Okauchee Lake

Waukesha County - Wisconsin
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Okauchee Lake is a freshwater lake located in Waukesha County, southeastern Wisconsin. The lake covers an area of approximately 1,210 acres and has a maximum depth of 90 feet. It is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other water-based activities.

Fishing on Okauchee Lake is known for its excellent largemouth bass, northern pike, and panfish populations. The lake also has good populations of walleye and muskellunge, making it a popular destination for anglers. The lake has several boat launches and fishing piers that provide access to the water for anglers.

Boating on Okauchee Lake is also popular, with several marinas, boat launches, and piers located around the lake. Visitors can enjoy water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and other water sports, as well as kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding.

In addition to water activities, the area around Okauchee Lake offers a variety of other recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and wildlife watching. There are several parks around the lake offering miles of trails for hiking and biking.

Overall, Okauchee Lake is a great destination for visitors looking to enjoy a variety of recreational activities in a scenic setting in southeastern Wisconsin. The lake is surrounded by beautiful homes and cottages, making it a popular destination for vacation rentals and weekend getaways.

Each week we're giving away a $25 Kiwk Trip gift card to one lucky angler. All you need to do is upload a pic of your catch for a chance to win! Click here to see last week's winner.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Okauchee Lake, WI

How big is Okauchee Lake?
Okauchee Lake is approximately 1,210 sq acres (4.9 sq km) in size.

How deep is Okauchee Lake?
Okauchee Lake is approximately 90 feet (27.5 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Okauchee Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Okauchee Lake.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Okauchee Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Okauchee Lake and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Your Fishin' Pal Guide Service?

Are there places to stay in the Okauchee Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Okauchee Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Are there bait or tackle shops near Okauchee Lake?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Okauchee Lake.
Business Card: Dick Smith's Live Bait & Tackle
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Dick Smith's Live Bait & Tackle
Delafield, WI
(262) 646-2218
about 5 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Okauchee Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Okauchee Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Okauchee Lake?
We know of 2 public boat launches on Okauchee Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Okauchee Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Okauchee Lake area:
Business Card: Dan Johnson Taxidermist
Dan Johnson Taxidermist
Oconomowoc, WI
(262) 560-0445
about 1 miles away
Business Card: Dick Smith's Live Bait & Tackle
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Dick Smith's Live Bait & Tackle
Delafield, WI
(262) 646-2218
about 5 miles away
Business Card: Dave's Turf & Marine
Dave's Turf & Marine
Watertown, WI
(920) 261-6802
about 12 miles away
Business Card: Fountain of Youth for Boats
Fountain of Youth for Boats
North Prairie, WI
(262) 392-9192
about 13 miles away
Business Card: Anchor's A Weigh
Anchor's A Weigh
Waukesha, WI
(262) 547-7170
about 14 miles away
Business Card: Badger Reel Repair
Badger Reel Repair
Sullivan, WI
(262) 582-3099
about 14 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Okauchee Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Okauchee Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Okauchee Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 847-9367 or cell #367. Need a Wisconsin fishing license?

General Restrictions
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.

What is the bottom composition of Okauchee Lake?
Okauchee Lake's bottom composition is comprised of muck (35%), sand (35%), gravel (25%) and rock (5%).

What aquatic invasive species are found in Okauchee Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Okauchee Lake including Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil, Freshwater Jellyfish, Hybrid Eurasian / Northern Water-Milfoil, Purple Loosestrife, Starry Stonewort and Zebra Mussel.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.

What is the average air temp for Okauchee Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Okauchee Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 81°F (27°C) to a low around 64°F (18°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Okauchee Lake Reviews
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dave b.
Dousman, WI
3 star rating
It has a lot of weedy bays and with the weed cutters out every day, it makes fishing challenging. The lake is beautiful and when not crowded with speeding boats & jet skis it can produce some nice fish. Good luck!
Reviewed Jul 31, 2019
brandon s.
Oak Creek, WI
5 star rating
Great for Panfish and Musky fishing. Lake is very crowded on the weekends, but its nice during the week. Very nice boat launch too!
Reviewed Jun 25, 2017
steven s.
Hartford, WI
5 star rating
Great Lake, has big water and lots of bays and channels to fish for all species. Public launch is new and very nice.
Reviewed Mar 7, 2017

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