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We encourage folks to become TLCA members so that together, we can keep our chain clean, beautiful and welcoming for generations to come — but that's not the only reason.  We're also extremely dedicated to the worthy cause of kicking back and having fun. Even better, we'd really like it if you joined us. Check out this page for upcoming events and activities in our area, photos submitted from our members, and wonderful area businesses and organizations who share our cause and help support our efforts. 

2024 Musky Tourney Results! 

After a hard-fought (or should that be hard-

fished?) weekend on the water in June, a young

man and dedicated angler named Sam Schultz

caught the 37” winner, fishing with his father. He’s a diehard musky addict! Sam is the son of South Turtle Lake residents Ron and Linda Schultz, so it’s obvious that fishing runs in the family. Congratulations to Sam and thanks to everyone that hit the water for this great event!

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2024 Golf Tourney Results! 

60 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at the annual TLCA Golf Tournament. The Lake Gogebic course was in fantastic shape. Course Pro Gary and his staff provided us with another awesome event! The competition was fierce as usual, but one team took a resounding lead and never looked back. With a two-stroke lead, Team Klotz took home the 2023 TLCA Championship! Congratulations to all of the winners, and mark your calendar for next year’s event: Saturday, July 27, 2024! Special thanks to Gary Engstrom, Jim Hochstetter, Leo Crowley, Rick & Joyce Clem, Jan Osikowicz, The Gibson Family, plus Brian and Nate Fons for their help at the event!

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Winning Team:

 Jack Eldred, Michael Cibelli, Bernie Klotz, Dylan Cibelli

Wildcat Winners:

Marjean Schuelke, Pam Stemper, Sue Stemper, Maya Discianno

Individual Awards:

Marjean Schuelke, Maya Discianno, Patty Potts, Joe Stemper, Art Schuldt and John Knapp

 

Congratulations to ALL the Winners and Mark Your Calendar for Next Years Event on Saturday, July 22, 2023!

A special thanks to Gary Engstrom, Jim Hochstetter, Rick and Joyce Clem, Rose and Mike Martin, Stinky Gibson, and Phil Williams for their help at the event!

Upcoming Fun& Events

FUN & EVENTS
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June 15, 2024

2024 TLCA MUSKY CONTEST

Always the Saturday of Father's Day weekend! Join us for a day on the water and (hopefully) a really big fish! The tourney is Saturday, June 15 from 7 am to 4 pm.

 

Registration is $25 per person, payable at the pre-tourney meeting on Friday, June14 at 6 pm at the Winchester Park Pavilion. At least one fisherman from each boat has to attend this meeting for rules and information on registering fish. Also, there must be at least one TLCA member fishing in each boat.  

 

$500 cash prize for the largest musky (34" or bigger)

$250 cash prize for the second place musky (34" or bigger)

 

If you'd like to fish, please call or text Tom Rued at (920) 585-5867 or Archie Clark at (920) 851-2066 BEFORE Friday's meeting so we have a count. Thank you!

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July 6, 2024

2024 ANNUAL MEETING

The TLCA Annual Meeting. Meet your neighbors and learn the latest about what's happening on the chain, from membership updates and lake studies to initiatives and special events. 9 am at the Winchester Town Hall on County Highway W. Always informative and almost always under an hour!

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DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

2024 WINCHESTER BOAT PARADE

This isn't a TLCA-sponsored event, but it's a great time and proceeds go to help a great organization. The Lion's Club handles this event, which features all manner of creatively-festooned boats, from patriotic to pop culture to everything in between. The parade starts at 6 pm on TBA, at the Divide between North and South Turtle Lakes, with live music in the Winchester Town Park immediately following the parade (6:30 pm). Food, beer and soft drinks available for purchase. So show up, enjoy the fun and vote for your favorite - or harness your creativity and enter your boat in the show! (Boats have to be registered by 5:30 pm, at the South Turtle Lake boat landing).

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TBD, 2024

WINCHESTER PICNIC IN THE PARK

A summertime community gathering for all ages! Beginning at noon. Children's games, frog and turtle races, a cake walk and lots of great food. Donated cakes and/or baked goods are needed and welcomed. This is not a TLCA-sponsored event; it is organized by the Winchester Fire Department. 

