Aerator Restores Wisconsin Lake

Posted Saturday May 27, 2017 by wf_admin

A degraded central Wisconsin impoundment has been restored to fish-producing status, thanks in part to Wildlife Forever. Created with flood control and fishing in mind, 240-acre Sportsmen’s Lake once held fishable populations of bass and pike – until a recent hard winter decimated predator numbers, leaving yellow perch, bullheads, and little else. Working with members of the Abbotsford Sportsmen’s Club, Wildlife Forever was able to reduce the risk of winterkills with the installation of an aerator to prevent oxygen depletion. Additionally, Sportsmen’s Lake has been restocked with panfish and northern pike, and plans to reestablish bass are on the drawing board.