Pine Lake, Waukesha County

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1/15/18 @ 11:45 AM
fishin4fun125
fishin4fun125
USER since 5/9/16

Just wondering if anyone has ventured out to the island yet.  Me and a couple friends are thinking about going this weekend and want to know if there are any unsafe areas we should avoid.

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1/11/18 @ 4:14 PM
mattluvsfishin
mattluvsfishin
MEMBER since 10/4/08

Anyone lose a pole out here? Message me what it looks like so i can get it back to you! 

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1/2/18 @ 2:37 PM
Mystery Man
Mystery Man
USER since 12/3/14
Just so everyone knows there was still lots of open water around the island two days ago. Know its hard to believe but its true. Just froze over so ice will be thin. You can see the difference in snow and ice color. Really big area. Stay well away from the island for a few more days for sure.

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1/1/18 @ 12:56 AM
bass_etn_szn
bass_etn_szn
USER since 12/27/17

I have fished this lake a lot for bass and have never had a problem. Not too sure what the walleye population is like. I have caught a few 20”+eyes on cranks on the west side of the island.

Always have used catch and release. Hope this helps as I personally think this lake is not a pressured as others in the area!

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12/30/17 @ 3:54 PM
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Dreadhead
Dreadhead
USER since 2/4/15

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waxing Gibbous

Anyone check the ice out here yet. If not, I will be trying to go out on Wednesday and let everyone know.

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12/28/17 @ 10:42 AM
uglystik101
uglystik101
USER since 9/21/06

Any info on ice thickness? Thinking about trying this weekend. Any ice info on Waukesha lakes is appreciated. 

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12/27/17 @ 1:43 AM
LuckyLure
LuckyLure
USER since 1/7/16

I fished a lake a lot like Pine in Western Wisconsin.   Same type of problems.  The lake needs to be protected a little better with limits.  Has the potential to go back to a trophy fishery.  

Not so much anymore in recent years.

I'd like to see a good lake like that with potential be a lot more regulated with power boats and jetskis within certain mph and time frames.

Edited on 12/27/17 1:46 AM
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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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