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By Louie Stout

Indiana Biologist Tom Bacula

Indiana Biologist Tom Bacula shows off a pair of nice walleyes his crew collected during a survey on Lake Maxinkuckee. Bacula was impressed with the numbers and quality of walleyes his crew turned up. (Indiana DNR photo)

If you fish Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Ind., you probably know the lake has walleyes.

The 1,884-acre lake has been stocked with walleyes for several years. It has never been a great walleye fishery, but if you’re skilled at targeting the prized fish, you can catch a few legal-size fish.

Those odds are improving, however, as a recent DNR survey reveals the lake has more adult walleyes than ever and shows promise of getting even better.

Maxinkuckee is the second largest natural lake in Indiana. It has beautiful structure, habitat and good water quality that benefit a variety of gamefish.

Unfortunately, the public access leaves little to be desired. The DNR manages a boat launch but parking is limited to an area along the road.

It’s too bad, because the lake is a fabulous fishery for a variety of species.