LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana reservoir infested with a voracious fish species that's caused a big drop in game fish populations will be partially drained next year and restocked.
The state Department of Natural Resources says game fishing has been declining at West Boggs Creek Reservoir since gizzard shad were illegally introduced in the 620-acre Daviess County lake in the early 2000s.
Next spring, the agency says fishing regulations will be relaxed at the lake and at least three bass tournaments will be staged there to prevent wasting the fish. Other bass will be moved to a holding pond until it can be restocked.
After next Labor Day, the lake will be closed and its water level drawn down before it's later restocked with bluegill, sunfish, largemouth bass and channel catfish.