by Indiana DNR

Just as good things come in small packages, so too can big fish be caught in small lakes.

During recent sampling at Lake Everett, a 43-acre natural lake northwest of Fort Wayne, DNR biologists caught a 45-inch muskie. They also caught four muskies measuring 30-32 inches long.

“Muskies have been stocked each year in Lake Everett since 2010,” DNR fisheries biologist Jed Pearson said. “So we set traps in the lake to see how they’re doing. The big one was a nice surprise.”

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