On the Water


Establishing a healthy riparian zone and vegetative buffer helps keep sediment and nutrients like phosphorus from entering the stream, and eventually, Green Lake. by Alison Thiel Brian Olmen knows exactly where he was on June 13, 2008. He wa standing on the western banks of a typically small stream that […]

Eight years later, restored creek benefits Green Lake




In 2015, the GLA funded a Phase I research study to better understand the issues pertaining to Green Lake’s impaired status. This year, it is taking lake management a step further with a $200,000 grant to conduct Phase II of this rigorous effort.           submitted photo  […]

With great depth comes great responsibility


Reporter helps deliver Marine Mail on Green Lake A FLEET OF Chris Crafts make their way out onto Green Lake to deliver Marine Mail.                     Tom Schultz photo by Hannah Tetzlaff The dog could never be found.  Even when they called […]

Mailing by tradition



ETHAN, LEFT, and Grant Heagney of Fort Atkinson, Wis., hold a lake trout they caught while fishing with Mike Norton. Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and perch What’s not: Walleye, lake trout and white bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis […]

Fishing is slow, but stable on Big, Little Green


Walleyes for Tomorrow enjoys unprecedented success with latest release ABOVE, Green Lake Walleyes for Tomorrow chapter chairman Aaron Anderson practices his fishing skills in a kiddy pool in anticipation of catching the matured walleye fry in four years.  Hannah Tetzlaff submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff With a record-high release of […]

Frying up a new record




Reporter climbs aboard Heidel House yacht with her family Jack and Shirley Tetzlaff stand in front of Heidel House’s 60-foot Escapade yacht after their cruise around Green Lake.    Hannah Tetzlaff photo By Hannah Tetzlaff Riding in a car for hours at a time into the night, walking miles a […]

An escapade with the grandparents



Pewaukee Water Ski Club will return Saturday, July 30 to Green Lake for ‘Cirque de Ski’ show THE PEWAUKEE LAKE Water Ski Club performs one of its signature pyramids. The group does many tricks throughout the show.    submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff After successfully co-hosting the Green Lake Water […]

Circus on skis is coming to town


Florence Doss of Quincy, Ill., holds a 12-pound lake trout she caught while fishing with Mike Norton.    Mike Norton’s Fishing and Hunting Adventures photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Big Green Lake What’s hot: Smallmouth bass and northern pike What’s not: White bass Guide’s Corner: Dennis Walker, Dennis Walker Pontoon Guide […]

Warm weather = slow fishing on Big, Little Green



BOATERS AND other attendees enjoy a past Boat Jam event, which consists of a live band performing on a barge in  the middle of Norwegian Bay. This year’s event is slated for Sunday, July 17.                 submitted photo by Hannah Tetzlaff No crowd […]

Boats + music = Jam of the summer


GLA president Kent DeLucenay encourages members to get involved, be committed and stay informed as the GLA and its lake partners continue lake management momentum this year.  submitted photo  by Allison Thiel More than 50 interested community members gathered in the name of water quality at the Green Lake Association’s […]

GLA presents road map to cleaner water




‘Apocalyptic’ carp activity is good news and bad for Wisconsin’s deepest lake HUNDREDS OF CARP attempt to enter the County Road K marsh to spawn, but can’t due to the improved carp gate. It’s one of several possible factors in the massive carp kill being reported around Big Green.    […]

Local Carpgate



After multiple generations, local fishing guides may be their family’s last if things don’t change by Hannah Tetzlaff For Mike Norton and Dennis Walker, working as pontoon fishing guides isn’t just a job; it’s their family legacies. Norton and Walker have led groups of anglers around Green Lake for many […]

Into the sunset


Competitors scatter all across the lake while some try their luck closer to the harbor near Hattie Sherwood Campground. Green Lake hosted its annual Angler-Young Angler (AYA) fishing tournament two weeks ago. At the AYA event, two young anglers get paired with an experienced angler, with a weigh-in for the […]

AYA tourney earns ‘A’ for amazing!



DUFFERS LINE UP for everyone’s favorite game, “Sink the Bismarck,” in Playground Park. Proceeds from the event this year will go towards a new American Legion building.   Connor Cummiskey photo by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter With rubber ducks, tie-dye T-shirts, golf balls and souvenir cups, the Green Lake […]

Go Fourth with ducks, cups and shirts, oh my!


A carp barrier and new bubble barrier help trap tens of thousands of invasive rough fish at the County Road K bridge.  by Alison Thiel Tens of thousands of invasive European carp have been swarming beneath the bridge at Green Lake’s Southwest Inlet this spring. The carp’s tireless effort to […]

30 tons of carp pulled from SW side of Big ...



Sailors line up their boats at the start line, ready to test their mettle against the other competitors. submitted photo Catamaran Regatta returns Saturday, June 18 to Green Lake by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter Winds are picking up and the sails are bursting open as each day passes all […]

Setting Sail


ANGLER YOUNG ANGLER event organizers Krista and Dave Norton hold the trophies that will be awarded to the winning teams Saturday, June 18 in Green Lake. Hannah Tetzlaff photo Nortons will host 8th-annual Angler Young Angler fishing tourney June 18 by Hannah Tetzlaff Green Lake Reporter “My dad was a […]

Casting the Line for Success, Smiles