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Dead fish appear at Kosciusko County lakes

A recent rash of fish kills in several Kosciusko County lakes has residents and anglers looking for possible causes. In most cases, DNR biologists say the causes are unknown, but the fish kills will not affect the overall health of fish populations or the quality of fishing. Dead common carp …

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Three northern lakes experiencing a reduction in aquatic invasive plants

Three Kosciusko County lakes are experiencing a reduction in invasive Eurasian watermilfoil this spring. Center, Big Chapman and Webster lakes have had recurring problems with Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) in past years. EWM is present in most Indiana lakes. It often grows so densely that it creates a nuisance for boating …

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Bow fisherman nabs rare alligator gar in Indiana’s White River

A bow fisherman recently caught a rare fish in southwestern Indiana. The fisherman harvested an alligator gar on the White River on June 1, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Officials say it measured 63 inches and weighed 55 pounds. DNR says the catch is the first alligator gar …

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DNR tests for fish virus at Lake Webster

Michigan’s decision to cancel its muskie-stocking program this year due to a virus outbreak in adult fish they capture for muskie eggs has prompted Indiana DNR officials to say a similar situation could develop in the Hoosier state. Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv), which is responsible for a number of …

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Fish habitat in Cecil M. Harden Lake gets boost from DNR, partners

Fish and anglers both will benefit from a DNR habitat project at Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon) Lake. DNR fisheries biologists and partner organizations hope to develop more than 350 fish habitat features in the lake by the end of 2018. The project includes rock piles, brush piles, wooden structures, and …

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And the boat winner is…

The 2017 IBF Raffle boat, a 2017 Ranger Z175 equipped with a Mercury Pro XS 115 horse power 4 stroke motor, Lowrance electronics and a trolling motor, was won by the Indianapolis Bass Hawks, an Indiana Bass Federation club. Club president Tim Reynolds said the members pooled their resources and …

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2016 Club of the Year Awards

Conservation Awarded to the club hat demonstrates it has successfully promoted the preservation of our public waters, fishing habitat, and environment from overuse, pollution, invasive plant and animal species and natural disasters. 2016 Conservation Award Winner – Indiana Bass’n Gals (Indianapolis) Through their Kids & Co tournament the kids learned …

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2017 General Membership Meeting at Boat Show

The Indiana Bass Federation General Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 1:00pm. The meeting will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds during the Indiana Boat Sport and Travel Show in the Southwest Pavilion. Don’t miss out on some great door prizes!

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Buy Indianapolis Boat Show Tickets Online

The Indianapolis Boat Sport and Travel Show will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on February 17 – 26, 2017. You can purchase your tickets at a discounted price before the show online. Use promo code BASS17. Buy now!    

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DNR employee Bob Vollmer surprised with Sagamore

DNR News Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Dec. 20, 2016 Bob Vollmer, Indiana’s oldest state employee, got quite the surprise Tuesday morning when he received the Sagamore of the Wabash award. “I thought I was going over to the Governor’s …

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