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.

   

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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.

Delavan Lake 2010

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

2011 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

2,072,000 Walley Fry
4,144 Muskellunge Large Fingerlings

2010 FISH STOCKING QUOTAS

4,144 Musky large fingerling.  Stock annually.
4,144,000 Walleye fry.
72,520 Walleye fingerling.  Stock walleye in even numbered years.

FISH STOCKING 2000-2009

Musky - 25,409 large fingerling.  Average 2,541 per year.
Walley - 8,333,190 fry.  Average 833,319 per year.
Walley - 712,915 fingerling.  Average 71,292 per year.
Smallmouth Bass - 47,050 fingerling. (2001 and 2003).