The channel is slow/no wake year round. Doesn’t stop people from violating, tho. Seen many a ticket written out in the channel over the years
Jeff, FYI Okauchee is not what it used to be, regarding Musky. Stocking decreased significantly for a while and large fish are very rare now. I stopped fishing it because I saw and caught too many under 40, where I literally used to catch 4/5 over 40"+. Used to be a great lake for potential 48" to mid 50s. May want to concentrate on some other lakes in area. There are a handful that you'll have much more success on. Good Luck
MOON PHASE (43%)
76° - 80° F
Fished Okauchee yesterday and today. Targeting musky the majority of the time, also tried for bass/northern a little bit.
Caught one 31" musky on a bulldawg on the deep side of a weed edge. Had 4 other followers between the 2 trips. Nothing real big. All 32-38" The big ones continue to elude me.
The party boats were out in full force on Sunday. I did see the Waukesha county sheriff's boat stop someone for making too much wake in the channel. Today I heard someone hollering out to a boat that it is now "no wake" on the whole lake. Not sure if its true bc I didn't see anything posted at the launch. The few other boats that were out today were going fast. The cooler nights should get the muskies going here!
I agree, sometimes keeping the smaller ones is more help then you think. When I fish with 6 year old I try to teach selective harvest. But sometimes when a lake is so over run with smaller fish it helps to keep them and let the bigger ones go. Plus the little ones are a breeze to clean. And since he catches a lot of smaller fish it allows him to keep them.