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Pewaukee Lake

Waukesha County - Wisconsin
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pewaukee Lake, WI

How big is Pewaukee Lake?
Pewaukee Lake is approximately 2,437 sq acres (9.9 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 can you catch in Pewaukee Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Panfish and Walleye in Pewaukee Lake.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Pewaukee Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Pewaukee Lake and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Dancing with Walleyes?

What are the closest cities to Pewaukee Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Hartland, WI, Pewaukee, WI and Delafield, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Pewaukee 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! Pewaukee 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 Pewaukee Lake?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Pewaukee 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 3 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Pewaukee 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 Pewaukee Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

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

Pewaukee Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Pewaukee Lake area:
Business Card: Dick Smith's Live Bait & Tackle
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Dick Smith's Live Bait & Tackle
Delafield, WI
(262) 646-2218
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Anchor's A Weigh
Anchor's A Weigh
Waukesha, WI
(262) 547-7170
about 7 miles away
Business Card: Dan Johnson Taxidermist
Dan Johnson Taxidermist
Oconomowoc, WI
(262) 560-0445
about 8 miles away
Business Card: Fountain of Youth for Boats
Fountain of Youth for Boats
North Prairie, WI
(262) 392-9192
about 10 miles away
Business Card: A Big Fish Guide Service
A Big Fish Guide Service
West Allis, WI
(414) 546-4627
about 14 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Pewaukee 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 Pewaukee Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Pewaukee 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
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.

What is the bottom composition of Pewaukee Lake?
Pewaukee Lake's bottom composition is comprised of muck (55%), gravel (25%) and sand (20%).

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Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Pewaukee Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Pewaukee Lake including Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil, Purple Loosestrife, Starry Stonewort, Yellow Floating Heart 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 Pewaukee Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Pewaukee 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 76°F (24°C) to a low around 58°F (14°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.

Pewaukee Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Pewaukee Lake.
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greg s.
Sarasota, FL
5 star rating
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
brandon s.
Oak Creek, WI
5 star rating
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
dakota k.
4 star rating
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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Applebecker Millpond 5.8 mi 12 5 ft
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