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MOON PHASE (28%)
36° - 40° F
MOON PHASE (28%)
51° - 55° F
Below 40° F
Fished tip ups with large shiners on Sat 1/20. Caught 6 northern largest was 31" and 2 bass largest was 20". Threw them all back. Tried jigging in a deep hole (15 plus feet) and only caught large shiners on wax worms. There are a few holes outside and far from basses bay in the 15-20 foot depth range near the islands they dug out back in the 80's. Set tip ups on the edge between 5 and 15 feet of water. Stagger the depths until you find what works. Not giving away locations but there are fish in the lake if you can find the holes. We never plan on keeping a northern as the size limit I believe is 40 inches or larger and those are rare. We also have private access to the lake so we do not go out of the public access points. Another tip: Put your tip ups on the 3-5 foot flats along the weed lines with your large shiner about 12" below the ice. If you can stay out of the weeds this has worked for us. Good luck.
Svitreum, it’s not the fascination with Basses bay. It’s the reality check the main lake is nothing but a giant marsh. The average depth 3 to 4 ft. Now add 12 inches of ice. No oxygen for fish.. I’ve fished the marsh for 20 years great for first ice crap after 12 inches of ice.thats why people love the Bay...like you said find another lake...
And yes I think Basses bay overrated!!!!!
Plus they are too lazy to look back to the previous page or two for the answer to the same questions, or go to the Bass Bay Link. Here is a tip for you, go to google satelite maps of the lake, right click with your mouse on the measure distance and.......
What is the fascination with Bass's Bay on this lake? There is a LOT of water on Big Muskego that seems to go untouched based on reports. I always fished the main lake and always caught fish, even some good gills with some effort. If people want to fish deeper water than 3-5 feet, there are a LOT of lakes around with that to offer. I just don't get it.
MOON PHASE (2%)
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Planning a trip to Big Muskego for the first time, and looking for suggestions on areas for a little tip-up action for northern (main lake).
What access point is used primarily and any areas to avoid? Any info at all is appreciated!