Effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014,

Due to the recent rains, the RED FLAG is displayed:

The Holiday Lake Board of Directors is requesting that boats stay off the water until the levels return to normal.

Fish Committee Update - 6/18/2018

With summer nearly upon us, we on the Holiday Lake Fish Committee would like to welcome back our returning seasonal members as well as our newer residents. We would like to take this opportunity to inform everyone what we've accomplished recently and our future plans.

First, one of our long-time members, Mike Ehrig has recently left our group. We would like to thank him for all his time and effort over the years and wish him the best of luck.

Recently concluded our spring stocking with the following:

  • 1500 Bluegill @ 6" - 7"
  • 1000 Crappie @ 4" - 5"
  • 2600 Red ears @ 5" - 6"
  • 1500 Catfish @ 8" - 10"
  • and a special deal of 750 Crappies in 8" - 10"" range.

Note: We are stocking larger fish in an effort to reduce mortality rates.

Our plans for the fall stocking are tentatively as follows:

  • 1000 Walleye
  • 1000 Yellow Perch
  • 500 Smallmouth Bass

The fish committee has also begun an ambitious program to place permanent (man-made) structures around the entire lake. These porcupine-looking structures will be placed in at least 17' - 18' of water and will not interfere with boating/recreational activities nor pose any safety risks. We will periodically keep you posted of our progress.

In conjunction with the Holiday Lake Board of Directors, committee members will engage in ongoing monitoring/researching water conditions, aerator feasibility study, plant life, and fish populations to ensure Holiday Lake waters remain a healthy environment to sustain quality fishing.

Lastly, we are in the preliminary planning stage for our annual Poker Run. We are currently seeking out people who would like to be one of the 5 stops. If you would like to do this, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

If anybody has any questions, concerns, suggestions, please feel free to call us up.

Have a GREAT Summer!

Holiday Lake Fish Committee
Lynn Baustian, President (641-990-6822)
Chip Kalina, Treasurer (319-310-2568)
Jesse Kohnke (515-313-3360)
Dennis Jones (319-533-1954)
Pat Beatty (641-990-5481)

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid confusion this and all future Fish Committee notices will only be posted on officially sanctioned Holiday Lake Owners’ Association, Inc. website(s).

Pictures from the 2018 Ice Fishing Contest by Dennis Jones

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