Crell Survey Being Conducted at West Boggs Lake

(LOOGOOTEE) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is conducting an angler creel survey at West Boggs Lake in Daviess County this year.

The survey is part of a study that began Monday and will run through October. A DNR creel clerk will be stationed at the main boat ramp to conduct brief interviews with anglers at the end of their fishing trips. The creel clerk will also make periodic laps around the lake to count anglers.

Black crappie at West Boggs Lake

Angler participation, including boat and shoreline anglers, is an essential part of this study. Fishery renovation occurred in 2014, and lake restocking took place late November that year. The creel survey is an opportunity for DNR to evaluate the project through angler participation. 

Early this year, black crappie were marked with yellow plastic tags for a harvest study. Anglers should also be on the lookout for these tags and return the tags to the creel clerk or drop box located on the property. Data from this study will help biologists evaluate the harvest rate and is helping DNR take a vital step toward future management efforts of black crappie at the lake. 

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