Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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TODAY @ 5:43 PM
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TODAY @ 5:02 PM
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Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out today at 5am and it was a bit windy but still lots of calm areas downwind of the bog islands.

Got 4 Bass and 4 pike and missed a couple of each.   Overall it was a beautiful morning.  As Cardinal mentioned there was some giant carp doing spawning shenanigans in the shallows :-)

Did not see any bowfin this time :-(

Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County Photo
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TODAY @ 2:39 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

It was a beautiful morning on Big M with wildlife all over the place.  Sightings included a beaver, half a dozen or so muskrat, dozens of close ups of red wing blackbirds and golden headed blackbirds, a dozen or so great blue herons, a bald eagle flying almost directly overhead and a couple of sandhill cranes also flying almost directly overhead.

Fishing was good as well.  Ended up with 9 northern and 12 large mouth.  Northern were again all small.  The bass were more like usual with 7 at about 15" and 3 at about 17".  Highlight of the morning was a 21" bowfin.

For the carp hunters - lots of carp in the shallows today.  I don't know if they were spawning or feeding, but they were all over.

As usual, good luck to everyone.

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TODAY @ 4:18 AM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

If you are new to the lake and want panfish action, then I suggest Bass Bay.  Assume you start at Hunters' Nest launch.  Leaving that channel at the launch, turn right and motor along the shore until you hit the last of several homes.  The main channel to Bass Bay is across from this final home.  Once in the channel, keep to the right.  A marker to keep sight of is a large DNR bird tower located in the bulls to the north.  You can also see homes in the distance.  And there is one lonely, tall tree in the middle of the rushes that you cant  miss.

Right now, gills are spawning in the Bay and pretty easy to find.  

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5/25/18 @ 11:46 PM
AStelloh
AStelloh
USER since 4/7/15

If you want a forsure shot at a decent amount of fish on the main lake at big m be out there for sunrise or sunset and you can catch them anywhere on almost anything. I mostly fish bass there and topwater is usually key for me or a small soft plastic craw or worm weightless. Sunrise and sunset arnt the only times you can catch fish but definitely increased chances especially on big m.

If you goto the bay (look on Google map satellite and the channel is pretty obvious connecting the main lake and the bay. North shore.)

In the bay i use a jig on bottom or soft plastics.

I don't really panfish here much but I know a worm a few feet under a bobber near the reeds on the bay has produced for many.

Hopefully this helps

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5/25/18 @ 10:54 PM
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Wileyone
Wileyone
USER since 5/12/18

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

My son and myself have fished this lake 3 times now with little luck . We have been fishing around the bogs off of the launch around Buckhorn. We only been successful last weekend when it rained in the late afternoon and the fish were hitting.  Nothing you could take home but it made it interesting. Now the following Saturday and spent 4 hours out there and only one 21 inch northern..   What is the deal and where are the channels in this lake...According to the finders I,m in areas that are less then 3 feet deep............The water is clear and we should see some fish but nothing.........Help please..........Like to get some fish in the boat to eat someday.......


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5/23/18 @ 6:04 AM
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woody59
woody59
USER since 1/17/12

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

The panfish were active tuesday late afternoon. We kept 20 for the pan, 17 were gills.We caught them on gulp, plastic, and crawlers. It is nice to catch keepers instead of 7 7/8 gills even though we still caught alot that size. Have a safe holiday.         






     

Edited on 5/23/18 6:17 AM
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5/21/18 @ 12:58 PM
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backtroller 16
backtroller 16
USER since 6/20/10

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished the Big Lake on Saturday evening until dark.

Hoping to find big gills and sunnies. Got only 1 9inch sunny and 1 7 inch gill and 1 9 inch black crappie. about 2 hours of not much going on.

Then the sun set.

The fishing improved with the sunset. Over the next 1/2 hour I caught 4 bass, 10 inch, 13 inch, 2 15 inch. and 1 16 inch pike. Daughter caught 2 bass, a 10 inch and a 12 inch.

Saw at least 3 30 inch+ pike launch themselves straight up into the air. would have moved over to them but the bass were pretty entertaining.

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5/20/18 @ 4:33 AM
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woody59
woody59
USER since 1/17/12

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Took the wife panfishing saturday afternoon, she had a blast. she used big reds and night crawlers I used gulp and plastic. We kept enough for 2 meals. We kept a few more crappies than gills.

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5/19/18 @ 11:36 AM
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Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

Got out early sat morning with lite drizzle which stopped around 6am or so.

Got 3 bass, 2 decent and 11 pike with one decent one. and I saw a big bowfin in about 4 feet of water in a big open area, its entire body was in the weeds with just its head sticking out, I tried to back paddle to see if it would hit anything but it was gone.  Didn't look like it was spawning, I'm guessing they will be more active in June.

Edited on 5/19/18 11:37 AM
Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County Photo
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