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

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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.  


Location/Directions: Harpt Lake Road, Town of Gibson. Take Interstate 43 North from Manitowoc to STH 147, East on STH 147 approximately 3 miles to Harpt Lake Road. North on Harpt Lake Road 1 mile to Tuma Lake Road. West on Tuma Lake road .25 miles to landing.

Accessibility: 44.28486540, -87.73353380

Surface Area: 15 acres

Shorelength: .6 mi

Depth: Max 36′, Mean 11′

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

Type of Lake: Seepage

Restrictions: Use of motors, except for 1 hp electric motors, is prohibited. Read the Wisconsin handbook

Recreational Features: The public access has parking space for 4 car/trailer units. This lake provides good walleye fishing, as well as bass, bluegill, perch, and northern pike.

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


Aquatic Invasive Species Threats:

Verified: Eurasian Water-Milfoil (1993), Banded Mystery Snail (2014).


Fishing Regulations:

  • Fish present: Panfish, Largemouth Bass, and Northern Pike are common.
  • Management: N/A
  • View complete Tuma 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: No length limit. Limit 5.
    • 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:

DNR Fishing Survey Report: 2015 DNR Tuma Lake Fish Survey Report
DNR Fish Stocking Data:

DNR Fish Stocking Data
Year Species Strain Age Class Number Stocked Average Length (inches)
2014 LARGEMOUTH BASS UNSPECIFIED LARGE FINGERLING 340 3.20
2013 LARGEMOUTH BASS UNSPECIFIED LARGE FINGERLING 345 2.11
2013 NORTHERN PIKE MUD LAKE – MADISON CHAIN OF LAKES SMALL FINGERLING 1,000 2.91
2012 NORTHERN PIKE MUD LAKE – MADISON CHAIN OF LAKES SMALL FINGERLING 995 2.69
2012 LARGEMOUTH BASS UNSPECIFIED LARGE FINGERLING 700 3.00
2011 NORTHERN PIKE MUD LAKE – MADISON CHAIN OF LAKES SMALL FINGERLING 1,539 4.23
2011 LARGEMOUTH BASS UNSPECIFIED LARGE FINGERLING 699 3.00
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Condition: FAIR (2014 data)

Would you like to volunteer to collect data for this lake? Please contact MCLA.

  • Secchi Disk (2014): No data available for 2015-2016. The average summer secchi disk reading (Deep Hole) was 8 feet. Southeast Georegion average = 6.6 feet. Typically, the summer water in 2014 was reported as clear and BEAUTIFUL – could not be nicer.
  • tuma-secchiChemistry (2014): No Chlorophyll data available for 2015-2016. The average summer Chlorophyll in 2014 was 5.1 µg/l (compared to a Southeast Georegion summer average of 28.4 µg/l).
  • Chemistry (2016): The summer total Phosphorus average in 2016 was 22.7 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): 52/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 decreased clarity, fewer algal species, oxygen-depleted bottom waters during the summer, plant overgrowth evident, warm-water fisheries (pike, perch, bass, etc.) only.

View this graph on the DNR website

Based on Wisconsin DNR data from 5 volunteer readings taken on different days in July-Aug 2014 and volunteer and paid private readings on 2 days in March and August, 2016.


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.  
Updated: April 26, 2017 — 4:23 pm

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