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    Friday, October 18th, 2019

    Location:  Meats Opera Haus, St, Nazianz

    Time:  Cocktails (cash bar) and social hour from 6 to 7 PM

    Dinner:  Family style dinner at 7 PM with program to follow

    Speaker:  George Meyer, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR)
    and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF)

    Door prizes and 50/50 raffle

     


    Cost:  $20 per person at the door includes desert and gratuity

    Reservations:  email reservations to Jerry Corfman at corfmanpj@yahoo.com

    Organized and hosted by the Wilke Lake Advancement Association in coordination with MCLA

     

     

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English Lake, April 2015
by Ken & Karen Schuler, TrawlersMidwest.com

Click on the maps to enlarge. Bathymetric Map Courtesy of and Copyright Sportsman’s Connection, based on Wisconsin DNR data. Watershed map courtesy of Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department. New! Zoom in even closer with this new interactive watershed mapping tool.  

MCLA Lake Director: Steve Bosiacki

Directions: Town of Newton. Take Highway 42 South from Manitowoc, West on English Lake Road approximately 2 miles to Brunner Road. South on Brunner Road .5 miles to driveway located on the East side of the road.


About English Lake

Lake Health

Recreation

  • Features: Boat launch with a 50 foot port-a-pier. Small shelter, picnic areas with grills and a toilet building. There are parking spaces to accommodate 15 car/trailer units. No lighting.
  • Boat Ramp: Concrete ramp, 7% slope, >3 ft launch depth. Boat cleaning and decontamination station available.
  • Launch fee: Daily fee is $5.00 and the annual is $20.00.
  • ADA Accessibility Features: Yes. The boarding dock, and route of travel to it, is ADA accessible.
  • Restrictions: Motor boats are allowed. Motorboat restrictions, Slow-No-Wake Areas/Hours, Counterclockwise boating, Water Skiing Restrictions posted at access.  Town of Newton Ordinance | Wisconsin boating handbook
  • Manitowoc County Map and Photos: http://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/departments/parks/lake-access/english-lake/

Statistics

  • Surface area: 48 acres
  • Depth: Maximum 85 feet (Deepest lake in Manitowoc County)
  • Shorelength:  1.1 miles
  • Bottom: 15% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 80% muck
  • Type of Lake: Deep Seepage. Deep Seepage lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have no inlet or outlet.
  • Lat/Long: 44° 2′ 38.91″ N / 87″ 47′ 21.09″W


Aquatic Invasive Species Threats


Fishing

  • Fish present: Largemouth bass and bluegill common. Northern pike and walleye present. Perch and other panfish present.

Regulations

  • View complete English Lake regulations at DNR
  • Open All Year
    • Panfish: 15/5 Year-Round (as of 4/1/2016). 15 panfish may be kept, but no more than 5 of any one species (all year). No minimum length limit.
      Panfish fact sheet
    • Catfish: Daily bag limit 10. No min length.
  • Open 5/4/2019-3/1/2020:
    • Largemouth/smallmouth bass: 14″ Limit 5.
    • Northern Pike: 26″ Limit 2.
    • Walleye: 15″ Limit 5.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.
  • Familiarize yourself with Wisconsin fishing:
    WDNR Hook & Line Guide
  • Consumption Advisory: General Manitowoc County/Mercury. Click here.

Stocking and DNR Surveys

Summary of DNR Species Sampling (2014)
species # caught Length Notes
Northern Pike 2 ave length 18.4″
Rock Bass 2 ave length 7.8″
Green Sunfish 1 ave length 3.2″
Bluegill 105 ave length 4.3″
Largemouth Bass 107 4.7″-20.5″ (ave. 11″)
Most common age group 3 years
it takes 7 years to reach 14″ minimum size limit for harvest
Black Crappie 10 ave length 5.9″
Walleye
Yellow Perch 8 ave length 5.2″

DNR Conclusions from 2014 Survey:
This survey and the two previous surveys have documented a shift in the primary predator from Walleye to Largemouth Bass. Panfish, which were overabundant and slow growing, are now much lower in number and exhibiting good growth.

DNR Fish Stocking Data
Year Species Strain Age Class Number Stocked Average Length (inches)
2017 WALLEYE MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS SMALL FINGERLING 1,678 1.70
2015 WALLEYE LAKE MICHIGAN SMALL FINGERLING 1,950 1.70
2013 WALLEYE MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS SMALL FINGERLING 1,780 2.00
2011 WALLEYE LAKE MICHIGAN SMALL FINGERLING 1,962 1.90
2009 WALLEYE LAKE MICHIGAN SMALL FINGERLING 1,765 1.80
View more history

 


Condition: GOOD (2018) Source

  • 5-Year Average Trophic State: 48 
  • Secchi Disk: Average summer reading 6.5 ft. (SE Georegion average 7.4 ft.)
    Typically the summer (July/Aug) water was reported as CLEAR and GREEN
  • Chemistry:
    Average summer Chlorophyll 6.1 µg/l (SE Georegion average 23.5 µg/l).
    Average summer Total Phosphorus 31.6 µg/l.
    Lakes that have more than 20 µg/l and impoundments that have more than 30 µg/l of total phosphorus may experience noticeable algae blooms.
  • Trophic State Index (TSI): 48/Mesotrophic.  What does this mean?
    Mesotrophic lakes contain moderate amounts of nutrients, and contain healthy, diverse populations of aquatic plants, algae, and fish. Occasional algae blooms may occur. If the lake is deep enough to stratify, the hypolimnion often becomes low in oxygen by the end of summer, and may result in some phosphorus release from the sediments. Mesotrophic lakes are characterized by moderately clear water, but have an increasing chance of low dissolved oxygen in deep water during the summer.


View TSI data graph on the DNR website

 


Click on the maps to enlarge. Bathymetric Map Courtesy of and Copyright Sportsman’s Connection, based on Wisconsin DNR data. Watershed map courtesy of Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department. New! Zoom in even closer with this new interactive watershed mapping tool.  
Updated: May 16, 2019 — 12:44 pm

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  1. I live near Valders and my daughter is visiting with my 2 young grandsons. We are looking for a beach on a small lake in my area. Can you help me out.

    1. Well the Cedars in Kiel is now “Flip Flops.” It is a bar and restaurant (burgers, pizza) with a great beach. You might enjoy that!

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