Our Mission is to promote a quality of social and ecological environment for property owners, residents and users within the environs by identifying and facilitating the resolution of issues and undertaking initiatives for the common good.

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The Minong Flowage located in northwest Wisconsin which flows in the counties of southern Douglas and northern Washburn. The Flowage, approximate 8 miles west of Minong, is a 1,564-acre impoundment of the Totagatic River. The dam, which created the Minong Flowage, was constructed by a Works Progress Administration (WPS) project in 1936-37. Most of its bottom is sand; its maximum and mean depths are 21’ and 8’. Although much of the Flowage is deep, open water, some of its shallow bays contain numerous submerged tree stumps and a broad assortment of aquatic vegetation (including invasive species) so caution is advised to all boaters. The fishery consists mainly of walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch. The Flowage is also popular for swimming, boating, waterskiing, paddling and snowmobiling and it’s also home to loons, eagles, wolves, bears and other wildlife. There are three boat launch areas and a campground.

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2021-23 EWM Management Planning and Control Project (Presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting by Dave Blumer)

 


 

 

 

 

 

According to Craig Roberts a Fish Biologist with the DNR, the picture on the left is of a native chestnut lamprey that was caught on the Minong Flowage in May of 2021. They are common in river systems and are not anything to worry about.

Craig Robert – Fisheries Biologist-Sen Wisconsin DNR

 
 
 
 

Three messages from the Minong Flowage Association
 
1. The annual meeting of the MFA is Saturday June 12 at the Wascott Town Hall (SE corner of Co. Rd. T and Hwy 53). Social time starts at 8:30am with the business meeting starting at 9am. Please attend.
 
2. The Eurasian Water Milfoil bed in the large bay above the dam is growing rapidly. It is marked by 4 buoys. Please do not take any watercraft through that area. Click here for a map showing this area.
 
3. The navigational hazard buoys on the north end of the Flowage (near the Serenity Bay/Pogo’s channel split) have been moved to each end of the shallow sandbar. DO NOT navigate between them or you risk damaging your motor.  
 
Thank You!
 
Dave Perrin, President
Minong Flowage Association
 

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