Harsh winter blamed for dead fish at some lakes

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WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Some northern Indiana lakes are seeing large numbers of dead fish that wildlife officials blame on this winter’s severe cold.

Fisherman Robert Schultz tells WSBT-TV (http://bit.ly/1i9QC40 ) he found some banks of Pike Lake near Warsaw covered with hundreds of dead gizzard shad.

That’s a species of fish that the Department of Natural Resources says is less tolerant of the freezing temperatures that hit the area over the last few months. The DNR has had reports of similar fish kills at other lakes, including Winona Lake on the other side of Warsaw.

While many of the dead shad have been eaten by birds or other fish, Schultz says he expects to see more.
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Information from: WSBT-TV, http://www.wsbt.com/

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