Fox River - Waukesha to Big Bend area, Waukesha County

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7/14/18 @ 7:13 PM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

Smallmouth are possible. Pike are common. I know of guys who specifically target muskies this time'a year with some success. I've seen 2 walleyes over 26"...

 Myself - nowadays if I'm out on the river in that area with fishing gear it's cats. I also access bowhunting areas so combined scouting/catfishing makes for a pleasant few hours.

 Got no "few hours" to spare this year though.

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7/14/18 @ 1:40 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

The predominant gamefish in that stretch is indeed pike, with a chance to catch Largemouth, walleye and musky.  Largemouth can be found in the Lilly pads. The areas with current that cds mentioned may have a few smallmouth and the eyes

Edited on 7/14/18 1:43 PM
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7/14/18 @ 10:29 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

CDS, thanks for info.  What's the major gamefish in that stretch?

Smallmouth possible? Or is it mainly pike?

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7/14/18 @ 10:13 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

Snorkle - the only place there is "significant current" (imo) is from the Waukesha water treatment plant upstream to the Barstow St. dam....and upstream from that,in the vicinity of Wonderland Tap a couple miles upstream from the dam.

Water levels affect that as well as paddling ability/strength....but I have canoed the area - back and forth - around Center Rd more times than I can count. I prefer that as an access over Big Bend village park.

Most casual paddlers probably launch in Big Bend.

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7/9/18 @ 9:43 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

How is the area around the big bend boat launch for kayak fishing?  Wanted to try the Fox either from the big bend launch or the fox river landing launch.

Would it be feasible to go up river a couple of miles or is there significant current at big bend? Looks pretty slow by fox river landing.

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1/22/17 @ 9:14 PM
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bassmaster545
bassmaster545
USER since 4/28/04

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent

Wide open in mukwonago/vernon at national avenue

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1/20/17 @ 7:00 AM
Baitshop
Baitshop
USER since 3/1/10

Open water from downtown dam south!

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1/19/17 @ 2:59 PM
szpek
szpek
USER since 10/15/07

It's been warm for 4 days you really think it's going to open that fast and no it's still frozen they were riding dirt bikes on it last weekend 

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1/19/17 @ 12:05 PM
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chiggercrawman
chiggercrawman
USER since 5/4/12

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

is there ice on the river still or could I get a boat on it?

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6/5/15 @ 10:24 PM
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pik3n3y3z
pik3n3y3z
USER since 10/20/07

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Got out today north of Tichigan into big bend and found 5 bass, 1 cat, and 1 pike all landed between 630pm and 9pm. Also lost a nice gar behind a tree but still a cool sight. Will be back out in the AM!

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