Waubesa Lake, Dane County

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9/20/18 @ 7:16 PM
Don Varese
Don Varese
USER since 6/20/01

As of last saturday, was still wading at Goodland.

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9/20/18 @ 9:10 AM
printmaker
printmaker
USER since 6/6/07

Chipt. Talked to my partner yesterday and he told me he launched from McFarland with his wife the later part of last week and that extensions were in place from the pier to the ramp. He said there was about one inch of water at most that you had to step through. Of course that was last week but it sounds like getting to the pier is now doable. Don't know if you're bluegill fishing but they've shifted their pattern from suspended out from the launch to deep weed line south of hog. They caught 16 gills between the two of them as fast as they could get their lines in, all in the 8"- 8 1/2" size. Tangled up two rods and decided they had enough for more than a couple of fries so called it a good day. No wake so the trip across Waubesa took some time if you're launching from McFarland. Don't know the situation at Lake Farm. Hope this helps, tight lines.

Edited on 9/20/18 9:15 AM
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9/19/18 @ 11:04 AM
chipt
chipt
USER since 2/5/16

Anyone have info on launches? Can we put in yet without wading through water? Thanks , any help would be appreciated.

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9/17/18 @ 6:47 PM
cgolf
cgolf
USER since 6/30/07

Curious if any pics of the Goodland launch ramp area? Trying to decide if and when I can get out on the water to chase the fall Musky bite. Also like to get my Dad out fishing too and maybe a little electric RC float flying.


Edited on 9/17/18 6:47 PM
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9/13/18 @ 12:10 PM
herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

With the water so high the nav hazards at Babcock are less than they typically are. But still, my advice has always been to head straight out from the South Channel, and don't cut left or right until you are well clear of the shoreline. 50 yards and past all the nav bouys. Past the exit to the channel there are rocks on both sides, and a couple really nasty ones (to the left as you exit the channel) that I've seen many props torn up on. Twice now I've seen a man nearly thrown overboard because they revved up too  soon and smacked right into that rock. Scary to see. In any case, it's still no wake so take it easy. :-)

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9/13/18 @ 12:02 PM
Bone-fish
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MEMBER since 11/3/16

Oh and I went to check out Babcock on Sunday or Monday. Drove by anyway. Yes its open, and someone brought in planks to minimize how deep you need to be in the water while crossing from asphalt to the dock. (not wood, but heavy and stayed in place without being secured or that is how it looked)

As I dont know the underwater layout or previous land points of Babcock at all,  I chose not to enter there because I couldnt tell where I was likely to run aground or plow into a sign. (the signs sticking out of the water were almost covered / hard to notice.) But if you have been there before I can imagine it would be pretty doable for you  with minimal water entry, especially compared to Lake Farm which can be under water even when there arent speed restrictions on the lake.

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9/13/18 @ 11:53 AM
Bone-fish
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MEMBER since 11/3/16

Actual Levels down in photos for the last week and month for all lakes. Then Waubesa only.

Next 24 hour projection

The 24 hour water level decline (-) and rise (+), starting at 10:00 am on September 12 is provided below.

Lake Name 24 hours*  

Mendota-0.50 inch

Monona-0.75 inch  

Waubesa-0.75 inch

Kegonsa-0.75 inch



Waubesa Lake, Dane County Photo
Waubesa Lake, Dane County Photo
Waubesa Lake, Dane County Photo
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9/13/18 @ 11:19 AM
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turkee35
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I looked at lake farm last friday (9/7) and the water was very high. I would say there was 2+ feet deep of water between land and the peer. There was a guy out so it is doable, just not easy. I have been going on Mendota lately and the water has dropped close to 6" I would say so it may be lower at lake farm too but I doubt it. Less water in dota means more in nona and besa. Good luck out there guys.

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9/13/18 @ 9:43 AM
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Big fish 7 days a week
Big fish 7 days a week
USER since 1/31/16

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I think u can get on at lake farm launch and yes you can get under the train track bridge 

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9/13/18 @ 9:38 AM
Richie27
Richie27
USER since 7/28/14

Any update on Waubesa landings? Are they open/accessible? Usually launch over by Babcock.

thanks,

Al 

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