Per Kendal Patrie of the DNR our "Oxygen levels are looking great on both of the lakes." They will be back on March 5th to check them again. Stay tuned for updates on the Ice Jamboree from Saturday.
On Saturday, February 10, 2018 will be the Spirit Lakes Improvement Associations (SLIA) annual ice fishing jamboree. It will run from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All fish must be registered by 3:00 PM. We will award for 1st and 2nd place in all fish categories.
We will serve food and drinks at the shelter again. We will serve chili and chicken dumpling soup, along with burgers and brats. We will have coffee, hot chocolate, pop, juice, water and beer to drink.
Our large raffles this year will be our board raffles. As explained in the past, we cannot advertise what these are on the internet per Wisconsin gaming. We have three boards at this time; one from fall and two for the contest. Once they are full we will draw a name. If you would like to see or purchase a square, they are all at Lil J & D’s across from the boat landing on Spirit Lake. They will all be at the shelter on the day of the fishing contest.
We will have a 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be sold the day of the contest for $1 each or 6 for $5. There will be one winner who will win half the money. The drawing will be held approximately at 3:30 PM at the boat landing shelter after the all the fish prizes have been awarded. If you aren’t going to be present we ask you to write your name and phone number on the tickets.
We will also have some small raffles. These tickets will also be sold the day of the contest also. They will also be $1 each or 6 for $5. You need to be present to win these prizes. If you aren’t present, please write your name and phone number on the ticket.
We are looking to update our clothing. So, all of our existing T-shirts and sweatshirts will be discounted. They will be out the day of the contest.
Please come out and support our great event. We are always looking for new members. It’s only $30 per year. Our year goes from May 1st to April 30th. Please note, you do NOT have to live on the lake to belong to SLIA. We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday…
Sue Mohr / Treasurer of SLIA
Great Ice Fishing weather today. Temps reached 40 degrees. The Ice Fishing Jamboree will be held on 2-10-2018. It starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. 1st and 2nd Fish prizes will be awarded to Perch, Blue Gil, Crappie, Bass, Walleye and Northern. All fish must be registered by 3:00 PM. We will have 3 board raffles at this event. You can check out the raffles at Lil J & D's Bar on Little Spirit Lake. We will have a 50/50 raffle and a small board raffle. These tickets will be 6 for $5.00.
Taylor County Snowmobile Trails will be opening Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00am, except for Trail E between State Corridor 18 and County Trail M and all trails west of State Hwy 73. Trails are ONLY open to snowmobiles at this time. Conditions are fair, ride with caution. - Facebook post from Rib Lake
Please be aware the Aerator fencing is up. In the past we’ve had people move this fencing. Please do NOT do this. The fencing is up to protect people from dangerous ice when the aerators are operating.
This weekend, people were driving vehicles on the big lake. I personally have not seen anyone drive through the channel. But, I would assume that’s how they reached the big lake.
Our board fall board raffle is at Lil J & D’s. The cost is $10 per square. We will have 3 more board raffles during our ice fishing jamboree on February 10, 2018. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.
You do not have to live on either lake to be a member of the Spirit Lakes Improvement Association. Membership dues are $30 per year. Our year goes from May 1st to April 30th. If you are interested in joining, please make contact on here or any officer or board member. We would love to have additional members.
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, Spirit Lakes Improvement Association will be putting up the fencing for the aerators on both lakes. If you are able to help, we are meeting at the boat landing at 10:00 AM.
The latest board raffle is at Lil J & D’s. Once we get the board full, we will draw the winner.
The annual Ice Fishing Jamboree will be held on February 10, 2018. Please note: We are not selling raffle tickets this year. We will be doing 2-3 board raffles from now and until the contest. We will also be having a 50/50 raffle. We will be serving brats, hamburgers, chicken soup and Chili along with Adult beverages, pop and water at the shelter at the little lake. Please check out our ad in the Star News or on the Medford radio station.
SLIA has a few things needed.... I am looking for a member who lives on either lake full time to help with the blogging. I live on the little lake. I can / will continue. I'm not home enough right now to keep up with everything that is going on. Also, Vicki Kroiss, our secretary is moving back to the valley. So, we are in need of a secretary. If you or you know someone that would be interested in this position, please step forward. We are having our next board meeting on December 9th. And, our new board raffle will be at this meeting. Hope to see some members there.
The little lake is iced over. We checked it last week. It was 3" thick. But, with the warm weather we've been having lately, It's probably not that anymore.
Our 2017 annual Musky tournament will feature up to 19 teams of two fishermen fishing for the most and longest muskies caught in the Spirit Lakes. The fee is $100.00 per team. 60% of the fees will be paid as prize money (1st - 30%, 2nd - 20%, 3rd - 10%). The fee also includes a lunch served during the wrap up festivities at the shelter building at the boat landing, after the event. The event is for preregistered contestants only. Registration forms and complete rules can be found at http://www.spiritlakeassoc.org/. or by contacting Joe Burger (phone 715-573-8014, fax 715-687-4638, e-mail email@example.com). Registration with full payment should be received by September 7, 2017. Kick-off meeting at 6:30 a.m. Fishing from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 8, 2017 is the Kid's fishing contest. Registration is $3.00. Every child who registers get a free lunch and a prize. Bring your kids and grandkids out for this fun filled event. We are still looking for some volunteers. If you have time, please consider volunteering for this event. Thank you. Please note we will have another board raffle at this event.
Sue Mohr who is the SLIA treasurer and lives on Little Spirit Lake has taken over the blogging responsibilities.