Golden Lake, Waukesha County

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10/27/18 @ 1:15 PM
tackleboxtn
tackleboxtn
MEMBER since 12/30/01

Pier is out at Golden

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10/21/18 @ 8:06 AM
Annes Regret
Annes Regret
MEMBER since 7/7/11

mingus, sad but true.

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10/18/18 @ 7:07 PM
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Rog007
Rog007
USER since 10/5/13

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Nothing on 2 laps around while trolling  DT-16's. Pier is still in.

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8/10/18 @ 1:01 PM
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262 Fishing
262 Fishing
USER since 8/10/18

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

My first ever fishing report!

Went out Tuesday.  Once the 6:00am skiier left, traffic was pretty slow, but so was the bite.  Two Largemouth by the time I called it at 11am, weren't even legal sized.  Caught on a small swim bait that I let sit on the bottom a while before a very slow retrieve.

I really like this lake (have fished it about a dozen times this year), but lately the bite's been tough everywhere I go.  I'd blame the conditions, but it's probably that I just don't know what I'm doing.

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8/8/18 @ 1:30 PM
mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

There are a  number of lakes where the local authorities acknowledge that there are often multiple users on the water competing for space.  These lakes often have a no wake rule from 7:30 at night to 10:00 in the morning to accommodate those people who would like to fish, canoe, wakeboard or have a quiet pontoon boat ride.  Elkhart Lake has this along with no wake areas near the shore.  I found that the water skiers and jet skiers  most often keep a reasonable distance from fisherman on this lake and seem to be enjoying their sport.


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8/8/18 @ 1:12 PM
nemab-man
nemab-man
USER since 7/5/11

ChevyGuy65-

It is against WI state law to tow aperson on a ski or tube within 100' of an anchored boat. WI statutes 30.69 3. (a). Next time get part of your gunwale in the photo so the distance can be can be accurately determined in a court.


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8/8/18 @ 10:47 AM
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lightning95
lightning95
USER since 1/7/14

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

As an angler, I can't complain about the no wake law.  Who fishes from 12-4 anyway?  Do you want to run to the other end of the lake at 3mph at 5 am?  Not me.  I applaud the rules on this lake.  Pleasure boaters have rights, as hard as that is for me to admit.  No one needs to change the no wake rules, just enforce WI state laws.  Take pics and let law enforcement know what violations are occurring.

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8/8/18 @ 8:11 AM
mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

Several years ago, I was fishing on Golden with a friend on a Saturday.  We saw several fishing boats get pulled over by the Lake Patrol for going a little over the no wake limit.  At 4:00 p.m. when the no wake limit was not in effect, the Lake Patrol was gone and the reckless water skiers were back on the lake.  Several boats were pulling their skiers at extremely high speeds with little regard for the other boats fishing.  One guy commented to me at the launch that he thought one of these boats could easily end up in the middle of Highway 18 with the speed that they were traveling.  In all of my years fishing, I have never seen the local lake Water Patrol give a ticket to a lake resident. Guys fishing seem to be their most frequent targets.

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8/6/18 @ 2:03 PM
Bagggrn
Bagggrn
USER since 4/18/18

The reason the no wake rule was placed is the lake association doesn't want any "outside" boater on "their" lake. The no wake rule should be in place from dusk til 10 am next morning and let boaters play during the warm hot times and leave the fishing times available to those appreciate a nice calm lake. Complaints should be directed to the lake association and the DNR. I used to boat, fish and ski this lake until the no wake rule. It's a joke.

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8/6/18 @ 10:52 AM
Chevyguy65
Chevyguy65
USER since 8/6/18
 We fished the west side other the lake Sunday morning. Was on the water by 515. Then some idiots in a yellow Malibu ski boat started skiing at 5:50 AM. They were so close on every past that we went to the east side of the lake. The wind was too strong so we headed back to the Westside at the north end. We did this when they were changing skiers out of the boat launch. They then pulled up and started bitching that we were being dangerous because they were skiing in the area. I asked them to use the middle of the lake so I could  Fish the west side. I told him I was on the water before they started skiing. They told me they wanted to use the clear water instead. After that every pass they made was less than 100 feet from my boat. The residents on this lake should be ashamed of the way they act to fisherman.   If I lived on the lake I would sure want it quieter in the morning then in the middle of the afternoon. The no wake rule from noon to four is a joke. I will never be back at this lake .

Edited on 8/6/18 10:56 AM
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