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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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DNR selectively targets shad at Lake Waveland

The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife plans to selectively eradicate gizzard shad at Lake Waveland in Montgomery County. The goal is to keep gizzard shad from becoming too abundant while maintaining the quality of bass and bluegill that exist at the 358-acre lake. On Oct. 1, the DNR will …

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Indiana Bass Federation will be helping DNR again this year with the  Hoosier Outdoor Experience held at Fort Harrison State Park. This two day event will be held on September 15th & 16th. The Federation will be conducting Kids Casting events both days. This is a FREE event to …

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2012 Indiana State Fair

DNR Youth Fishing Pond 08/05/2012 Back row: left to right,  Darryl Stanley, (face covered by my fat finger), Ed Hazel, Tommy Guinn, Julian Shane, Dustin Riggs, Mike Goins, Mike Brown, Walter Wynn, David Lagle,  Zach Vaneventer,  Gena Lynam, Jan Cornett, Carter Shackelford Front Row: Colin Shane, (to his left & …

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