Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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11/6/18 @ 1:08 PM
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Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
A few days ago we called it quits. Forecast looks brutal.   If you can manage the elements, some big crappies available.  Final trip took home 9 fish: all from 10" to several at 12".   Understand that Hunters' Nest has been sold.  Anyone know of new ownership changes?

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11/5/18 @ 6:19 PM
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bassaddic
bassaddic
USER since 8/20/07

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Hit Bass Bay from 10-3 today. Water 48 pretty much everywhere. Slow day for fall, got 10-15 bass didn’t count. All but 1 on a swim jig with a swim bait trailer. Couple good ones, about 18-19 inches. The rest were typical 15-17 inchers. Nice day to be out. 

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10/23/18 @ 8:08 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Hi Sswpriz,

I don't think Big M turns over like other lakes because it's so shallow, (bass bay is the exception to that of course since it's much deeper)  My comment is assuming you were fishing the main lake of course.

It was muddy on the east side from the high winds over the weekend (Sat).

The west side was crystal clear.  If you skip to the 2nd pike in that video i posted from Monday you can see how clear the water was on the west side of the lake.  Almost all the fish I got on Monday came from the west side in the clear water.

Edited on 10/23/18 10:28 AM
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10/23/18 @ 8:03 AM
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Sswpriz
Sswpriz
USER since 5/8/02

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Pretty Slow, water was pretty muddy....turning over ??

Between 2 of us, we only had 1 bass, maybe 15", no other bites.

In all probability, the last time I might get out this year.

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10/22/18 @ 7:42 PM
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Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

Went out on 10/22/2018 at around 10am. It's too cold earlier than that.

Anyways ended up with 8 fish total, 3 Pike and 5 bass.

By mid afternoon the air temp was up to 63 degrees, but very windy.

Pics are of the 3 best fish.  Video to follow.  On the video I captured a pike near miss right at the kayak, pretty cool and after I switched lures caught the little bugger :-)

This will probably be the last kayak fishing excursion for 2018, unless we get some freakish warm weather in November, if not see you all in May 2019 :-)


Edited on 10/22/18 11:09 PM
Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County Photo
Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County Photo
Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County Photo
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10/14/18 @ 11:15 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Pike Video from Saturday October 13 2018

(My size estimate on the last pike was way off LOL)


Edited on 10/14/18 11:33 AM
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10/13/18 @ 11:36 PM
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Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

Went out on sat morning and it was really slow air and water cold.

Managed 1 15" bass and 4 pike.  Biggest pike was around 20 inches.

I am using a separate audio device now to record so the quality is much better now with no wind noise.


Edited on 10/14/18 11:33 AM
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10/8/18 @ 7:19 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Video from Saturday (10/6/2018) with a few more fish (2 pike, 2 bass)

Produced with KDENLive, a free and open source video editing software for Linux and Windows.


Edited on 10/8/18 7:21 PM
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10/8/18 @ 12:53 PM
Norskies
Norskies
USER since 6/26/17

I was not fishing for them but they were there, also earlier this spring someone saw a few swimming the channel from bass bay. Not sure if they came over the damn on little. But I have seen them in early spring and  in fall in Pilak Creek for the past 5 plus years.(I am not saying they are worth fishing for or even abundant)

Water level on Pilak Creek was low Friday after work. I use a canoe to access the mouth of the Creek in big Muskego. There is a pretty good current when they drop Little down 18 inches for the fall or even with big rain falls.

Edited on 10/8/18 12:54 PM
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10/8/18 @ 11:03 AM
Mr.Bass
Mr.Bass
USER since 5/18/02

There may be a few walleyes in Muskego (Pilak) Creek that came from LIttle Muskego.  But to say 'Big Muskego has walleyes' is more than a stretch and approaches misleading.   Go over all the posts on BM and the DNR creel counts of various species, and you'd be wasting your time fishing for walleyes in 99% of the big lake.  

But in this very high water on the lake, the Creek in question may actually have some current.  A friend checked out this Creek when water levels were normal, and he said you would need a canoe/kayak to 'maybe' navigate it.

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