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.