There hasn't been a report on Keesus in forever so I thought I'd fish it and fire the chain back up. Fished hard from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. No action until the end. Hooked up with a couple small bass then got into a fight with a really nice northern. Threw a ton of baits in places that looked like they should hold fish, wish I would have figured out the formula faster but now I know some good spots and have a idea idea of what baits will work.
Lake Keesus, Waukesha County
MOON PHASE (84%)
11° - 15° F
Fished 11am - 3pm. 1 x 5”perch. Marked lots of fish at different depths. Tried wax worms, spikes on multiple colors and types of jigs. Ice was 6-7” in all 20+ holes drilled from 6’ to 20’.
MOON PHASE (88%)
81° - 88° F
76° - 80° F
Quiet thread deserves a summer report :)
Attempted a froggin' trip to Keesus and had a tough go of it getting the blowups to fully grab the baits.
The last couple hours we decided to switch to finesse tactics after admitting the exhilarating blowups were just not to be on the day.
Once we stopped being stubborn it seemed as if every main lake point leading into the Southwestern Bays as well as the secondary points just inside the Bays held numbers of 11-14" class largemouth. Wore them out for a couple hours on Berkley Beat Shads and then called it a trip.
This pattern would be a great one to get kids hooked. Give it a try as it will probably hold with this warm weather.
Reminder the lake is currently No Wake due to high water.
MOON PHASE (28%)
26° - 30° F
Below 40° F
Walked around on the ice. Tried 3 spots.On the third spot caught fish.Some small perch with a small spoon and a plastic grub.Any tips would be nice.Thanks
MOON PHASE (6%)
31° - 35° F
Only safe ice was to the left of the boat ramp 7-8". Straight out from ramp did not look to be safe yet. Nothing on tip ups w med shiners in the bay to the left. Marked stuff jigging but no bites on small jigs w/waxies, sm minnows, puppet minnow got lots of looks but no bites. Out from 2:15 to dusk...