A Fall Fling Thank You!

A Fall Fling Thank You!

The Gull Lake Quality Organization would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to those of you who purchased tickets to our 2021 Fall Fling Fundraiser. The turnout was wonderful and we mixed good food, good drink and good friends to make a really good time together! The GLQO works diligently to keep you informed regarding water quality and fisheries data. We continue to maintain the boat/trailer cleaning station at the Prairieville launch. And we also work closely with the DNR and the Kellogg Biological Station to protect our water quality now and…continue reading →
Zebra Mussels – Helpful or harmful to toxic algae?

Zebra Mussels – Helpful or harmful to toxic algae?

We are often asked what effect Zebra Mussels have on lakes, particularly Gull Lake. A recent paper summarizing long-term research done at the Kellogg Biological Station, highlighted work done by Steve Hamilton and colleagues in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU on the relationship between Zebra Mussels and Microcystis, a blue-green algae. The zebra mussels feed on all algae which increases water clarity, but they regurgitate Microcystis, resulting in an increase in these potentially toxic algae. The long-term study also identified that the die-off Zebra Mussels in Gull Lake may have…continue reading →

GLQO Fall Fling!

Please plan to join the GLQO on Sunday, September 26th, 2021, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Gull Lake Country Club. We'll celebrate Fall, being able to get together again, and... Gull Lake! The Event will be held in the Lakeview Room, overlooking the Lake. There will be a buffet dinner served, and a cash bar will be available. Feel free to contact us with questions at info@GLQO.net. If you want to print the invite below to post, you can download the PDF here. If you prefer to order your tickets online via…continue reading →

May 22: Kanoe the Kazoo on Gull Lake

2021  Kanoe the Kazoo   Excursion on Gull LakeGull Lake Island, pre-registration required.   When:  Saturday May 22, 2021 Information and float details  9:00am – 9:30am.   Launch onto the Lake at 9:30am,  float for about 1.5 hours with destination of the new dam structure at the south end of the channel exiting Gull Lake. Where: Gull Lake (south end),  launch from the private parking area to the Gull Lake island.   Parking is limited, and registration is required with the Kanoe the Kazoo coordinating web site: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14UP-MCt8-xowW9AGlpdpQi4htMjAuW4tkduu1T8hDTs/edit Float up participation by riparians of Gull Lake…continue reading →

Gull Lake Ice Cover History [Updated]

Gull Lake has one of the longest ice cover records in our region, dating back to the 1920s. The duration of ice cover varies but on average has shortened by about 20 days, which is consistent with records for a number of lakes across the world. Ice cover in this lake system has been monitored by local citizens including Fred Sherriff Sr., Fred Sherriff Jr., and Betty Johnson, assisted since 1998 by Stephen Hamilton of MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station. [Updated February, 2021] Dr. Steve Hamilton has sent the GLQO an updated ice days…continue reading →

Calling All Winter Anglers . . .

CALLING ALL WINTER 2018-2019 ANGLERS:  As winter approaches, the DNR and the GLQO are working together to gather valuable information from ice fishermen this season.  To that end, I’ve attached a Volunteer Fisheries Survey Form, which we are hopeful will be completed by all of you, even if you come up empty handed!  The information gathered will help to (a) identify if any smelt are being caught, (b) determine if the steelhead are beginning to recruit to the fishery, and (c) gather information on lake trout and northern pike size and harvest. continue reading →

2019 CLMP Reports Are Available Here

For a decade, GLQO volunteers have been monitoring Gull Lake and Little Long Lake.  Each spring, within two weeks of “ice out” until early in September, they head out in the boat to gather data that helps determine the quality of the lakes.  They measure the following: * Transparency which is a simple indicator of lake quality * Total Phosphorus to determine available nutrients * Chlorophyll a to determine the algae level which indicates food availability * Dissolved Oxygen an essential ingredient to support fish and vegetation * Temperature Read the reports here:…continue reading →

Support the Mission of the Gull Lake Dam Association

At the GLQO Annual Welcome to Summer Party, we heard from Jeff Price, board member at large of the Gull Lake Dam Association. He imparted some extremely valuable information...especially that the current dam has outlived its expected useful lifetime. Please take time to learn more about this critical infrastructure that has served Gull Lake residents and visitors since 1880. Read more: Gull Lake Association Presentationcontinue reading →
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