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COMMITTEES
FISHERY We have an active fish committee that is keeping tabs on our fish population and are also investigating fish stocking. They keep in contact with the WDNR and inform us about the fish surveys and fyke netting.
Anyone wanting more information or interested in helping collect samples, please contact us. AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT Since the discovery of the non-native and highly invasive aquatic weed Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in Connors Lake, the lake association has actively treated the milfoil with herbicide applications. We have been able to do this with the help of grants and the generosity of Lake Association members. Our plan is to continue to control invasive species, prevent the introduction of new species into our lakes, and prevent the spread of EWM to Lake of the Pines. We have an Aquatic Plant Lake Management Plan and our goal is to continue to control invasive species. UPDATE | Spring 2019 Aquatic Invasive Species Report Update by Thomas Stram Based on the findings of our Fall 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species survey, we do not plan to treat the invasive aquatic Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) for the third straight year. The recently revised Aquatic Plant Management Plan states that we cannot treat the EWM until we have a 50% frequency of occurrence. Last fall’s aquatic plant survey found a 27% frequency of occurrence (double that of the previous year). On the positive side, the EWM is confined to Muskie Bay. To help keep it that way we ask boaters to avoid motoring in Muskie Bay but if fishing there to use a no-wake policy. Please notify your friends and guests of this recommendation. I continue to volunteer for the Clean Boats, Clean Water Program to warn boaters of the presence of EWM and to avoid Muskie Bay. My prediction is that we will have a 50% rate of occurrence by the fall of this year. There are many very dense beds with surface matting in the bay. When we do treat the EWM, it will be the whole bay with liquid 2,4-D at a cost of about $8,000 to 10,000. We still have an annual expense for our annual plant survey but 3/4 of the total cost of $2,000 is paid by the DNR through a grant that was extended through 2019. CLEAN BOATS CLEAN WATERS (CBCW) Remove plants and weeds from boats, personal watercraft, and trailers. These invasive plants and weeds can easily take over our lakes. Watch this video to see how boat inspections are done. CBCW helps to educate boaters and inspect watercraft that are entering and leaving Connors Lake and Lake of the Pines. “JUST GIVE US TWO” by Don Bluhm Volunteering for CBCW is the front line for our association. This is where we educate boaters about preventing invasive species from entering into our lakes. It is the most important thing we do as an association. If you want to make a big impact on the lakes’ ecosystems, volunteer for TWO HOURS with CBCW. This is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to volunteer. Anytime the lakes are busy, we need volunteers at the landings. If you want to volunteer, see me at one of our meetings, and I will show you how to get started. Make a difference, get involved, and GIVE US TWO! If you can volunteer your time, please contact us.
May (Late in the month) Water Clarity (secchi disk) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Temperature Phosphorus (fertilizer)
June – August (Early in these months) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Temperature Clarity
June – August (Late in these months) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Temperature Clarity Chlorophyll (algae) Phosphorus (fertilizer)
Fishery Committee 2009 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary
WISCONSIN CITIZENS LAKE MONITORING NETWORK (WCLMN) WCLMN is a group of volunteers that sample certain parameters in a specific lake. We have teams for both Connors Lake and Lake of the Pines that collect water samples and make other observations. Dave Schiotz will lead the Connors Lake volunteers, and Jim Schofield will lead the Lake of the Pines. All the data collected is put into the DNR network to help understand changes that are occurring in the lakes and assist in management decisions. What we monitor and when:
Clean Boats Lean Waters Reducers Invasive Plants and Weeds
Wisconsin Citizens Lake Monitoring Network Walleye Recruitment in Connors Lake Walleye Recruitment in Lake of the Pines
Walleye Recruitment History
2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary
Connor Pines Lake Association
COMMITTEES
FISHERY We have an active fish committee that is keeping tabs on our fish population and are also investigating fish stocking. They keep in contact with the WDNR and inform us about the fish surveys and fyke netting.
Anyone wanting more information or interested in helping collect samples, please contact us. AQUATIC PLANT MANAGEMENT Since the discovery of the non-native and highly invasive aquatic weed Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) in Connors Lake, the lake association has actively treated the milfoil with herbicide applications. We have been able to do this with the help of grants and the generosity of Lake Association members. Our plan is to continue to control invasive species, prevent the introduction of new species into our lakes, and prevent the spread of EWM to Lake of the Pines. We have an Aquatic Plant Lake Management Plan and our goal is to continue to control invasive species. UPDATE | Spring 2019 Aquatic Invasive Species Report Update by Thomas Stram Based on the findings of our Fall 2018 Aquatic Invasive Species survey, we do not plan to treat the invasive aquatic Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) for the third straight year. The recently revised Aquatic Plant Management Plan states that we cannot treat the EWM until we have a 50% frequency of occurrence. Last fall’s aquatic plant survey found a 27% frequency of occurrence (double that of the previous year). On the positive side, the EWM is confined to Muskie Bay. To help keep it that way we ask boaters to avoid motoring in Muskie Bay but if fishing there to use a no-wake policy. Please notify your friends and guests of this recommendation. I continue to volunteer for the Clean Boats, Clean Water Program to warn boaters of the presence of EWM and to avoid Muskie Bay. My prediction is that we will have a 50% rate of occurrence by the fall of this year. There are many very dense beds with surface matting in the bay. When we do treat the EWM, it will be the whole bay with liquid 2,4-D at a cost of about $8,000 to 10,000. We still have an annual expense for our annual plant survey but 3/4 of the total cost of $2,000 is paid by the DNR through a grant that was extended through 2019. CLEAN BOATS CLEAN WATERS (CBCW) Remove plants and weeds from boats, personal watercraft, and trailers. These invasive plants and weeds can easily take over our lakes. Watch this video to see how boat inspections are done. CBCW helps to educate boaters and inspect watercraft that are entering and leaving Connors Lake and Lake of the Pines. “JUST GIVE US TWO” by Don Bluhm Volunteering for CBCW is the front line for our association. This is where we educate boaters about preventing invasive species from entering into our lakes. It is the most important thing we do as an association. If you want to make a big impact on the lakes’ ecosystems, volunteer for TWO HOURS with CBCW. This is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to volunteer. Anytime the lakes are busy, we need volunteers at the landings. If you want to volunteer, see me at one of our meetings, and I will show you how to get started. Make a difference, get involved, and GIVE US TWO! If you can volunteer your time, please contact us.
May (Late in the month) Water Clarity (secchi disk) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Temperature Phosphorus (fertilizer)
June – August (Early in these months) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Temperature Clarity
June – August (Late in these months) Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Temperature Clarity Chlorophyll (algae) Phosphorus (fertilizer)
Fishery Committee 2009 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary
WISCONSIN CITIZENS LAKE MONITORING NETWORK (WCLMN) WCLMN is a group of volunteers that sample certain parameters in a specific lake. We have teams for both Connors Lake and Lake of the Pines that collect water samples and make other observations. Dave Schiotz will lead the Connors Lake volunteers, and Jim Schofield will lead the Lake of the Pines. All the data collected is put into the DNR network to help understand changes that are occurring in the lakes and assist in management decisions. What we monitor and when:
Clean Boats Lean Waters Reducers Invasive Plants and Weeds
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Wisconsin Citizens Lake Monitoring Network Walleye Recruitment in Connors Lake Walleye Recruitment in Lake of the Pines
Walleye Recruitment History
2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary 2010 Lake of the Pines Spring Netting Summary
Connor Pines Lake Association
Remember to perform Lake CPR