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PLIA President’s Message -2022

As 2021 winds to a close I can’t help but think “where did the time go and how did it go by so fast?” I guess that can be a good thing because it may mean that life resumed its’ normal pace after a year of most things being cancelled. But it may also mean that we were so busy “doing” that we didn’t take the time to fully enjoy and reflect on what we were doing. Therefore, let’s take a few minutes and look back on the year we had.

The PLIA had a pretty good year. We were able to help fund the fish sticks project on Post Lake to help improve the fish habitat. We had a wonderful Ice Fishing Jamboree with great weather, great community turnout and great donations. We had a very successful roadside cleanup day. (It appears the beverage of choice going west from the PLIA building is vodka and Busch Light and going east from the PLIA building it is Bud Light.) We were able to enjoy the summertime favorites of the PLIA Summer Fun Fest, fireworks over Post Lake and the 4th of July boat parade. We had two successful bullhead tournaments and an amazing presentation by REGI on the raptor birds in our area. We were able to have our annual membership meet[1]ings. We have new dimmable LED lights and a new interior paint job for the PLIA building. (Special thanks to Dave Leslie on the last two items.) Not too bad for an all-volun[1]teer group! My special thanks to all the PLIA members that volunteered and especially to the PLIA Board of Directors. None of these events happen without you.

Personally, it was a wonderful year. Life in the Northwoods allowed for some great snowmobiling, boating, and 4-wheeling in and around the Post Lake area. My wife Aly and I were able to enjoy some great Thirsty Thursdays, weekends and Sunday Fundays with family and friends, all curtesy of the Post Lake area. It truly is an amazing place to live.

I hope you were also blessed with a great 2021. We should all look forward to 2022 with zest and anticipation. There is so much to do and so many opportunities to be had in the Post Lake area. I know the view from my window is pretty darn good.

Al Wendorf, PLIA President

2021 Ice Fishing Jamboree

WOW! Congratulations & thanks to all who volunteered, donated, & participated in this year’s Ice Fishing Jamboree! It was a great day & we had a record-setting turnout! We hope you had fun out there! Mark your calendars for next year, Saturday, February 19, 2022!

What a Day!
And the WINNERS are!

2020 Post Lake Bullhead Tournaments

Despite being unable to hold our usual tournament weigh-ins & award ceremonies for each of our two “Catch and NO Release” Bullhead Tournaments this year, due to Covid-19, we are thrilled to announce that we again experienced great successes in collecting bullheads from Post Lake!
These tournaments are exceptionally helpful in preserving our beautiful lake, so that everyone may enjoy for years to come. Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to see you again in 2021!

The tournaments are held both Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Fishing times begin each Friday and end at noon for the weigh-in on Sunday at the PLIA pavilion. No registration is required and there are no limit restrictions for bullheads. Fish are registered by total weight and cash is awarded to adults for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. One boy and one girl, aged fifteen and younger, are eligible for a prize for heaviest total. (The DNR requires a valid fishing license for those who qualify).

Once per year, after the tournament weigh-in, the PLIA and the Post Lake Protection & Rehab District host a fun and educational presentation at the PLIA pavilion by the Raptor Education Group, Inc. REGI is a non-profit organization located in Antigo, dedicated to caring for injured or orphaned avian wildlife. It works with and temporarily cares for birds from endangered or threat- ened species for rehabilitation and educational purposes. Several species of hawks and owls are displayed during the presentation and handlers walk around with the raptors, fielding questions from the audience. All bullheads caught in our tournaments are donated to REGI.

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