Bass Lake

Improvement Association

News & Notes

Check out the duck hunt photos under the photos link.


The Fall meeting was held Saturday Sept. 3 at the Doty town hall and there were 18 people in attendance. The first item that was brought up before the meeting started was a lack of donuts and coffee, with the pandemic we got away from serving but they'll be back at the Spring meeting.

It was brought up that we should use the Association list for the buying and selling of items around the lake which is a good idea, so if you've got items you want to sell or want to buy drop me an email and i'll send it out to all the property owners on the lake.

The Clean Boats Clean Waters program fell way short of covering the boat landing this season. There were 30 days to be covered and we only covered 12. That's a very poor turnout to help keep invasive species out of the lake. I've talked with the President of the Archibald lake association and they are spending thousands of dollars, are working with the DNR to desperately try to contain the spread of eurasian mil foil. If we want to try and keep it our of our lake we Must cover the boat landing. Many of the lake associations are covering Friday evening, Saturday all day starting very early and Sunday morning to try to prevent even more invasive from getting into the lake. Please consider helping out next year.

There was discussion about membership, we currently have 44 paid members. A separate E-mail will be going out to highlight the past accomplishments of the association which hopefully inspires people to become more involved.

Dues were discussed and it was decided that in February the Association will send out an email to all members noting the dues are due and requesting payment, After the Spring meeting an invoice will be sent to unpaid property owners.

There was a suggestion that as an organization we offer to build duck houses for anyone interested so we'll send an email early next year to determine how many would like to participate.

The annual election was held and we have some new board members, all open positions on the board have been filled. Wayne Wyngaard ran unaposed for president, Jane Wilz will stay on 1 more year as secretary / treasurer, Bob Elliott, Amy Mager and Marc Fry are the new board members. I'd like to thank Keith Uhlenbrauck, Rick Mielke and Ron Karfonta for all of their help over the years.

The Saturday Duck Hunt was successful again this year. The kids and the adults had a great time. it wasn't easy hunting though the wind carried the ducks to hiding spots and several of them were poached by kayaks and other boaters. The weather could have cooperated a little more the wind made it a little cold on the lake. If anyone finds a yellow duck please return to me for next years hunt. Thanks to Sweet Memories for a bunch of the consolation prizes.

i hope everyone has a good rest of 2022 and hope to see you on the lake for Fall colors.


A few updates from the lake.

The water is finally warm and the weather is cooperating so come to the lake and enjoy.

The pictures from the Fourth of July parade have been posted on the web site.

We ended up with 21 property owners that had the well testing done, those that did should've received your results via email or regular mail.
The reports were a little hard to read but once you figured out that the recommended levels were at the bottom of the report it was easy to understand if your well had levels above the recommended levels. Hope everyone's came out ok.

There are several bears in the area, a smaller one and a large one with 2 cubs. They've been seen several times during the day so be on the lookout for them especially the one with cubs.

The DNR has been on the lake and has stopped several boaters / jet skis so make sure you and your guests are aware of the regulations.

The Labor Day kids duck hunt is scheduled for Saturday September 3rd after boating hours. Everyone had a great time last year so plan to attend, there'll be more prizes this year and every kid will end up with something.


The final Bass Lake Management Plan prepared by the DNR, County, Townships, UW Stevens Point and citizens has been loaded into the links section of the web site. it was delayed almost a year due to Covid. The plan contains detailed information and lays out a plan for future management.

In an effort to help reduce our lake shore erosion we’ve put together a list of different grants that are available to help with the cost, planning and implementation of shoreline retention.

1. Oconto County cost share program.
2. State of Wisconsin DNR Lake management program

Both of these programs start with a meeting with Ken Dolata from Oconto county, he can be reached at (920) 834-7152, Dale Wery has been in contact with them regarding these programs and they are planning a visit to Bass Lake in December. They would like to meet with all property owners on that day to do site visits and start the grant process which starts with obtaining a permit. Ken will also be able to provide a list of approved landscapers. The deadline is February for applying for these grants.
The Association is starting a list of interested owners if you’d like to be included in the grant process or get some ideas about can be done please let me know and I’ll start a list.

3. DNR Surface Water Grant

The DNR has a surface water grant program which has deadline of Feb. 1. This program has 5 simple inexpensive best practices, with grants of up to $1,000 per practice installed. I don’t know much about this program but there is an attachment that describes it. There are 2 links on the web site for this program, DNR Surface Water description, Surface Water Application process

Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these programs and we’ll assist in any way possible.


Board Members

Our current list of board members, their phone numbers & email addresses.

Wayne Wyngaard

Marc Fry

Jane Wilz
Secretary Treasurer

Bob Elliott
Board Member
(920) 639.0323

Steve Hamann
Board Member

Amy Mager
Board Member

Russ Ryczkowski
Board Member
(920) 609-4920

Gordon Brushwyler
Board Member

Todd Sabourin
Board Member


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Fourth of July Parade 2022
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Otters on the lake 2014