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Gotgills?
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7/29/15 7:19 AM CST
Mr Bass you could try the other link

http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Fishing-Reports/report.cfm/14899/Bass-Bay-Lake-Waukesha-County/ Big Smile

Mr.Bass
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7/29/15 4:40 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Overall fishing the past week has really slowed down. Each trip has had the same result: very early morning bite, especially northerns. Nice sized fish, but only a few. Bass for the most part are at some convention! Some areas of the lake that produced last year are so thick with weed growth they are near impassable. Possibly a weather change would help. A number of boats have been bobber-fishing in Bass Bay. Any report on successes there would be helpful.

msale1953
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7/27/15 11:15 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Was out for 4 hours on Saturday (the 25th) morning. Got 8 fish. Five pike (largest was 24") all on Whopper Plopper and 3 LM bass. A 14" bass on scumfrog in pads. Two remaining bass, 18" and 12", also on Whopper Plopper.

Sun was out for last hour and the bite died off quickly.

Sswpriz
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7/26/15 12:43 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went out with the son to Bass Bay, with 3 casts I knew I had a good size Northern on, got him up to the boat, he took a shake of his head and swam away, he was at least 30", very fat fish. I was using a large daredevil, red and white. Had a few follow ups to the boat on northerns and LMB, nothing we could seal the deal on , all shook free at the boat.....except for the 8" crappie that took my 4" daredevil !!! I don't know if I've ever seen that before !! Talked to a few people, not a lot being caught today. BTW, we launched at Hunters nest, the weeds in the big lake are getting pretty bad, had to clear the prop a number of times.

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7/13/15 9:39 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Out yesterday slop fishing....Have a 14 foot Aluminum boat this year instead of the kayaks, so can get all over in no time.

We have been Northern and Bass machines this year. Largest Northern 32 1/2", Bass 17 ". Mepps inline spinners # 2 or #3. Yellow. Also Frogs. My son made a Donkey Rig yesterday and it was the killer bait.. ...when we had open water to use it.

2 unusual catches yesterday...29 1/2 " 9 lb Bowfin, caught in the slop on a frog....and the 4 inch Perch, on the Daredevil...crazy.

Everyone be safe and check your trailers when you leave....

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7/11/15 9:08 PM CST
Been busy with the kids and grandkids this summer and am way behind on fishing. Made it out today for only the 5th time this year.

Had a great day. Ended up with 17 pike, including 26", 28', 29', 29', 30', 32' and a fat 34". Also caught 3 bass - 15", 16" and 17". Got an 8 inch perch (on a 2 &1/2 " storm subwart). Finally, I also caught a big bowfin - 32 inches long and as thick as my thigh. It fought like heck and was actually the most fun to catch.

Almost hit a big snapping turtle in the kayak not too far from the Boxhorn launch.

Good luck to all!

wolf-rig
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7/10/15 5:32 PM CST
So I go to launch at Big M today, and someone standing on the pier tells me "workers" have been removing some invasive algae from around the launch area. (Boxhorn's)

I have a 14 foot fishing boat. Normally, I just reverse it out a ways, then forward to where I'm going. Well, today I needed my always handy push pole to get me out of the launch area due to a bunch of muddy looking weeds.

I'm out for 5 hours. Catch my usual bunch of fish, which I release, except for some "over 8 inch" crappies, that looked tasty, and headed back to the launch.

So I'm cleaning the weeds off my prop, and sure enough, there they are. Stringy seaweed with the little 6 pointed white 1/8" stars.

This is serious stuff. It was like a sponge. On Big M, once it gets going around the launch and chokes up some of the channels it's C'est la vie for motor craft.

Hildy Boys
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7/6/15 9:33 PM CST
Boxhorn is where we were, I have launched at the nest and we always pay because it's required.

As for paying because it's the right thing to do, I think that is very noble and some day when I can afford it I will probably do the same thing. But it is not required so to get a message like that is just annoying. I drive on Muskego roads all the time and don't live there, I am not about to start making donations every time I cross into Muskego to help maintain the roads!

