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White River Beach?

Three articles addressing plans for the White River in Indianapolis. A beach along the White River? It could happen INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Visit Indy tourism group has announced a plan to add attractions and visitors to the downtown riverfront by 2025. Visit Indy officials said they’d like to see …

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DNR seeks volunteers to build fish habitat at Sullivan Lake

The DNR is seeking volunteers to assemble fish habitat structures for Sullivan Lake on April 30 as part of the new Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program (RAHEP). RAHEP builds fish habitat in reservoirs where natural structure is lacking. Sullivan Lake, a 451-acre reservoir in Sullivan, is the first project lake for …

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Supporting Go FishIN

As the Indiana Bass Federation Conservation Director, I invite all of our clubs to support the Indiana DNR Go FishIN program. Whatever we do to assist is greatly appreciated. Go FishIN promotes conservation, fish biology, angler ethics and angler skills for the Indiana youth through educational workshops. Learn more about …

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Fish Stocking in Indiana

DNR hatcheries produce 16 different fish species for stocking throughout Indiana. District fisheries biologists evaluate fish populations to determine the best sites for stocking. Fish stockings are not done as a cure-all for poor fishing in a lake or stream. The 2014-15 annual fish stocking database includes fish stocked from …

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Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Plan for the Placement of Natural and Artificial Habitats in Indiana’s Reservoirs

The attached report will serve as the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s guiding document for the Indiana Reservoir Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Program. This document outlines strategies for lake selection, permits, recommended structures, and structure placement recommendations. It does not have specifics on shoreline stabilization or dredging recommendations but the D.N.R. …

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Indiana Lake and River Enhancement (LARE)

Ever wonder how the Indiana Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) funds are utilized? Check out the LAKE & RIVER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM page on the Indiana DNR website. Be sure to click on the five links at the bottom of the page, especially “LARE project applications & funding approvals” for a …

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New public fishing area opens in Morgan County

DNR News             Division of Fish & Wildlife Indiana Department of Natural Resources 402 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748 For immediate release: Dec. 30, 2015 New public fishing area opens in Morgan County Anglers will have better and safer access to the West Fork of the White River in Morgan County …

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Ignoring Dock Talk – The Key to becoming a Better Angler

Ignoring Dock Talk – The Key to becoming a Better Angler By Tom Stark Year after year, tournament after tournament anglers are bombarded with dock talk. Many times people listen to the dock talk allowing themselves to second guess their strategies and strengths. It happens all the time someone say’s …

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Budget Law Will Freeze Sport Fish Restoration Fund

Unprecedented move will impact economy and fisheries conservation Alexandria, VA – September 24, 2012– On September 14, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its recommendations for budget cuts that include withholding parts of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, a move that would have a significant …

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