Fished Frida y evening with my buddy. He had 3 hookups. I caught my first Busse bass, on live bait. Also had a small muskie blowup at boat. Nice lake, will try to find the walleyes!
MOON PHASE (92%)
71° - 75° F
61° - 65° F
Busse May 24 5:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Bright sun, flat to light wind. Water temp said 66 degrees. Fish are spawning and have been spawning at Busse. 11 total bass. 3 fish 16+ inches.
All but 1 caught in the south west to southeast corridor leading to salt creek spillway. Caught 2 large prespawn and 1 large postspawn.
I've only been muskie fishing at Busse for 3 years and I've done ok, but my idea of ok and yours might be 2 different things. Muskie's seem to do well in this lake but if you're after a 50+ fish, you'll probably be out of luck. The biggest ski that I've caught out of this lake was a 32 inch fish. Very recently, someone caught a 37" fish off a top water bait over the weed lines. I think if you live around the area and have a couple hours to kill, you could do a lot worse than busse. Muskie's can be caught pretty much anywhere in this lake but thick weedy cover is best followed by the mouth of all 3 dams. Hope this helps.
So whats the real deal on Muskie out at Busse? I've read nothing but nay-sayers so far. But I've seen some decent pics of ski's that have come out of there. Just curious. I'm an avid muskie hunter and I keep flip flopping on whether or not to give Busse a chance.
MOON PHASE (98%)
66° - 70° F