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Outdoors

  • Power fishing reel enables disabled anglers

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Although numerous anglers with disabilities have learned to fish with one arm and hand, most are limited to the types of fishing they can enjoy.

    There are several aids available to enable them, and now there is a new device that may further expand their opportunities to catch a variety of fish.

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  • Fishing opportunities within the Hoosier National Forest

    There are many fishing opportunities throughout the Hoosier National Forest for angling enthusiasts of all ages and experience. From large lakes with concrete boat ramps and road side ponds with easy access, to small and medium lakes off the beaten path; prospects for catching fish are excellent.

    Indiana Department of Natural Resources has been doing fish surveys on many Hoosier lakes for 40 years or more. Most, if not all of the fishable lakes on the Hoosier are managed for bluegill/redear sunfish and largemouth bass populations.

  • Kayak tour to be offered at Patoka Lake June 28

    PATOKA - Take a kayak and join the naturalist for a tour on the lake Saturday, June 28 at 9:30 a.m. at Little Patoka boat ramp. Meet at the Patoka Lake visitor center by 8:30 a.m. to caravan to the ramp.

    The tour will include a rock quarry and waterfall and may offer sightings of local wildlife such as beaver and bald eagles. Kayakers should take personal flotation devices, snacks, refreshments and sunscreen for this two-hour journey. Nonmotorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5.