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Darren Kuhn has collected many stories in his career as a recreation safety warden, along with a strong desire for people to stay safe while having fun. Kuhn, who works for the state Department of Natural Resources, recently spoke to the Manitowoc County Lakes Association during a meeting in Manitowoc.
Phosphorous levels are slowly increasing in Manitowoc County lakes.
Gene Weyer, water quality testing director and former president of the Manitowoc County Lakes Association, displayed graphs of phosphorous levels on 16 area lakes to those gathered at the association’s Feb. 21 meeting.read full article
Click on the maps to enlarge. Bathymetric Map 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.
About Kasbaum Lake
- Condition: Excellent read more
- Features: None; private lake.
- Restrictions: Only electric motors are allowed, Slow-No-Wake Areas/Hours, Water Skiing Restrictions. Read the Wisconsin handbook
- Surface Area: 6 acres
- Depth: Max 68′
- Bottom: 0% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 99% muck
- Shorelength: unknown
- Lake Type: Deep Seepage. Deep Seepage lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have no inlet or outlet.
- Lat/Long: 44.059529, -87.736075
Aquatic Invasive Species Threats
- None specifically reported.
- Fish present: Abundant Panfish and Largemouth Bass.
- View Kasbaum Lake fishing regulations on DNR website
- Open All Year
- Panfish: Daily bag limit 25. No min length.
- 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
- Fish Stocking Data: None available.
- DNR Fishing Report: None available.
- DNR Species Survey: None available.
Condition: EXCELLENT (2018) Source
- 5-Year Average Trophic State: 41/Mesotrophic
- Secchi Disk: Average summer reading 13 ft. (SE Georegion average 7.4 ft.).
Summer (July/Aug) water was reported as CLEAR and BLUE.
Average summer Chlorophyll 2.3 µg/l (SE Georegion average 31.6 µg/l).
Average summer Total Phosphorus 13.2 µg/l.
Lakes that have more than 20 µg/l total phosphorus may experience noticeable algae blooms.
- Trophic State Index (TSI): 41/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.