NEXT CLUB MEETING: TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH 7PM COLBURN TOWN HALL
Lake Report: 3/6/14 Looking out onto the lake I see 3 ice shantys yet. Hopefully there will be a day soon that will allow travel out there to remove them. That type of fish crib we don't need. There have been a few fishermen on the lake in the past 2 weeks but with the slush & soft spots please be careful if you venture out there. Not sure how the bite is at this time. Stop by the Otter Lake Bait Shop & let the Kuesters know how you did. Thanks
2/11/14 Still mucho snow, some slush underneath & tough going if not plowed where you go. The bite seems to still be very slow. Not a lot of fish caught at the 8th Annual Free Youth contest last Saturday but a few were really nice. Maybe the warmer weather will bring some nice fishing days with a decent bite. Good Luck all & be safe.
1/18/14 A lot of snow, a lot of slush at times, 24" plus of ice on Otter. Some days fishing are good but most days you have to work hard for them. Nice crappies & bluegills are being caught but not many. Electronics show fish but gettin them to bite is another thing... we experienced this last year also. If you venture out be careful as some folks have been getting stuck when off the beaten path. Tight Lines & Good Luck.
12/28/13 14" to 18" of ice at this point but several inches of slush & about 7" of snow. Cold spell coming in now so let's hope it don't turn the fish off. Last couple days have been pretty good. Some nice Gils, Crappies & even some decent perch. Aereators are operating so be careful if you fish around the open water. Be safe and Tight Lines.
12/12/13 Estimates are that there is as much as 11 inches of ice. Some shanties are being put on the ice now. I have seen snowmobiles & 4 Wheelers. Haven't heard any real fish reports yet.
12/10/13 It looks like the aereator barriers should be going up & the aereators fired up some time between December 13th & 21st. I have also heard one report that there is approximately 8 inches of ice most places on Otter Lake.
We generated a mailing recently to let folks know about our Club. A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone that has sent their 2013-2014 membership and/or any donation to Diane. We love having you all onboard and really appreciate the donations.
NEXT Booster Club Meeting - Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7pm @ Colburn Town Hall
FREE YOUTH ICE FISHING CONTEST 8TH ANNUAL
Another HUGE Success!!!!!!!!!
2014 Free Youth Ice Fishing Contest Poster [Click Here]
Our turnout was down a little but those that were there had a great time. I believe we registered 82 youth and sold some 140 hot dogs & a bunch of hot chocolate. Everyone braved the cold weather & some wind off and on but when the sun came out it was very bearable. We had 2 50-50 Raffle winners & a very happy door-prize winner. Thank You to everyone that attended and we hope to see you next year.
Club News: 32nd Annual Chicken Dinner a HUGE SUCCESS!
The Board of Directors changes were:
JULY 8th- I receive great compliments from folks at the South Landing about the new dock the Sportsman's Club put in. I also think I have solved the collapsing garbage bag problem with the garbage barrel. Thanks to Pete Rudawski who donated giant rubberbands to hold the top of the bags.. Hopefully this will do the job.
Email me [otterlakemike
@gmail.com] with your fishing report on Otter Lake!
Good Luck Fishing & TIGHT LINES TO ALL, OtterLakeMike
April 2, 2013 Results of the resolution (25 pan fish daily bag limit with no more than 10 bluegill included) proposed by Mike Olin and the booster club are in.
The resolution passed 32 to 20. You can view the results of all the resolutions voted on by going to the DNR link under our Links tab and then searching Conservation Congress. There was also a question voted on pertaining to a bag limit change on Miller Dam Flowage that passed. There were 64 attendees at this voting session. An explanation of the process of adopting resolutions and changes is also available on that site along with dates of other meetings and much more.
February 19th at 7pm - Eau Claire DNR Office (1300 W Clairemont Ave)
About 20 sportsmen attend the meeting with Otter Lake represented by Dany Liske, Gary Fritz, John Lappley, Don Weggen & Mike Olin. Al Brown was also in attendance. Heath Benike ran the meeting & gave a short powerpoint presentation. Some of the interesting facts he presented were:
* Bluegil Avg. caught 6" - harvested Avg. 8"
* Crappie Avg. caught 8" - harvested Avg. 11"
* Perch Avg. caught 7" - harvested Avg. 10"
Benike stated this shows that the top end of the panfish population is being harvested every year.
Four lakes are already at a 10 panfish bag limit at this time: Long Lake (Chippewa Cty), Altoona, Tainter, Menomin & all water in St. Croix Cty. There was much discussion and questions on the problems facing the panfish population. Any changes to regulations take 3 years to initiate & get approved weither presented by independent residents, clubs or even the DNR themselfs. This means that the soonest any new regulation would go into effect would be 2016.
The attendees filled out a survey that will be a huge part in determining what happens in Wisconsin. You can access the survey & fill it out by going to the following web site:
For more information or to voice your opinion or concerns you can contact:
Another crew of club members chipped up the brush that was created previously.
Thanks for your help guys.(Gary F., Terry H., Ron B., Don W. & Mike O.) The chipper worked great and it all looks very nice.
Click here for photos / 10/16/12
A crew of club members cleared several areas for shore fishing from public access area on the lake. Some pathway access will still be done. Enjoy.
Thank you to the crew of Gary Fritz, Terry Hughes, John Goodman, Ron Bowe, Herb Jepson, Hughes, Don Amundson & Mike Olin. 10/4/12 / Click here for photos
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* Booster Club Meeting - Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7pm @ Colburn Town Hall
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