Four miles east of Kokomo on SR 22, one mile north on CR 400E. Walleye fishermen near Kokomo have two things on their minds when the weather begins to cool in September: walleyes and saugeyes. Kokomo Reservoir between Kokomo and Greentown has been stocked with both species of fish in the past, although now the stockings contain walleyes only. Best Fishing: May and June. Boat launching is free and outboard motors are permitted. Shoreline fishing is also good.
The Kokomo Reservoir Boat Ramp is located on the east side of CR 400 E about 1 mile north of SR 22.
Parking: There is paved parking for 6-7 vehicles with trailers plus a few more without.
The reservoir is located east of the city on Wildcat Creek with a maximum depth of 16 feet. Kokomo Lake provides plenty of angling opportunities for channel catfish, white crappie, white bass, largemouth bass and walleye.
Public access is limited from the dam west to U.S. Route 31 at the edge of Kokomo. But from the dam to SR 213, there are numerous public access points and parks. "There are access points at every bridge that crosses the reservoir," said Martino. "You also have parks located on both sides of the creek at SR 213. There is also a small boat ramp there, mostly for canoes and flat-bottomed boats." A larger ramp is available at county Road 400 East.
Since this reservoir is relatively small, Martino mentioned that it does receive a lot of fishing pressure. It can (and does) get crowded, especially on weekends. Because of the pressure on the walleye/saugeye populations, catch-and-release is highly recommended.
The Kokomo Reservoir is really a very shallow impoundment. It averages only 5 or 6 feet deep, so any variation in the bottom (even a 6-inch variation) is a good place to try for walleyes.
Look for the creek channel.