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Inquiring on a cabin on Waukenabo and was looking for any information that can be provided. Just needing general fishing, recreational usage and water quality. I drove by on the 4th weekend to check cabin out and could see some algae near shore and was wondering if the lake has frequent algae blooms or if it was more from lack of usage by this cabin. There was very little traffic on the lake for a holiday week, it this normal? Thanks in advance.

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We considered Waukenabo when we were cabin shopping a few years ago. Supposed to have decent walleyes & crappies. I doubt there is any real boat traffic to deal with, seemed like a pretty quiet lake. That's what I remember. I think the DNR water quality was pretty good also but I've never actually boated the lake.

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Thanks for the information.

Crappie Keith, any insight? You seem to know the area lakes really well. Feel free to send me an email if you wish. wadealto at comcast dot net.

Thanks again.

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Well I have not been on Wauk for a month but eyes can be had on the north or south sides in 10-15 fow along the weed patches.

Just troll along them.be carefull as the breaks are not straight.They go in to shore then way back out. I'm always trying to get to the inside turns of the breakeline. You might want to just anchor up and slip bobber them with leeches.

I had been seeing some good pike action as well as large mouth action.

The pannies have slid out but to target those cabbage patch edges should get a rod bending one way or another.

The reed island close to the 30 hole that everyone hits in the winter for crappies can als produce ,especially the southern most tip.

Normally I like to follow a depth,but there I'd start shallow 10 fow and troll out to 25 fow then back in.

Drop shotting for gills in the cabbage can be fun too.

not sure what all your looking for but there it is.

If you have a mind...I can join you for an evening to show you how I fish her.

We could do the 4 species tour from 5 till dark.

Magic time on that lake is the last 3 hours of daylight.

Myself...I'll pull a 1/4 oz jighead in white and strap on a 3" black/pearl Mr.Twister Sassy Shad.

That set up will snag just about everything in that lake about now....ie crappie,bass,pike&eyes.

Those gills love panfish sized leeches on 32'nd oz jigs under a cork or like I said...drop shotted or verticle jigging.

Trolling speed should be in that 1.3-1.5 mph range.

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Heading up north this weekend, just wondering if anybody has had any luck catching any eyes on Esquagamah or Round lake lately.

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The bite has been spotty at best.a few weeks ago the nice eyes were biting...now she's gotten a bit tougher.

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