Moose Lake, Waukesha County

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5/24/18 @ 9:34 PM
catchfishwithchris
catchfishwithchris
USER since 9/2/04

MLLady,

A "dogfish" (sometimes called a grennel or more commonly, a bowfin) are natural to most of the area lakes. They are far more common in the Bark River lakes than the Oconomowoc River basin ones, but by no means unheard of. I have never caught one in Moose, but I've caught them in the river across HWY C and in Lower Nashotah.

https://www.britannica.com/animal/bowfin

On the other hand, a "snakehead" is a non-native species.

https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2265

If the fish you caught was actually a snake-head, the DNR would want to know about that right away, as that is a serious issue. There is some similarity to the fish, but knowing which one you had on would be kind of important.

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5/24/18 @ 9:20 PM
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Mooselakelady
Mooselakelady
USER since 5/24/18

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waxing Gibbous

I have lived on this lake for 18 years and I was fishing with a new spoon I got right off the pier near the boat launch, I was extremely surprised and scared to pull in a 30"dogfish(snakehead). It was extremely aggressive and rolled on the way in I thought it was a huge muskie. Now I've never seen one in this lake before and never heard of them in here I walked to my neighbor who is an avid fisherman and confirmed that it was a dogfish. I honestly was taken back by this thing because it bent one of the hooks on the treble hook clean straight and left teeth Mark's all over the spoon. Has anyone else every caught one in Moose? Very big possibly someone put it in the lake as it got too big for them. I was too shocked and hadn't taken any pictures by the way but my neighbor did I might get them and post them


Edited on 5/24/18 9:20 PM
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5/22/18 @ 9:14 PM
bjcotty
bjcotty
USER since 2/17/14

Has any one gotten on the crappies lately? Always seem to find bluegills and bass. Going to go out kayaking tomorrow in hopes to find some panfish for dinner. 

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7/4/17 @ 6:40 PM
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dej64
dej64
USER since 10/23/16

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

1 bass on a leech dropshot.  1 sm bluegill.  Nothing going on cranks, spinner.  Tried a mouse on the lilly pads w no luck.

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6/10/17 @ 9:43 AM
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ruff54
ruff54
USER since 6/5/17

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

Fished from 3-8pm out of my kayak. I managed only a single rock bass. Fished mostly swim jigs. I had several follows and one big bite, nice fish that I must have missed the hook set on. So, the catch was disappointing, but the night was gorgeous and not a total loss.

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6/9/17 @ 9:44 PM
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MKE_Brewer
MKE_Brewer
USER since 5/29/16

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished Moose from 9-3 today. Had a little trouble figuring out the bass. Caught 2 in some shallow weeds but couldn't find any in deeper water. I was reminded today that I really suck at catching fish when they're not in shallow. Saw a bunch of fish follow my lures to the boat (LM, pike, gills) but did not take it. Got a bunch of bluegills (they were all over the place) with bigger ones in 6-10 fow. Kept 6 gills and a crappie for a meal.

4 inch Gulp crawlers on a jig was the best bait today (better than actual crawlers).

Great day to be on the water!

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2/4/17 @ 6:18 AM
rage25
rage25
USER since 11/10/14

Fish at the end of the island just off the boat launch for panfish. Just need to weed through the small ones to get some keepers.

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2/3/17 @ 10:35 AM
pan fish chaser
pan fish chaser
USER since 1/19/14

Hello, just looking for some advise.  I haven't fished this lake and was wondering if fishing near the island just off the launch is productive for pan fish?  I'm retired and my body doesn't seem to want to trek too far pulling my flip over now days : (   Any advise regarding where one fishes for pan fish on this lake would be appreciated.  I do have an ice fishing machine I can take out but as I don't know the ice on the lake I thought I'd best pull out first.  Thanks for your time. 

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1/28/17 @ 2:27 PM
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bigbassmaster
bigbassmaster
USER since 4/19/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

Went out this morning for only a few hours. Popped the first hole in 12 FOW and as soon as I dropped my jig down blue gill were all around with in the first 20 minutes iced close to 15 gills then they moved on and ever once and a while I would mark a fish but couldn't get them to bite and the rest of the trip only had one other small pile that smoked my jig then decided to call it a day

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1/19/17 @ 12:35 PM
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Wi bow and ice
Wi bow and ice
USER since 12/17/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Went out over the weekend and found some decent gills the bite slowed down at noon so I moved out deep and found some decent crappies. 

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