I had it worse than that somebody left glass on the toilet seat in the outhouse is ours and I was there early in the dark almost sat on it
I quit fishing this lake in '11 when I found nails behind my truck tires at the boat launch. Decent lake but I don't need a felony charge when I catch someone doing that. Kinda takes the fun out of the day ya know???
The Bass & Brews got out here a while ago, and had a good day. Ever since 2020 we have been going on half days during the week just to avoid the boat traffic on weekends. Good thing about this time of year now is the skiiers start to die down since it gets to cold for them.
But here is our video from a while back, just got it finished up, enjoy!
Fished there on Wednesday afternoon. You guys are right, the skiers and wakeboarders are the worst on this lake. 2 wakeboarder boats kicking up huge waves, multiple skiers that came too close, but at least the skiers wake didn't darn near sink us. The ski/wakeboard boats had no qualms about coming within 50 feet, let alone 100. Even pontoon boats would pass within 50 feet of us. Also, there was an old school 2 stroke jetski that was doing non-stop circles, jumping the wake Sounded something like waa-----waaaaaaaaaa---waa----waaaaaaa!!! over and over again for 2 hours. That was fun to hear. At least he kept proper distance.
Keesus is one of the worst lakes regarding respect for others and safety. It's mostly people that live on the lake, for some reason they have a disdain for fisherman or they're absolutely mentally handicapped. Its consistent behavior from the same usual suspects there, not everyone. Last year I saw an AHole speed through the middle of two boats 3-4 times in a row. They were spot locked fishing the main lake point and not once did he think to go around or just go somewhere else...nope HAD to go between them to get to the 2nd bay. He didn't seem surprised when one of the old guys casted his lure across his face.
Up to a week or so ago lake was super clear. Now ski boats and more so WAKE boats have been stirring up the bottom and ripping up weeds. Monday evening it would have been hard to cast a crank bait without fouling up the hooks.
We would park at Jacks sometimes for ice fishing. One year there were a few of us and several cars . He would come charging out to get his fee . He said how are all you guys off today ? The one guy said we all work for the IRS, you do declare this income right ? Man did he go fast back inside.
One Shot, I think it's $8 for lake resident, $10 for non-residents to launch but FYI, get there early if you want a spot. Only 10 available and it sucks when you get there early but one boat too late.
And Stitzo, I grew up on the lake also. Well, just off the lake on Park drive. The good times, when Kandlers was having ski shows on Wednesdays and Jacks Back Bay Bar was still open. But even back then you had the skiers chopping up the lake. But I'm old now and I think todays boats are ridiculous and the mutual respect between fisherman and pleasure seekers is gone. So I get there early now and I'm off as soon as I see those "insanely rich" people/kids getting on the lake.
Now for a fishing related paragraph. I will know within 20 minutes of being on Lake Keesus if the bite is on or it's going to be a struggle day. If I'm looking for crappie, I find 13 feet of water and cast my chartreuse nail tail or marabou jig and slowly reel it in. Mind you it's only dropping 4 feet as I real. But if the crappie don't hit it, the day is not going to be good. Period. That's my tip....
How much do they charge for a launch now . Only ice fished there for last 8 years .
Not a humble opinion. It is truth. Keesus was my home lake from the early 80’s until about 2010.
When a big cruiser came close by pushing a hard wake while I was in a canoe, I said goodbye. He wasn’t a lake resident. The driver had no clue.