By Louie Stout

Bass Lake WalleyeBass Lake continues to remain a mystery to Hoosier fish biologists.

The 1,345-acre lake near Knox, Ind. is the state’s third largest natural lake yet the fishery is one of its most difficult to manage.

Except for the heavily stocked walleyes and fair crappie and bluegill populations, the lake doesn’t have very good fishing.

In fact, a quick bass survey last summer failed to turn up a bass, although biologists know there are some in there. All natural lakes have largemouth bass, but this one hasn’t been known as a good bass lake for decades.