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IBF to release 1,800 largemouth bass into Patoka Lake

Indiana Bass Federation (IBF) to release 1,800 largemouth bass into Patoka Lake on Friday, May 29@ 12 noon EST as part of the Indiana DNR – Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program

(Birdseye, In) The Indiana Bass Federation, a state organization with the purpose to assist and unite member clubs and to assist and cooperate with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in matters that are mutually beneficial to Indiana resources has announced they will be releasing approx. 1,800, 8”-10” inch largemouth bass into Patoka Lake on Friday, May 29 @ approx. 12:00 PM EST.  The Indiana DNR has been crucial in the habitat planning and coordination of the fish release.

Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana. This stocking is part of the Indiana Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program developed by the Indiana DNR.

The goal is to stock bass in Patoka Lake in 2020 to be studied by the Indiana DNR over the next five years. If anyone would like to be a part of this cause, the IBF has a GoFundMe page so additional funds can be directed to continue and expand the stocking program to other lakes. Contribute here:

IBF Bucks for Bass

All are invited and encouraged to attend the fish release event on Friday May 29 @ Patoka Lake at the Lick Fork boat ramp @ 12 PM EST.