DNR to study fish and fishing at Winona Lake

A DNR survey to estimate the number and size of northern pike and walleyes in Winona Lake in Kosciusko County will start in early April.

Fisheries biologists will set six traps daily at various near-shore locations at the 562-acre natural lake. Each captured pike and walleye will be measured, marked with a fin-clip, and then released.

By placing “marked” pike and walleyes in the population, biologists can estimate the number of fish of both species in the lake.

“We know Winona Lake had a pretty good pike population in the past, but we don’t know how many pike are there now, how big they are, or how many are caught by anglers,” said Steve Donabauer, DNR research biologist.  Read more