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The September 2018 MCLA meeting featured guest speakers Pete Tarnowski, Senior Planner Manitowoc County Planning & Zoning Department and Reed Gaedtke, Code Administrator.
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.
Accessibility: 44.059529, -87.736075
Surface Area: 6 acres
Depth: Max 68′
Bottom: 0% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 99% muck
Lake Type: Deep Seepage
Restrictions: Motorboat Prohibition: only electric motors are allowed, Slow-No-Wake Areas/Hours, Water Skiing Restrictions. Read the Wisconsin handbook
Recreational Features: None; private lake.
Aquatic Invasive Species Threats:
None specifically reported.
- Fish present: Abundant Panfish and Largemouth Bass.
- View complete Kasbaum Lake regulations at DNR
- Open All Year
- Panfish: Daily bag limit 25. No min length.
- Catfish: Daily bag limit 10. No min length.
- Open 5/6/2017-3/4/2018:
- 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.
Fish Stocking Data: None available.
DNR Fishing Report: None available.
DNR Species Survey: None available.
- 5-Year Average Trophic State: 42/Mesotrophic (Source: Wisconsin DNR)
- Secchi Disk: No current Secchi disk data available. Volunteers are the source of the majority of Wisconsin’s lake water quality data, and their dedication is greatly appreciated. Would you like to volunteer to provide Secchi disk data for this lake? Please contact MCLA.
- Chemistry (2016): The average summer Chlorophyll was 4.4.8 µg/l (compared to a Southeast Georegion summer average of 23.5 µg/l). The summer total Phosphorus average was 49 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) (2016): 46/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 a increasing chance of low dissolved oxygen in deep water during the summer.
Based on Wisconsin DNR data from 4 readings taken on different days in May-Aug 2016.