DNR: Muskies Thriving In Webster Lake

The Indiana DNR says the star species at a popular Kosciusko County lake is thriving. Crews trapped 27 muskies under 30 inches in length this spring at Webster Lake, which is the largest number of young muskies the agency has caught in 10 years. The DNR attributes the increase to its efforts to stock that lake with more young muskies and provide them with more vegetation cover from predators. This year’s trapping effort yielded 24 adult female muskies, and five of them produced nearly 11 quarts of eggs for the DNR’s restocking program. Those eggs should yield about 20,000 muskie fingerlings which will be released into 14 Indiana lakes.