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Bussey: A fisheries’ makeover

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Thanks to a donation to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries by International Paper Company of 2200 acre Bussey Brake in Morehouse Parish, trash fish, such as these carp and buffalo, will be removed and replaced with game fish.

Bussey Lake, or Bussey Brake as it’s locally known, is a 2200 acre body of water sitting in a cotton field in Morehouse Parish. Until recently, the lake was owned by International Paper Company which needed lake water for the paper manufacturing process.

The mill was shut down a few years ago and the water was no longer needed. In a benevolent gesture, the company donated the lake to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to be utilized by the public. The only problem is the lake is a “gar hole” literally.

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