Will stocked largemouth bass survive?

LaGRANGE — After the Department of Natural Resources stocked more than 41,000 largemouth bass in West Point Lake last week, area residents had some questions and comments on social media.


The most common concern on the Daily News Facebook page was the size of the fish — averaging 2.14 inches — and that larger predators would gobble them up before they had the chance to reach maturity, which will take two to three years to reach 14 inches. “If there was some water in the bushes for them to hide in, it would actually work. Otherwise it’s striper food,” one commenter wrote, referring to striped bass fish.

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