DNR To Restore Former Game Fish Destination

LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (AP) _ A southern Indiana lake that was once a top destination for bluegill and bass anglers will undergo a restoration this fall that officials hope can invigorate the region's economy.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources staffers will begin West Boggs Lake's restoration in late September by removing some of the lake's remaining adult bass and catfish.

The fish poison rotenone will then be applied to kill off the lake's remaining fish, including undesirable fish that have harmed its popular game fish species. The lake will then be stocked with hatchery-raised game fish and the bass and catfish recovered earlier from the lake.

The lake near Loogootee about 60 miles northeast of Evansville once generated about $1 million a year for the local economy, but now generates a third of that.