Trout Lake (Wisconsin)

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Trout Lake
Trout Lake Wisconsin.JPG
South basin of Trout Lake, with Haunted Island, Easter Island, and Fisk Island in view
LocationVilas County, Wisconsin, USA
CoordinatesCoordinates: 46°02′35″N 89°40′15″W / 46.04306°N 89.67083°W / 46.04306; -89.67083
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1607.9 hectares
Max. depth35.7 m (117 ft)
Islands4 (Miller Island, Haunted Island, Easter Island, Fisk Island)
 
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Trout Lake
Trout Lake Wisconsin.JPG
South basin of Trout Lake, with Haunted Island, Easter Island, and Fisk Island in view
LocationVilas County, Wisconsin, USA
CoordinatesCoordinates: 46°02′35″N 89°40′15″W / 46.04306°N 89.67083°W / 46.04306; -89.67083
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1607.9 hectares
Max. depth35.7 m (117 ft)
Islands4 (Miller Island, Haunted Island, Easter Island, Fisk Island)

Trout Lake is one of the largest lakes in Vilas County, Wisconsin. It is located near the town of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. It is known in the area for having good fishing,[1] and a relatively large amount of undeveloped shoreline. Trout Lake is one of the few inland lakes in Wisconsin to host lake trout. The lake has a serious problem with the invasive rusty crayfish however, which has destroyed a lot of fish habitat.[2][3]

Limnology and Trout Lake[edit]

Trout Lake is one of seven lakes studied at the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) site.[4] The lake also houses a sensor buoy, which feeds data to the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON).

Trout Lake is home to the University of Wisconsin–Madison Trout Lake research station, where research on lakes and streams in the area is carried out.

Fish species[edit]

According to LTER surveys,[5] 42 species have been found in Trout Lake including:
Bowfin
Trout-perch
Lake Trout
Lake Whitefish
Cisco (fish)
Northern Pike
Muskellunge
Burbot
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Rock Bass
Bluegill
Yellow Perch
Walleye

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Rusty Crayfish: A Nasty Invader | Minnesota Sea Grant". Seagrant.umn.edu. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ The Long Term Ecological Research Network. "The Long Term Ecological Research Network | Long-term, broad-scale research to understand our world". Lternet.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  5. ^ [3][dead link]