On the Water

MARISSA DAVIS STANDS next to Mike Norton and the 15-pound catfish she caught while fishing with the Green Lake guide June 1. Reagan Zimmerman photo Reagan Zimmerman Lake-trout fishing wasn’t always easy on Big Green Lake. In fact, people couldn’t catch them at all. From the time they were first […]

An unexpected cat(ch)

The continuous monitoring buoys provide high-resolution data documenting short-term fluctuations in oxygen, water temperature and seasonal trends. submitted photo by Alison Thiel Those recreating near Green Lake’s Dartford Bay or Sandstone Bluff may have noticed a new presence floating by. The areas have become home to two temporary monitoring buoys […]

Isolated Green Lake buoys measure water quality

Green Lake School District students assist the Lake Management Planning team in placing 27,500 native plant propagules (root stock) into the County Highway K Estuary. Propagules were strategically tossed into 12 fenced off carp exclosures. submitted photo by: Alison Thiel Editor’s note: This piece is the second story in a […]

GL students help restore Cty. Hwy. K estuary

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!