Things to Know
By Wisconsin Boating Law, all boats operated within 100' of shore must not exceed slow-no-wake speed.
LONG LAKE MANAGEMENT PLANS
- Release all walleyes measuring 13" to 18" - the slot limit size.
- Observe a daily possession limit of 2 which is the total kept from both Long Lake and Little Bass Lake combined.
- Observe a total possession limit of 5 which is the total kept from both Long Lake and Little Bass Lake combined.
- PLEASE record any walleyes you keep in the fish cleaning house.
SMALLMOUTH BASS Plan
- Release all smallmouth bass under 15".
- Observe a daily possession limit of 2.
- Observe a total possession limit of 5.
LITTLE BASS LAKE WALLEYE PLAN
- Release all walleyes under 18".
- Observe a daily possession limit of 2 which is the total kept from both Little Bass Lake and Long Lake combined.
- Observe a total possession limit of 5 which is the total kept from both Little Bass Lake and Long Lake combined.
- PLEASE record any walleyes you keep in fish cleaning house.
DOG LAKE LARGEMOUTH BASS, CRAPPIE AND BLUEGILL PLAN
- Keep as many largemouth bass as the law will allow after June 16th.
- Keep as many crappies as the law will allow.
- Please only keep 5 bluegills per person in total possession.
DAVE LAKE FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS
CRAPPIE Plan (top story, warm water fishery)
- Release all crappies under 10".
- Observe a daily possession limit of 5.
- Observe a total possession limit of 20.
BROWN AND RAINBOW TROUT Plan (bottom story, cold water fishery)
- Release all trout under 7 ".
- Observe a daily possession limit of 5 trout.
- Observe a total possession limit of 10 trout.
- PLEASE record any trout you keep in the fish cleaning house.
MORE THINGS TO KNOW
SOME SIGNIFICANT WISCONSIN REGULATIONS
- Any size and/or possession limits not specifically mentioned under our various management programs as outlined on this page are set by Wisconsin law and are found in the2012 2013 Guide to Wisconsin Hook and Line Fishing Regulations.
- Fishing licenses are required even though these are private lakes.
- A trout stamp is required to fish trout in Dave Lake.
- Musky season begins May 26th and the legal size is 40 - Both largemouth and smallmouth bass seasons open May 5th, BUT it is catch and release until June 16th.
- No motor trolling is permitted. )
- A life jacket must be carried and be readily accessible for each person in a boat.
- Any battery in a boat must be in a battery box with a cover.
BOATING SAFETY - By Wisconsin Boating Law, all boats operating within 100' of shore must not exceed slow-no-wake speed.
Age Restrictions Please see pages 6 of the Wisconsin Boating Regulations Handbook. We have them in the office.
- No person under the age of 10 may operate a motorboat.
- Persons 10 years but less than 12 years may operate a motorboat only if accompanied by a parent or guardian, or a person at least 18 years designated by the parent or guardian.
- Persons at least 12 years but less than 16 years may operate a motorboat only if accompanied by a parent or guardian or by a person 18 years or older designated by the parent or guardian, or if they have successfully completed a DNR prescribed Boating Safety Course and possess the safety certificate issued by Wisconsin or other state.
Please operate all watercraft in a safe, common-sense manner.
- Please travel at SLOW-NO-WAKE speed within 100' of shoreline and through the "narrows" in Long Lake, which is between the Terry point and going south to the large island.
- Do not cut between another boat and the shoreline, especially if the people in the other boat are fishing and casting toward shore.
- PLEASE TREAT YOUR FELLOW BOATERS AS YOU EXPECT TO BE TREATED
Skiing and other towing is limited to the hours of 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Due to safety and aesthetics concerns, no personal watercraft (Jet Skis, Waverunners, etc.) are allowed.
IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT OUR LAKES FROM THE RELENTLESS SPREAD OF EXOTIC SPECIES SUCH AS ZEBRA MUSSELS, QUAGGA MUSSELS, EURASION WATERMILLFOIL, SPINY WATER FLEAS, GOBYS, VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA, ETC., WE HAVE CLOSED OUR BOAT LANDING.
With the ever increasing number of exotic species being detected, and the ceaseless spread of these exotics from the great lakes to heavily utilized inland waterways, and now to lesser used inland waters, we feel this is the only way we can protect our lakes.
We are very sorry for this inconvenience, but we cannot allow any private boats, canoes, or kayaks on our lakes any longer. Trolling motors and outboard motors will be dipped and run in a bleach solution for several minutes.
THANK YOU, GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!