Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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9/24/16 @ 7:06 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE (36%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Another good day on Big M.  18 northern.  Biggest two were 28' and a fat 30".  The rest were all small, under 22" and thin.  Also caught 4 bass: 13", 15", 16" and 18".

I can't remember that last time I saw so many great blue herons.  Must have seen between 3 and 4 dozen.  Also,  saw one great egret and 3 little green herons.

All in all, a nice fall day to spend on the lake!

As always, good luck to all.


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9/14/16 @ 12:41 AM
x1o4gboi
x1o4gboi
USER since 2/28/16

Midwest Kayak Bass Club will be holding a cpr tournament at Big Muskego this weekend (sept 17) for those of you who would like to join! Message me for more info... thats if you arent out hunting!

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9/7/16 @ 8:41 PM
gmannn
gmannn
USER since 4/10/14

I have a kyak. And so does my brother in law and a friend of mine. I called city of Muskego and they told me no launch fee is required.  I do park at the Boxhorn parking lot.  No problems yet.

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9/7/16 @ 8:40 PM
gmannn
gmannn
USER since 4/10/14


Edited on 9/7/16 8:42 PM
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9/7/16 @ 7:01 PM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Went out early morning.  Lots of clouds and rain expected.  Launched for the first time in years at Boxhorn since I was planning on fishing the east side of the lake and wanted to be close to 'home base' if an electrical storm came up.  More northerns than bass.  Fish active until front passed by and rains came, but got a couple good hours in.    Biggest Northern was 32".  Donned rain gear but friend along had radar on his phone and major storm nearing from SW.  Off and home before storm hit.

Young eagle very active along east shore.  A real beauty in flight and dives toward lake.  Good to see guide and avid fisherman JL on the shore.

One event occurred, leading to a question.  I paid the $7 launch fee.  I noticed a bigger fishing boat stop a ways off the pier and  make a phone call.  Minutes later, moving quickly, a car and empty trailer pulled up.  The boater and car driver picked up the boat and left hurriedly. These are facts, as is the fact that I have no idea if the boater paid any fee.    Is the fee at Box Horn a fee for parking, or parking with a launch, or only a launch fee?  IE If no vehicle is parked there, then the 'drop-off-a-boat-and-go' is free? 

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9/3/16 @ 4:09 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Went out with a friend in the canoe today.  Company was good and wildlife watching was good as well.  Saw the immature bald eagle today as well as an osprey, lots of great blue herons and a couple of egrets.  Fishing was average - we ended up with 13 northern and 2 small bass.  My friend got 11 of the northern, including the 2 biggest at about 26" each.

Also it was good to meet and talk with Jim Lewandowski (sp?), a longtime guide on this lake.

All in all, a good day.

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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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