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Weyers Lake News
- Pete Tarnowski's Presentation (download the Powerpoint)
- Pete Tarnowski's presentation (PDF)
- MCLA meeting minutes July 27, 2017 (PDF)
The meeting minutes from the July 27, 2017 MCLA meeting are now available. The guest was Pete Tarnowski. He has made his presentation on the status Manitowoc County Parks available for download. In it, he discusses recent improvements at our lakes, as well as future plans. Please take a look!
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: Town of Newton. From Manitowoc, take LS south to Viebahn/CI. Turn right. In 2 miles, turn left on CR. Drive 1.7 miles and turn left on Clover Rd. Lake access is on the right after Gass Lake Rd.
Accessibility: 44.04074950, -87.73133460
Surface Area: 6 acres
Shorelength: .4 mi
Depth: Max 32′, Mean 15′
Bottom: 0% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 99% muck
Type of Lake: Deep Seepage
Restrictions: Posted; Motorboating is prohibited. Town of Newton. Read the Wisconsin handbook
Recreational Features: A picturesque lake with very little shoreline development. The public access has 46 feet of frontage and can accommodate 5-8 car/trailer units. A port-a-pier was recently added to make lake access much easier. Surrounded with dense forest growth, it is a perfect place for rowboating and canoeing.
Manitowoc County Map and Photos: http://www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/departments/i-p/parks/lake-access/weyers-lake/
Aquatic Invasive Species Threats:
None specifically reported.
- Fish present: Big bluegill, large mouth bass and an occasional northern pike.
- View complete Weyers 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.
DNR Fish Stocking Data: No fish stocking data on file.
DNR Fishing Survey Report: No reports on file.
- 2016 data not available
- 5-Year Average Trophic State: 56/Eutrophic (Source: Wisconsin DNR)
- Secchi Disk (2015): The average summer secchi disk reading (Deep Hole) was 7 feet. Southeast Georegion average = 7.1 feet. Typically, the summer water was reported as MURKY and BROWN.* This suggests that the secchi depth may have been mostly impacted by suspended sediments, tiny particles of soil or organic matter that are suspended in the water. Shallow lakes are often turbid because wind stirs up sediment from the bottom. High suspended sediments are often found in flowages and impoundments where precipitation runoff from the watershed transports solids via an incoming stream.
- Chemistry (2015): The average summer Chlorophyll was 15.2 µg/l (compared to a Southeast Georegion summer average of 25 µg/l). The summer Total Phosphorus average was 27.5 µg/l. Lakes that have more than 20 µg/l and impoundments that have more than 30 µg/l of total phosphorus may experience noticable algae blooms.
- Trophic State Index (TSI) (2015): 55/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.
Based on Wisconsin DNR data from volunteer readings taken on 7 different days in April-Sept 2015. 2016 data not available.