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School Section Lake, Waukesha County

School Section Lake, Waukesha County
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5/6/19 @ 5:04 PM
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ron
User since 6/25/01

lake open to fishing but only to carry in or canoe lake down really low probably wont be able to lunch a boat till next yr or latter this yr once water level goes up

2/1/19 @ 11:29 AM
FamilyManDan
User since 6/18/13

Here is where you'll find the info

2/1/19 @ 10:38 AM
ron
User since 6/25/01

did they fix dam on school section and will you be able to launch a boat there this year??

2/1/19 @ 9:52 AM
LUV2HNT
User since 11/3/03

Below is a typo!!! Fishing starts May 4th, 2019!!

2/1/19 @ 9:40 AM
ron
User since 6/25/01

anyone know if lake will be back open this year 2019??I know it was closed this last year cause dam broke..


12/11/18 @ 12:13 PM
jaybeeturtle
User since 3/17/06

Thank you for your explanation, Mr. Heussner

12/11/18 @ 11:33 AM
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

12/11/18 @ 7:44 AM
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.

12/10/18 @ 11:08 PM
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. 

12/10/18 @ 8:39 PM
BigBass83
User since 12/10/18

Per county website, lake is closed this winter


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

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