(MONROE LAKE) – Indiana Bass Federation will release 3,200 largemouth bass into Lake Monroe on Saturday, as part of the Indiana DNR – Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program. The bass will be 8-inch to 10-inch long, will be released around 6 a.m.
All are invited and encouraged to attend the fish release.
IBF Conservation Director Jason Hartz said the Indiana DNR has been crucial in the habitat planning and coordination of the fish release.
The goal is to stock bass in Lake Monroe in 2019 and 2021.
Lake Monroe, in Monroe County, is the third lake selected as part of the Indiana DNR Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Program. Various IBF clubs and other volunteers assisted the DNR with the placement of habitat in Lake Monroe in 2018.
The five-year project to improve fish habitat in five impoundments around the state began in 2016. Sullivan Lake and Raccoon Lake were the first two to have habitat placed in the lake. Raccoon Lake was stocked in April of 2018. Projects
will continue at Sylvan Lake in Noble County in 2019; and Lake Patoka in Dubois County near Jasper in 2020.
For more information, visit https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/7665.htm
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.