Author
Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)
Title
Rice Abundance Information for Manoomin Waters
Series
GLIFWC webpage, not permanent. Downloaded August 30, 2018.
Publisher
GLIFWC
City
Odanah
Date
2018
Original Date
Libraries
LOW
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Rice Abundance Information for Manoomin Waters Aerial Photos & Surveys

State County Waterbody Survey Results Opening Notes MI Gogebic Ontonagon River Very Good This water is not date-regulated MI Gogebic Sucker Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated MN Aitkin Mallard Poor This water is not date-regulated MN Aitkin Sandy Good This water is not date-regulated MN Crow Wing Dean Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Barron Beaver Dam Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Barron Red Cedar Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Barron, Washburn Bear Lake (Part of lake also in Washburn County) Fair Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Bayfield Chippewa Lake Average This water is not date-regulated WI Bayfield Totogatic Lake Good Opening date has not been determined WI Burnett Bashaw Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Burnett Big Sand (Historic Lake) No Data Closed for the season WI Burnett Briggs Lake Good Opened on 2018-08-30 WI Burnett Clam Lake Average Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Burnett Clam River Flowage Average This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett Gaslyn Lake Poor Closed for the season WI Burnett Long Lake Average open Saturday August 25th / closed Sunday, Monday / open Tuesday August 28th WI Burnett Loon Lake (Carter's Bridge) Average This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett Mud Hen Lake Poor Closed for the season WI Burnett Mud Lake - Town of Oakland (Historic Lake) Failure Closed for the season WI Burnett Mud Lake - Town of Swiss (Limited public access, lake will not be posted at the site) Average Opened on 2018-08-30 WI Burnett North Fork Flowage (Crex Meadows) Average This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett North Lang Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett Phantom Flowage (water probably too low for harvest) Fair This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett Rice Lake (1)(Wbic 2677900). (Near Hertel) Average This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett Spencer Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Burnett Trade Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Burnett Yellow Lake Good This water is not date-regulated WI Burnett, Douglas, Polk St Croix River (Cutaway Dam) Good This water is not date-regulated WI Douglas Allouez Bay (Historic Lake) Failure Closed for the season WI Douglas Mulligan Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Douglas Radigan Flowage (Dam failure, no rice) Failure This water is not date-regulated WI Douglas Upper Ox Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Douglas, Washburn Minong Flowage Average This water is not date-regulated WI Forest Hiles Millpond Good This water is not date-regulated WI Forest Little Rice Lake Very Good This water is not date-regulated WI Forest Rat River (Glifwc Long Term Study) Failure This water is not date-regulated WI Forest Riley Lake (Indian Lake) Poor Opening on 2018-09-01 WI Forest Wabikon Lake Fair Opening on 2018-09-01 WI Forest, Oneida Atkins Lake (Historic Lake) Failure Closed for the season WI Iron Little Turtle Flowage Very Good This water is not date-regulated WI Iron Mud Lake Failure This water is not date-regulated WI Iron Turtle Flambeau Flowage (Murray's Landing) Good This water is not date-regulated WI Langlade Miniwakan Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Langlade Pickerel Creek (Goose Island) Fair This water is not date-regulated WI Langlade Unnamed (Daily) Pond Failure This water is not date-regulated WI Oneida Big Lake Good Opened on 2018-08-29 WI Oneida Big Lake Thoroughfare Good Opened on 2018-08-29 WI Oneida Cuenin Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Oneida Fourmile Lake Fair This water is not date-regulated WI Oneida Gary Lake (Limited public access, lake will not be posted at site) Good Opening date has not been determined WI Oneida Little Rice Lake (Historic Lake) Failure Closed for the season WI Oneida Rice Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Oneida Spur Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Oneida, Vilas Lower Ninemile Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Polk Apple River Flowage Good This water is not date-regulated WI Polk Balsam Branch Very Good Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Polk Big Round Fair Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Polk East or Lotus Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Polk Glenton (Rice Lake Near Milltown) (Historic Lake) Fair Closed for the season WI Polk Joel Flowage Average This water is not date-regulated WI Polk Lt. Butternut Lake No Data Closed for the season WI Polk Rice Bed Creek Good This water is not date-regulated WI Polk Rice Lake (Alden Town) Failure Closed for the season WI Polk Somers Lake Good This water is not date-regulated WI Polk Wapogasset Lake Good This water is not date-regulated WI Polk White Ash Lake Good Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Price Flambeau River, South Fork Good This water is not date-regulated WI Price Lower Steve Creek Flowage Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Price Musser Lake Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Price Spring Creek WA Flowage Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Rusk Lea Lake Flowage (possible disease outbreak) Average This water is not date-regulated WI Sawyer Blaisdell Lake Failure This water is not date-regulated WI Sawyer Pacwawong Lake (Tends to ripen later.) Good This water is not date-regulated WI Sawyer Phipps Flowage (Likely brown spot disease.) Good This water is not date-regulated WI Taylor Chequamegon Waters Flowage Poor This water is not date-regulated WI Taylor Mondeaux Flowage Good This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas (Mickeys) Mud Lake No Data Closed for the season WI Vilas Allequash Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Vilas Aurora Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Vilas Devine Lake Fair Closed for the season WI Vilas Frost Lake (Limited public access, lake will not be posted at the site) Poor Closed for the season WI Vilas Irving Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Vilas Island Lake (Rice Creek. Tends to ripen later.) Good This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas Little Rice Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Vilas Manitowish River Very Good This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas Mud Creek Fair This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas Nixon Lake Poor Closed for the season WI Vilas Partridge Lake Failure This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas Rest Lake Fair This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas Rice Creek (average btw Big and Round / good N of Island) Average This water is not date-regulated WI Vilas Rice Lake (on G) Poor Closed for the season WI Vilas West Plum Lake Failure Closed for the season WI Washburn Dilly Lake Good This water is not date-regulated WI Washburn Gilmore Lake Poor Closed for the season WI Washburn Little Mud Lake Average Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Washburn Long Lake Poor Closed for the season WI Washburn Mud Lake Average Opened on 2018-08-28 WI Washburn Potato Lake Average This water is not date-regulated WI Washburn Rice Lake (Limited public access, lake will not be posted at the site) Fair Opening date has not been determined WI Washburn Spring Lake (Minong Township) Failure Closed for the season WI Washburn Tranus Lake Average Opening date has not been determined WI Washburn Trego Flowage Average This water is not date-regulated

General Notes: This summary report is provided as a service to harvesters. The estimates of rice abundance are compiled from air surveys in Minnesota, and both air and ground surveys in Wisconsin. Wisconsin waters are divided into date-regulated lakes and non-date regulated waters. If the water you are interested in is not on the list of date-regulated waters, you may harvest it whenever the rice is ripe. (All other ricing regulations still apply.)

For each water, the crop is listed as either Poor, Fair, Average, Good or Very Good; these relative terms compare the crop to other recent years for that individual water. A "Fair" crop on a lake that generally supports large beds may represent more rice than a "Good" crop on a smaller water. Air surveys are not yet completed; additional waters will be flown if conditions permit.

Remember, if the rice is not falling well, and still has empty hulls or milky seeds, PLEASE stop ricing and give the bed more time to mature.

It is important to note that even where rice plants appear to be relatively abundant, seed production can be poor due to disease or other factors. In addition, heavy rain events and other factors can change the status of the beds after surveys have been conducted. You are encouraged to use this information as an initial guide, and conduct your own scouting trips to the waters you are considering harvesting.

Best wishes for a great season!