DNR officials are happy with the outcome of a project to improve fishing at West Boggs Lake in Daviess and Martin counties. In fall 2014, officials drained and treated the lake to eradicate gizzard shad and other undesirable species in an effort to restore a balanced fishery. After the renovation, the lake was restocked with 104,374 largemouth bass, 462,476 bluegills and 195,245 redear sunfish, all fingerlings. A total of 816 adult largemouth bass also were restocked after being salvaged by anglers during spring bass tournaments and by biologists during fall electrofishing. Read more
Crappie still have not moved into the shallows to spawn . Caught 35 crappie tuesday morning mostly spider rigging in the mouth of coves in 10 – 12 feet of water . Mostly small fish with one Monroe 15 inch Slab.
Reported : 4/29/2014
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I don’t get to crappie fish near as often as I want. And when I do get to go, I often discover the fish were biting marvelously the day before yesterday and the week before last, but for some strange reason, the bite at the time of my visit is sadly off.
“They got a bad case of lockjaw about the time you pulled out of your driveway this morning,” I often hear.
Not so this time. The crappie in my favorite lake were on a tear, gorging on threadfin shad to get in shape for the spawning season just ahead. Even I had no trouble hooking and landing them.
I was fishing with four friends: Jerry Blake, Jim Erickson, Darryl Morris and Brian Rodgers. We had been fishing just minutes when Erickson hoisted an almost-2-pound crappie into the boat, and Blake quickly followed with another dandy. I got snagged in a brushpile right off the bat, but soon landed a crappie, too—a 1-pound-plus black crappie full of fight. Read more