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Indiana Bass Federation (IBF) to release 3,000 largemouth bass into Patoka Lake

Friday, November 6, 2020 @ 11 AM EST at the Lick Fork SRA Boat Ramp as part of the IBF | 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. 3,000, 6”-10” inch largemouth bass into Patoka Lake on Friday, November 6, 2020 @ approx. 11:00 AM EST at the Lick Fork SRA Boat Ramp.

Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the 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. For more information…

This is a follow up stocking to the nearly 1,000 largemouth bass stocked in Patoka Lake in May. The stocked bass are all being microchipped and will be studied by the Indiana DNR over the next five years in an effort to evaluate the benefits of stocking Indiana reservoirs.

All are invited and encouraged to attend the fish release event on Friday, November 6, 2020 @ Patoka Lake at the Lick Fork SRA Boat Ramp @ 11 AM EST. Anglers are particularly encourage to bring their boat to help with the distribution of the fish throughout the lake.

Jason Hartz
Conservation Director
Indiana Bass Federation