But if you really want to see how I do my part, I'll show the grocery bag of garbage I picked up out of the lake and from the launch!

Robbollio
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7/6/15 5:19 PM CST
If you use hunters nest i would assume you would pay because its private. Were you by ajs?

bldyarrow
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7/6/15 5:11 PM CST
I own 2 kayaks and when I go to a launch ,including bigM ,I PAY THE LAUNCH FEE,i still park in a nice parking lot ,use the dumpster and I don't have to drag my yaks through 200yds of cattails to get to the lake.I have a nice channel wich is maintained by city workers of muskego,and they are there quite often pulling bogs out of the channel entrance so I can get out onto the lake,and you have a small pier to get you in and out.When the time comes to resurface the parking lot your launch fee pays for that.Its not breaking the bank for me,just saying.YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU HAVE TO PAY,I FEEL ITS FAIR FOR ME TO DO MY PART EVEN WITHOUT A TRAILER,just my opinion but that's just me.sorry no fishing report didn't want to be out with all the july4th boat traffic,next time Cool

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Hildy Boys
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7/6/15 3:37 PM CST
I took the family out to Big on Friday for a morning of fishing in the yaks. We all caught fish and it was a great morning to be on the water, mostly snake northerns but I did manage a nice bass and a decent northern. Weeds are in thick now.

When I got back to my car someone had placed a boat launch envelop on my window, I assume that this was a message telling me I needed to pay a launch fee. I was under the impression that I didn’t have to pay launch fees for kayaks if I was not backing a trailer into the water. But since I had gotten that information second hand, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t breaking any laws. So I called the city of Muskego myself and they confirmed that “You do NOT have to pay launch fees for kayaks at Muskego Launches, which includes Durham and Boxhorn launch on Big Muskego. They did say they would check with the Parks and Rec Manager to make sure nothing had changed, but there understanding is that as long as you are not launching a trailered boat you do not have to pay launching fees.

If I had to pay $7 per kayak that would have been a $28 trip because there were 4 of us! That is insane to ask someone to pay $28 to put their kayaks in the water.

BassmanTouzer
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7/6/15 12:45 AM CST
Sorry Mr. Bass, it was actually little muskego

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7/4/15 8:30 PM CST
I like a heddon torpedo out here if possible. But started using plastic frogs rigged on EWG hooks and black thin leader (just in case a pike hits) but didn't seem to take away from bass strikes. Surprisingly my hook up ratio went up even with the single hook I believe. I think because the fish can inhale the whole frog. My bro uses a Johnson silver minnow with good success for pike. All in the main lake..

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7/4/15 6:52 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
After what seems like all year (since January) I finally had a great day of fishing action wise! Leave it to ole big m to be the lake to do so. Hadn't visited her since December and hadn't open water fished in a couple years! Glad I came back today. Started in the heavily fished area but quickly got out of boat reach in my new kayak. A lot of the fish I was catching had never been hooked before and it was obvious nobody fished said areas. Fish where cracking the bait 3 feet from the kayak! Didn't keep count but size was decent. Biggest bass was around 3 lbs and biggest pike was around 30" although I did lose any easy 35" right at the 'yak. So I still haven't cracked 30" this summer, ugh! But I suppose I'll take the action considering its been a pretty slow year for me. All action was on topwater too so that's always fun! Will be back soon.

Side note if anyone has any ideas on keeping fish pinned I'm all ears. I know others have mentioned struggling in that regard and I lost quite a few on the open areas of the lake. Guessing they where shy from being caught recently but was using a lure with two trebles and was still missing them. The weird thing too is usually the pike give you a second strike about half the time but today not one missed fish gave me a second strike, even on a different lure! Good luck yall.

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7/4/15 7:14 AM CST
Bp1357

You are welcome. Glad you are having success!

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