DNR Restocks Griffy Lake With Thousands Of Fish

This week, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources began the process of restocking Griffy Lake with fish.

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    The Department of Natural Resources stocked Griffy Lake with 16,000 blue gill and plan to put more fish in next week.

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    Department of Natural Resources officials restock Griffy Lake on Thursday.

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    The fish are restocked by pumping water and the small fish into the lake.

Department of Natural Resources officials are restocking Griffy Lake with fish after it was drained in 2012 for maintenance.

It’s now been refilled and DNR fisheries biologist Debra King says 16,000 large-mouth bass were put into the lake this week, and more fish will be added next week.

“The bluegill and redear and crappie, those are tentatively on the schedule for next week. It depends on the weather, and if they can get to those ponds,” she says.

Griffy Lake will be also stocked with catfish in the fall.

“That’s a good balance because it includes the whole predator-prey dynamic, you know, big fish eat little fish,” King says.

The DNR plans to eventually stock the lake with more than 100,000 fish, but it will take a few years for those fish to grow large enough so people can legally catch them.

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