UNDATED - Indiana Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists conduct fish surveys in several area lakes this month.
They’ll use electrofishing boats, gill nets, and trap nets to capture fish. Each fish will be identified, measured and released. Scale samples are taken from popular sport fish to determine their growth rate. The surveys are conducted over two days.
Among the lakes being surveyed are Adams and Royer in LaGrange County, Arrowhead, Hamilton, Little Lime and Silver in Steuben County, and Crooked, Gordy and Miller in Noble County.
Since the mid-1980's there’s been an increase in the number of large largemouth bass and bluegills, but a decrease in cool water species like northern pike.