Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha County

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8/31/18 @ 6:18 PM
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badgerbass
badgerbass
USER since 8/20/07

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

Launch is open just be aware there is a lot of water moving through the river...similar to early spring


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8/31/18 @ 1:03 PM
f3honda4me
f3honda4me
USER since 7/22/16

Is the launch still open?  Was thinking of going fishing there today.

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8/31/18 @ 8:41 AM
badgerbass
badgerbass
USER since 8/20/07
Due to high water conditions Oconomowoc Lake is now posted as slow no wake until further notice.

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8/25/18 @ 11:45 AM
f3honda4me
f3honda4me
USER since 7/22/16

Anyone ever tried trolling here with any success?  I’d imagine with the steep drop offs it would be either suspended fish or bottom bouncer crawler harnesses etc. 

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7/20/18 @ 8:05 AM
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johnp
johnp
USER since 6/6/04

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous

Was out out Thursday.  Temp was 78 in the morning but rose quickly to 80/81.  Caught a few small bass but it was pretty slow.

Where are the weeds?  Really shocking how few weed lines there are compared to last year.  Water clarity was poor to with an algae bloom.  Maybe that is having an impact. 

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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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