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Loon Lake stocking gets DNR approval

– The stocking of muskies and walleye in Loon Lake will continue.

The Loon Lake Maintenance Program proposed stocking the 400 muskie and 1,500 walleye in the 222-acre lake this fall. The DNR approved the request last year but later was told by some lake residents that they were not given an adequate voice in the permit decision.

To address those concerns, the Loon Lake Property Owners Association played host for a discussion on the stocking proposal at its May meeting. An overwhelming majority of the 60 people in attendance voted to support the stocking, so the DNR decided to approve the permit.

The fish will be bought from a commercial hatchery in Wisconsin. The DNR stocks muskie in six northern Indiana lakes and walleye in 14 lakes. Most of those stockings began more than two decades ago.