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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Invitational Tournament at Patoka April 10th

The first Invitational Trail event is very close, we a very excited that we are ready to start fishing. I want to remind everyone that if you haven’t entered these is still time left.  We will be accepting entries at the registration from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on April …

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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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2016 IBF Raffle Boat Winner!

Congratulations to James Hicks of Brownsville, IN the 2016 IBF Raffle Boat Winner!  He purchased his tickets at the boat show at about 11 AM on the final Sunday,. He bought his tickets from two of the IBF Youth Tournament Trail members that were helping out at the IBF booth. …

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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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ATTENTION FEDERATION MEMBERS: Volunteer

Volunteer to work the IBF booth at the Indianapolis boat show, February 19th – 28th. Kenny Swint is scheduling the list of volunteers. The first weekend coverage needs to come from Zone 4 down south. The second weekend is up to Zone 1 up north. Zones 2 & 3 have …

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Forrest L. Wood at General Membership Meeting

Don’t miss your chance to meet the legendary Forrest L. Wood. Be sure to make plans to attend the IBF Membership Meeting on February 20th, 2016. The meeting will be at 1:00 PM at the Grand Hall on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This is the first Saturday of the Indianapolis …

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