Recommended Fishing Guidelines for Lake Winnebago
Submitted by: The Fish Committee
It has been recommended by the Missouri Conservation Department to help preserve the quality of the lake that our residents abide by the following fish limits:
Large Mouth Black Bass
a. 12” and under in length = 6 per day
b. Over 12” in length – Catch and release
Bluegill/Sunfish = 50 per day
Crappie = No Limit
Channel Catfish = 10 per day
Hybrid Stripped Bass = Catch and release
Walleye = Catch and release
These limits may be reviewed annually and may change depending on the fish populations at the time.
Bathymetric Maps (Depth Elevations) and Silt Volumes
E. Coli Update 11/23/21
After several years of sending letters to the City of LS when we've had high E Coli levels, they have done quite a bit of investigation. It appears they are telling us (1) no sewer system problems have been found, (2) the spikes of E Coli from the Saddlebrook area are typical, but (3) their investigation into the live stock operations on Doc Henry road has turned into an ongoing legal dispute with the land owners. Hopefully resolution of the legal issue will help minimize the periodic J Cove problems.
Map of Fish Structures 7/15/21
GREENWOOD MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS (MMM) QUARRY EXPANSION
In March of this year, after members of the Lakes & Dam Committee participated in a conference call with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), MMM, and a group of citizens opposed to the quarry expansion, and then the subsequent approval by the MDNR Land Reclamation Division to approve the quarry expansion from a land reclamation perspective, the HOA Board approved the hiring of Intertek/PSI to study the possible impacts of the expanded quarry operations on the new dam and spillway. Intertek/PSI is the firm that designed the new dam and spillway, and they are the engineer of record for the dam. The Intertek/PSI report, dated June 8, 2021, is posted on the HOA web page. The final paragraph of the report reads as follows.
“Based on the USBM RI 8507 Safe Blasting levels at a frequency of 20 to 30 Hertz (a common natural frequency of mass soils), this represents a safe blast level and around an order of magnitude below recorded reading supplied by Martin Marietta’s monitoring company, Vibra-Tech. Therefore, we believe the currently proposed quarry limits will not result in damaging blast vibrations at the concrete spillway for the Winnebago Dam so long as the load per delay is in the range defined above.”
A full explanation of Intertek/PSI’s review, terms, calculations, and assumptions is included in the report.