Boot Lake Improvement Association

Townsend, Wisconsin

updated: 04/26/2018




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Boot Lake 4-16-2018

Snowmageddon Update

We have about 30 inches of snow, still very windy too. No more snow expected till Wednesday though. Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor!



Boot Lake 4-15-2018

Snowmageddon Update

About 14 inches so far & another 13 inches expected by Monday am. Where was this snow when the snowmobile trails were still open? Kurt is busy snow blowing and keeping all the feeders full. Dinner is cooking in the crock pot. Plenty of dog walks enjoying the snow. Nice!!



Boot Lake 4-14-2018 (update)

So much for my plan on waiting till Monday to shovel. During a lull in the storm I plowed off a good 6 inches of heavy wet snow. This should mean I only have a foot to shovel tomorrow. I have a somewhat good 10 hpr 26 inch wide snowblower, but it can’t throw the snow high enough and it comes out like stepping on a tube of toothpaste.  Having fun in the springtime in the north woods. Jean hopefully you and Dick are staying a little longer in FLA. 



Boot Lake 4-14-2018

Between 5 and 6 inches overnight and still snowing. They say the heavy stuff will come in tomorrow through Monday. On the news they have the new snow totals for Lakewood at 18 inches. The 4th of July boat parade maybe canceled due to ice on the lake 


Boot Lake 4-9-2018

Amy checked through her notes and it was year ago today the ice started to come off the lake, by the 10th it was completely open and the loons were on. This year Pete says the ice is 26 thick and more snow forecasted for this weekend. I think this year the water is going to be on the more “refreshing “side.


We are having a “Husky” spring. This morning Odin, Nova & Miesha bounded out the door as we still have plenty of snow and the temperature was 0. They are thrilled that their snow dance worked and we still have most of the 2 feet of snow that came down during the week. About 26 inches of ice still on the lake. It is sunny and the temperature is now 34.

We haven’t seen any ticks at all!



Boot Lake 4-4-2018


Boot Lake 3-30-2018




I just found this online, its of Pine Ridge Lodge postmarked from August 1927.  Note the lodge buildings in the background and the not yet developed beach area on the right side of the bridge, pretty cool.



2016 Boot Lake Creel Survey Report

A while back you called asking about our Creel Report from last year on Boot lake, and although it has taken longer than expected – it is now finally done!  Please feel free to copy or send to any others that may be interested.  You can also find more Creel Survey Reports on the following website

We certainly appreciate your cooperation and that of all the friendly folks we met out there.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.  Enjoy your lake.

Joelle Underwood
Fisheries Technician – Treaty Fisheries
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
8770 County J,  Woodruff, WI  54568
Phone: 715-356-5211 x 228

click here to see the 2016 Boot Lake Creel Survey Report


Update on Condition and Health of Boot Lake

click here to read the report from Amy Klebe


thanks for attending

Boot Lake Improvement Association Annual Meeting

click here for minutes of June 17 2017 meeting


Thanks to all who helped in 2017

Monitoring of the

Boot Lake Boat Landing

(Clean Boats/Clean Waters Program)

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find out more about this program at



Boot Lake Improvement Association

Map of the Vegetation and the Health of Boot Lake

2017 Boot Lake Mapping for Vegetation
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


Boot Lake Freezes 12-09-2017

U.S. Geological Survey

Water Level Marker on Boot Lake

2017 Readings:

May 2, 2017: 4.20 ft

(up 0.79 ft (9.5in)from last reading on 11/14/16)

June 1, 20017: 4.4 ft

July 1, 2017: 4.8 ft

Aug 1, 2017: 4.6 ft

Sept 1, 2017: 4.3 ft

Oct 1, 2017: 4.4 ft

Nov 20, 2017 (final reading): 4.11

First Reading of 2016: 3.84 ft

(up 0.9 ft from last reading on 11/30/15)

May 5, 2016: 3.84 ft

June 9, 2016: 3.88 ft

July 10, 2016: 3.88 ft

August 15, 2016: 3.78 ft

September 2, 2016: 3.58 ft

September 30, 2016: 3.48 ft

October 25, 2016: 3.28 ft

November 14, 2016: 3.41 ft (final reading 2016)

(down 0.43 ft, [5 5/32 in] from first reading of 2016)

November 30, 2015: 2.94 (final 2015)

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

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

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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Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

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

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