I grew up in Ligonier and use to row the boat for my grandfather in the early '50s. I remember him catching many orange belly bluegills and largemouth bass. As well as fire lighting gar with spear. I've seen them at 3 feet long, so all of these fish are in Engle and should be much bigger by now, 50 years later. Says Jim Renner
Dry warm beds await you at Blue Gate Garden Inn, and Diamond Lake is a magnificent lake nearby. This lake is so wonderful. Chain
O' Lakes State Park is a glorious location to go if you're at Engle Lake; in the event that you have a boat, Wawasee Slip is a nice marina.