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    Bullhead Lake Moves to Next Level

    Property owners get OK to form district to better manage financial needs

    by Todd S. Bergmann. Reprinted with permission from the 12-26-19 issue of the Valders Journal.

     

    The Manitowoc County Board last week approved creation of a lake district for Bullhead Lake as a means to fund treatment of water quality issues.

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    Temporary Panfish Rule Still Applies

    In effect for the 2020-2021 Fishing Season.

    Temporary panfish rule that went into effect April 1, 2016 still applies. Five Manitowoc County lakes are affected.

    • Bullhead Lake: During May and June, 15 panfish may be kept, but no more than 5 of any one species. During the remainder of the season, 25 panfish may be kept.
    • English Lake: 15 panfish may be kept, but no more than 5 of any one species (all year).
    • Harpt Lake: 25 panfish may be kept, but no more than 10 of any one species(all year).
    • Long Lake: 15 panfish may be kept, but no more than 5 of any one species (all year).
    • Pigeon Lake: 25 panfish may be kept, but no more than 10 of any one species (all year).

    These regulations appear in the Manitowoc County section of the local rules in the Wisconsin fishing regulation book.

    View the most recent Panfish Rule informational sheet
    Any questions please contact Steven Hogler
    920-662-5480 or Steven.Hogler@wisconsin.gov

    originally published Jan 29, 2016

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    Special Panfish Regulations on Five Area Lakes

    March 26, 2016 – Five Lakes in Manitowoc County have been selected by the DNR for special regulations on panfish to be effective beginning April 1, 2016. Those lakes are Bullhead, Long, Pigeon, English and Harpt Lake.  A total of 94 lakes across the state were identified by biologists and anglers as underperforming - that is the mean length of bluegill and crappie is less than desirable but growth potential is good. The goal is to determine the best regulation that will increase the average size of bluegill and crappie on the selected lakes. Ultimately, a single regulation will be chosen and used to address similar lakes not meeting Panfish management goals. The effectiveness of each regulation will be evaluated in 2021.

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Updated: September 21, 2018 — 2:39 pm

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