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Apr 20, 2012 9:29 AM by AP

50,000 bass to be released into Lacassine Pool

LACASSINE, La. (AP) - Next week 50,000 largemouth bass fingerlings will be released into the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Louisiana to improve fishing.

The release will take place on Aug. 26 at the Lacassine Pool, a 16,000-acre area of freshwater marsh.

Richard Meyers, the refuge manager, says the fish are coming from the Booker Fowler state fish hatchery. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are overseeing the work.

Putting such a large number of fingerlings into the Lacassine Pool is expected to improve fishing in the refuge, which straddles Cameron and Evangeline parishes.

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