Big Muskego Lake, Waukesha County

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1/22/18 @ 8:50 PM
eye tat
eye tat
USER since 2/7/07

One word aireator

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1/22/18 @ 8:22 PM
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crappiejohnny
crappiejohnny
USER since 12/4/02

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Fished this weekend with a bunch of kids and buddies on the main lake where we've had consistent success in years past.  Peppered one of the main channels with tipups and Only landed 2 hammer handle pike.  With so much snow melted, you could see through the ice and there were more frozen bluegills in the bottom of the ice than I've ever seen swimming or caught in this lake.  It was a shame to see so many fish meet their demise this way.  This lake isn't what it used to be from my perspective, and I'd be interested to hear the biologists out there tell us their theories on whether this lake is still healthy.

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1/22/18 @ 5:54 PM
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Chasinfishes
Chasinfishes
USER since 1/22/18

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
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.  

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1/20/18 @ 8:13 PM
chadx99
chadx99
USER since 2/25/11

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!!!!!

Edited on 1/21/18 6:06 PM
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1/18/18 @ 7:32 AM
Gotgills?
Gotgills?
USER since 2/19/12

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....... 



Edited on 1/18/18 7:49 AM
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1/18/18 @ 7:18 AM
eye tat
eye tat
USER since 2/7/07

Can you drive out there how far is the drag if not ?thinking of trying it my self once .

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1/18/18 @ 7:13 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06

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.

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1/18/18 @ 12:58 AM
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Jiffywontstart
Jiffywontstart
USER since 1/18/18

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

- Not a report -

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! 

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1/15/18 @ 8:30 AM
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Brandon Skorik
Brandon Skorik
USER since 1/9/17

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Pretty slow day yesterday, was out for a few hours and didn't get a bite. Ice is right around 13 inches.

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1/14/18 @ 1:59 PM
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bldyarrow
bldyarrow
USER since 2/7/14

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Buddy and I out Saturday 7am -2pm,no flags ,1small perch on a waxie ,pretty much dead sea out there,went to bar to warm up and see some fish [on the wall] HAHA,was on Bass Bay,

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