FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Indiana Department of Natural Resources stocked almost 32 million fish last year- a record number for biologists.
The DNR and other organizations affiliated with the DNR stocked 31.9 million fish in 70 Indiana counties in 2014. That surpasses the amount for a typical year, which usually amounts between 22 and 24 million fish.
According to a press release, the increase is attributed to the near-record number of walleye eggs that were collected at Brookville Lake, located east of Indianapolis. Those eggs also had a high survival rate and as a result, 10 million more walleye were added to Indiana waterways.