Pretty Lake, Waukesha County

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2/5/18 @ 9:32 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

I don't know about this year, but used to get many 6 to 8 inch crappie out of the lake in winter on minnows or spoons. Not many keepers. I think the best I ever did thru the ice was six from 9 to 11 inch. Minnows are best because you won't get hardly any of the 2 million small gills, while they will attack the spoon

Edited on 2/5/18 9:34 PM
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2/5/18 @ 4:55 PM
bigbassmaster
bigbassmaster
USER since 4/19/15

Thanks guys... are there any crappie or perch on pretty?

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2/5/18 @ 11:03 AM
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hall333goalie
hall333goalie
USER since 7/20/15

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

Its a very clear lake with a few deep holes, 30 ft or so.  Haven't gone out there this year, but last year we did good on tip ups.  Set tip ups in 5-15ft of water typically on the far end across from the boat launch.  Bass and pike, pike mostly in the 20's.  Not much luck jigging, but we don't use a flasher, most people seemed set up in deep water though. 

You'll get a few flags for sure and just have hole hop while jigging,



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2/5/18 @ 10:19 AM
bigbassmaster
bigbassmaster
USER since 4/19/15

have never fished pretty lake before... was just wondering what to expect if I decide to try it out. Would be targeting panfish and maybe throw some tip ups in for pike or walleye. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Edited on 2/5/18 10:20 AM
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12/13/17 @ 7:09 PM
flagsaflyin45
flagsaflyin45
USER since 12/29/14
Anyone have an ice report? Live over an hour away but was wondering if it's locked up being a smaller lake

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1/5/17 @ 4:53 PM
fishfinder1987
fishfinder1987
USER since 8/1/14
Ice Report?  How's parking been this year?

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7/12/16 @ 1:56 PM
quarry hunter
quarry hunter
USER since 10/8/06

I lost a tackle box full of rattling cranks either at the launch or on my way home. If you locate them please let me know. Reward will be offered. Thanks

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1/25/16 @ 11:08 AM
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tzeilstra
tzeilstra
USER since 8/4/08

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
13 inches
Public Service Announcement: If you fish here, make sure you park on the ice. The cops had a nice little fundraiser Saturday ticketing people parked in the launch area.

As for the fishing, we had an ok day with undersized pike and walleyes on tip-ups. Biggest pike was 25" (with most under 20") and biggest walleye was 13". Nothing jigging although I marked quite a few fish.

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8/8/15 @ 4:18 PM
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pik3n3y3z
pik3n3y3z
USER since 10/20/07

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80º F
Out here for the first time ever... What a rough launch lol, but hey I like the challenge. We eventually got'r off the trailer and fished 3 or 4 hours. Bunch of snakes, a pickerel or two, lost one big bass. I did my tournament "that was the 3-4 pounder I needed" dance. But oh well, she's gonna find me again someday.

We had fun here, tough on size but was a nice time for a Saturday and not having to deal with yahoo's. Tight lines all!

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12/13/14 @ 4:04 PM
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RighteousArcher
RighteousArcher
USER since 12/13/14

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Foggy

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Just went out today to check the ice thickness. If you get out there before we get any snow you'll notice half of the lake is covered in a white sheet of ice and the rest in a clear (dark) sheet of ice. Near shore and covering just shy of roughly half of the southern end of the lake the white ice is about 7.5 inches thick.

Be careful though because once you get towards the middle and the deep end of the lake the ice is only 3.5 inches and it's supposed to be near 50 degrees Sunday and Monday.

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