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).