Bass Lake

Improvement Association

News & Notes


As summer winds down and the days get cooler it's time to start planning for our Fall meeting. The meeting will be held Saturday September 3rd at the Doty Town Hall at 9:00. The biggest thing on the agenda is that 5 board positions will be open. President, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer, and 2 additional board positions. It is imperative that we get some new members on the board as several of the board members will not be returning. Please if you have an interest in managing and preserving the lake please volunteer to be on the board. it doesn't take a lot of time and it's a great way to meet the people on the lake and try to preserve the amazing lake that we have. Please email me if you'd like to be a candidate for the board of directors election.

The annual kids duck hunt will be on Saturday September 3rd as well, probably starting at 4:30 like we did last year. In addition to an increased number of ducks and prices every kid participating will receive a prize. Please let me know if you are attending and how many kids you'll have, It should be a great time again. it is appreciated if you are a member to offset some of the cost but not required. We are also considering an adult version of the duck hunt so stay tuned for that.

There will be additional information on the agenda as we get closer to the meeting date.


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.


APRIL 5, 2022

Spring is upon us, as I write there is snow on the ground, but hopefully it melts quick and the grass turns green. Normally the ice goes out about mid April, depending on the ice, it may be a bit later.

Water will be up I would think with the melted snow and run off, but it will go down if we have limited rain fall in May. I think we are all ready to enjoy the water. The water levels have been down compared to the last 3 years.

Our Spring meeting will be at the Beach at 9:00 on May 28 Saturday weather permitting. You can come by boat or car, what ever works. The meeting will only be an hour. If you have new neighbors, please invited them.

The fish stocking took place last fall September 17, 2021. they stocked 1,419 Walleye. They normally stock every two years.

The Bass Lake Association will again monitor the boat landing for clean boats this year starting Memorial weekend and going through the summer to Labor Day Weekend. We need every member to help monitor which is 2 hours on a Saturday and 2 hours on a Sunday. We have one of the few clean lakes in the area and want to keep it that way. We will have a sign up sheet at the Spring Meeting. Please take a day to monitor.

If you had any break-ins this winter, please let us know by email or bring up at Spring meeting.

If you are planning on selling your cottage, let us know and we can publish on the web site.

Keith Uhlenbrauck
Bass Lake Association.



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

Keith Uhlenbrauck
Vice President

Jane Wilz
Secretary Treasurer

Ron Karfonta

Steve Hamann

Rick Mielke

Russ Ryczkowski
(920) 609-4920

Gordon Brushwyler

Todd Sabourin


Fourth of July Parade 2022
Lucky Duck Hunt
Fourth of July Parade 2022
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Otters on the lake 2014