They have the barge for the fireworks at Paulus Park right now. I know what you mean with the weeds, they were everywhere last week.
MOON PHASE (27%)
71° - 75° F
Good to hear about the Musky follow... last week, before the water quality went to dung, the lake had been fishing well. Average 15-20 bass per outing, Topwater bite was on fire.., then the lake tanked with huge piles of dead weeds, even the good type. It look like some sort of dredging is going on near Paulus park but for me the west side of the lake is a waste of time. Ive had to fish very deep to find any fish. I e-mailed the new lake association president, but as in the past, no response. Think Im going to try more fishing before sunrise/after sunset. this week will be a zoo with the 4th...
MOON PHASE (17%)
71° - 75° F
Had a low 30s musky follow to the shore by Bills last week, it just stopped 5-6' away from the wall watching as I attempted to figure 8. A nice suprise while testing a couple self-made spinners. I just moved back into town, and have always wanted to fish the lake for muskies. I'm going to end up renting a boat I'm sure, but would really like to meet someone with experience out there that would let me pick their brain or point me in the right direction for a starting point. Or, if anyone has an open seat on a weekday evening or weekend, I'd be up to pay for gas or something to be your fishing partner for an outing.
I stopped at the Parks & Rec office and inquired about the fishing pier. It was removed due to "expansion" of the beach area. Also, over the years it has been sinking at the front end, which needed to be addressed. At the moment, there are no plans to replace it, but only because it is not in the capital budget to do so. The Village Board is the body that approves the capital plan. She recommended attending the next Village Board meeting and request they consider installing a new fishing pier in Paulus Park. She said if the pier was to be replaced, it would be a floating pier like in Breezewald Park.
Try looking at the Village's website to see if you can leave comments for the Board about replacing the pier. So now the fishing options on the lake are: the south part of Paulus Park outside the beach area, the promenade, Breezewald Park fishing pier and renting a boat at Bill's Boats on the east side of the lake. The $20 fee, no matter how long you go out, is accurate.