Anglers can find fish habitat structure locations and more on the DNR’s new interactive reservoir habitat map.
The new interactive map includes project lakes, structure locations, structure types, and photos of structure types. As the DNR completes habitat work in the future, information will be added to the interactive map. The Reservoir Habitat Enhancement program, which started in 2016, improves and enhances aquatic habitat through the placement of structures, shoreline stabilization, and dredging.
In some reservoirs, existing aquatic habitat has deteriorated, making the addition of fish habitat structures necessary to improve the fishery. Other reservoirs may have never contained quality habitat. This could be due to water quality, water level fluctuations, land use before reservoir construction, or other issues.
Learn more about the program and access the new interactive map at on.IN.gov/fishhabitat.