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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.

 
 

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, CrappieLargemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern PikeSmallmouth 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.