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5/8/18 @ 9:44 AM
Team ZA
Team ZA
USER since 8/19/09

Looking to fish this lake today, are there any muskie in the lake?

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3/26/18 @ 7:10 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Waxing Gibbous

chenequa.org/north-lake-launch/  in that small article it mentions the launch would need to be finished by October 2018.  It also stated that in order for that to happen there was some other steps that needed to happen.  Guess we will have to keep saving up to buy a 300,000 dollar 1 bedroom cottage.

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3/26/18 @ 7:05 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

been decades as a private lake... money talks

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3/26/18 @ 6:58 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Yeah I was thinking October 2018 seemed impossible but according to article it had to be finished by then.  I will get link to article, there was property purchases years ago but that went through court because of a strip of private land, DNR then purchased an area right by post office, that was the one that was supposed to be done by 2018.  Stay tuned for link


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3/26/18 @ 3:49 PM
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Hardwater Freaks
Hardwater Freaks
USER since 1/21/16

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I grew up right there in downtown north lake.... The lake used to be a competitor with any lake anywhere in the state for awesome walleyes, bass, and monster panfish.... Theres still a few in there, but the glory days are gone for sure like BA said. Don’t waste your time June-Sept the lake is owned by 16 year olds driving mommy and daddy’s toys around at 50 MPH SUN UP TO SUN DOWN!!!!! 

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3/26/18 @ 3:46 PM
Pearle68
Pearle68
USER since 9/13/09

Only the parking to the west of the post office and north can be used for public parking.

October of 2018 for a new launch?  Not possible...  Earliest would be 2020.  But it's more likely this goes on for a couple of years beyond that.

Be careful of "launches" that show on 60 year old maps.  The one behind the post office is really the only one with parking.  You can park on west shore drive and carry in over there.  Be aware of the fish refuge status of much of the river during times of the year... 

Unfortunately, it is true that the glory days are gone.  Still a fun lake but it has become a typical SE WI lake.

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3/26/18 @ 3:32 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
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That will be perfect, it isn't too bad of a trip to get to lake, usually took me couple minutes is all.  Good luck


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3/26/18 @ 3:30 PM
JNut77
JNut77
USER since 3/7/18

Thanks for the info bass abductor.  I have a flat bottom, inflatable boat that I'll be using, so the post office launch should work fine for me. 

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3/26/18 @ 3:22 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
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I know of 3 ways to access North, 2 of them have parking and the other would be an area you would have to be dropped off and picked back up.  The post office spot has parking in the gravel lot, only problem is depending on water level you can't get a very big boat in the Little Oconomowoc River.  You may get boat to float off trailer but there is an area down towards where it turns that gets very shallow, I have had to walk my jonboat through there in the past.  Spring time is about the only time I hear of any boats besides flatbottoms getting to the lake.  I rarely use the Post office area, there used to be a small pay box there.  Public launch is coming, last I heard is that it had to be finished by October of this year.  All that said and like I have said before glory days are over for North unfortunately, I am just glad I had about 5 years to catch some of nicest fish I have ever caught in SE WI.



Edited on 3/26/18 3:22 PM
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3/26/18 @ 1:32 PM
JNut77
JNut77
USER since 3/7/18

Is the lot South of the Post Office a public lot?

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