The lake has all open water now, still too low of water levels to launch anything at the ramp. I was hearing they close the dam this Friday (3/23/18) so the lake can get back to its normal level with spring rain. I think the lake is still 3 feet below normal.
If you like fishing Little Muskego (when it opens again) please attend the Muskego Common Council meeting at Muskego City hall 6pm on Tuesday 2-13.
With the lake drawdown, approximately 50 lakeshore residents have contracted with a dredging company to remove muck from the lake. This would create some great fish habitat- deeper, hard bottom areas without thick weeds. In most cases, it involves removing approx. 3 feet of soft muck down to a hard clay or rock bottom, in areas from about 20 to 50 feet square. Great fish habitat when surrounded by the thick weeds common in this lake. It's entirely paid for by the property owners- no tax money involved.
Unfortunately the city is requiring an unusually high security bond for potential road damage to allow trucking out the dredged muck. So high that it makes the project unfeasible. We're trying to put some pressure on the city to reduce this to a "normal" bond amount so the project can continue.
DNR approval is in process as well. that doesn't look like it will be a problem.
If you can spare an hour or so Tuesday night, come on out and support improving the lake's fish habitat. It's important that the city council hears from all kinds of recreational lake users.
Otherwise if you drop them an email or give them a call, it's appreciated as well. 262-682-0009 Little Muskego Lake District. or the Mayor at 262-679-5675 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks all and see ya out on Little M CPR'ing a pile of bass next spring!
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Living down the street, it does make some sense due to the lake missing 2/3 of it's usual water this year? Although one has to wonder how much the compressed amount of fish together are going to damage their populations without enough to eat? We shall just have to see this spring?
My friend who has lived on the lake for 49 years and interviewed by the DNR and Milwaukee Journal because of the drawdown, etc.....confirmed that fishing this lake is completely shut down until the spring of 2018 which a final date is yet to be determined. I heard that March/April timeframe was recommended or until the lake comes back up to adequate levels. They do NOT want the fishery decimated by angler's pulling fish out which are/will be congregated in "pockets" of water which would be like fishing in a barrel as they said. The DNR is making a wise decision in this case.
I'm hearing that, due to the drawdown, they are shutting the fishery down for ice fishing. True? If so, what are the details...no fishing at all? catch and release only? Timing? Any links to the official decision available? I can't seem to find anything online.