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Lake Information

County: Hardin

Acreage: 13

Recreational Amenities

Boat Fishing? Electric

Boat Ramps? No

Boat Rental? No

Skiing? No

Swimming? No

There are no zebra mussels in this lake.

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Fish Status



Bluegill numbers at Tecumseh Lake are fair. Bluegill size structure remains constant as most catchable fish are between 5.5 and 7.5 inches. Bluegill fishing at Tecumseh Lake is expected to be fair. Currently there are no size or creel limits for sunfish at Tecumseh Lake.



Anglers continue to report good catches of channel catfish. Many fish reported and collected during electro fishing surveys are 16 inches or better. Fishing prospects for channel catfish are expected to be fair to good. A daily catch limit of six fish applies.



Black and white crappie are present in Tecumseh Lake. Anglers should target crappie around structure and the creek channel using minnows and jigs.



Many fish between 0.5 to 1.5 pound are present with larger bass sampled and reportedly being caught by anglers. Bass fishing is expected to be fair.

Location: Tecumseh Lake is located three miles northeast of Elizabethtown in Hardin County.

Description: Tecumseh Lake is owned by the U.S. Forest Service and is surrounded by expanses of timbered land. The lake has one boat ramp. At normal pool, Tecumseh Lake has a surface area of 13 acres, maximum depth of 16 feet, and an average depth of 4 feet. Shallow shoreline areas become filled with submerged vegetation and the lake is fertile enough to support light to moderate plankton blooms during summer months.

History and Status of the Sport Fishery: Recent survey data suggests Tecumseh Lake is currently supporting a balanced fishery. Fish most commonly sought after by anglers include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish and crappie.

Additional Lake Information: Electric motors only.

Contact Information:
IDNR Fisheries Biologist, Luke Nelson