Kids Fishing Derby Oct. 3

Set for Oct. 3

This year’s Kids Fishing Derby will start at 8 am on Saturday, Oct. 3. The location will be the same as last year–the Seubert’s Luau lot at 113 W. Lake by the underwater bridge.

To register for the event or if you have questions contact Chad Martens at 659-8602 or e-mail typeten@sbcglobal.net.

2015 DUNLAP LAKE FISHING DERBY RULES

AGE GROUPS:             1 TO 6 YEARS – PANFISH DIVISION

                                        7 TO 12 YEARS – GAMEFISH DIVISION

                                        13 TO 18 YEARS – LUNKER DIVISION

PRIZES AWARDED FOR 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE IN EACH DIVISION AND FOR BIGGEST FISH OVERALL

 

PANFISH DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 15 FISH (CRAPPIE, BLUEGILL,

                        GREEN SUNFISH, SIMILAR PANFISH AND UP TO 3

                        LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

 

GAMEFISH DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 15 FISH (CRAPPIE, BLUEGILL,

                        GREEN SUNFISH, SIMILAR PANFISH AND UP TO 3

                        LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

 

LUNKER DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 6 FISH (LARGEMOUTH BASS,

                                         CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

***ALL BASS & CATFISH MUST BE AT LEAST 14 INCHES IN LENGTH*** 

***MUSKIES MUST BE IMMEDIATELY RELEASED FOR ALL DIVISIONS*** 

FISHING IS FROM 8:00 AM TO 11:00 AM; WEIGH-IN AT 11:00 AM

ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT IN DUNLAP LAKE 

ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT BY PARTICIPANTS –

PANFISH DIVISION MAY GET ASSISTANCE FROM ADULT BUT

CHILD MUST REEL IN FISH 

LUNCH SERVED AFTER FISHING & WEIGH-IN 

CATCH AND RELEASE RECOMMENDED AFTER WEIGHING IN FISH

BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

                                            

                                    

Holiday Social Sat., Dec. 5 at Wildey

d9c50af5-0b8d-4ffa-9217-9c727ff0a8d2Mark your calendars! This year’s Holiday Social will be an evening event held in the second floor ballroom at the Wildey Theatre. Details will be coming soon on food, drinks, and a very special holiday bake-off/recipe exchange.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with events, especially the holiday party at the Wildey. Please consider helping with one event a year. Just reply to this e-mail or contact Jim Seubert our social committee chair at jim.seubert@yahoo.com.

Annual Bonfire Set For Oct. 17

67c36903-cc78-4ffa-b90c-663225251e18Annual Bonfire
7 pm Sat.,Oct. 17
at 840 East Lake

There’s something new at the bonfire this year. A real bonfire! The event location has changed. We will meet at the Association’s new property at 840 East Lake Drive. Bring lawn chairs. Hot dogs and s’mores will be provided.

Algae takes over shallow water

As the lake fills up with silt, algae levels are reaching an all-time high. New grass carp are being added and a special algae rake has been purchased. The rake is available to any residents wanting to clear a path from their boats to the main channel.
The board researched options for chemical treatment but found the options were extremely expensive and pose a number of risks. A link to Aquatic Biologist’s listing of the dangers of copper sulfate is attached HERE. Water quality factors that might influence algae growth are mentioned later in this newsletter.
The board is working on having a dredging proposal to present by the Association’s Annual Meeting in February. If operating a boat in shallow water now it is important not to let the engine get clogged up. Some residents have reported that putting the motor in reverse before it gums up will help clear the algae.

Other News Around the Lake

  • WATER TESTING – Recent water testing showed no elevated levels of heavy metals like lead or mercury. Fecal coliform was elevated in 2 of the 3 samples and those areas will be retested. Phosphate levels were high which is part of the excessive algae growth. Lawn chemicals and fertilizers are the most likely explanation for the high levels.
  • PROTECT THE LAKE FROM LAWN CHEMICALS – Avoid using lawn chemicals or fertilizers. If you feel you have to use chemicals do not put them within 25′ of the lake. Let the rain wash them towards the lake and the grass in between will use up some of the toxins before they hit the water.
  • AUTO BREAK INS – There have been a number of incidents where items have been stolen out of cars. Residents on West Lake reported someone taking items from a car parked in a carport and window have been broken to get to items in cars around Glick Park.

Dam and drainage silo improvement photos and notes

 

This summer brush was cut from the back side of the earthen dam and an additional 4 feet of riprap was added to the front. A large metal grate and ladder was added to the drainage silo to replace the loose boards that dam committee chairman Mike Watts has had to use as a platform when lowering the lake in emergency situations. 

The 2015 inspection of the dam was conducted by Hurst-Rosche Engineering in August. Clearing vegetation around the spillway chute was recommended as a minor improvement to be done in the next year.