Waubesa Lake, Dane County

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7/17/16 @ 7:29 AM
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walhanger
walhanger
USER since 12/17/09

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

13 walleyes in the morning, then nothing. Switched to trolling after the jig bite slowed, still nothing. Time for live bait rigs or golf!

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7/16/16 @ 11:32 PM
cgolf
cgolf
USER since 6/30/07

Water temps were 75 this morning  

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7/14/16 @ 12:10 PM
Don Varese
Don Varese
USER since 6/20/01

Not sure I believe the info yahara site, Water Temps?

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7/4/16 @ 6:43 PM
CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

I actually would not have known those tips as I do not target muskie....was just about to reduce the drag when it snapped it.....again, not something I normally need to concern myself with.



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7/4/16 @ 6:17 PM
basscaster
basscaster
USER since 6/21/01

Hey Dobber, You always have to expect a big fish to dive under the boat. Loosen the drag alittle the closer he gets to the boat. You also need to jam the rod in the water when he dives under the boat. I always start stripping line with my hand about 6 inches in front of the reel to pull extra line out and help  the drag catch up on the fish. Keep up the Great reports

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7/4/16 @ 6:07 PM
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LARRYCPA
LARRYCPA
MEMBER since 7/23/01

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished Saturday from 8:45 AM to about 4:00PM on Waubesa and Upper Mud Lake.  Ended the day with 24 nice bluegills and perch.  Best day fishing for  some time. Slow but steady bite.  Patience was a must.  My buddy had on a nice perch, but as he brought it we think a Muskie took his catch and cut his line.  Fun!

Edited on 7/4/16 6:12 PM
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7/4/16 @ 5:03 PM
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CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

fished 10-3:30 with little success, though I did inadvertently hook my first muskie on a black clacker buzzbait....too bad it took a dive under the boat and bit/snapped my braided line, I am guessing it was about 30".


Question for the board, and PM replies are fine as well as public response....are the boulder areas known to be smallie areas at all?  I've tried a couple different areas of them with similar techniques that produce on the bars of Mendota and have not found a single one on Waubesa.  I am aware that the #'s of smallies is much less here but know they exist.


Thank you in advance.


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7/4/16 @ 6:48 AM
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walhanger
walhanger
USER since 12/17/09

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Caught a surprisingly large amount of White Bass on Sunday morning. The most I have ever seen on this lake in a long time. Also managed 14 Walleyes all under 15" except for one 18" fish. The pike were very active as well.

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7/2/16 @ 4:52 PM
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JigOrNot
JigOrNot
USER since 1/15/15

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

Caught 6, 9.5" gills today at 9:45 am. All caught within 12 minutes.  Bobber, half crawler, no sinker, 2 fow.

Saw a (muskie I think) beach a skinny 18 in pike. The lady standing there fishing was freaked out. She guided the pike back to the water. The head of the muskie was huge.  Never got another bite after that.

All were released. Grow bigger my friends.

Edited on 7/2/16 4:55 PM
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7/2/16 @ 10:32 AM
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pladz
pladz
MEMBER since 3/3/03

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

Petes story is amazing . It is unbelievable what a hot fish will do. Last year on Mendota, I had a small northern break me off and it was dragging my bobber and loose line around. I was fishing for gills. I had another pole with a rapala and cast to catch the loose line and get my bobber back. The northern turned around and hit my rapala. Thursday, I fished from 9AM to 1PM. Caught and released a mixture of gills, perch, and five short eye. Also lost a very large Smallmouth when it jumped and spit the hook at the boat. Used a jig and half crawler on one pole, and a half crawler, on a  # 8 gold aberdeen hook , under a slip bobber on the other. 


Edited on 7/2/16 10:35 AM
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