, slips are also available, but there are no boat launching facilities.


A state license is required to fish at Pokagon State Park and can be acquired at the park office. To purchase a fishing license before arriving at the park, go to If you have problems using the website to purchase your license, call (317) 232-4200 or contact:

DNR Customer Service Center

402 W. Washington St., Room W160

Indianapolis, IN 46204