- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

LOOGOOTEE, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana lake that was once a top destination for bluegill and bass anglers will undergo a restoration this fall that officials hope can invigorate the area’s economy.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources staffers will begin West Boggs Lake’s restoration in late September by removing some of its remaining adult bass and catfish.

A fish poison will then be applied to kill off the remaining fish, including those that have harmed its popular game fish species. The lake will then be stocked with hatchery-raised game fish and the bass and catfish removed from the lake.

Officials say the lake near Loogootee (luh-GOH’-tee) about 60 miles northeast of Evansville once generated about $1 million a year for the local economy, but now generates a third of that.

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