Waubesa Lake, Dane County

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4/16/18 @ 9:11 AM
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WiscoDisco69
WiscoDisco69
USER since 4/16/18

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Out today. Caught 9 gills and 3 eyes. 

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3/29/18 @ 11:08 AM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Just got an email from county Parks, the Ranger has opened Babcock. Restrooms and cleaning station are still closed but the launch is available. We'll, as soon as the remaining ice is gone!

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3/28/18 @ 2:59 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Waubesa is mostly open now, only ice runs from Babcock past Rockford Heights. Water clarity poor, temp is around 40° down to 25'. Couple boats fishing Upper Mud, didn't see anyone else in Waubesa. Don't expect Babcock launch to be available anytime soon. Contacted county Parks earlier this week to see when they'd open the gate and they said not until 4/30/18. Rick

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3/25/18 @ 5:47 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Actually still quite a bit of ice on Waubesa but it's blowing around so it shouldn't be around too much longer. Put in at Lottes Landing and was able to move around a bit in the northern part of Waubesa (Upper Mud is all open). Lake Farm was all iced up. Surprising how fast the ice is actually moving. Ran past a known waypoint that was at the edge of the ice, and after I made a couple more passes there was 1500' of ice over it then. Water temp in upper mud was at 40.2°, out in front of the Beach House it was 38.9°F. Water clarity (as expected) was poor. Lots of waterfowl! Rick

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3/24/18 @ 3:43 PM
Ajawood
Ajawood
USER since 2/14/18

Update, no more ice...

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3/17/18 @ 11:36 AM
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Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

MOON PHASE
New Moon

ICE DEPTH
8 inches
I was one of them out there this morning by Lake Farm.  Ice was about 8 inches thick out there.  The river is opening it up quite a bit.  Without the boards by shore you wouldn't be able to get out onto the ice.  It was extremely slow!  In an hour and a half I caught only one perch.  I saw two other fish caught while I was there!  Wish I could keep ice fishing but since I can only get out on Saturdays I'm sure I'm done for the year, unless I go north.  

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3/17/18 @ 9:23 AM
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Ajawood
Ajawood
USER since 2/14/18

MOON PHASE
New Moon

About a dozen people fishing out near the open water.  They're more daring than me, but if you're desperate to fish through the ice, it's still happening at Lake farm.

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3/15/18 @ 2:25 PM
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RiverRatismyhero
RiverRatismyhero
USER since 12/22/09

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent
Any reports on ice conditions?

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3/2/18 @ 8:59 PM
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mr. sinker
mr. sinker
USER since 1/3/11

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Out from lake farm, fished 10:30 to 2:30 slow slow slow. Shore ice getting very iffy at best, planks out another day possibly Sunday would be ok.

Seen guy at 2:30 coming out with 4 wheeler zero common sense busting shore up even more. Come on guy you should have that shack off long ago. THANKS

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2/26/18 @ 12:48 PM
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JABBA262
JABBA262
USER since 1/9/08

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
18 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

This was probably the last trip on the ice for me this year and it's been a great. Started out of Bible Camp and pretty much stayed in my area. Fished 5:30 - 2:00 targeting eyes, crappies, and perch which we found right away. Ended up having to sort through the crappies more than perch. Launch was fair in the morning but got soft when I was leaving and the usual open area in front of Bible was starting to show so be careful if you venture out from there. Once on, the ice was still in great shape. Measured 18 inches in almost all area. Took home 8 crappies 10-12", 9 perch 8-10"and this was the biggest eye. Best of luck all and stay safe!


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