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July 27, 2024

TLCA FUN DAY - EVENTS

A great excuse to get out, meet folks, and have a great time.  Choose from a golf tournament or a casual paddle around one of the lakes in our chain. Always the fourth Saturday of July.  

GOLF TOURNAMENT:

Time:  9 am shotgun start (check-in by 8:15 am)

Place: Lake Gogebic Country Club

Limits: 36 golfers only (complete foursomes or individuals welcome)

Course: 18 holes (cart included) 

Cost:  $50 per person (includes lunch and "eye opener") 

Payment: Due at check-in (cash, credit card or check to Gogebic CC)

SPACE IS LIMITED; RESERVE YOUR SPOT ASAP!

To reserve and/or for questions, contact Darryl Osikowicz here or call 715.686.2956. 

PADDLE:

TIME: 10 am

PLACE: Meet at the "Divide" (bridge between South and North Turtle Lake)

 

BYO:  kayak, canoe, paddle board, anything non-mechanical.

Cost: No registration or fee required.

 

Who: All ages welcome!  Paddle with us as long or briefly as you wish!

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July 27, 2024

TLCA FUN DAY - PICNIC

For TLCA members and their families: A picnic at Winchester's town park, featuring barbecued pork, plenty of summertime food and fun, tons of awarded prizes and maybe an adult libation or two. Always the fourth Saturday of July, held rain or shine, thanks to a large covered shelter. Please bring a dish to pass and $10 per person to help cover our costs. Starts at 5 pm! 

Gallery

Gallery

The Turtle Lake chain is an extremely photogenic environment, whether you're capturing local flora and fauna, family gatherings, local events, your catch of the day, or the sunset at the end of it. If you have a photo to share, we'd love to post it!  Please email it using the link below, reference the gallery you'd like it to appear in (if any), and include any description or credits you'd like to share. We'll add it to the site about once a month. The usual standards apply, so keep it clean, safe and fun! 

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Supporters

SUPPORTERS

Our Association is all about community, and we're fortunate to have the support of an outstanding family of local businesses, organizations and donors who help us keep our lakes clean, scenic and fun.  When you need something in the Northwoods, please show your appreciation by giving them your business!

Beer on Tap

ABERDEEN RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT / BAR

5325 Aberdeen Lodge Circle

Manitowish Waters

715-543-8700

aberdeendining.com

Beer on Tap

AURORA BOREALIS

RESTAURANT / BAR

6047 County Hwy W

Manitowish Waters

715-543-8464

FACEBOOK PAGE

Beer on Tap

ULLMAN'S DING-A-LING SUPPER CLUB

RESTAURANT / BAR

1711 U.S. Hwy 51 

Mercer

715-476-2270

dingalingsupperclub.com

Beer on Tap

LIBERTY WAY TAPHOUSE

BREW PUB

2040W Saarnio Road

Mercer

715-476-0289

libertywaytap.com

Beer on Tap

YE OLDE SHILLELAGH

RESTAURANT / BAR

14202 Tower Road

Manitowish Waters

715-543-2340

FACEBOOK PAGE

Morning Coffee

DIXIES COFFEE HOUSE

COFFEE SHOP

6085 County Hwy W

Manitowish Waters

715-543-2353

dixiesmw.com

Hardware Tools

LAKELAND TRUE VALUE HARDWARE

RETAIL

5967 County Hwy W

Manitowish Waters

715-543-8036

true value.com/lakeland.aspx

Herb Plants

LIL BITS GREENHOUSE

RETAIL

6836 County Hwy W

Winchester

715-776-0481

FACEBOOK PAGE

Popcorn

MINOCQUA POPCORN & PUFFS

RETAIL

412 Oneida Street

Minocqua

715-356-2426

minocquapopcorn.com

Snowmobile plowing

S&S SPORTS STORE

RETAIL & SERVICE

5168 U.S. Hwy 51

Mercer

715-476-2468

FACEBOOK PAGE

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