Boot Lake Improvement Association

Townsend, Wisconsin

updated: 05/26/2016




Boot Lake

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April 29, 2016

The 2016 lake dip stick was just put in and the starting lake level is 3.84. 

When compared to the reading I took on November 30th 2015 of 2.94 the lake is up 9 tenths of a foot and if my calculations are correct the lake is up 10.8 inches.




Some DNR biologists have been on the lake this week using special netting attached from the shorelines in 6 locations.  One of the fish they caught and measured was 51 1/2 inch musky, not too bad.  If you'll be up over the next few weeks and continuing over the summer you can watch them shock the lake and see how healthy the condition of the fish population is on Boot.



Lakewood - Townsend - Oconto County

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April 8, 2016

Here is the video taken by Channel 12 Rhineland at the Town Hall last Saturday of the Centennial reenactment.  From the link, type TOWNSEND in the search bar and choose the top video.


Video Link:


Boot Lake Improvement Association participated in

Wisconsin's 2015

Clean Boats/Clean Waters Program

thanks to all who


to monitor the

Boot Lake Boat Landing

see the available dates

download boat inspection form

find out more about this program at



Thanks to all who helped on the annual

Boot Lake Cleanup

The 2015 Annual Lake Cleanup was another success on Boot Lake.  The shore line from Erler’s Beach to the Campground was our target for this year.  Many beer and soda cans were removed from the lake along with fishing lures, bobbers, plastic bait items, plastic bait cups, and containers.  The most exotic item retrieved this year was an old Heileman’s beer can with the original style “pop top”.  Thanks so much for the Cleanup effort again this year.

Participants: Ben Ariss, Julie Bane, Bill Bero, Julie Paulson, Dan Platkowski , Jen Reinke, Craig Vorpahl



Boot Lake Improvement Association

Map of the Vegetation and the Health of Boot Lake

2014 Boot Lake Mapping for Vegetation
2013 Boot Lake Mapping for Vegetation

The Ci BioBase System was developed to provide automated cloud based mapping and historical trend tools for aquatic analysis. This is accomplished with powerful yet inexpensive data recording tools and dynamic centralized analytic and lake mapping tools. CI BioBase leverages log file formats recorded to SD cards using today’s Lowrance™ brand depth finders and chart plotters.
Each subscriber to the BioBase System can collect acoustic data, upload it to a BioBase account, and automatically produce vegetation abundance and bathymetric maps
More information can be found at


Boot Lake Fish Stocking Information

email from Senior Fisheries Biologist - Inland waters of Marinette County & Oconto County regarding fish stocking and historical fish population in Boot Lake
Boot Lake Gamefish Panfish Electro CPE_Summary
Boot Lake Stocking From1972 Present


Citizen Lake Monitoring Reports now on-line

click here to see Boot Lake data

U.S. Geological Survey

Water Level Marker on Boot Lake

First Reading of 2016: 3.84 ft

(up 0.9 ft from last reading on 11/30/16)

Final Reading of 2014 (11/13/2014): 2.58 ft

1st Reading 2015: 4/30/15 2.99 ft

May 29, 2015: 3.03 ft

June 15, 2015: 3.28 ft

July 15, 2015: 2.93 ft

August 15, 2015: 2.73 ft

September 15, 2015: 3.15 ft

October 27, 2015: 2.67 ft

November 2, 2015: 2.78

November 15, 2015: 2.80

November 30, 2015: 2.94 (final 2015)

Base height on 5/17/10 of 1.37 ft

(feet to inches calculator)

2013 Water Levels

2012 Water Levels

2011 Water levels

2010 Water levels

historic water levels for Boot Lake


Boot Lake Wildlife Photos

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email photos, questions, comments, etc. to:

Boot Lake Website Terms of Use

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Bob Dietrick, Sandy Ariss or Janet Kelm if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wiscosnin Lakes website

Boot Lake Links
Other Links
Boot Lake Annual 4th of July Boat Parade 2008 NOAA Weather Radio
Boot Lake Annual 4th of July Boat Parade Pictures 2007 Jones Spring Area Trail Map
UW Extension Lakes
click here for Important Boat Lauching Information Lakewood Cross-Country Ski Trail
Boot Lake Fishcribs Fishing conditions on Boot Lake


DNR Waterway and Wetland permit Webpage

links to websites about BEARS

Boot Lake Water Quality

June 2010 Wildlife Photos more Boot Lake wildlife photos
  Bass Lake Association Website
Town of Doty website
Fishing Wisconsin Archibald Lake Association Website
4th of July, 2011  
Boot Lake Picnic 2015 Wisconsin Lakes Association
minutes 2011 annual meeting pictures from 2011annual meeting


click here to see lake map, wake hours and recommended boating, skiing, tubing directions