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This week’s home and garden calendar

Courier-Journal

Date: 4/18/2014 3:17:00 AM

Vendors will sell plant and gardening items. (502) 633-4593. Spring Fling: Seed and Plant Exchange. Patoka Lake Visitor Center, 3084 Dillard Ave., Birdseye, Ind., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26. Bring unwanted or excess garden and plant seeds, tree seedlings

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This week’s home and garden calendar

Courier-Journal

Date: 4/11/2014 3:35:00 AM

Vendors will sell plant and gardening items. (502) 633-4593. Spring Fling: Seed and Plant Exchange. Patoka Lake Visitor Center, 3084 Dillard Ave., Birdseye, Ind., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26. Bring unwanted or excess garden and plant seeds, tree seedlings

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New Guy From Southern Indiana

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 4/8/2014 12:47:00 PM

I am a memeber on several forums. I fish a small club, The Charlestown Bass Anglers. We fish one tourny a month til Oct. We fish Patoka Lake, Monroe Res, Nolin lake KY, Barren River KY and the Ohio River mostly. I have a 2002 518 Ranger with a 200 Yamaha

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New Guy From Southern Indiana

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 4/8/2014 12:47:00 PM

I am a memeber on several forums. I fish a small club, The Charlestown Bass Anglers. We fish one tourny a month til Oct. We fish Patoka Lake, Monroe Res, Nolin lake KY, Barren River KY and the Ohio River mostly. I have a 2002 518 Ranger with a 200 Yamaha

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Calendar for April

Evansville Courier and Press

Date: 4/3/2014 1:02:00 AM

Call 812-425-2406 or visit emuseum.org. Saturday Patoka Lake Visitor Center: Birdseye, Habitat Hike, 2 p.m. Saturday; Amphibians everywhere, 11 a.m. Sunday; Turtle Meet and Greet, noon April 12; Goin’ to the Gobblers, 1 p.m. April 12

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• Surface Area: 8,880 Acres
Patoka Lake is the second-largest reservoir in the U.S. state of Indiana (after Lake Monroe) and is spread across Dubois, Crawford, and Orange counties in southern Indiana.
Created as a joint effort between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the lake is one of eight such reservoirs built in the state to provide a secure water supply and as a method of flood control. The lake covers 8,800 surface acres (36 km²) of water in the summer.
The lake was created by damming the Patoka River about 118.3 miles (190 km) above its mouth with the Patoka Lake Dam, a 145-feet-high rockfill earthen dam. The lake is fed by several smaller tributaries including Allen Creek, Paint Creek, and Ritter Creek. After the lake was created several parks and nature preserves were established around it totaling 16,920 acres (68.5 km2). The lake and dam is still managed by a cooperative management team of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Patoka Lake is a great place for photography, as it is inhabited by migrating birds, a large variety of fish and beautiful lake shores. The lake has been heavily stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish, redear, crappie, and walleye. Once a year the Lake Association hosts GarDaze, an event bringing in avid fisherman from around the world, including fishing celebrities like Babe Winkleman and Bill Dance. Other facilities include an archery range, boat ramps, a cross-country skiing course, fishing areas (including ice fishing), a disc golf course, trails for hiking and bicycling, hunting areas, interpretive and recreational programs, star parties, picnic shelters, swimming areas, and waterskiing zones. The lake also hosts a large campground with over 500 camping sites.
Patoka Lake has been very beneficial to the surrounding community and the State of Indiana.
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