Lake History

Lake History & Historical Photos

white sand lake White Sand Lake,
Vilas County

Lac du Flambeau,

  • Located in Vilas County
  • Surface water area: 1,229
  • Shorelength: 11.17 miles
  • Maximum depth: 63 feet
  • Mean depth: 25 feet
  • Bottom type: mostly sand, also gravel and rock
  • Water color: clear, high visability
  • Fish available in lake: Muskie, Walleye, Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish –– Crappie, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Yellow Perch.

The last five times White Sand Lake was stocked with muskellunge and walleye fingerlings was 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010. The populations of both species are good and self-sustaining. Cicso, yellow perch, and white sucker are the primary forage species. Pumpkinseed sunfish and bluegills are numerous and average sized.

Fish Stocking Update

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Fish Stocking Summary

  • 551 Large Muskellunge Fingerlings, Upper Wisconsin River strain, with the average lengith of 12.70 inches were stocked in 2010.
  • 25,430 Small Walleeye Fingerlings, Mississippi Headwaters strain, with the average lengith of 1.75 inches were stocked in 2010.


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