(ROME CITY) - The Indiana D.N.R. will be conducting a fish survey on Sylvan Lake in Noble County this year to see how many anglers are there and how much do they catch. D.N.R. Fisheries biologist Jed Pearson says they have stocked nearly 150,000 walleye fingerlings in the lake since 2001 at a cost of $225,000. The D.N.R. says the survival of walleyes in the lake has been exceptional based on samplings conducted every fall by Pearson. A D.N.R. creel clerk will be stationed at the lake on different occasions through October to talk to anglers and inspect their catch. Pearson is expecting a higher amount of walleyes compared to seven years ago when only about 650 walleyes were harvested as there are more adults present in the lake. The survey is also expected to provide information on the overall quality of fishing in Sylvan Lake.