Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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8/17/17 @ 4:27 PM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

I was sorting through and organizing shoeboxes of old fishing photos and found one I had forgotten about.  The northern pictured below was caught in Bass Bay on a red jig/white tail in deep water during the first year (no recollection of exact date)  that the lake was opened.  Regular northern restrictions back then.  And for those who fished the lake back then, you may recall that fishing for all species was nothing short of spectacular.

There was only one other boat on the lake, a local fisherman who took the photo.  Fish was then released.  Only out of water for the brief photo shoot, he took off on his own.   Measured out over 40" .  If the fish is still swimming there,  I wonder about its present size?

Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County Photo
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8/16/17 @ 11:06 AM
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FishinKid13
FishinKid13
USER since 7/19/09

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Tried last night here for the first time in years 6:30-8. Managed about 7 pike and one bass, missed just as many. No real size. Need to spend more time locating fishable areas again, hope to be out again soon. 


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8/11/17 @ 2:55 PM
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Fishn Jimmy
Fishn Jimmy
USER since 7/21/01

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waning Gibbous

a few crappies were active drifting minnows today  10-25 fow..  mostly small nothing over 9.5" all in Bass Bay

only 2 other boats..


Catch and release !

Edited on 8/11/17 2:58 PM
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8/11/17 @ 12:59 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
USER since 7/30/16

Have to agree with Cardinal,Sunday the 6th was an amazing fishing day :-)

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8/7/17 @ 11:27 AM
cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

backtroller 16 - check your private messanger

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8/7/17 @ 11:03 AM
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backtroller 16
backtroller 16
USER since 6/20/10

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

I like Cardinal3's Sunday report.

Saturday evening was anything but. Sunny warm windy. Not optimal.

1 small pike, 10 1/2 inch perch, 9 inch rock bass. A few 7 inch bluegills and sunfish. And 1 pike that wasn't all that big but broke my 30 year old rod in half. It was my favorite Shimano Fighting Rod from back in the day.

Tried to explore a little, encountered lots of weeds breaking the surface and lots of little white flies.

I have to figure out what Cardinal3 is using.


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8/6/17 @ 3:54 PM
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cardinal3
cardinal3
USER since 11/17/04

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

No wind and no sun - another perfect day for fishing.  Had a good day.  Caught a fat 39" northern just before sunrise and caught 17 more pike throughout the rest of the morning.  Except for one at 28" the rest were small.  Also caught one tiny bass.

Saw a beaver for the first time in months.  Also saw the usual sandhill cranes, great blue herons, and little green herons.

Good luck to all.

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7/31/17 @ 11:34 AM
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backtroller 16
backtroller 16
USER since 6/20/10

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished Saturday early. Headed to Bass Bay. Not much going on in the bay. A few small bluegill and 1 just at 8in. Admittedly I have little experience in the bay and did not explore as much as I could have.

Sunday fished the big lake from 5pm to 8pm. Headed to the hole around the first island south of the Boxhorn launch. Some small bluegill a 9 1/2 in perch an 8 1/4 in sunny. a 14 in bass and a 20 inch northern. Some other bites but no hook ups.

As we were getting ready to leave  the hole (around 8pm) a boat pulled up to a spot we had left earlier (the NW edge of the hole). On his first cast he hooked a monster. Took him a while to get it to the boat. It was exciting. He expertly landed the fish by hand. It was over 3 ft long pike! A few casts later and he hooked a smaller pike.


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7/30/17 @ 3:20 PM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Out late yesterday (first late afternoon trip this year, 6-8:30pm)  with my son, we worked a few proven areas.    Lots of fun with numerous small northerns of which largest was 24".   Missed a lunker right by the boat.  5 bass, one 15".  Mosquitoes really bad when landing. Ouch!  

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7/30/17 @ 1:31 PM
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pikehunter85
pikehunter85
USER since 8/6/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Out this morning from 6:30-9:30 and no luck. Dog days must be setting in. Will be back when temps cool off a little.

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