We share Lake Freeman with so many wonderful fish, birds and animals
Come see the Eagles on lake Freeman.
It’s that time of year. Starting in mid-February until the mid-April, our Bald Eagle population is hungry. You can spot them out on the melting ice, flying about and perching in trees. Lindy Karberg, a long time Lake Freeman resident, is an Eagle whisperer! He has Eagles perch right out his window. We have also heard of Golden Eagle sightings. The largest of Eagles with wingspans up to seven feet! Lake Freeman has enjoyed so many feather visitors over the last two years. Swans, White Pelicans, Cranes. Bust out the binoculars and enjoy the sights.
The fish are biting.
Every year the SFLECC stocks Lake Freeman with fingerlings. The Walleye have grown and Tom and Michele Bulington have proof. Seems like the fishing is getting better and better especially on the deeper channels and around docks and submerged trees.
Lake Freeman and the surrounding area is home to a wide range of rare species. There has been a lot of talk about the mussels in the lower Tippecanoe River, but there are so many other incredible animals to observe right on Lake Freeman. Keep your eyes open and you’re sure to spot some creatures. Enjoy our incredible resource that is Lake Freeman Indiana!
Bald Eagles, were on the endangered species list, but have enjoyed a big resurgence and Lake Freeman provides the perfect winter-feeding ground. The North American River Otter has also been reintroduced and is thriving. Listen closely and you’ll hear the unmistakable knocking sound of the Pileated woodpecker. They are big, beautiful birds. These are just a few examples. Grab a pair of binoculars, hop in the boat and see them first hand. Have you seen Bald Eagles, Hawks, Heron, Raccoons and Deer? Send in your pictures!
Here’s some fish you can catch in Lake Freeman
There has been an aggressive fish restocking program underway on Lake Freeman for a couple of years. Water quality has improved dramatically. While dropping a line, you may catch a variety of fish including: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Walleye, Catfish, Crappie, and Bluegill. There was even a huge Musky taken just below the Oakdale Dam in the Spring of 2012! For the latest fishing report go here— www.fishingnotes.com/fishing-report/in/Lake-Freeman.
Did you know?
Over 221,000 mussels have died on Lake Freeman since August of 2020 due to the USFWS water release mandate.