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trg
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8/22/14 12:16 AM CST
Sorry, not a report. How's the water level? Is it back up to the pre-draw down of 2012?

tnelson
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8/18/14 9:19 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went out Saturday evening and fished the marsh only- from 530pm to dark. SW to West winds at 10 mph. Took awhile to find the bass and figure out the details of speed and the presentation of baits. Found the bass and hammered them with a total of 15 bass two of which were a solid 18 inches. All the fish were very healthy and good fighters with most being at 11/2 lbs to 2 lbs each. Probably lost another 6 or so. Try long rods and long casts. Consider proper techniques and spooky fish are normal. Using 8.6 foot long rods with plastic baits. Longer rods enable better hook sets way out there. I always respect our DNR but disagree with their recent draw downs (2012) and the city of Muskego for messing with this awesome fishery/lake. The fishery is only now coming back strongly after the 2012 drawdown. I suspect the larger bass have died off the last two years and from this past winter, because it is rare to catch bass in the 20 inch plus range. Good luck to all.

Lovnfishn
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8/15/14 9:36 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hit Big Muskego for the 1st time today. We got lost looking for Bass Bay. Before we found it we caught a 16" Bass and a cple northern at 20" and 23" along with a half dozen bluegills. Bass and Northerns were on a popper and white spinner bait. Panfish were caught with nightcrawlers and a yellow jig. Finally found the bay and caught another Northern and a few more bluegills. Tight Lines

bp1357
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8/15/14 8:16 AM CST
Was out as well 5am to 7am out of hunters nest. Drop in temp seemed to make it tough. 2 bass, 2 snake northerns, couple misses...water is gin clear.

Kayak Fisher
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8/15/14 8:00 AM CST
Fished for 1 hour this morning before work. 3 bass, 1 little nort. I was trying for panfish, but no luck north of boxhorn.

Drop Anchor
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8/14/14 6:50 PM CST
Here is a 17 in bass my 5 yr old caught on Monday morning. Fish was released properly after pic

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~Fishin'
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8/14/14 4:00 PM CST
Why doesn't anyone ever post pictures of their awesome reports of good fish?

Mr.Bass
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8/12/14 2:34 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Near perfect conditions pay off. Early morning light rain, very cloudy and somewhat ominous, and light winds. Fished longer than normal---5 - 11am. Two dozen northerns (half over 26") with one large-headed 34". 10 bass with one 18 1/2" and the others on the small side (10 to 14"). 5 to 8 mph NE died off to calm by 8 am. Bite was not hectic but consistent especially next to cabbage weeds; numerous reaction strikes. Sun peaking out near 11am, and fish were harder to find. Water clarity quite good, almost too good , esp in sunlight.

A large beaver passing by took an abrupt turn and made a move in the direction of my popper. Never saw that before. I wisely moved to another location. And later, several gulls took dives at a buzz bait. LIve food dishes must be scarce.

Successfully used a spinner bait retrieved fast, at the surface, creating a wake, esp for the northerns. Also noticed an increased presence of surface minnows and fish (bass) feeding on them. Every time I was able to cast into feeding area, the result was a bass hit. Great fun. Usually I experience this during fall fishing, and not so early in the year. Saw only one other boat all morning, and he too looked 'happy'.

While I never fished in the bay, there is a large bog somewhat blocking the entrance to the first channel to get there (across from the last cottage on big lake). There is about 6 feet or so room to its left to get through. Hope it either stays put, or better yet, moves on to a better location. The time on the water just went too fast today.

Drop Anchor
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8/11/14 4:12 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished 8 until noon today with my 5 year old son. We stayed in the Bay and caught a nice mix of bass northern and pan fish. Biggest bass was 17in and pike 30 or so. Game fish all came on medium chubs 4 ft down along any weed line of our choosing. My son caught about 25 fish and I caught 0...lol Smile

cardinal3
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8/9/14 2:30 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Although not quite as good as the last several times out, I still had a nice morning on Big M. Was on the water from 5:00 am to noon. Got 7 northern, but they are still running big as they included 26", 27", 30". 30" and 32".

I also caught 9 bass, the biggest 4 being 15" and 3 at 17".

As always, good luck to all.

fishwhenever
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8/8/14 7:11 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went out this morning at 9.00 headed for the bay and there was a bog in the channel. There was room on either side so I figured what the heck, big mistake weeds and other junk wrapped around the prop. A guy who lives on the lake said it was not there yesterday, just my luck. Tried spinners ,rapalas and daredevils and only got 1 strike

Mr.Bass
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8/5/14 12:27 PM CST
Went out yesterday morning. Trolling motor didnt work (turned out to be wiring problem). One cannot appreciate a fishing tool (trolling motor) until you DONT have it. I ended up motoring to various specific spots with known past successes and then intensely casting in that area. Only fished 4 hours, but ended up with a pretty good catch, more bass (Cool than northerns (6), but the northerns were all but one over 28". Everything as always on the surface, the noisier and 'splashier' the better.

As for line and leaders, just like lures, rods, and reels--a personal decision. I use the least expensive 9" steel leaders I can find with 8# mono. If it works for you,then do it. When using buzz baits, I have each rigged up with my own wire leader so the line stays tightly attached at metal-bend in lure.

cardinal3
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8/5/14 9:58 AM CST
I switched to braided line several years back, but still would have bite offs from time to time. I use an 8", 27 lb. test wire leader from Invisileader. This has stopped the bite offs and the leader is thin enough that it does not affect the action of the wake baits that are my primary lures.

ccramerusc
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8/5/14 9:45 AM CST
I switched over to braided line a few years ago because I was sick of having to deal with a steal leader. It has worked out great. Another added benefit is that you don't have to worry about the cat tail grass or other weeds weakening/fraying your line like it would to mono or flouro. I get 3-4 years out of braided line whereas I could barely make it through one season with mono.

bp1357
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8/4/14 4:48 PM CST
This is one of those lakes that motorless crafts actually have somewhat of an advantage with all the floating weeds. I was concerned about all the fish kill reports but it really has been a fun summer w/great average size on both pike and bass.

Wire leader a must unless you like bite offs!

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