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cardinal3
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7/19/14 3:43 PM CST
Dawnh44:

There is not a lot of shore fishing. You can cast from the pier at Boxhorn for smaller gills, but you will be fishing in 12 inches of water. I also have seen people walk up along the channel leading into the Lake from the Durham launch.

I would recommend a canoe or kayak as the best way fish Big M.

Good luck.

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7/19/14 3:40 PM CST
To DawnH44.... I have seen folks 'try' to fish off the Boxhorn pier, but boats coming and going take precedence there. Early morning maybe. At Hunter's Nest launch, there is a parking charge (and I think a $1 fishing charge). I have seen folks fishing in the channel there. Some success in early spring I have been told. Mostly rough fish and weeds in there now.

Otherwise, if you want a quality shore experience try the island park on the north end of Little Muskego Lake.

Took a good friend for a day of fishing today. 5 am to 11. Had to work but ended up with a dozen northerns (biggest 30") and maybe 7 bass (one 18"). Missed more fish than we caught but still a beautiful day. And one for the record books, LANDED a 6 inch gill on a 3" magnum popper!

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7/19/14 12:46 PM CST
Hello...I'm thinking about doing some shore fishing at Big Muskego Lake. How is the fishing? Do I need a boat?

Thank you. Smile

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7/18/14 4:53 PM CST
Had a good morning on Big M. Was on the water at 5:00 and off at 11:00 am. Got 7 pike, biggest 4 were 26", 28", 30" and 32". Also got 3 bass, 12", 13" and 18".

Good luck to all.

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7/13/14 9:42 PM CST
tippman- Most of the bigger gills have moved out deeper this time of year. You can still catch some gills off shore but most of the ones coming from the shorline will be smaller. Your best luck is to head deep. Tight Lines

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7/13/14 9:39 PM CST
Went out today from about 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with my dad. Casted spinners, spoons, and texas-rigged worms while drifting. Had some trouble finding deeper water since it was our first time on the lake, but when we did we had some action. My dad caught a 24 in pike and a smaller bass and I caught a 15 in bass. We also had a fair amount of misses. It was also very cool to see a pike follow my pike pattern spoon all the way to the boat, but unfortunately miss the lure 2 ft away. Any tips for this lake would be appreciated.

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7/13/14 11:17 AM CST
does any one know how the fishing is from shore this year for gills?

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7/13/14 8:25 AM CST
I have a 7 year old son and me and him go fishing all the time. Yesterday we fished nemahbin. He does really good on the boat now. You just have to have patience with them. You have to expect untangling lines, retying hooks and watching yourself when they cast. Remember we are trying to teach them patience.

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7/13/14 5:46 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Weeds are up, fish are spread out now. Working pretty hard to catch them but they are hitting when you present your offering near them.

jpvieau - Good Grief those guys in the canoe were unbelievable...it was two hours of bedlam in that thing! They had the two kids sitting in the middle and actually tipped over! I was watching/listening from my porch and heard the"F" bomb at least 30 times, it was like watching a bad movie.

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7/12/14 11:00 PM CST
Fished with my fiancee Thursday evening for a few hours on the main lake. Caught a nice northern (my guess upper 20's) but came off as we were netting it. Also caught a few other smaller northerns and a decent LM. My fiancee caught a huge dogfish right before dark.

This is our first year on this lake...and I have to say, we love it. This lake is pretty much limited to smaller boats, kayaks, and canoes. Its nice not to have the huge waves and boats pulling tubes and skiers! Plus, we have caught a decent amount of fish every time we have been out.

Big Smile

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7/12/14 9:25 PM CST
Kayaking from 5-730 pm. A bit of rain, but I didn't melt.

Had a good 20 on , but only boated 2 bass ~ 15 inchers. Using the Ribbit with the new double hooks, (Lilly pad color). They would be on for only a few moments. I must be doing something wrong the way I rig them. Gonna check the Stanley website for tips on keeping them hooked. Thanks to the Lake link member who gave me the tip last year on using those.

A lot of kayakers fishing Big M this year. Used to be Cardinal3 and myself...Nice to see people getting exercise.

I don't know if anyone else ran into the green canoe with 2 small kids and 2 "adult" men in it. Great example on how to F up your kids. The "parent" nastily GD'd or f bombed the kids at least once a minute. I was referred to as " another f ing kayaker",. even though I was a good 50 yards away. After hearing this for about 10 minutes, I had enough and moved on. Even upwind about 100 yards away I could still hear them. Wish Child welfare had a boat... Poor kids.....

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7/12/14 5:18 PM CST
Was out in the kayak today from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and had a good day. Got 8 pike, 4 at about 26" and 1 at 30". Got 3 largemouth, 14", 15" and 17". Also got a 7" perch (on my 2.5" storm subwart).

Good luck to all.

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7/12/14 11:55 AM CST
Got out fishing on Wednesday around 3:30 till 9/9:30.. started off in the main lake farted around landed a nice 3lber then moved to the bay due to the wind. Found some decent gills and crappies.. threw everything back. Came back to the main lake for the dusk bite and hammered the bass. Hooked into a massive dogfish, lost boatside due to no net.. around 8:30 the skeeters came out...holy balls they are bad!

Question... any chances a guy can rent a canoe on big Muskego? Would love to get back to this lake to fish asap with a friend this weekend. Just have no boat.. thanks in advance!

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7/9/14 1:04 PM CST
For anyone who has not been to the Boxhorn launch on Big Muskego yet this year or ever.. they have put in a concrete ramp and a long pier..

VERY NICE !

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7/9/14 12:13 PM CST
Thanks alot, launching off Boxhorn not worth it?

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