Waubesa Lake, Dane County

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5/23/18 @ 8:07 AM
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turkee35
turkee35
USER since 12/25/10

MOON PHASE (67%)
Waxing Gibbous

Launched last night at lake farm. Lots of people out for a Tuesday. Crazy to see how the lake has changed in just a week. Weed growth up to a couple feet and the clarity going down with the rain. Fishing was good for me and everyone I talked to. Looks like a beautiful weekend ahead but the capital chain on a holiday weekend is a no go for me. I'll be back next week. Love this lake even though it gets a bad rap.

Best of luck,

FH

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5/21/18 @ 10:45 AM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

I've put the link below that shows the six boats I've found so far on Waubesa. The last two on the video don't show much because there were people fishing in the area and I didn't want to bother them. Rick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOP61XLgar4

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5/19/18 @ 7:33 PM
Dizzy9257
Dizzy9257
USER since 1/27/04

I was out on Monona today and there was two tournys going on. Stumbled accross a nice school of smallmouth and was just crushing them within sight of a bunch of tourny/non tourny guys. Within minutes I was surrounded by EVERY non tourny fisherman that was within sight. Not a single tourny boat poached into my area. I don’t fish tournys but have found that the average Joe WI bait dunker is more of a dick then most tourny guys IMHO.

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5/19/18 @ 2:43 PM
bassaddic
bassaddic
USER since 8/20/07

Welcome to any lake in Wisconsin. Tournament fishing or not, the sportsmanship has been thrown out the window. I’ve been cut off by pontoons who pull up within 15 feet, not kidding throw out an anchor and gives me a look like I was in his way. Also the hot shots in their Mastercrafts that decide to throw a wake the size of a tidal wave right next to my boat for no reason and laugh about it. People have no respect for each other and it’s sad really. 

Yes I tournament fish, I fish for fun, I fish with my kids. I try to set a good example and give everyone their space. If waterskiing is your thing, great. Ski away! But don’t run so close to guys who are trying to enjoy their time by fishing. 

If you are in a tournament and someone is fishing the spot you wanted, try and ask nicely if they mind if you share the spot. If the guy says no, go fish another spot. 

Its really not hard. What’s the golden rule? Treat others the way you want to be treated. 

Good fishing and tight lines. By the way, if you see a guy in a red Stratos give a wave.

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5/19/18 @ 7:59 AM
black_widow_p61
black_widow_p61
USER since 12/17/17
Didn't say I would, just that I might. I try to get along with everybody, but when you have somebody do something that is totally wrong and give you attitude like you don't deserve any consideration/respect at all because he/they are "in a tournament", they will continue to do it until somebody stands up to them. One doesn't have to start a shouting match or anything, just mirror what he/they are doing to you. Just let them know what it feels like. What is wrong with that???

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5/19/18 @ 3:33 AM
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flatheadmaster
flatheadmaster
USER since 2/8/14

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waxing Crescent

Not all tournament guys are assholes. I've had to deal with them also. A few bad experiences.but also bad experiences with the average Fisher man on days also. Or pleasure boaters. But to say your going to go do the same back to them makes you just as big of a problem on the lake.  Tournaments aren't going anywhere,  your not going to stop them. If there is a problem call them in to the dnr. Or get over it. 

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5/18/18 @ 9:10 PM
black_widow_p61
black_widow_p61
USER since 12/17/17
I'm with you DNR. They have no regard for anything or anybody but themselves. Kind of makes you want to do to them what they do to you. Someday, I just might...

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5/18/18 @ 8:56 PM
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avidhunter
avidhunter
MEMBER since 1/15/09

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Out looking for crappie today with my son. Didn't find crappie but we had a blast hitting huge schools of white bass.  Caught one huge smalley and 3 small pike.  Son had a break off, thought initially it was a musky based on the size but when it rolled was obviously a big pike.   Was great hearing the giggles as he cranked in whitey after whitey.  He was home from school today sick and I figured lake therapy would be good for both of us.  Poor guy passed out on the way to the launch and tossed his cookies at the truck.  Ended his morning saying fishin, even if he was puking was far better than being "at the office."  Wonder where he got that ?

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5/18/18 @ 8:55 PM
fishnfiend
fishnfiend
USER since 10/30/09

Any Musky activity going on here, Ive never fished it and would be coming from Rockford, Il. Also is there a fee for launches and what street are they on, thanks for any info.

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5/18/18 @ 8:24 PM
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Screamin Reels
Screamin Reels
USER since 9/8/11

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

Result of tournament a over opening week end. Found at least 5 around this size over by Christys bar.  Roughly 19 inches still full of eggs

Waubesa Lake, Dane County Photo
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