Reposting from 2019, just as a reminder:
Our local DNR Fisheries Biologist Zach Lawson feels that any data on fish that are caught on Lake of the Falls or the Black Lakes will help give a better picture of the numbers and health of our fish populations. While working with him, we have created a form to document catches by our members, their families, and their guests. It gathers most of the same information as a Landing Creel Count at a boat landing which would require many hours of time.
The form is pretty straightforward and needs only the information you have, we expect that not all anglers may know the water temp or if the lake level is high or low. Any information on the form will help, this is not exact science, just a small piece of information that Zach can use to analyze our fish populations and catch rates. Please list all fish, even undersized. If anyone has any questions please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (If you need help identifying all the fish you catch, use this handy guide from the Wisconsin DNR.)
The online version of the Fish Count Form is super-easy to use and you can complete it right from your boat! Try it and see. Paper forms are available at the public boat landing or here on the website. Thanks!