Monday, August 11, 2008

Lake reports

I had an email request for a lake by lake breakdown for this weeks report. Here's the latest.

* Ashippun Lake: Panfish good. Bluegills in deeper water and along weedlines. Bass fair on live bait and plastics.

* Okauchee Lake: Bass fishing has been slow but steady. Fish in shallow water have been more active, larger fish are being taken by flipping weedclumps on the flats. Musky Fishing has been good, with the majority of fish being taken while trolling the deeper water or on topwaters in low light conditions.

* Oconomowoc Lake: Walleye fishing has been hot. Fish 18-25 feet of water with live bait, or pull bottom bouncers with spinner rigs. Musky fishing slow, but steady. Focus on deep weeds. Bass fishing has been decent, but most fish are being caught early and late in the day.

* Golden Lake: panfish has been red hot. Fish 16-22 feet of water, or look for gill suspending out over deeper water. bas fishing has been good early, but the bite drops off around 10am. Pike has been average for Golden.

* Silver Lake: panfish have been active, focus on deep weeds in 18-26 feet. Bass action is fast, but the bite drops off in the middle part of day for a few hours. A few walleyes are being caught on lindy rigs while drifting deeper water.

* Lac La Belle: Walleye fishing has been steady, but the fish are staying deeper this year. Focus efforts along the breaks in 12-18 feet early in the day, but move out as deep as thirty feet if you can't find fish.

* Nagawicka Lake: Panfish has been slow, but a few nicer ones are being caught by people drifting with live bait in the evenings. bass has been good in the slop and around piers, with some additional fish being caught with soft jerkbaits. Pike fishing has been steady, especially along the weedlines along the west end.

* Pine Lake: bas and walleye have been good. Bass are being taken fishing plastics along the weedlines while walleyes are coming on bottom bouncer/spinner harnesses trolled slowly in 22-28 feet. Night-time trolling with crankbaits has also been producing some quality fish.

* Pewaukee Lake: Musky fishing has been slow the last two weeks as the boat traffic has picked up.

* Lake Koshkonong: trollers doing excellent on whitebass and walleyes pulling floating minnow baits in 4-6 feet of water. A few northerns and catfish are also being caught.

* Lake Kessus: Bluegill fishing has been slow. Bas are in the slop and around piers. Pike are being caught off the ends of the points adjacent to deeper water.

Good Luck

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