Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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8/28/16 @ 10:18 PM
ChiefAngler
ChiefAngler
USER since 8/28/16

Hey guys! Looking to get out to Big Muskego in the next few days, wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction to get on some bass? Taking out the kayak so it's a little tough to get around the whole lake searching for fish, any help is appreciated!

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8/27/16 @ 7:34 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Today was perfect fishing weather.  Rainy and not too windy.  The bite was good and steady all day.  I was on the water at 5:00 am and didn't get off until 6:00 pm.  Ended up with 32 pike, mostly small but including 3 at 28", 1 at 29" and 2 at 30".  Also got 11 bass, including 14", 14", 15", 16", 17", 18" and 18".

I saw both a mature bald eagle and an immature eagle today.  I think I know why I am seeing them more often than in the past. This is the second time I saw one perched along the eastern shore - maybe they moved their nest from the far south side of the lake.

As always, good luck to all.


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8/27/16 @ 7:50 AM
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Sswpriz
Sswpriz
USER since 5/8/02

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Like Mr. Bass said, not much going on for panfish. Took the grandson out on Friday Morning and could only boat 1 - 6" perch, had a few other bites that would just clean your hook off, so I can just imagine the size of those fish, :)

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8/26/16 @ 4:23 PM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

I guess they call these the 'dog days'.  Looked for a battle with panfish.  Used crappie minnows, crawlers, and small plastics.  But the panfish are probably hiding out with the northerns and bass!  Just nothing in Bass Bay.  To avoid being skunked threw buzz baits in shallow water in the big lake and was able to get a handful of very small northerns and a 4" bass!  Has to be better days ahead.  One sign of fall is DNR has put up all the big lake signs marking off protected hunting and fishing area beginning I believe sometime in September.

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8/20/16 @ 9:51 PM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

Took the grandson and son out at dusk.  Last 45 minutes, it was great with small jigs/plastics  and crawler pieces.  Several 8" gills, 2 nice perch, a 9" sunfish, and a dozen smaller fish.  All drifting with bobbers in the big lake.

When surface casting, have been adding a trailer hook onto as many surface lures as I can.  It improves the catch, particularly in the smaller northerns. 

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8/16/16 @ 12:07 PM
Landin' Lunkers
Landin' Lunkers
USER since 6/4/12

Don't set the hook on the blow up. If they get it in their mouth without bumping it out of the way first they will take it under. Then set the hook. I always get pumped on the surface action and pull the trigger early myself. Hard to wait for them to eat it.

Good luck

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8/16/16 @ 9:14 AM
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88ms3
88ms3
USER since 8/24/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Love kayaking this lake but struggled fishing it. Targeting bass only. 

Fished Saturday morning top water and had blowups and missed hits but no takers. Same happened last year when I fished. Not sure what's going on, hookup rate is pitiful. I even downsized to weightless plastics and same result.  Any tips? Feel free to Pm me as well. Not looking for secrets, just general tips for largemouth here.

Went to bass Bay and got some small northerns there maybe 16-18". No pics. Rather just release them fast. 

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8/14/16 @ 4:35 PM
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Sswpriz
Sswpriz
USER since 5/8/02

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was out for about 3.5 hrs on Sunday, fairly slow, only 2 small bass to show for all the work.

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8/8/16 @ 7:14 AM
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brewtownfish'n
brewtownfish'n
USER since 8/3/16

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Made it out Sunday morning and the bite was good.  No Bass but a bunch of Northern.  My mom and I both caught a 32" Northern.  I don't think the Bass are hitting with a quick presentation.  Must have to slow it down.  I think that's because of the pressure on the lake.  However it was a decent morning. 

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8/7/16 @ 1:29 PM
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Sswpriz
Sswpriz
USER since 5/8/02

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
Went out for a few hours Sunday Morning, 5 pike to show for the effort, from 20" to 31". No bass !

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