Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha County

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7/10/18 @ 3:51 AM
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jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

Got out on O-Lake in my kayak from 730 to 9 pm. The bite was decent. Took home 8 gills 7 1/2 to 9 inch for the pan. Released two smallmouth 13 to 15 inch, 3 small Largemouth and a 14 inch walleye

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7/7/18 @ 10:14 AM
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f3honda4me
f3honda4me
USER since 7/22/16

MOON PHASE (36%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Went panfishing yesterday, lots of nice gills at 8”-10” everywhere from 3’ to 15’ of water.  Using our panfishing rigs and then somehow managed to land two smallmouth bass within 10 minutes of each other.  First was 17” second was 18.5”.  They were in 4’ of water and bit 1/4th of a night crawler. 

Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha County Photo
Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha County Photo
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7/2/18 @ 8:29 PM
Capt Quint2
Capt Quint2
USER since 4/14/15

Wind is huge on Lake O at least for gamefish. Also night for the Eyes. Even at night I found nights with a nice breeze are better for Walleyes. 

Long casts are a must. 

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7/2/18 @ 8:09 PM
craftski
craftski
USER since 12/17/06

Perhaps the earlier fishing time helps. I think the weed growh is down but also agree its not a huge issue. I fished the desp side of the weeds and thats where I have been picking up the gills too. Usually the bass are out there as well. 

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7/2/18 @ 7:30 PM
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Capt Quint2
Capt Quint2
USER since 4/14/15

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

My buddy and I fished Sunday 5am to 9:30am. Caught 16 LMB surprising no SMB. Wacky rigging was the best presentation. 

Yes the last 2 years action has decrease IMO due to the increase in the forage base. Some flats are just loaded with 3 to 4 inch Perch and pencil shiners. 4 years ago I didn’t see the amount of forage as I see now. 

As for the weeds yes they are behind but IMO not an issue for any game fish. 

The last 4 years I’ve noticed a nice increase in the bluegill population and size structure. The walleye population decreased but a nicer average size. Finally a big decrease in the musky population.  Nothing like it was in the early 2000’s.

I have no scientific studies to back up what I posted.  It’s just my observations since 2000 when I started fishing this nice body of water. 

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7/2/18 @ 10:34 AM
dw1
dw1
USER since 10/4/09
No weeds...  Went out musky fishing last week casting bucktails, well into the night.  Spots I knew of that always had nice weeds had none... I could count the number of times on one hand I had to remove any weeds from my bucktail..  Not sure if anything changed over the last 10 days as far as weed growth but i was amazed at lack of weeds...  just my 2 cents..

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7/2/18 @ 9:27 AM
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craftski
craftski
USER since 12/17/06

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was out Saturday morning for a few hours. Not much to show for it. It has been really tough to pattern anything on this lake for the last three years. As must be the case for many seeing that the lot was half full at 7:30 in the morning. I was  able to scrounge up a northern an a bluegill on leeches and slip bobbers.  I could have probably gotten more gills but of all the spots I knew on the lake none of them produce fish consistently anymore. This used to be a guaranteed action lake but now it has become very difficult don't know what changed.

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6/15/18 @ 11:16 AM
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catchfishwithchris
catchfishwithchris
USER since 9/2/04

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

Not the "best" fish of the week, but definitely the biggest one in my boat this week:


Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha County Photo
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5/31/18 @ 9:20 PM
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johnp
johnp
USER since 6/6/04

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous
Fished Thursday evening. Small pike, otherwise dead.  77 to 78 surface temps, water is still really dirty.  At least the pleasure boaters like the temp!

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5/28/18 @ 12:13 PM
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Night Eyes
Night Eyes
USER since 5/6/06

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

Got out this morning for a while. Nothing to show for it. Surface temps were 75 degrees in morning lol. Cannot believe how incredibly murky the water is.

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