Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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5/18/16 @ 2:46 PM
North Shore
North Shore
USER since 2/13/13

Any help as to the best launch to get into Bass Bay now.  Is Durham still blocked?  Any issues with a 17.5 deep V getting back there?  Thanks.

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5/17/16 @ 11:40 AM
rages05
rages05
USER since 3/12/15

Thanks

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5/16/16 @ 3:50 PM
Sully
Sully
MEMBER since 7/21/01

YES  the season pass is good for Boxhorn...  DNR durham rd, and Denoon  launches..


Big Muskego... Little Muskego... Denoon

Edited on 5/16/16 3:52 PM
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5/16/16 @ 12:12 PM
rages05
rages05
USER since 3/12/15

Does the muskeg boat launch season pass work for boxhorn launch

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5/15/16 @ 6:50 PM
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piker_biker
piker_biker
USER since 12/27/07

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waxing Gibbous

I was at Durham launch on the 7th there where about a dozen small patchs of cat tails floating throughout the channel. The actual launch slab was clear and a guy was paddling his kayak out but I don't think I'd try a boat. Pier wasn't in either. It was rather windy for my liking so I didn't fish that day. Came back on the 8th around 8am and launcher and box horn. Pier was in of course. Landed 2 small bass on plastics. Left at 5pm. Slow to say the least. Couldn't even muster up a snake. Threw about 20 different lures. Water temp was good based on feel at that point but I'm sure the crappy weather and cold rain have dropped the water temp considerably. I'll be back in a few weeks.

Edited on 5/15/16 10:33 PM
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5/15/16 @ 3:04 PM
Thiel66
Thiel66
USER since 1/9/14

Can someone tell me if the Durham launch is useable or is it still blocked?

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5/12/16 @ 1:22 PM
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ccramerusc
ccramerusc
USER since 3/29/09

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Went out for the first time this year for a couple hours late morning today. I first tried surface lures and had no luck. When I switched to shallow runners the northerns went crazy. I landed more than a dozen northerns and had equally as many hits that I couldn't land. They were all small, but it was fun. I had equal luck with a rattling crankbait, mepps #4, and spinner bait. 

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5/12/16 @ 8:38 AM
WALLEYEDUDE
WALLEYEDUDE
USER since 6/16/05

There are a lot of good hot spots, look for the drop off. shallow water cast top water baits such as frogs and single blade spinners. fun action to be had. bass bay is also very active. I have  seen fishing cruising the shallows.

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5/12/16 @ 8:34 AM
daniryan
daniryan
USER since 5/12/16

Does anyone know if there are hotspots on Big Muskego / Bass Bay and what baits are best?

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5/8/16 @ 6:09 PM
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slew46
slew46
USER since 10/15/08

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Went out sunday may 8 and caught 1 bass 16in and 5 northern

biggest was 30in.The bite stopped at 10.Got off the lake at 11.

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5/7/16 @ 4:49 PM
AStelloh
AStelloh
USER since 4/7/15

SplitShot yes it is wide open had no trouble getting my 16ft boat from the mainlake to bass bay.

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5/7/16 @ 1:10 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Was on the water at about 4:30 am and off at 11:00 am.  Due to the wind, this was one of those days I spent 75% of my time paddling and 25% fishing.  Still managed 3 bass (2 at 15") and 8 pike (biggest was 28" and rest were small).  Was halfway between the 3rd island and the dam when the wind shifted and kicked into high gear.  Its hard to get 2 foot swells on a lake that's only 4 feet deep, but we had them today.

As always, good luck to everyone.

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5/7/16 @ 9:00 AM
split shot
split shot
USER since 6/19/01

Does anyone know whether the channel from the main lake to Bass's Bay is passable?

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4/18/16 @ 8:22 PM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went out at 5 pm. Tried numerous shoreline spots for crappies. Not a bite. Drifted a while. Nothing doing. It's still April and the fish know it. With upcoming cool fronts, it may a week or two before fish move in.

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4/15/16 @ 6:39 AM
greg2507
greg2507
USER since 1/13/13
Thanks guys for the reports. Hope to get out tomorrow or sunday morning. Will post a report once I do.

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