Lake George Lake Association
MISSION: To preserve, protect and enhance the water quality, fishery and recreational and aesthetic values of Lake George for the current and future generations.
Become A Member!
Annual Membership Dues for LGLA are $20.
Send payment to: LGLA, PO BOX 312, Rhinelander WI 54501
Membership is open to all those residing on the lake and those people who live within one mile of the lake at least one month per year.
About the Lake George Lake Association
The Lake George Lake Association (LGLA) is a non-profit organization formed in 2004 for the purpose of preserving and protecting Lake George and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of Lake George, as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations. This is a voluntary association and will have no powers over their membership or others using the lake.
Lake George, is a 443-acre drainage lake with a maximum depth of 26 feet and a mean depth of 10.9 feet. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye. Below is some information provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
From John Kubisiak, WDNR Fisheries Biologist (fall 2016):
We use fall electrofishing as an indicator of recruitment and stocking success. Young walleye are the primary target, especially young-of-year (yoy, born this spring, 4-8 inches in length) and age-1 (born spring of 2015, 7-11 inches in length). We also collected other gamefish species. In lakes with naturally reproducing walleye populations, we collect an average of 33 yoy walleye per mile of shoreline; catch in stocked lakes is generally lower. We’ve been using 12 yoy per mile as a benchmark of recruitment (enough walleye produced that we should see a noticeable yearclass in the future). I’m generally happy with age-1 catch around 5 per mile. Recruitment is usually quite variable year to year, and one moderate to strong yearclass every 2-3 years is enough to sustain an adult population.
On George Lake, I’m surprised that the smallest 5 to 8 fish from 9.3 to around 11 inches were not assigned age-1. Either way it looks like the last 2 years didn’t produce much walleye recruitment but there's a decent number of fish 2 years and older.
I requested a 2017 quota for stocking 35 small fingerling walleye per acre in George next spring. This works out to just under 15,500 fish. Small fingerlings averaged 2 inches this year, so they should be big enough to make it past the bluegill and crappies if that is the issue.
Why Boat Inspections?
Because it is the only way to prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species into the lake. LGLA has been doing CB/CW boat inspections since 2004 and many times inspectors have found AIS on a boat about to enter the lake. It is critical that we continue to do boat inspections as many hours per week as possible.
For 2018 we have received a WDNR grant to contract people to do inspections on the weekends and holidays when all of us would rather be enjoying time with family and friends. So your volunteer time doing inspections will be providing "double value" this year. We will earn a $12/hour credit for every hour you volunteer which goes toward our share of the grant expense, and, together with the contract inspectors, we will be doing many more hours of inspections than in the past.
THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT OUR LAKE!