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JigOrNot
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8/20/15 9:44 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
We (wife and I) hit the water at 11:00 am. Pretty windy day. Launched at Lake Farm Park. Went to Mud Lake, nothing doing. Marked a few fish. Went back to Waubesa, trolled the shallow water, drifted to deeper water, still nothing. Not sure where the fish went. Going to Mendota tomorrow have had good luck there.

hardluck112
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8/18/15 4:30 AM CST
Ricky, I've tried trolling waubesa numerous times this year and not much action.. tried cranks harnesses the whole 9 yards. Was in shallow, deep, nothing but a few small crappies.. Gonna start trying monona or mendota..

Good luck

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8/16/15 6:59 PM CST
Herb, Ricky, et al:

I too have thought it to be a strange year for LMB...not just Waubesa (which I have yet to crack the code for LMB anyway) but all over. Even the local quarry that I normally see plenty of 11-13" LMB, much less catching many, have been sporatic at best. I know some of it is my own skill, and a lot of my poor catching from boat is time of day (middle) not being conducive....but from shore in many places around the area has been VERY slow since Mid May for me and I've historically nailed them in May/early June.

Ricky Basser
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8/15/15 9:43 AM CST
Herb and all

I agree it’s been a weird year on Waubesa. I caught some largemouth earlier in the season but not lately. I think I still haven’t caught a single one under a pier the whole year, and that’s strange for me. Caught some smallies on crankbaits and swimbaits here and there but nothing big. What I have been catching up until recently were a lot of legal-sized walleyes – caught my limit two days in a row in mid-July and some other days I got two or three keepers. Even took a few home. So regardless of the bass stuff, I think there are a ton of walleyes in the 15-18 inch range right now in the lake. And my killer eye pattern of earlier in the year is no longer working. Might have to start trolling. How are the trollers doing? I see you guys out there.

I fished Thursday and I don’t think I ever actually had a bite from a gamefish in 7 hours of fishing – even on leeches and half-crawlers. My worst day fishing in years. Dog days of summer maybe, or just my so-called “talent” as an angler?

Anyway, all those fish are still out there. Gotta keep trying something new.

Grey Beard
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8/12/15 4:27 PM CST
Found a minnow bucket in the Babcock cleaning station. PM me with description of it and what's inside and will arrange for return.

Grey Beard

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8/10/15 9:53 AM CST
Question. Anybody else having a bit of a strange season for bass? Spring was pretty good for both LMB and SMB, but after maybe the third week in June the LMB disappeared from the babcock area. Haven't caught one of size there in over a month, though I've seen a handful caught. On the other hand, I'm catching real nice SMB (numbers and size) in areas where I used to catch lots of LMB, and almost never caught SMB. Their movements and disposition seem to be much different than I've ever seen before.

Anybody else noticing similar patterns, or seen them in the past? Just curious.

[This post was last edited on 8/10/15 at 9:58 AM]
LARRYCPA
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7/24/15 2:17 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Fished from 8:30 AM TO 11:30 AM today. Very, very slow day. One small bluegill and a few bites in Upper Mud Lake. Saw a few more fish caught by others, but still very slow. Enjoyed the day with my wife. It will probably be better next time. Smile

[This post was last edited on 7/24/15 at 2:19 PM]
liljoe
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7/24/15 10:57 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
Fished yesterday evening (7/23/2015, 7:30-9:30 pm)@ rock pile.

S l o w... one short walleye, one nice crappie. Nothing hit leeches under slip bobbers; walleye came on jig & nightcrawler, crappie hit gulp minnow on cast & retrieve. Fished 11-17'; both fish came towards deeper water.

StinkFinger
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7/24/15 9:56 AM CST
@red/whitesearay The bluegill spawn happened throughout June, beds were shallow but the spawn has long been over.

fishmark2897
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7/23/15 8:47 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Hot day on the lake todayif you weren't swimming in it, out at 10:00 off at 5, caught a few, let a few go, got 19" smallie,fishing weed edges out by hog island 5 to 8 feet of water, slow fishing but better than a day at work

musky1977
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7/20/15 5:13 PM CST
If anyone found a red sleeve for a bimini top north of Babcock park toward the Beach house last Thursday, Friday, or the weekend of the 18th please message me. Thanks and tight lines.

herbsuperb
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7/19/15 10:36 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
My little nephew's first fish. Being mid July and all I wasn't sure anything would be biting. Thought I'd try crawlers-on-the-bottom since it almost always draws something. Sure enough, first time his line got hit, he hooked it, fought it, and landed it all by himself. All I did was let him know something had his bait. I was so proud. He'll be 5 this November.

Other than that, not much going on close to shore. Drum hitting on crawlers, but no sign of largemouth, pike, or walleye. Have been getting an unusually high number of smallmouth on frogs. Couple of big ones. Strange season.

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7/13/15 3:02 PM CST
This is a long shot, but I'll try it here. I saw a cooler lid on County Mm between lacy road and Irish lane at 3 this afternoon. If you lost a cooler lid, its still there.

red/whitesearay
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7/9/15 5:26 AM CST
We were out over the weekend on upper mud. Didn't see any evidence of recent beds in the shallows. Wondering if the gills spawned deep or just haven't gone yet.

fishmark2897
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7/8/15 1:12 PM CST
Pic from mon..

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