News & Reports

Walleye Regulations on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Zach Lawson, local DNR Fisheries Manager, will be discussing potential changes to walleye fishing regulations on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage-Trude Lake Property Owners Association. The general public is invited to attend. The meeting will be held December 6 at 6:00 PM at the Haines Building in Mercer. Zach will also be discussing the results of comprehensive surveys of walleye that have been recently completed.

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Scott Reinhard’s Passing

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Scott Reinhard. Scott was the current president of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association, Inc. and passed away in September.

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‘Conservation on Tap’ talks Flambeau fishery

MERCER, Wis. – Those who fish the Turtle Flambeau Flowage should largely be pleased with the state of its fishery, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Zach Lawson.

Lawson provided an update on the health of the flowage’s fishery and the results of an extensive survey of the water’s fish populations at the Pines restaurant in Mercer Tuesday as latest talk in the annual “Conservation on Tap” lecture series.

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Volunteers Needed for our Annual Purple Loosestrife Survey

Volunteers are needed to do purple loosestrife surveys on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage and Trude lake. The survey needs to be done during the last two weeks of July. The DNR and County Conservation Department relies on us to do the hunting for Loosestrife because finding it is resource intensive. The Loosestrife should be in bloom during the time the Survey is conducted making it much easier to identify.

The entire Flowage needs to be surveyed …

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Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance (ICLRA) Announces Summer Events

Dear ICLRA Members and Friends,

Wow! This has been a tough year for Wisconsin waters. We lost local control of our shoreland zoning.

The Wisconsin DNR has been further crippled:

Most of the good people in the Solid Waste Management Division are gone.
Most of the good people in the department which permits and inspects concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) are gone.
DNR Employees are forbidden to express the facts of climate change.

The Wisconsin Legislature and Governor have passed laws …

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Member Road Signs Now Available

Good news, folks, our member road signs have now been made and they look great! We will make them available to all members at no cost. BUT, we would really appreciate it if you could make an additional, one time $15 contribution with your annual membership renewal to help defray our cost of the signs. We will have them available for pick up at our annual meeting. If you aren’t able to attend the meeting, …

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2017 Conversation on Tap Series Schedule

The Iron County Land and Waters Conservation Department has released the 2017 schedule for their “Conservation on Tap” series, which is presented at the Pines beer garden in Mercer.

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