Porters Lake is enjoyed by many people for many different
reasons. These rules and tips will help keep our lake in
good condition and make everyone's day more enjoyable!
- No Wake! - Porters Lake is a no wake lake.
Motors are welcome but keep your speed low enough that you
don't create a wake.
- Clean your boat & trailer - Not all lake
water is the same. Clean boats and trailers before you
enter and after you leave Porters Lake.
- Remove all plants and aquatic creatures from your
boat and trailer
- Empty live well water away from the lake
- Do not put excess bait into the lake
- Avoid shallow water with big props - Big props
need deep water.
Avoid taking large prop motors into shallow water. It
can cause invasive species to spread, disturb good plants
and fish habitat, and reduce
- Keep sound levels reasonable - Sound travels very
well over water, especially voices. Pay attention to
how much noise you are making.
Your neighbors across the lake probably don't need to know
tonight's dinner plans!
- Turn off lakeshore lighting when not in use -
While lakeshore lighting is an important safety feature for
night-time activities, it can also spoil a tranquil night
when left on unnecessarily. Be considerate and turn of
shoreline lights when you are done using them.
- Fishing Limit Rule
Effective April 1, 2016 Porters Lake pan fish restrictions are in effect.
The daily bag limit is reduced to 15 pan fish with no more than 5 of each species: i.e. 5 bluegill/sunfish (bluegill and sunfish are the same species), 5 crappie, 5 perch.
The new restrictions are a result of the bottom structure of the lake being damaged and until that is better managed, we will not be able to stock fish (for approximately 5-10 years). If there is no improvement in that time frame, limits could even be lowered.