Category Archives: Spring/Summer Articles

Regulating Lake Cabin Rentals

How do vacation rental cabins impact you? Becoming ever more common in the lakes area, cabin vacation rentals by owners (VRBO for example) may be a good opportunity for a cabin owner or vacationer, but neighboring owners on the lake … Continue reading

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Boat Regulations – Life Jackets Save Lives

 All children under twelve (12) years old must wear a life jacket (Personal Flotation Device – PFD). Boats with enclosed fuel or engine compartments must carry a fire extinguisher. Boats must carry a “wearable” personal floatation device for each occupant. … Continue reading

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Jet Ski Regulations

Jet skis must operate at closed throttle (no wake speed) when within 150 feet of a dock, shoreline, swimmer, raft, or a non-motorized or anchored water craft or through emergent or floating vegetation. No jet ski operation is allowed between … Continue reading

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Water Quality and Lake Level Testing

LCAA completed its annual spring water testing in Lake Carlos.  Over the last couple of years, water clarity has improved.  This may be due to the presence of zebra mussels filtering the water.  We are off to a dry start … Continue reading

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Bridge Etiquette

Boating under one of our channel bridges can cause some confusion and unnecessary delays. When a boat approaches the channel, if it can be seen from the other side, it can proceed through the channel if it enters the buoys … Continue reading

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So What Is With Late-Night Boat Lights? (Carp Spearing)

Lake residents may have seen activity on the lake late at night that includes spotlights and barges.  Carp spearing has become a popular endeavor.  The activity is particularly heavy on the north end of Lake Carlos near the Long Prairie … Continue reading

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“Caution” Low Bridges

Remember, the Carlos/Darling Bridge is “lower” on the Darling side. When going under the bridges, go slow and remind your passengers to “DUCK!”

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LCAA Comments on Zebra Mussels

Well folks it’s confirmed, we have zebra mussels.  Lake Carlos, and other lakes on the Chain of Lakes have these little critters.  Not unlike the small snails that have been indigenous to our lakes, we now have the aquatic invasive … Continue reading

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Spring Walleye Stocking

LCAA did a walleye-stocking change-up this year.  Instead of fall stocking of fingerlings, LCAA purchased and stocked a larger ‘yearling’ walleye in late May.  The size went from 1 to 2 inches, to 6 to 9-inch fish.  LCAA believes that … Continue reading

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Beach Work

Planning Beach Work or a Landscaping Project near your shore line or bank?  Contact Douglas County Land and Resource Management at 320- 762-3863 to ensure that your project is in compliance with county regulations.  In the City of Alexandria 320-763-6678.  … Continue reading

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