Waubesa Lake, Dane County

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8/26/16 @ 2:11 PM
J G
J G
USER since 8/26/16

Anyone catching anything?Thinking about going out after work targeting walleye/panfish. feel free to pm.

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8/22/16 @ 11:58 AM
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StinkFinger
StinkFinger
USER since 7/24/15

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous

Not sure why the moderators deleted my response to the water temp question (that's what these boards are for moderators.....nice work)


Water temps on Friday were 83-88, but have cooled to the high 70s now.


Still 75-80 15 feet down so if you plan to musky fish please be very careful handling the fish.

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8/20/16 @ 3:54 PM
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herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Dropped a line in with my nephew today not expecting much. Ended up pulling in a Drum and three smallies (one keeper) within maybe 30 minutes. Looks like it's going to cool off here tonight. That's good because I've been seeing dead bluegills coming down the channel all day. No idea if it's heat stress, or some kind of disease.

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8/19/16 @ 1:03 PM
Schlef8
Schlef8
USER since 4/12/16

StinkFinger,

What are the water temps at now?

Edited on 8/19/16 1:04 PM
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8/16/16 @ 1:52 PM
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StinkFinger
StinkFinger
USER since 7/24/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Stop fishing muskies until the water cools down people...saw a guy catch a 40+, keep it out of the water for too long, and it died. Saw it floating minutes after he "released" it.

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8/15/16 @ 7:58 PM
CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

Nope, its not yours herbsuperb


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8/15/16 @ 7:40 PM
herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

So funny that you'd ask me specifically. I did lose an Ugly Stik geared for Catfish last year, but on Mendota (Tenney Park). Can't imagine it working its way that far downriver since then. In any case, I wouldn't want it back. I don't recall the exact model of the rod, but it probably had an Okuma Avenger ABF-40 Baitfeeder reel on it. Would be hilarious if that was it.I think it was maybe 6 foot or 6.5 foot. But don't remember.


On a similar note, my Dad and I did lose a bin of muskie baits overboard a couple weeks back. Not sure where, but somewhere between Babcock and the beltline pilings. Most of the baits in it stayed onboard, and I'm not certain what was left that went over. Jackpot topwater was the only thing I noticed missing. Just curious if anybody may have found it.


The midsummer blues are here. Catfishing at Tenney has been awful. Carp fishing at Babcock has been slightly better, but still awful. Rough season. Doing okay with LMB/SMB. Caught some decent eyes too, and the pike bite was good right after opener. Haven't really targeted panfish.

Edited on 8/15/16 7:42 PM
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8/15/16 @ 5:47 PM
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CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Got out from 11-3 yesterday, though didn't fish much (and certainly didn't catch fish!)


I did, however, bring up an Ugly Stik by the diamond shaped shallow/buoyed off area by Christy's.  I suspect its been in the water for ~2 years based on condition.  I also would guess that it is a catfish setup, though its not a species I target.

If you or someone you know lost a rig somewhere on Waubesa, send me a PM describing the length of the rod, the brand of reel and anything else that might distinguish it as yours.  Herb Superb, did you lose one?


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8/10/16 @ 8:24 PM
minners
minners
USER since 1/20/07

That is what happens after they keep spraying the weeds year after year on this lake.

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8/10/16 @ 2:34 PM
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StinkFinger
StinkFinger
USER since 7/24/15

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First Quarter

Worst lake on the chain.

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