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Spring Lake, April 2015
Spring 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.  


Location/Directions: Spring Lake Road, Town Meeme. Take Highway 42 South from Manitowoc, West on County Highway F approximately 3.5 miles to Spring Lake Road. Travel South on Spring Lake Road approximately .5 miles Driveway to the West.

Accessibility: 43° 58′ 11.84″N / 87″ 53′ 40.89″W

Surface Area: 9 acres

Shorelength: .5 mi

Depth: Max 24′, Mean 11′

Bottom: 0% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 99% muck

Type of Lake: Seepage

Restrictions: Motorboat Prohibition, Slow-No-Wake Areas. Read the Wisconsin handbook

Recreational Features: Parking spaces for 8 car/trailer units is provided at the lake access. Several years ago, a combination launch and fishing pier was installed.

Manitowoc County Map and Photos:
http://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/departments/i-p/parks/lake-access/spring-lake/


Aquatic Invasive Species Threats:

Verified: Banded Mystery Snail (2009), Eurasian Water-Milfoil (2012)


Fishing Regulations:

  • Fish present: Good sized northern pike and large mouth bass have been taken by fishermen. Bluegill and trout are also found in this lake.
  • Management: Northern pike, bass, panfish.
  • View complete Spring 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.

This lake’s last survey (2010) yielded 30 largemouth bass and a lone northern pike. Occasionally you’ll run into a decent northern pike or keeper-size largemouth bass, and there are some decent panfish in the lake. Access is on the northeast shore.

—Kiel Bait & Gun, 1148 6th St., Kiel, WI 53042, (920) 894-3836

 


Fish Stocking:

Stocking Data: N/A

DNR Fishing Report: Read the most recent report 2010.

DNR Species Summary (2010):
Number of fish caught for the following length categories (inches):
species 0-5 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 >29 Total
Largemouth Bass 5 2 19 4 30
Northern Pike  1 1

Survey Date: 05-17-2010/Gear: Electrofishing

 


Condition: GOOD (2015 data)

  • Secchi Disk (2015): The average summer (July-Aug) secchi disk reading was 11 feet. The average for the Southeast Georegion was 7.1 feet. Typically, the summer water was reported as CLEAR and GREEN.* 
  • Chemistry (2015): The average summer Chlorophyll was not available. Southeast Georegion summer average is 25 µg/l. The summer total Phosphorus was 16 µg/l based on two readings. 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) (2015): 43/Mesotrophic. What does this mean?
    Mesotrophic lakes are characterized by moderately clear water, but have an increasing chance of low dissolved oxygen in deep water during the summer.

View this graph on the DNR website

Based on Wisconsin DNR data from volunteer readings taken 3 different days in April-July 2015.


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: April 26, 2017 — 3:52 pm

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