History of Walleye fish stocking in Lake of the Woods
10/27/2010 # fish, 1300 size 8 and 7 inch Private plant
6-8-2011 # fish 14422 size 1.28 inch State plant
10/16/2012 #fish 670 size 7 inch Private plant
5/30/2013 #fish 17569 size 1.65 State plant
10/27/2014 #fish 625 size 7 inch Private plant
10/23/2016 #fish 600 size 8 inch Private plant
5/31/2017 #fish 15895 size 1.11 inch State plant
11/1/2017 #fish 585 size 7.09 inch Private plant
LOWIA dues paid to stock the lake in 2010, Michigan DNR has stocked 4 times, PNA fishing club has stocked 3 times. We were on the Michigan DNR list to stock again in 2019, but it was a bad walleye hatch, then it was pushed to 2020, and we had covid. The state has a goal of a certain amount of fish per acre that they want to survive, as lakes in SW Michigan do not have the habitat to spawn and survive. After one year, half the fish will survive, the year after that, what was left from the stocking, half of that number survive. Hence why Michigan DNR stocks the lake with those high numbers of Walleye.
Unfortunately Red Woolfe park where our member meeting and picnic is tomorrow is pretty well flooded with all the rain. And more coming tonight through tomorrow. We will now be at the VFW pavilion in town like two and three years ago.
A reminder that our annual member meeting with picnic will be Saturday July 17th at Red Woolfe park at the public beach in town. Start time is noon. Also this year the board has decided to support businesses in town because of covid last year. So, Hard Times restaurant in town will be catering our picnic this year. We will need a head count for ordering food by Wed July 14th. So please respond by email or call us. Also there are 5 board positions open this year as some board members are leaving. Consider a board position if you can. We can surely use new people on our board. At the member meeting there will be nominations for these positions and then voting. Call or email any board member if you have questions about these board positions and what is required of them.
WE DID IT!!!
First some thanks. Thanks to the Lake of the Woods Association for sponsoring the parade, Jim Rau at Apollo Marine in Lawton MI for the prizes to be awarded, the Richter family for being Grand Marshal and leading the boats around the Lake before all the houses and the 5 judges, and the judges. Virgillio family, Jeff Neubauer family, Dominic and Laurel Panico, Iwan family, and the Mahlberg family. THANKS JUDGES.
Another successful boat parade, and here is the run down and final results.
We had 10 boats in the parade around the Lake, great themes this year and participation.
First place, Reynolds family with a USA and paddle wheel theme. Uncle Sam and Statue of Liberty. The decorating was very creative and all participants on the boat were awesome.
Second place, Boonstra family with a SWANTOON, who, by the way, we believe may have been attempting to sway the judges’ decisions by supplying, via air toss, to judge locations and other locations where large numbers of people were gathered to watch the parade, perfectly packaged Jello shots. Being the registration/Grand Marshal boat, we were supplied with a taste as well. And buoy were they tasty.
Third place, YOUNKERS with a theme that we all got used to last year during Covid. The popular ZOOM meeting forum, the now well known “working from home”
Fourth place, Kasha and her Pirates who were looking for someone to give up the BOOTY Wonder if they found anyone? Pretty sure we saw one BOOTY on a white Zodiac boat…
Fifth place, Schultz place with SUPERHEROES. Marvel comics rule.
And more. . .
Tiffany and family with Kiddie Pool
Morgan family, wore their shower caps around the whole lake and not one fell off.
Bill Neubauer family with Pirates of Lake of the Woods theme
Howard family and the Shark Attack.
John Neubauer with Blue Lives Matter.
THANKS EVERYONE, and see you all next year or at the member picnic July 17th
Check our pictures below of this extremely successful event!!!