The state record northern pike was caught in 1992 at Clear Lake in Steuben County and weighed 30 pounds, 2 ounces.
The DNR will also conduct a general population survey in June to check the number and sizes of all fish in the lake.
Free park fishing
There will be no fishing license required for Indiana residents to fish at St. Joseph County Parks on April 19 and again May 17 when Indiana residents may fish without a state fishing license in Indiana waters.
The gate fee of $3 for St. Joseph County vehicles and $4 for out-of-county vehicle still applies. Free Fishing Days were created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1995.
In addition, Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park in Osceola will offer a beginner’s fishing lesson on April 19 at 10 a.m. at Baugo Station. Basic fundamentals about rods, reels, hooks, lines and bait will be discussed.
Participants must be 8 years or older and those under 13 accompanied by an adult.
The gate fee of $3 for St. Joseph County vehicles and $4 for out-of-county vehicle still applies. Registration is required by April 16. For more information or to register, call 574/654-3155.
Classic pros at D&R
Five 2014 Bassmaster Classic contenders - Brandon Palaniuk, Gerald Swindle, Ish Monroe, Kevin VanDam and Jonathon VanDam - will present seminars at the D&R Sports Center Spring Fishing and Boat Show April 18-19.
Other anglers offering tips include Chris Noffsinger, Gerry Gostenik, Kyle Kempkers and outdoor television host, Mark Zona.
In addition to being a top-flight angler, Zona is host of “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” on the Outdoor Channel and co-host of The Bassmasters on ESPN.
Kempkers is a bass pro with four Top-10 finishes who also guides deer, turkey and waterfowl hunts in Illinois.
Michigan angler Gerry Gostenik is one of the top guides on Lake St. Clair while Noffsinger is a veteran smallmouth bass and salmon guide in northern Michigan.