Overcrowding in Tri-Lakes leads to relocation of largemouth bass

Network Indiana

COLUMBIA CITY — Wildlife experts have begun relocating lots of largemouth bass from one lake to another in northern Indiana.

The Indiana DNR says the population of largemouth bass from Tri-Lakes in Whitley County has started to have overcrowding issues, so they are catching a good portion of undersized largemouth bass in the lakes and relocating them to Roush Lake in Huntington County.

As of Monday, the DNR says they have caught around 500 largemouth bass and plans to relocate 1,000 fish each of the next five years.