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Pewaukee Lake

Waukesha County, Wisconsin
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Pewaukee Lake, Wisconsin
Pewaukee Lake is a 2,437-acre freshwater lake located in southeastern Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. It is a popular recreational destination, known for excellent fishing, and a variety of water sports.

The lake has a maximum depth of 44 feet and is surrounded by residential and commercial areas. It is a popular spot for boating, with several public boat launches and marinas located along the shore. Visitors can enjoy water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and other water sports, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing.

Pewaukee Lake is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with a variety of fish species available, including walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. The lake has several public fishing piers and fishing tournaments are held throughout the year.

In addition to water activities, the area around Pewaukee Lake offers a variety of other recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and golfing. The lake is located within easy driving distance of several other attractions in southeastern Wisconsin, including the city of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin State Fair Park, and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

The town of Pewaukee is located along the shores of the lake and offers a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for visitors. It also hosts several community events throughout the year, including the Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Club's annual water ski show and the Pewaukee Lake Yacht Club's sailing regattas.

Overall, Pewaukee Lake is a great destination for visitors looking to enjoy a variety of recreational activities in a picturesque setting in southeastern Wisconsin.

How big is Pewaukee Lake?
Pewaukee Lake is approximately 2,437 sq acres (10 sq km) in size.
How deep is Pewaukee Lake?
Pewaukee Lake is approximately 45 feet (13.7 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 15 feet (4.6 m).
What kind of fish are in Pewaukee Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Panfish and Walleye in Pewaukee Lake.
When are the best fishing times for Pewaukee Lake?
Today fishing looks to be not very active with peak fishing times around 5-6 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Pewaukee Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Pewaukee Lake.
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Are there fishing guides for Pewaukee Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides for Pewaukee Lake and/or the surrounding area. Please see the "Fishing Guides" section down a little further on this page.

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Sarasota, FL
I have been fishing Pewaukee Lake the past three years, mostly the western end. Yes, this lake is shallow and weedy, but if you use the right lures and Texas rig them for weedless fishing, the bass are out there. A week ago, I caught 18 large mouth bass in two hours in the middle of the day. This was by far an exceptional day, but I am never disappointed on my outings.
Reviewed Jul 20, 2022
Oak Creek, WI
Some good sized Muskies in this lake! Lots of Blue Gills as well. Rocky point is where Iv had the best luck catching the gills and even some decent sized bass.
Reviewed Jan 9, 2018
Pewaukee Lake is a great lake. It has lots of vegetation on the shallower east end. Many people on the lake complain about this, however what they don't realize was that this end of the lake was once a swamp. This great deal of weeds makes for great habitat for fish. The weeds also make it hard to locate and catch the fish, but once you do the’re huge. Muskies and Bass are at an outstanding population. This is because people REALEASE THEM! Walleyes are on a major decline because people overfish them and keep every single one! As described by the WDNR, Pewaukee lake is very good at producing large fish and large numbers of fish, however this can only happen if people are catching and releasing these fish. A GOOD GAMEFISH IS TO VALUBLE TO BE CAUGHT ONLY ONCE!
Reviewed Feb 4, 2014
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