School Section Lake, Waukesha County

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12/11/18 @ 11:13 AM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

Thank you for your explanation, Mr. Heussner

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12/11/18 @ 10:33 AM
heussb
heussb
USER since 1/27/10

Greetings,

I would like to confirm the closing of fishing until the regular gamefish season opener on May 4th, 2018.  As the local WDNR fisheries biologist, I have concerns not only for over-harvest as a result of abnormal fish concentrations, but also potential winterkill.  Winterkill is a potential threat to School Section Lake and it is obviously dependent upon the weather.  We can't control the winter severity, but we can control angler harvest.  Winterkill situations are often times partial affecting susceptible warm water species the most including bass and bluegill.  Northern pike are a more tolerant species to winter kill, but pike are highly susceptible to angler harvest and hooking mortality during ice fishing season.  Bottom line is we would like to protect as many desirable sport fish as possible to ensure there are adequate numbers of spawning brood stock available to repopulate in spring. 

As an avid ice angler, I understand your potential disappointment in the ice fishing season closure and appreciate your cooperation.   If you would like to discuss other fishing opportunities in the area, feel free to contact me.   

Benjamin Heussner - WDNR fisheries biologist 

benjamin.heussner@wisconsin.gov

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12/11/18 @ 6:44 AM
BigBass83
BigBass83
USER since 12/10/18
It said they are closing over winter to prevent the lake from being fished out.  They are concerned all the fish will be concentrated in the one deep area and make for easy pickings.

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12/10/18 @ 10:08 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

I stand corrected. Never heard about the meeting. So we could fish all year open water but not on the ice? What is the rationale behind that? Can’t be a safety issue, the water level has been stabilized for months. And nobody can operate any kind of motorized vehicle on the ice. 

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12/10/18 @ 7:39 PM
BigBass83
BigBass83
USER since 12/10/18

Per county website, lake is closed this winter


https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/boating/

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12/10/18 @ 6:25 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

The barriers have been up all year to prevent boat launching. Too shallow for a motor boat to make it out, and it’s been slow no wake all year. Carry in boat fishing was allowed all year and ice fishing definitely allowed this winter

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12/10/18 @ 5:58 PM
Duecefive253
Duecefive253
USER since 2/5/13

I drove by North end access Sat and they had baracades up with a big pickup in front. We sure its open to fishing? Maybe something else was going on??!?

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12/10/18 @ 5:21 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

Lake is open for fishing, was iced over with skim ice when I drove by last Thursday. Probably thick enough to walk on but be sure to spud your way out 

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12/10/18 @ 3:29 PM
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jackaphena
jackaphena
USER since 12/10/18

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Anyone know if the lake will be open for ice fishing after the dam problems last year? Any report on ice consitions?

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3/26/18 @ 2:24 PM
cactus 01
cactus 01
MEMBER since 8/7/08

fishinerman...why dies there always have to be someone that thinks people are out to spoil their fun. The dam broke, ice wasn't safe, very simple...DUH!!!

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