Dunlap Lake Property Owners Board Meeting Oct. 3

The Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting is Monday, Oct. 3, at at 7PM at 840 East Lake Drive.

October 3, 2016 Agenda

1. Roll call-

2. Approval of minutes – August 29, 2016

3. Guest comments

4. Financial Report
a. 2017 Budget

5. Old Business
a.Voting results and next steps

6. Committee Reports
a. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim
b. Restrictions – Roy
c. Safety – Mark
d. Silt & Erosion – Craig
e. Web Page – Todd
f. Building – Andy
g. Common Areas – Lee
h. Dam Maintenance – Mike
i. Fireworks-Mike
j. Fish and Wildlife – Walt
k. Legal – Al

7. Manager’s Report

8. New Business – Next meeting?

9. Adjournment

Ballots Due Sept. 28

Postmark Ballots by Wed., Sept. 28

If you have not already returned your ballot on creating an SSA to pay for dredging Dunlap Lake please get that mailed so that it is postmarked by September 28. The mailing address is at the bottom of the ballot. If you have any questions you can reply to this e-mail or contact Carolyn Green at 618-791-1398 and Alan Ortbals at 659-0232.

New Ballot in the Mail

A letter and ballot for Dunlap Lake was mailed to you from Community Property Management in Manchester, MO last week. In the letter, our phone number was wrong and the return envelope was not enclosed.

Since it is critical that everyone’s vote make it to the right place to be counted, we feel we must send out a new mailing with the return envelope.

We are moving the due date for ballots to Wed., September 28, 2016  to make sure that everyone has time to vote. If you have any questions, if you have not seen a copy of the letter yet, or if you want to set up a neighborhood meeting to talk more about dredging or financing please email carolyn@dunlaplake.org or call Carolyn Green at 618-791-1398.

Dunlap Lake Fish Report

Residents Doug Carney from IDNR and Dr. Chris Theodorkis from SIUE as they collect fish to be counted, measured and released back into Dunlap Lake Thursday, Sept. 7. A few fish of varying types and sizes were kept for the SIUE Environmental Science Department to test for toxins thanks to a grant from the Urban Institute.

Fred Cronin IDNR Fisheries Biologist (back) directs lake residents Doug Carney from IDNR and Dr. Chris Theodorkis from SIUE as they collect fish to be counted, measured and released back into Dunlap Lake Thursday, Sept. 7. A few fish of varying types and sizes were kept for the SIUE Environmental Science Department to test for toxins thanks to a grant from the Urban Institute.September 9, 2016

Dear Ms. Green,

The purpose of this letter is to summarize the results of the electrofishing survey conducted on Dunlap Lake on September 8, 2016. I will also compare this data to the 4 previous surveys (1998, 2001, 2004, and 2009) and provide some management recommendations. We shocked for 30 minutes and got a good sample of fish. We collected the following species:

Species                                   Number

Largemouth bass                        49

Bluegill                                       44

Walleye                                     15

Gizzard shad                               80

Green sunfish                             12

Channel catfish                             4

Redear sunfish                              3

Common carp                              1

Yellow bullhead                            1

Largemouth bass – The tables below show the largemouth bass numbers and size distribution from this survey compared to the previous surveys. The bass numbers are better than ever and appear quite stable over the years. The size distribution looks very good with good numbers in every size class. The 29% under 8 inches suggests very good natural reproduction of bass this year. In summary, this survey shows a very healthy, stable bass population.

LMB Catch per 30 minutes of shocking effort:

1998                43

2001                31

2004                35

2009                40

2016                49


LMB Size Distribution:
1998 2001 2004 2009 2016
% less than 8.0 inches 19 0 6 3 29
% between 8.1 and 12 inches 57 26 49 60 20
% between 12.1 and 15 inches 24 26 17 18 31
% over 15.1 inches 0 48 29 20 20


Bluegill – The bluegill collected ranged from 3 to 8 inches. This is pretty good for a lake with gizzard shad and green sunfish present.

Redear sunfish – 3 redear sunfish were collected. They were quality sized fish 8-9 inches.

Walleye – 15 walleye were collected. They ranged from 10-20 inches and were in great condition. The numbers, quality, and condition of these fish is very impressive. The recent stocking of these fish is working very well. It appears a very healthy, fishable population is becoming established.

Crappie – No crappie were collected. The crappie move to deeper water at this time of year and are difficult to collect by shocking, so this survey may not be representative of the crappie population. However, the fact that we did not see small crappie suggests that the population is not over-crowded and growth and average size of crappie should be good.

Channel catfish – Four fish collected. They ranged from 22 to 28 inches and were in great condition.

Summary and Recommendations – This survey shows a very healthy and well balanced fish community. Bass fishing should be very good. Walleye fishing should be very good. Crappie and bluegill fishing should be good. Catfish fishing should also be good. The lake does not need any corrective stocking or management. With the abundant gizzard shad population continued stocking of supplemental predator species (walleye, hybrid striped bass, and muskie) should continue as desired. The walleye stocking in particular seems to be working very well. Walleye and hybrid striped bass can be stocked at 10-25 per acre, muskie at 1-2 per acre. You can always add more channel catfish, 6-8 inch at a rate of up to 50 per acre. If you need more information or have any questions please contact me.


Fred A. Cronin

Dist. 16 Fisheries Biologist

Horseshoe Lake State Park

3321 Hwy 111

Granite City, IL 62040                                                                                                     (618) 931-4217