Evansville fishermen will have more opportunities this year thanks to a new program through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources called Go FishIN in the City.
With the help of local partners, the DNR will stock 5,000 catchable-size channel catfish in the spring and summer, spreading them throughout small lakes in urban areas including Evansville's Garvin Park Lake and Diamond Valley Park Lake. Selected lakes are located in city parks that are family friendly, well maintained, and have amenities.
“Many of the better fishing spots tend to be a considerable distance from where a lot of anglers live—in the larger cities,” said DNR fisheries chief Bill James. “Not everyone has the ability to travel long distances to get to a fishing spot, especially kids living in urban areas.”