1 inch Friday and 1 inch Saturday so far in Ripon.
Management Plan Project on www.lakepuckaway.com can be selected and all information on Lake Puckaway management meetings can be selected and read. The last meeting, August 8, INFORMATION ON LAKE LEVEL AND FETCHING CAN BE READ.
Very informative on proposed plans for our Lake Puckaway & it's future. These are the facts & info from all 4 MEETINGS and not Lake Puckaway rumors and hearsay!.
MOON PHASE (85%)
Can't say I'm too concerned if they do push the Dam out. They (DNR) probably will screw it up anyway with the draw down so maybe the Board system that has been used for years is not so bad
lake looks good and healthy this year.
MOON PHASE (68%)
That's extremely disappointing news. He we go again that the DNR has not interest in the health of a watershed and the safety of the contractors placing boards and taking boards off of the existing Dam. Discussion of a "new" dam has been a talking point since the mid-80's and now another extension to "action". It's just like the DOT, within the State. Catastrophe will be the only thing that will create a blinding need. A fatality on the road or in a workzone brings about immediate change, so serious injury or death by one of the workers placing or removing boards and then we will see change as the DNR will be named in the lawsuit. As you can tell this really gets to me.
Anyhow what does the Plan from Onterra look like? Probably watered down now that the catalyst the Dam replacement is out on the Horizon again. So much for protecting our resources and caring about the "endangered Tern" to get the DNR attention. Seems like a lot of spinning wheels to stay Status Quo.
As Charlie Brown Says - "AARRGHH!"
After attending the Monday, Aug. 8 meeting for the Lake Puckaway management meeting at Marquette, WI, a representative from Onterra lake mgt. indicated the funding had been reallocated to future years for the Princeton dam construction. The starting construction date of Sept. 2018 now maybe, earliest in the year 2020. Representative from Wis. DNR at the meeting had been notified by higher ups of the date change. Left attendees at the meeting puzzled & very surprised. Election year antics-hmm! Just a thought.
Mikep, you're probably headed to the wrong lake for smb. There are a few up river in the main channel but overall Puck is a GREAT lmb lake, not known for its smallie fishing. I'd consider switching to lmb in the slop or trailer your rig east to Big Green if you're heart is set on smallies.