Here is the report for our beloved Catfish Lake. It shows we have a small infestation near the point going to Twelve Pines. There are some smaller infestations near the Braywood Boat Landing and near Keeshins Point. They hand pulled in 2018 and will no doubt be hand pulling this year as well.
Now we just wait for open water!!
Catfish Lake Milfoil Report
Here is the report for the entire chain!
Chain Milfoil Report
Here is the end of 2017 Eurasian Water Milfoil (EWM) map for Catfish Lake.
2017 EWM Map
Here is the Final Report from Onterra on EWM for the Eagle River Chain of Lakes
2017 EWM Report
In the event that the Catfish Lake Association votes to fold into ERCLA, we have to have Articles in place. This is the document.
I invite discussion on the topic. CLA Resolution
The date of the unofficial ice out for Catfish Lake was April 9. I did see a pontoon boat “ice breaking” the small areas of ice still remaining on April 8. Here is a photo from April 6 and another photo from April 9. It never ceases to amaze me how fast things can change! I consider tax day “normal” for an ice out. We have seen ice outs in March and we have seen it come very late, like in May. So this is a bit early!
Here is a link to the Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association 2016 Final Report Eurasian Water Milfoil Treatment Results.
ERCLA 2016 Final Treatment Report
This is courtesy of Dan Dinelli. Very neat!!
I did not get to see it first hand but the western bay was pretty much all ice December 8. This am I drove over the bridge and I did not see any open water in the northern end of the lake. I am calling the Catfish Lake Ice-Up on Thursday December 8. A bit overdue but we have some real cold stuff in the forecast. We should be making a lot of ice in the next week. This is a photo looking west from Deer Point.