Genesee Lake, Middle, Waukesha County

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2/16/15 @ 7:24 PM
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FishNDude55
FishNDude55
USER since 2/16/10

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
Got off work early. Decided to give Middle a try. Hadnt fished out there yet this year. Found a decent gang of fish in 25' of water. Initially only getting potato chips. But in the last 15 mins of daylight managed 8 keepers gills. Overall caught about 30 gills. Fished from 1:30-5:00. Didn't find fish till about 2:45 and they were acting pretty fickle. Very lite bite from the bigger gills. All fish are still swimming. Damn its cold.....

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1/14/15 @ 12:38 PM
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bone450
bone450
USER since 1/13/15

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished Jan 10th from 10 to 4.

I typically fish middle a few times in the summer so I decided to give it a try ice fishing.

I got 3 flags and caught 2 small northerns in 18 FOW. I was mainly targeting panfish and the only place I found them was 24 to 28 FOW. I found nothing shallower and nothing deeper. The fish were tight to the bottom and had to jig them off the bottom, and then let the jig sit until the bite. Caught only 10 bluegill 1 keeper. All were caught on white / pink jig tipped with a waxie.

Pretty slow day.

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2/7/12 @ 3:49 AM
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jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

ICE DEPTH
6 inches
Gave Middle a shot as I usually do most years. Went to gps spots i have had success in the past, no fish on the locator. Drilled 115 holes looking for fish. Found about a dozen fish I saw on camera, and caught 4 gills, 3 were keeper size. Saw no bass or pike on camera. Thats just the way it is on this lake sometimes, its like fishing Beaver, with the roving schools of fish

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2/2/11 @ 11:05 PM
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bassslayer_28
bassslayer_28
USER since 1/22/09

ICE DEPTH
0 inches
went out today.. ALOT OF DRIFTS OF SNOW! took awhile to get out there! had 3 tips-ups out nd caught 1 northern at 27" was out for only about an hour. Big Smile

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12/28/10 @ 10:52 AM
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jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
Went out looking for schools of crappie, could not find large numbers, just 1-3 fish occasionally passing thru. Same thing with the gills. Moved constantly the first 4 hrs, finally tired of that and sat the last two hrs at a hole over a nice weed bed. Finally found a lure they would hit, hooking 4 Crappie and landing 2-11 inchers. Part of the problem was that there were huge schools of minnows moving thru constantly, so it may have been a case of too much forage for them to be interested in a lure, and I didnt have any minnows along. Pulled in 14 gills, 6 keepers, with the biggest being a hair under 9 inches. Also jigged up a fat 25 1/2 inch pike and a 12 inch bass. Left the tip ups home this time. Not a real bad day, but lots of fruitless searching.

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4/30/09 @ 10:37 PM
Chris@MuskyMikes
Chris@MuskyMikes
USER since 6/17/08
Drove around to area lakes to take water temperatures this morning.

Middle Gen was 54 at the launch.

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2/9/09 @ 12:25 PM
browning3
browning3
USER since 5/23/02
Just a note to everyone.....Please pick up your trash on the ice!!!! I fished Middle Gen on Sunday and picked up 3 water bottles and a plastic bag filled with dead minnows. I only fished a small area so I'm assuming that there is more garbage left on the ice at other areas of the lakes.

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8/30/08 @ 12:07 AM
77speakers
77speakers
USER since 1/15/07
I am not an expert but I asked that same question to a lot of people too and I think most everyone agreed that trout stay too deep to make the move. I am sure a couple made it over but I don't think anything major. Those trout usually stay 15-40 feet deep and that road was only covered at maybe 2-3 feet at the most. The lakes are actually connected through a perminant culvert under the road. Middle is a clean lake so I am sure they would survive but lower has better depth and is a touch cleaner I think. Who knows though...

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8/29/08 @ 6:56 AM
River Man
River Man
USER since 6/18/01
Just wondering if we can expect to see trout in Middle since the lakes were connected for a while. I'm thinking there were lots of stocked trout left in Lower since the access was restricted for so long. Wondering if the trout could have crossed over into Middle and whether they would survive there.

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8/28/08 @ 6:20 PM
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77speakers
77speakers
USER since 1/15/07
Just was out for a couple hours and was able to land 5 LMBs and a small pike. All were 13". The water level is continuing to go down thanks to all the pumping. I did see hundreds of small baby bass everywhere I went this afternoon. All fish looked healthy. Good luck.

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3/3/08 @ 9:50 AM
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77speakers
77speakers
USER since 1/15/07

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
18 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
I was out on Saturday and Sunday midafternoon. I was able to get just one flag with a 23" northern on it. I think the pike are starting to spawn because this guy was bleeding on his back and tail. The conditions Sunday left the ice with 1-2" of water on top and it was slippery. Good luck

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2/3/08 @ 8:18 AM
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manic
manic
USER since 2/1/02

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
12 inches
Yesterday ( 2-2-08 ) 3 guys with 9 tip ups fished from 2pm - 8pm and caught 5 small northerns. We had numerous hits from something annoying, possibly bullheads. They would hit the shiners belly area and drag them straight down and drop them. Raising bait up 2' - 3' off of bottom stopped this phenomenon. Ice ranged from 11-1/2" to 12" with 3"-4" of snow on top.

Edited on 2/3/08 8:19 AM
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1/5/08 @ 3:48 PM
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77speakers
77speakers
USER since 1/15/07

ICE DEPTH
6 inches
Went out yesterday for about 2 hours and had no flags and no luck jigging. The ice was 5-7 inches including a 2 inch hard slush on top. Hope the warm weather wont hurt it too bad. Good luck

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7/30/07 @ 1:09 AM
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77speakers
77speakers
USER since 1/15/07
Yeah middle is tough. Lower is nice because it has so much more structure on it. I have found a few ridges with my locator on middle that aren't on any maps but we all agree that if you want to catch 12' bass, then this is the lake. I have heard good things about large northern on middle as well. I'm sure it's not as good as lower though. I want to take my kayak out to upper some day and test that out. I am going to go pan fishing this week and I'll let you guys know how it goes. I hear that crappies are plentiful, but they only will bite on the specific minnows of middle genesee. Interesting...

Watch out for low flying ultralites out there!

Picture is of my only keeper this year

Edited on 7/30/07 1:12 AM
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7/27/07 @ 7:02 AM
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nei-bobber
nei-bobber
USER since 1/18/03
I know that this lake is good for panfish in the winter,usually find them between 15-21ft,I have caught keepers to 10"but never one after the other,.I have also caught perch that were big but again only here and there,.As far as game fish I never saw anyone catch anything other then small bass?? I am not fishing them myself or really watching but It seems that I would only fish this lake for panfish, with Lower being across the street that the good northern fishing is over there ,,my 2 cents on middle oh yea Upper was once king for big panfish not anymore ,,the lake is years away from good fishing ,with the over harvesting that electronics has given us,

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