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Josh Pisowicz with Record-Breaking Whitefish

Josh Pisowicz with Record-Breaking Whitefish

The Indiana record for whitefish has been broken twice in two weeks by anglers fishing Lake Michigan.

Josh Pisowicz was targeting whitefish on Feb. 19 on the Michigan City pier and caught a 5-pound, 9-ounce specimen. Pisowicz submitted a record fish application to DNR officials, and they certified the next day that his fish beat the previous record, set in 2015 by Dan Rostecki, by 1 ounce.

Then, on Feb. 28, Alexander Ciesielski submitted a record fish application for a 5-pound, 13-ounce whitefish he caught near Portage Lakefront Park on Jan. 21. Ciesielski was not targeting whitefish but knew as soon as he landed it that he had a record contender. DNR officials certified Ciesielski's record on March 3.

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The Indiana "Where to Fish Finder," an interactive map of public access boat ramps, now includes fish survey reports to keep anglers informed.

The map is at wildlife.IN.gov/3591.htm.

Fish survey reports summarize the species collected by number and size, how the sport fish in a specific waterbody compare to those in other waters, and include depth maps and information on water quality and submersed vegetation.

LureCraft Fisherman’s Shop will conduct its annual customer appreciation days March 3-4 at the Orland, Ind. store.

Roger Hinchcliff will be doing steelhead fishing seminars throughout the day. In addition to special bargains on lure making supplies, visitors will get to tour the shop and see how some items are made.

Hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free coffee and donuts will be available in the morning and hotdogs at lunch.