The LOFA annual general membership meeting and picnic will be held on Sunday, August 4 at Beaver’s Resort on Lake of the Falls Road. The meeting will start at 11:00 am with the picnic immediately following.
We’ll vote for new officers (Vice President, Treasurer, and three at-large directors), talk about our new Fish Count Forms, and anything else lake-related that you’d like to discuss. Questions? Concerns? This is a great time to bring them up!
Please feel free to bring family members and houseguests. Our menu will include brats, burgers, and beverages; if you would like to bring a dish to pass, please feel free to do so, and bring your lawn chairs if you have them. If you haven’t already paid your membership dues, you can pay them at the picnic, and if you would like to participate in the 50/50 raffle, don’t forget to bring some cash! And we’ll have our beautiful LOFA membership signs on sale for $25 each.
Tent set-up will be Saturday, July 28 at about 10:00 am. Volunteers are always needed, so please help out if you can.
Come on out! It’s a great way to meet your neighbors around the lake.
Please remember to report your turtle sightings to the Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program! Let’s help them make life better for our little hard-shelled buddies. Here is the link to do so. This page also links to information about natural history, species identification, how to protect turtle nests, and much more.
And, completely unrelated, here are the minutes from the LOFA Board’s May 26 meeting at Beaver’s.
From Bill Dalpiaz of our Fishing and Water Quality Committee:
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: email@example.com. (If you need help identifying all the fish you catch, use this handy guide from the Wisconsin DNR.)
Thank you in advance for your help.
LOFA Fish Czar Bill Dalpiaz has arranged a meeting for LOFA members with WDNR Fisheries Biologist Zach Lawson at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 23rd at Beaver’s Resort. Find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about fish stocking, the Wisconsin Walleye Project, and the Wisconsin DNR! R.S.V.P. to Bill if you plan to attend, or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see a lot of people there!
…and a social event: At this year’s picnic we talked about more ways for LOFA members to get together just for fun, so we’re starting out by having a social night at Beaver’s on Sunday, October 7th starting at 6:30. Stop by for supper or just for drinks, and enjoy the company of your neighbors in a very informal setting. If there is enough interest we’ll try to make it a regular event, so come out if you can!