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Leachin
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9/1/14 10:10 AM CST
Hey cardinal3, how about some pics of all these fish?

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8/31/14 3:10 PM CST
Had a good day in terms of quality, if not quantity. Ended up with 6 northern. One was a snake, others were 27", 28", 28", 30" and 31". The 31" was very fat and had obviously been feeding heavily.

Also got 4 bass:12", 15", 19" and 21".

Beavers are reproducing on this lake. I saw 5 this morning, I don't believe I've ever seen more than 2 on the same day before.

As always, good luck to all.

mkefisherman
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8/24/14 10:01 PM CST
Been fishing Big M alot this summer and have had great luck on bass, all fish we have been catching have been fat and healthy. Nothing over 18, but numerous 2.75-4.5lb fish seem to be on the feed.

Been trying to get on some pike! Hearing small spinner baits, and loud/gaudy topwater baits... may have to give that a go the next time we are out.

Overall Big M has treated us well this year, seems like the fishery is coming back.

tight lines

Mr.Bass
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8/24/14 5:31 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Saturday saw fog, light wind, dark skies and a great morning bite. I fished almost to noon and it was one the better days of the year. All fish on surface. Northerns small (only 2 in mid to upper 20s). But the bass were chunky and very aggressive in the fog.

Sunday saw no fog, clear skies, sunny and warm---great day for a boat ride. Stirred up a few strikes, but only landed about 8 or 9 small ones.

Not an expert on snakes, but saw one of good size swim into deep bull-rushes. Aggressive gulls kept diving after a chartreuse buzz bait until I left their territory. No camera today--too bad-- as a fat snapper let me get pretty close for a look. Also heard of a 'special' hunting regulation for Sept 1 that might bring out more early shooters. Yep, it's about that time of year to share our waters.

And, oh yes, I saw the 'yellow' cardinal that frequents the big lake. A fine fisherman whose extra Lake-Link comments on local lake creatures is appreciated.

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8/24/14 2:58 PM CST
CCramer - congrats - that was an hour well spent!

I was on Big M from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm today. Slowest day in a month, but no complaints. I ended up with 7 northern, mostly small, with the 2 biggest being about 26" and 28". I also ended up with 5 bass, all about 14 to 15 inches.

Mr. Bass - it was good to meet you today. I hope you had a better day than I had.

Good luck to all.

ccramerusc
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8/24/14 12:02 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went out for one hour yesterday afternoon. I caught two really big ones and decided that was all I needed for the day. The first was a big bass. I didn't measure it, but it was one of the bigger ones I have caught there. 20 minutes later I landed a 38" northern. Yep, that's right, 38", I measured it. Biggest I have ever caught. It took me over 5 minutes to get him to the boat. Now I believe that there actually are some 40"ers in there.

Both fish looked really healthy and are still swimming, although the northern took about 5 minutes of me moving him back and forth before it slowly swam away. Check out the pics.

Both caught on a black buzz bait in the big lake.

trg
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8/22/14 12:16 AM CST
Sorry, not a report. How's the water level? Is it back up to the pre-draw down of 2012?

tnelson
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8/18/14 9:19 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Went out Saturday evening and fished the marsh only- from 530pm to dark. SW to West winds at 10 mph. Took awhile to find the bass and figure out the details of speed and the presentation of baits. Found the bass and hammered them with a total of 15 bass two of which were a solid 18 inches. All the fish were very healthy and good fighters with most being at 11/2 lbs to 2 lbs each. Probably lost another 6 or so. Try long rods and long casts. Consider proper techniques and spooky fish are normal. Using 8.6 foot long rods with plastic baits. Longer rods enable better hook sets way out there. I always respect our DNR but disagree with their recent draw downs (2012) and the city of Muskego for messing with this awesome fishery/lake. The fishery is only now coming back strongly after the 2012 drawdown. I suspect the larger bass have died off the last two years and from this past winter, because it is rare to catch bass in the 20 inch plus range. Good luck to all.

Lovnfishn
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8/15/14 9:36 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hit Big Muskego for the 1st time today. We got lost looking for Bass Bay. Before we found it we caught a 16" Bass and a cple northern at 20" and 23" along with a half dozen bluegills. Bass and Northerns were on a popper and white spinner bait. Panfish were caught with nightcrawlers and a yellow jig. Finally found the bay and caught another Northern and a few more bluegills. Tight Lines

bp1357
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8/15/14 8:16 AM CST
Was out as well 5am to 7am out of hunters nest. Drop in temp seemed to make it tough. 2 bass, 2 snake northerns, couple misses...water is gin clear.

Kayak Fisher
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8/15/14 8:00 AM CST
Fished for 1 hour this morning before work. 3 bass, 1 little nort. I was trying for panfish, but no luck north of boxhorn.

Drop Anchor
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8/14/14 6:50 PM CST
Here is a 17 in bass my 5 yr old caught on Monday morning. Fish was released properly after pic

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~Fishin'
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8/14/14 4:00 PM CST
Why doesn't anyone ever post pictures of their awesome reports of good fish?

Mr.Bass
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8/12/14 2:34 AM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Near perfect conditions pay off. Early morning light rain, very cloudy and somewhat ominous, and light winds. Fished longer than normal---5 - 11am. Two dozen northerns (half over 26") with one large-headed 34". 10 bass with one 18 1/2" and the others on the small side (10 to 14"). 5 to 8 mph NE died off to calm by 8 am. Bite was not hectic but consistent especially next to cabbage weeds; numerous reaction strikes. Sun peaking out near 11am, and fish were harder to find. Water clarity quite good, almost too good , esp in sunlight.

A large beaver passing by took an abrupt turn and made a move in the direction of my popper. Never saw that before. I wisely moved to another location. And later, several gulls took dives at a buzz bait. LIve food dishes must be scarce.

Successfully used a spinner bait retrieved fast, at the surface, creating a wake, esp for the northerns. Also noticed an increased presence of surface minnows and fish (bass) feeding on them. Every time I was able to cast into feeding area, the result was a bass hit. Great fun. Usually I experience this during fall fishing, and not so early in the year. Saw only one other boat all morning, and he too looked 'happy'.

While I never fished in the bay, there is a large bog somewhat blocking the entrance to the first channel to get there (across from the last cottage on big lake). There is about 6 feet or so room to its left to get through. Hope it either stays put, or better yet, moves on to a better location. The time on the water just went too fast today.

Drop Anchor
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8/11/14 4:12 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished 8 until noon today with my 5 year old son. We stayed in the Bay and caught a nice mix of bass northern and pan fish. Biggest bass was 17in and pike 30 or so. Game fish all came on medium chubs 4 ft down along any weed line of our choosing. My son caught about 25 fish and I caught 0...lol Smile

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