Angler/Boater

History and Current Recreational Use of Delavan Lake

 

 The primary Public recreational use site on Delavan Lake is the Town Park in which is sited a large boat launch area as well as significant room for vehicle and trailer storage. 

Riparian lake property owners usually store their boats or other watercraft adjacent to their docks or shore access. The numbers and types of these craft are counted each year by Delavan Lake Sanitary District.

   

                        DELAVAN LAKE 

     

 

Total   

  Motor Pontoon Sail Personal Canoe Riparian
  Boat Boat Boat Water Craft & Others Watercraft
             
2014  844 397 99 291 219 1,850
       2013          900            398         104         286         197       1,885
       2012          949            389         115         300         257       2,010
2011  886  379 115 283 192 1,855
2010  936 370 128 281 252 1,967
  2009   920  365  133 284 234 1,936
2008 1,023 423 114 307 236 2,103

 

Winter uses of the lake include ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling as well as other imaginative ice based activities. Ice fishing is extremely popular on Delavan Lake and there are derbies and fishing events throughout the ice fishing months. There are many sources of information on fishing in Delavan Lake and we will include some links in the near future.

 

 

Current Information:  http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/lakepages/LakeDetail.aspx?wbic=793600&page=fishstocking

2017 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

24,428 Walleye

2016 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

 71,949 Walleye

2015 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

28,678 Walleye 

2014 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

66,710 Walleye 

2013 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

1,000 Muskellunge