Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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6/21/17 @ 9:54 PM
Fishn Jimmy
Fishn Jimmy
USER since 7/21/01

Fishermen taking limits of 15 of "legal" 8" bluegills off the beds day  after day is why there is getting to be gooooooooooooo many 7.5" and 7.75" gills because they are now becoming the nest guards because the 8" males who propagate/protect the new spawn are taken when they are MOST vulnerable. ... the rules are a self decimating rule for Big Muskego bluegills. just like the 40" Northerns  that are VERY scarce these  days as well..

MY $02 worth

CATCH and RELEASE  ! ! ! ! 

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6/21/17 @ 8:37 PM
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Bigmuskegoliving
Bigmuskegoliving
USER since 7/16/13

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

It seems like a very strange year, I haven't caught 1 largemouth bass this year. Years past I would catch at least 3 legal (18" bass) a week. I've been so frustrated that I have resorted to panfish and I've been hammering bluegill and sunfish with a night crawler or helgrimite. I don't really pan fish but that's the only thing I can catch on a regular basis. The northern bite has fell off and the bass bite seems non existent. Compared to years past,(2012)  this has been the worst fishing year on this lake. I'm not the only one, 2017 Big Muskego lake has been a prodominitly pan fish lake! I can limit out on bluegill but can't catch a bass to save my life. 

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6/18/17 @ 3:42 PM
bassbill
bassbill
USER since 6/16/06

You sure you were on Big Muskego Rahman? Have never heard of a smb being caught here.

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6/18/17 @ 3:18 PM
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ravman#1
ravman#1
USER since 7/24/16

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Launched at Big Horn this morning. Very windy. The lake was shallow and extremely weedy. Had a hard time moving my 14 foot boat around in the weeds. Even in the middle of the lake the weeds were about a foot under the water. Caught 1 small mouth bass. Got frustrated and left.

I heard good things about this lake and bass bay but that was my experience. Maybe I launched at a bad spot or something.

Does anyone have any thoughts ?

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6/17/17 @ 3:24 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Had a good day and finally caught some decent sized northern.  Ended up with a dozen northern,  Biggest 4 were 30 to 32 inches.  One was pathetically skinny, the other 3 were normal, good sized fish.

I also caught 10 bass.  Biggest 3 were 17", 17" and 19", the rest were between 13" - 15".

Also caught 2 dogfish (bowfin), 28" and 21".  Bowfin are sure fun to catch.  They fight as hard or harder than smallmouth bass.

Finally, if Blaine is reading these reports, it was nice to meet you today and I hope to see you again.  (I know you met a lot of people today.  I was in the 14 foot long bright yellow kayak.)

As always, good luck to all.

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6/9/17 @ 10:54 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Finally made it out for my second  time this year.  Had a good day.  Ended up with 8 pike and 10 bass.  Biggest northern was only 23".  Most of the bass were around 15", but the three biggest were about 17", 18" and 19".

 Saw an adult sandhill crane and a chick walking through yards on the eastern shore.  Also saw one of the bald eagles flying overhead.

Good luck to all.

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6/8/17 @ 9:21 PM
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msale1953
msale1953
MEMBER since 2/27/13

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished with a friend for 4+ hours (9 to 2). We managed several nice gills, a few hammer handle pike, and 8 or so bass, most 16 and 17 inches in length. Got most of the bass on frogs or swim jigs. The bites really picked up after noon when the cloud cover arrived.


Also, I left some gear at the launch. Jimmy, check your messages.

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6/8/17 @ 4:28 PM
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Fishn Jimmy
Fishn Jimmy
USER since 7/21/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

COOT Shooter.. Yes I seen them that day as well on my return trip from the bay that day crappie fishing.... MUCH more physical then my "OLD" body could do these days... 40-50 years ago.. OH Yaaaaa   "Let's Goooo "

The gills remain active ALL over the big lake and the bay  .. small jig and plastics are what I use.. bait guys seem to be doing well also.


FOUND at the ramp some equipment forgotten by some one ....  I have it... identify and I'll give it back to you. send me a message.

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6/8/17 @ 11:23 AM
COOTxSHOOTER
COOTxSHOOTER
USER since 3/10/17

Jimmy, I saw a group of kitesurfers out there last early fall... they were having a BLAST on a 20mph wind day!

Edited on 6/8/17 11:24 AM
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6/8/17 @ 7:14 AM
Fishn Jimmy
Fishn Jimmy
USER since 7/21/01

FLASH ! ! !  

YEAaaaaaaaaa for the guy sailing a small sailboat on the main lake out in front of Boxhorn launch yesterday..

What FUN to see a sailboat there ...However I can't imagine how he was keeping the weeds from accumulating on the keel/rudder..

I had an ice boat a few years back I was going to sail that part of the lake but snow conditions and non favorable winds kept me from doing so..

I AM jealous.  I LOVE to sail.

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