By Louie Stout

Lake Manitou on the Rebound

Lake Manitou is making a comeback.

An R&B Circuit Open bass tournament held there last weekend under rough weather conditions produced four limits including the winners’ five-fish, 12.43 pounds.

The big bass for which Manitou was once famous didn’t show up but it wasn’t bad considering what the lake has been through over the past decade.

It’s been slow, but fish biologists are beginning to see some improvements in the 735-acre lake in Rochester, Ind. in Fulton County.

Here’s some background to what has happened there the past 15 years and what recent fish surveys are beginning to show.