Waubesa Lake, Dane County

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5/19/17 @ 9:05 AM
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printmaker
printmaker
USER since 6/6/07

MOON PHASE (43%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Not much to report for first trip out this season. High winds kept us close to the leeward shoreline this past Wednesday, the 17th. Pulled into the little bay on the North edge of Hog Island and found lots of pre-spawn gills moving around over the bed area. Managed to catch one female pretty swollen with eggs and gently put her back. Most of what we saw were in the six to seven inch range and not worth fishing for but it was fun to watch as the water was clear in the three feet we anchored in. Lots of carp activity against the banks. Water temp in the bay shallows was 71. Couldn't find any crappies in front of Lake Farm launch, thinking they're finished. Lots of blooms of the green slime in the shallows hugging the bottom. Gill fishing should be good if these cold fronts ever end. Tight lines.

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5/18/17 @ 11:20 AM
sambowfish
sambowfish
USER since 5/14/17

Waubesa used to be a terrific crappie lake. Haven't been there for about ten years. Love the lake. Is it still good for crappie as in the past?

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5/14/17 @ 12:53 PM
fishmark2897
fishmark2897
USER since 8/26/12

Nice day out yesterday,  big gills in the shallows,  water is crystal clear

Waubesa Lake, Dane County Photo
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5/14/17 @ 1:13 AM
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herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Divers pulled up an interesting assortment of junk, but nothing spectacular. Lot of anchors, couple transom savers, and a steering wheel (no boat attached to it). They tell me Waubesa's a lot cleaner than it used to be.

Handful of Smallies, Walleye and Rock Bass this weekend. Kinda slow, and nothing real big. Caught a decent pike bumping a banjo frog real slow across the bottom. Water temps in the launch area around 60-62.


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5/13/17 @ 9:22 PM
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fishboy04
fishboy04
USER since 9/5/15

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

Hard time today. Trifecta of wind, speed boaters and floating slime. Not a bite until just before sun down. 2 crappies and a small walleye.  Only 2 other bites. They have to turn on soon. 

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5/12/17 @ 5:30 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

If you're out Saturday by Babcock keep an eye out for Scuba divers (by law stay at least 100' away from their flags, which are red with a white diagonal bar). It's the annual clean up dive, starting around 9am. They'll be walking out from the house to the left of the channel.

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5/11/17 @ 4:27 PM
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12packabs
12packabs
USER since 12/19/06

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Surface temp 58.6F today....going up in a hurry for sure...2 degrees in 2 days...

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5/11/17 @ 8:36 AM
turkee35
turkee35
USER since 12/25/10

Fished Waubesa for eyes 3 times this past week with not a bite. Been trying shore spots and made it out on the kayak once. Jigging, Iindy rigs and rapala stick baits is what I have been throwing. Any help would be great. Would be willing to share trout info for the area if anyone is interested.

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5/10/17 @ 6:39 AM
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12packabs
12packabs
USER since 12/19/06

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished Tuesday 3pm-6:30pm....slow with east winds, only picked up 2, 11" males on tube jigs.  water 56.3F at surface

Came across a little 35-40" dead ski floating...always a bummer.  It's throat was torn apart, hope that was from carrion feeders and not a dope ripping out his hooks.

Pray the weather moves through and we get winds from anyplace but the east...

Note, hog island weeds are as thick as I've seen them in recent years...they will be emergent in another 3-4 weeks in normally 5' of water...good to see.  Saw several nice LM bass sitting on beds in 4-6 for near hog island...

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5/8/17 @ 9:52 PM
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RANGER30
RANGER30
USER since 9/19/04

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Was out Saturday and Sunday. Went to Waubesa for the opener. What a great day. Was targeting largemouth bass and found them. Then was able to develop a pattern. Caught 23 bass with 12 keepers...ranging from 15" up to 18"  The best five were 18", 17", 17", 17," and 16 1/2"  Judging by the builds of the fish...all prespawn females. Sunday went to Monona and tried the same bait and same pattern. 5 bass and 2 keepers....18" and 15"  Good luck and tightlines to all!

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