Summit Lake State Park has its origins among local people who formed it as the Big Blue River Conservancy District in 1966. A flood control structure was built at the headwaters of the Big Blue River in Henry County in the mid-1970s to form Summit Lake. The gates of the dam closed in 1980 and the man-made lake began to fill. The Big Blue River Recreation Area was turned over to the state of Indiana in 1988.  Bluegill, perch and largemouth bass provide the best angling opportunities at Summit Lake. Other opportunities also exist for perch, bluegill, crappie, redear sunfish and channel catfish. Try maggots, wax worms, red worms, night crawlers, 1/64 oz jigs, artificial flies, livers, soft plastics, rattle baits and spinner baits out here.  Seasonal water contact sports and winter ice fishing are permitted.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

Bladed Jigs

LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6


Z-Man Fishing Products Jigs 1/10 oz NedlockZ

Fishing Jigs

Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits

XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack


Big Bite Baits Panfish baits Alewife Crappie Thumper

Panfish Baits