Safety and Regulations
From Chief Jensen:
East Troy Municipal Code
Safety in the Summer
Whether you ski, fish, swim, kayak, wakeboard or just cruise around, please respect the lake environs and other users. Read our boating laws and ordinances that are in place to keep everyone safe.
Wisconsin Boating–Required Equipment Checklist
Be Safe on the Ice in Winter
A frozen lake may look solid, but it is fraught with danger. Here are some articles and videos that highlight the precautions to take, equipment to carry, and how to survive in an emergency situation.
This article includes recommendations of 5 things to remember when ice fishing.
These tips are from ArgosGirl who is a Blogger, Aquatic Ecologist, Volunteer, and obsessed with all things fish.
Safety on the Hard Water
This article covers what falling into icy water is like, how it affects your body and tips on how to survive. The demonstration is done by Adam Walton who is the owner of Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service, located in Southern Wisconsin.
Ice Fishing Safety Tips
The Fisherman Magazine’s Rick Seifert discusses safety out on the ice.
Before you put in a pier…
consult the WI DNR Pier Planner AND the Town of East Troy, and Walworth County for applicable ordinances.
From the Pier Planner:
“Friends, neighbors or a contractor may assist with installation and maintenance, but owners are responsible for following requirements, obtaining any necessary permits, and for maintenance after construction.”
For more on Pier Regulations go here.
To find the latest information regarding your lake property, pier ordinances, permits, etc. visit the following websites: