Pine Lake, Waukesha County

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10/28/17 @ 7:46 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

Wow,Badger. Thanks.

2013. What a crash. I wonder if there’s any left at all now.

and to think there was a day when Pine’s Cisco supported its own ice fishery...there’s a picture of a bunch of vehicles and shanties on the west side of the island-all Cisco fishing.

times change.

years ago a former friend of mine said something to the effect of “Pine Lake like a different lake every year”.

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10/28/17 @ 1:31 AM
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badgerfishman
badgerfishman
USER since 7/14/11

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waxing Gibbous

From the 2013 study of Cisco populations by WDNR

Pine Waukesha Cisco 07/29/2013

They netted an avg of 4 fish/night during survey (okauchee 56/night)

oconomowoc 42 fish/night.

Pine is considered a low abundance lake, Okauchee very high & Ocon high

The biggest one netted in Pine was 15.5 inches

Ocon had a 19 incher netted, wow.

https://nelson.wisc.edu/greenlake/docs/lyons.pdf


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10/27/17 @ 8:14 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

Therz-drop a camera. Most likely you’re seeing massive schools of small perch. They don’t seem to grow into numbers of bigger perch. A few,yes. But not many...Perch are not nearly as nutritious as Cisco and these are smaller.

Schools of Cisco used to pass by over the basin when I was ice fishing deep structure for walleyes. I’d switch gears and drop a Mendota rig on them and catch a few before the school passed. Those days are long gone. Zeebs...Gone are the couple/three guides who often trolled the basin in mid to late summer late into the night. Gone are the occasional humongous white bass. Gone are spring nights with 2,3 or even 4 fish per hour but catching a limit of “eaters” was a struggle. Many were over the self-imposed 15”-20” slot.

otoh,smallies are far more prevalent....and winter walleye icefishermen do better nowadays doing it the easy way: tip-ups and a 12’er at night. I preferred it the way it was: daytime jigging deep structure.

oh,reports pages are also for discussing those waterbodies...dude that complained that no fishing reports are forthcoming? Here’s one: fish are finally,solidly locked into fall patterns....WDNR was boomshocking Pine Tuesday night and for such a beautiful calm night I was surprised that there were no other boats out....otherwise there’s a couple stalker-types who know exactly why I NEVER post reports on Pine any longer...and I’m not the only one who learned that lesson the hard way.

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10/12/17 @ 8:53 AM
Yarrr
Yarrr
USER since 6/3/08

I did...how about you? 

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10/12/17 @ 7:50 AM
Therz 1
Therz 1
USER since 4/24/14

Go fish and post one.

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10/11/17 @ 8:51 PM
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Yarrr
Yarrr
USER since 6/3/08

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

Does anyone ever post an actual fishing report on this site???

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10/11/17 @ 8:16 PM
Therz 1
Therz 1
USER since 4/24/14

CD, I agree with much of your analysis,but twice this year I went out at sundown and trolled the deepest basin areas and marked many pods of baitfish from 12-27 ft down. If not cisco,what were they? Also, I amaware that Rustys destroy weeds and hurt fish populations tat use weeds for safety and spawning,but how would they affect cisco populations? I fish many lakes up north that have Rustys, few weeds and have large cisco populations. Thanks.

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10/11/17 @ 9:06 AM
cds
cds
USER since 9/18/01

Dredging...look at an aerial photo of the lake and especially the South Bay: it appears that many many years ago a channel was dredged on a NE/SE axis. It’s mostly silted in but it’s a bit deeper ad different weeds grow in mud than in gravel.

Every few years the discussion arises on on Lake-Link about how the lake owners manipulate the lake to be their own ultra clear fishless swimming hole. There is very little merit to that argument.

The worst thing to happen to Pine was the introduction of zebra mussels. That virtually eliminated white bass-and more importantly-Cisco’s from the lake. ...Ciscos as a forage base supported an open water fishery that ended almost a decade ago...Both my biggest Waukesha County walleye (29.75”) and my biggest Waukesha County pike (42”) came nighttime trolling shallow-ish crankbaits over the deep lake basin...gamefish grew big on an oily Cisco-based diet.

Most of “those rich SOB’s ruining the lake” don’t even use the lake and when they do it’s for a evening cruise around the perimeter. This isn’t Nagawicka where young doctors or lawyers or engineers can afford a house to raise a family...Many of the water skiers or wakeboarders we see using private piers are relatives or employees of lake residents who keep boats there but don’t live there.

In 20 years i’ve been asked to “not fish so close” to a particular shoreline 3 times. Once by someone who rented a house. He threatened to call the Chenequa PD. I headed that off by calling myself. The (now retired) cop who answered asked me if I’d told him to go “eff-himself”. I said no,I figured that was his job.

The other two times I was alpolitely asked to fish elsewhere; once was a couple skinny dipping in the dark. The other was a female guest of a homeowner who was sitting on a pier in the dark,crying.

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10/10/17 @ 9:40 AM
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Yarrr
Yarrr
USER since 6/3/08

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

I have not fished this lake in awhile. Can anyone tell me if there is a fall crappie and walleye bite on this lake. If yes, what methods work best and is time of day critical or not. We fished Monday from 6am until noon and could only catch small mouth bass. We used both crawlers and large fat heads. 

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9/21/17 @ 11:18 AM
mattw
mattw
USER since 5/6/16

My wife and I fish this lake quite often and it's our go to lake , as far as weed grow , the spots we hit have great patterns during the season. One thing I will say is that there are plenty of lake property owners on this lake that don't want anyone with in a 100 yards of their piers which would make the case that too many weed growth spots have disappeared over the years. I for one will continue to fish this lake because you always have the chance of catching something , tight lines 

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