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Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association (BPLROA) was formed to preserve and protect Big Portage Lake and its surroundings, and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety, and aesthetic values of Big Portage Lake, as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.
From the BPLROA "Statement of Purpose"
Welcome to the website of the Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association.
Big Portage Lake is located near the town of Land O' Lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin.
This website informs users about news and upcoming events, includes information about Big Portage Lake and the Lake Owners Association, links to additional information about the surrounding area, other groups involved with lakes, links to local services, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and town and county websites and phone numbers.
Current weather in Land O' Lakes.
Today's fire danger (DNR): Low
Fish for free in Wisconsin without a license on January 19th and 20th, 2019.
Read all about the BPLROA float in the town Fourth of July parade here.
The annual meeting of the Big Portage Lake Riparian Owners Association took place on July 7, 2018 at the Fire Barn.
Elections were held and 3 new members were elected to the Board. Lee Nielsen, Steve Saewert, and Dave Slezewski are the new board members.
John Alt was re-elected President and Alice Muehlethaler remains Secretary/Treasurer.
The 2016-2017 DNR survey of fishing pressure (creel survey) found fishing hours were reduced 10% from 2006. Walleye harvest was down sharply and perch and pike harvest were up, while the effort to harvest a walleye tripled.
More information can be found in the Fishery list in the Big Portage Lake section below.
An update to the Lake Management Plan is underway using a grant from the DNR. There are multiple opportunities for member participation so that the Association will meet its commitment of volunteer hours.
The January newsletter will be mailed about January 10th, 2019.
The June 2018 Shoreline News has been printed and mailed.
A PDF version is available.
Next Event: January 19, 2019
Information about Big Portage Lake. (Documents are in PDF format and will display or download based on your browser settings.)
Images taken by lake residents. Submit your lake images here. Photos of views of the lake from your shoreline, weather at the lake, plant life, wildlife, and sunsets are appreciated. No photos with people please.
Documents and Information about the Association.
Documents are in PDF format and will open or download based on your browser settings.
PO Box 629
Land O Lakes, WI 54540
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