We share Lake Free­man with so many won­der­ful fish, birds and animals


Just a few of the beautiful creatures you'll spot around Lake Freeman

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.

Lake Freeman Bald Eagle
So beautiful. Thank you Lindy Karberg for a beautiful image

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.

There's nothing like reeling in a keeper.

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​.fish​ing​notes​.com/​f​i​s​h​i​n​g​-​r​e​p​o​r​t​/​i​n​/​L​a​k​e​-​F​r​eeman. 

Listen for the unmistakable knocking of the Pileated Woodpecker
There is no better feeling than catching your first fish.
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass

Fishing Shots

Lake Freeman Facts

Lake Freeman has

Over 50 miles of shoreline!