Lake Monona, Dane County

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TODAY @ 7:08 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Out last night boat/shore. Gills biting but it's slowing down a little. Not as many big ones last night but a few bruiser's for sure. Bass active last night too. Caught a largie on a panfish rig and caught a decent smallie on a bass presentation. Also missed a couple of strikes. Was fishing one of those creature baits for the first time. My wife bought them for me. See them thrown a lot by shore fisherman but I have never saw a bass caught by one of those baits so I naturally have written them off. They seem like more of a bait "Bass Masters" pitch into heavy cover. I've got a pack of eight. I'll give'm a shot. Rat.

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7/25/16 @ 9:28 AM
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printmaker
printmaker
USER since 6/6/07

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

A few days late but between my partner and I picked up 28 gills over 7 1/2" along the northeast shore in 14fow where you could find weeds at that depth. Orange & black ice jigs tipped with a waxie worked best for us. Straight lines seemed to outproduce the slip bobbers which needed some movement on them to trigger bites. Fished Friday from 6 am till 11, were blessed with a light overcast and light breeze all morning keeping things really comfortable as the forecast was projected to be 85 and sunny by 10:30. Not many boats out. Good luck. 

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7/19/16 @ 5:36 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Fished gills both by boat and by shore last night. After a slow start on the boat we caught and released a lot of gills. Shore fishing same result. Rat.

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7/18/16 @ 4:52 PM
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Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished gills today. Monona NEVER fails to produce. 21 fow with with whole giant red about  1.5 feet off the bottom. Ive noticed when the water is flat (like today), the gills like the bait moving a bit. I fished the sw portion of the lake. Boats near me today were catching as well (not rocket science). Fish are not suspending in big, tight schools yet. I checked the deep water today. Folks from Wisconsin are genuinely nice people. Tight lines! 

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7/18/16 @ 4:51 PM
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Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished gills today. Monona NEVER fails to produce. 21 fow with with whole giant red about  1.5 feet off the bottom. Ive noticed when the water is flat (like today), the gills like the bait moving a bit. I fished the sw portion of the lake. Boats near me today were catching as well (not rocket science). Fish are not suspending in big, tight schools yet. I checked the deep water today. Folks from Wisconsin are genuinely nice people. Tight lines! 

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7/17/16 @ 1:11 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
Blue gills losing their minds for an hour the last two nights at a very specific time. It's been a trend all summer so far. Not an hour before nor after. Caught twelve in a row to start last night. Then within an hour basically nothing. Lot's of seven to nine inchers. All still swimming. Cannot divulge time, place, bait. Too much catch and keep. Rat like catch and release. (Unless of course the fish you keep are eaten and not thrown out because of freezer burn at the end of the year.)

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7/17/16 @ 11:47 AM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished with buddy for about 5 hours, we started out getting some keeper bass on topwater, after sun came up we went into weeds and caught some 3-4 lbders on plastics.  Wanted to get some nice gills so went to weedline and caught nice mess of gills, perch, walleye, and a lone crappie.  Panfish were nice sized, released most of gills we caught.  Water temp 75 and clarity was decent, but not as good as most Waukesha county lakes I fish.

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7/15/16 @ 9:29 PM
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Artic Armor
Artic Armor
USER since 2/17/10

MOON PHASE (82%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Continue to get nice messes of bluegills by launching at Olbrich Park and fishing between Hudson Park and Yahara River some 300 yards off shore in 10' - 15' of water. Just outside the weed line. Worms and small hooks. Sometimes small gulp pieces do the trick. Sorting, but nice sizes. Patience needed as fish seem to move and out - but plenty of fish.

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7/14/16 @ 12:11 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Forgot to check this morning but yesterday at 3' it was 77.6°F, at 70' it was 55°F, thermocline around 30'. Rick

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7/14/16 @ 12:08 PM
Don Varese
Don Varese
USER since 6/20/01

Not sure I believe the info yahara site, Water Temps?

Edited on 7/14/16 12:09 PM
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