I fished last week Friday night 6-8:30. Nada. Tried a variety of approaches. Maybe it's just me, poor skills or bad luck, but since the draw-down, it's been terrible for me.
MOON PHASE (29%)
I haven't done much of anything out here this year. Small bass here and there no pattern at all. I usually fish deep here and outside of drop offs there isn't anything to fish off of anymore. Deep weeds are gone. I have a few areas of really deep weeds marked and they are all laying on the bottom. Obviously with the terrible water quality the deep weeds aren't getting the sunlight. My guess is 3-5 years the water will be back to normal, or at least more than 3 feet of visibility. It's like river fishing right now and I'd bet the fox is clearer that Lil m. I've heard of drawdowns possible on other nearby lakes... In my opinion it's a terrible idea. Ruins the fishing, water looks like crap and it's a short term solution for weeds. Does my harm than good imo.
I have only been out a few times this year but I would have to agree. Before draw down I was guarnteed to at least get some topwater frog action around decent looking areas. This year so far..dead zone. However, I did see people catching a few smaller bass around me but nothing crazy, so could be a tactic issue too. I would have to imagine after a big change like that it may impact the fish this year, just not sure how. One thing I noticed is that before where there were alot more lilly pads and visible weeds and pockets, now they are all under water or maybe gone. That alone would make a change in their eating/feeding habits. I guess only time will tell. Ice fishing this year will be interesting too.
I would love to hear feedback from those who fish this lake somewhat regularly. From my experience, after fishing it pretty regularly (due to convenience more than anything) in 2016 and 2017, after the drawdown this past winter, it is a completely different lake now. Or is it just bad timing on my part...
- Panfish bite is almost non-existent.
- LMB have been harder to come by than usual.
- Water is murky instead of clear.
Are you seeing this? How have you adjusted? Not looking for secrets, just wondering if I should abandon this lake until it recovers from the drawdown.
MOON PHASE (31%)
Fished Little Muskego Early Saturday morning with my son. 5am to 930am. Very windy to start.
Was fishing mostly for panfish. Never caught 1 single panfish! I used to catch enough for a meal or two over the summer. Oh well will try again.
Did catch a number of Largemouths. We did not have luck landing the really big ones. All my line is like 12 years old and my drag was totally locked down because it too had not been used for 12 years, so had some break offs. Dumbass me.
We did land a 17 and a 16 and a 15 and probably 6 more smaller ones.
Only 1 pike about 20 or so.
Action was still ok when we decided to go in.
Have no idea why the pics are cattywhompass.
Those machines are for launching boat, and the one by the parking lot is for parking $1 mon-fri till 5pm and $5 Saturday and Sunday for parking. Not sure of launch fees.
Must put paperwork in front window. Cops will be ticketing violaters.