Pine Lake, Waukesha County

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7/18/18 @ 4:36 PM
FISHING REPORT
Rossdog
Rossdog
USER since 6/8/06

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Did well on pine yesterday starting at high noon using live bait. Fished drop offs and weed edges. The fish were snapping pretty good. Kept 15 gills 7-9 inch range.  We also boated 13 smallies and 2 LM bass. (All released) Biggest was 18. Great day to be on the water!

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7/14/18 @ 11:23 PM
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mattw
mattw
USER since 5/6/16

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

My wife and I headed out around 6 pm , mostly fished the southern most bay . She caught 2 LMB both over 16 inches , I managed a baby 10 incher at that spot . We then moved to one of the east side bays , I managed a 16inch  plus LMB before the bugs kicked us off . 4 fish in the boat , 2 fish lost. Weather cooled off enough where it was just what we needed to unwhined for the weekend . Pulled out around 10 pm and there was still few people out there yet . All fish were released . 

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6/26/18 @ 12:24 AM
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panfishslayer69
panfishslayer69
USER since 6/24/18

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished the northern bay near the boat launch for about 2 hours and got 2 smaller smallmouth bass

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6/18/18 @ 10:47 PM
Miltown Steelhead
Miltown Steelhead
USER since 3/24/12

I've had some smaller gar follow my bait but it'd be a lost cause considering their mouths are almost impenetrable. I've seen people on youtube catch them with a ripped up cloth lure that tangles their teeth, but I can't imagine risking my fingers near their mouths. I already don't like dealing with the toothy pike, forget the gar hah. 

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6/18/18 @ 10:44 PM
mattw
mattw
USER since 5/6/16

It's a challenge to fish and that's why we go there the most . Heard about the gar in that lake , probably the most impossible fish to target on that lake. You got a better chance getting a musky on pewaukee or okauchee lake than a gar on pine 

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6/18/18 @ 10:35 PM
Miltown Steelhead
Miltown Steelhead
USER since 3/24/12

Thanks! It was a f$#%#@ grind for sure. The weather has the fish pretty scattered. Wasn't marking them on the sonar like usual in stable weather. Some were cruising and uncatchable, and the ones that hit totally inhaled the bait. 

Also saw a gar that had to be at least 35" on the south west flats which is the biggest my young self has ever seen. I enjoyed listening to the sailing coaches ribbing "Nathan" for having a crush on 2 girls in the group. All in all an enjoyable day on the water, minus the severe storms haha.

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6/18/18 @ 10:15 PM
mattw
mattw
USER since 5/6/16

Nice catch , hoping to hit it myself some time this week. 

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6/18/18 @ 10:13 PM
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Miltown Steelhead
Miltown Steelhead
USER since 3/24/12

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Here's a little fishing report to break the ordinary discussions. 

Got out at about 9am, was hot as hell until it started pouring. Not a whole lot of action. Got one 3lb smallie and 3lb largie. Smallie was deep, largie shallow. Got off the lake at 2pm and hopped to another smaller lake and got a few nice pike and bass in the rain there. 

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6/13/18 @ 11:04 AM
CLINCHKNOT
CLINCHKNOT
USER since 10/9/03

Panfish:

I have been fishing on Pine lake since 1978 except for the 8 years I moved away and lived in Minnesota.  The lake has changed a lot the last few years.

I was there last weekend.  Clear water and no weed growth yet to speak of.  Casting spinnerbaits for 2 hours yielded 2 rock bass and one missed fish by the boat.  I switched to nightcrawers on lindy rig for two hours and missed a good hit in 27' and landed 1-13" smallmouth and 1-16.5" smallmouth in 18'-24' depths.

The launch fee this year is $10.  Normally I get to the lake at 5:00-5:15 or may not get a parking spot.  This past weekend I arrived at 5:15 and found 3 boats ahead of me.  NOBODY launching.  Word was the police came down and told everyone that they are now enforcing the rule of no lauching until 6 am or you will get a ticket.  I know that is the rule but I have never seen it enforced before. 

The gigantic sign by the dumpster states this rule and notes that on opening day one can launch at 4 AM but after that 6 is the rule.  Not sure why they have to enforce that rule now when for many years it was not.

Good luck on our outing!

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6/13/18 @ 8:35 AM
PanfishPete2312
PanfishPete2312
USER since 12/24/04

Looking to fish Pine for the first time next weekend, haven't been able to get a map yet. Have read back about 8 pages looking to gain as much info as possible. I see a lot of negatives with the weed growth issue, but from what I can see this lake still holds a lot of potential for an avid bass fisherman. Taking my wife along as we're visiting an old friend in the area. May get more than one night out, but most likely just going to be a one day fishig trip (unless I score some brownie points between now and then.)

Now my question, not looking for spots or locations( would mind a general direction via PM, but I'm willing to put in my own work).

More just wondering what would be a good depth to start targeting for bass and gills. All fish will be released. I read that I need to fish deep, but about how deep is "deep"? Is 25' too shallow? Thank you for anybody that's willing to help in any way. We will be staying in Golden lake which I have also never fished, wouldn't mind a tip or two there as well if anybody's willing. Thank you all, will post my results.

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