Fished last night, channel to the bay is open.
The channel to Bass Bay ONLY gets closed up during HIGH water conditions when the floating boughs get moved around by the wind. You should be good to go if you can make it to the channel.
Just curious if anyone knows if the channel from Big Muskego to Bass' Bay is open or has it been obstructed / blown shut after yesterday's storm. Thanks.
Unless you have a canoe or kayak "maybe" a small john boat save yourself a trip ! there was today Wednesday AM about 6-8" of water at the end of the pier.. worst launching conditions I have ever seen on Boxhorn landing.. Hopefully we get some positive rainfall tonight and help bring up the water level.
Hey backtroller 16, the key to more hookups with a frog like that is to wait a second or two after they hit it before setting the hook. It's a tough habit to break because it is so exciting when the water explodes like that. On the upside, even the misses are fun.
76° - 80° F
81° - 88° F
It was pretty easy getting around on the big lake. 2 or 3 years ago it was much more difficult.
Fish were cooperative. I got out late, 8am. All the action I had was from 8 to 10. Left the lake at noon.
4 bass biggest 15 inches. 3 pike biggest 25 inches.
All but the biggest pike came on a bone Teckle Sprinker Frog. Lost 3 other fish on the Sprinker Frog, I still don't quite know how to fish that bait.
The biggest pike came on a white chatter bait.
With the recent dry spell and heat, BM has still been productive when certain conditions hold true--clouds, lowering barometer, light winds, and resourceful anglers. With normal lake depths, an angler may easily go from Pt. A to Pt. D. At this time, knowing the lake helps and the angler may have to go from Pt. A to B to C before he can make it to D where the fish are. Wind Lake, Tichigan, Waubasee and other SE lakes all are tough to fish with the present conditions. And it is a wise boater who regularly flushes out his motor's water system, regardless of the lake he has just fished. I still believe that nearby BM is one of the better fishing lakes we have.
Be that as it may LittleLuck, Big Muskego is not for everyone, with it's lack of jet ski's, tubers and small yachts with their accompanying mega wakes, some like it. There are plenty of fish in the main lake. The size of the fish you catch is not always comparable to the enjoyment a lake may provide.
People must really like fishing mud and sucking mud and weeds to trash motors. All for a lake that doesn't have very good fishing. I am willing to bet with very low water levels, thick weed mats, lots of stinky muck, that there will be summer kill if it hasn't happened already with high water temperatures earlier this summer. With air temps rising and low water levels water temps will go up and dissolved oxygen levels will go down. There are much better lakes to fish that actually have water in them and fish.
71° - 75° F
71° - 75° F
Water is low, really noticeable in the bay in between docks. Got four northern this morning. No real pattern, bites were pretty lethargic. Lots of short strikes. Heavy weeds on the big lake, not so much in the bay.