Ever hooked a fish that left you scratching your head? There is now an easy way to help identify your catch. Snap a photo or two, provide some information on where it was caught, and send it all to fishid@dnr.IN.gov for identification. Not only will you be able to settle disputes, but we can also receive important location information for rare species.
Fish pictured: Logperch
Crappie update at West Boggs Lake
West Boggs Lake in Loogootee, is one of many lakes statewide that is stocked and managed by fisheries biologists. Data from a recent survey revealed that West Boggs crappie are growing much faster than most Indiana crappie. Many fish caught were more than 3 inches longer than the average fish of the same age.
Black crappie are a popular gamefish that can be harvested at any length with a daily bag limit of 25 fish. They prefer abundant cover and vegetation; anglers looking for crappie should fish close to areas with fallen trees and aquatic vegetation.