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Long Lake and Boot Lake, April 2015
by Ken & Karen Schuler, TrawlersMidwest.com
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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: Chuck Kiehn

Directions: Boot Lake Road, Town of Rockland. Take County Highway JJ West from Manitowoc, through the un-incorporated area of Collins. Continue West on County Highway JJ approximately 4.5 miles to Long Lake Road. Travel north 1.5 miles to Boot Lake Road. East on Boot Lake Road .5 miles to driveway.


About Long Lake

Lake Health

Recreation

  • Features: Long Lake County Park occupies 4.5 acres on the northeast shore of this 117 acre lake. The park provides public access for boating and fishing and has been developed into an attractive picnic area. Facilities located here include a boat launch ramp, pier, fishing pier, picnic tables, grills, playground equipment and a toilet building. Lighting is present. A small open area is available for recreation activities.
    Northern pike, large mouth bass, walleye, perch, white bass, bullhead, crappie, bluegill and pumpkinseed can be fished from shore or boat. Long Lake is also a popular spot for ice fishing.
  • Boat Ramp: Paved ramp, 7% slope, 3 ft launch depth, boarding dock.
  • Launch Fee: The daily fee is $5 and the seasonal fee is $20.
  • ADA Accessibility Features: Yes. The boarding dock, route of travel and restroom are all ADA accessible.
  • Restrictions: No wake from 6:00 pm to 11:00 am. High-water no wake rules. Operating restrictions on motor boats and waterskiing are posted at the access. Read the Wisconsin handbook
  • Manitowoc County Map and Photos:
    http://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/departments/parks/county-parks/long-lake/

Statistics

  • Surface Area: 127 acres
  • Depth: Max 38′
  • Bottom: 0% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 95% muck
  • Shorelength: 3.4 mi
  • Lake Type: Deep headwater drainage. What does this mean?
  • Lat/Long: 44°8’37.89″ N / 88° 2’0.81″ W


Aquatic Invasive Species Threats


Fishing

  • Fish present: Northern pike, largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill common. Walleye present. Perch and other panfish present.

Regulations

  • Open All Year:
    • Panfish: 15/5 Year-Round. 15 panfish may be kept, but no more than 5 of any one species. No minimum length.
      Panfish fact sheet
    • Catfish: Daily bag limit 10; No min length.
  • Open May 1 – March 6:
    • 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.
  • View Long Lake fishing regulations on DNR website and familiarize yourself with Wisconsin fishing: WDNR Hook & Line Guide
  • Consumption Advisory: General Manitowoc County/Mercury. Click here.

Stocking and DNR Surveys

 

DNR Fish Stocking Data
Year Species Strain Age Class Number Stocked Average Length (inches)
2019 NORTHERN PIKE MUD LAKE – MADISON CHAIN OF LAKES LARGE FINGERLING 1,001 7.70
2019 WALLEYE ROCK-FOX SMALL FINGERLING 7,842 7.70
2017 NORTHERN PIKE MUD LAKE – MADISON CHAIN OF LAKES LARGE FINGERLING 900 8.30
2017 WALLEYE MISSISSIPPI HEADWATERS SMALL FINGERLING 4,447 1.70
View more history


Condition: POOR (2021) Source

  • 5-Year Average Trophic State: 72/Hyper Eutrophic
  • Secchi Disk: Average summer reading = 1.13 ft. (SE Georegion average 7.1 ft.)
    Summer (July/Aug) water was reported as MURKY and BROWN.
    This suggests that the secchi depth may be mostly impacted by algae. Algal blooms are generally considered to decrease the aesthetic appeal of a lake because people prefer clearer water to swim in and look at. Algae are always present in a balanced lake ecosystem. They are the photosynthetic basis of the food web. Algae are eaten by zooplankton, which are in turn eaten by fish. 
    a graph showing clarity in the single digits since 1992
  • Chemistry:
    Average summer Chlorophyll 74.3 µg/l (SE Georegion average 20.9 µg/l).
    Average summer Total Phosphorus 95.9 µg/l.
    May experience noticeable algae blooms.
  • Trophic State Index (TSI): 67/Eutrophic. What does this mean?
    Eutrophic lakes are high in nutrients and contain large populations of plants, algae, and fish, which often grow to nuisance levels, and the fish species are generally tolerant of warm temperatures and low oxygen conditions. Phosphorus can fuel algae blooms. This TSI usually suggests blue-green algae become dominant and algal scums are possible, extensive plant overgrowth problems possible.


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: March 21, 2022 — 2:23 pm

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  1. Is there camping available or nearby the Long Lake?

    1. Thank you for asking. Camping is not allowed in the county park at the lake. You might be interested in Camp 10 campground, which is nearby. Their website is https://www.camp10campgroundllc.com/

  2. Do you know where to find how many square feet of frontage is required to build a dock on long lake?

    1. Because these are legal questions it’s best to contact the correct people in DNR for clarification. Our local DNR staff are not comfortable answering regulation details; I was told that this authority has been transferred to the Madison office.
      I will refer you to https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Waterways/recreation/piers.html If you don’t find an answer to your question there, you can call the Waterway and Wetland Information Line at 608-267-3125 or email DNRWMSPublicInquiry@wisconsin.gov
      Hope this helps. Tom Ward, President of MCLA

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