Sunday, June 22, 2008

What's Happening

The rivers are going down, but many area lakes still have very high water. Most still have a slow no wake restriction on them. We are updating the list twice a day as information on conditions and any restrictions come to us. Keep checking in.

Oconomowoc and Pewaukee are both closed to launching. There is a ban on the use of gas motors on Pewaukee Lake TFN. Oconomowoc residents can operate at slow no wake, but the public launch is closed.

Okauchee, Moose, Silver, Golden, and Rock Lake are all open, but slow no wake.

Nagawicka and the Phantom Lakes are open, and you may operate at regular speeds.


Musky are biting deep on Okauchee, with trollers catching some suspended fish out in 30-50 feet of water on depth raiders, ernies and Bagley's deep divers. Other fish are being taken off the weedlines with swimbaits and bucktails.

Northern pike are biting on most area lakes. Lots of smaller fish are biting in the shallow water. Buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, spoons and small bucktails are catching fish. Anglers targeting bass in shallow weeds are catching lots of pike right now. Larger pike are being caught on slip sinker rigs baited with medium and large suckers fished just off weedy points in 12-18 feet of water.

Bass reports have been sketchy with the limited lake access in our area. A few anglers report catching fish off mid depth flats and around piers. Small crankbaits are taking some fish from the flats, while shakey heads, jig and chunk, wacky worms and tubes are catching fish around piers. A few larger fish are being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers and leeches on lindy or split shot rigs at the end of gravel points.

Bulegills are moving into spawning areas. Lots of smaller fish can be caught around sandy or gravel banks in shallow water, larger fish appear to be spawning deeper this year. A split shor, or 1/8 ounce lindy rig tipped with a piece of nightcralwer or a panfish plumper dragged slowly along the bottom in 12-18 feet of water is catching some better sized gills.

Good Luck,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What about Pine and Ashippun?