Lake Monona, Dane County

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12/17/17 @ 11:41 AM
5 EYES
5 EYES
USER since 12/13/12

The ice all broke up. It is just chunks at Olin. The ramp is salted and the ice build up on the bottom is for the most part cleaned. Be safe. Have at it.

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12/16/17 @ 7:38 PM
low-tech
low-tech
USER since 5/10/06

Olin Park is locked in with ~1/2" of  ice out to about 30 yards, though I suppose you could bust through if you were determined.   Ice flows throughout the lake but plenty of open water too.   Obviously no one out.

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12/16/17 @ 9:32 AM
5 EYES
5 EYES
USER since 12/13/12

If anyone is fishing in a boat on Monona today, let me know what landing you are using.

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12/15/17 @ 10:44 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03
There's a fairly deep hole but it gets very shallow right after the hole, especially with lake levels drawn down. I have launched my old 16' tri-hull there but it was a bit tricky. No real trailer parking there either.

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12/15/17 @ 9:24 PM
5 EYES
5 EYES
USER since 12/13/12

Has anyone ever used the landing at Law Park? It drops off nicely, but there is a sign that says 1 foot deep out 40 feet from landing. Can you launch at 18 foot deep V?

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12/6/17 @ 1:18 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

Looks like the open water season is drawing to a close. To say walleye fishing was a disappointment this fall would be an understatement. Very few legal fish. The biggest I caught might have been 22-23. There are a lot of short fish but when it's all you catch for three weeks it gets a little boring. I've been fishing but not posting. 

I just think back to the glory days from the fall of 2008 up to the time when Skinny J broadcast to the world where he was fishing. Haven't saw him for two years now. I wonder why? He stopped coming around when the big fish went away. So have the crowds. I wonder why? They stopped coming when the big fish went away.  Two years ago a guy was drifting by the wall and he asked me "We caught all kinds of nice walleye last year, none this year". Haven't saw that boat since. I wonder why?  

Good luck on the ice. Will be doing more of that this year and start to actually try to figure out how to catch bigger gills.Partner and I have conquered Wingra. Rat.

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12/4/17 @ 9:18 AM
Mendota Jim
Mendota Jim
USER since 7/1/02

We tried the breakwall at Olbrich Park last week, no action and there certainly was not 12" of ice.

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12/3/17 @ 6:15 PM
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Hans Ryder
Hans Ryder
USER since 6/5/17

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Full Moon

You need to be careful around the bridges.  I was threatened by 2 bums a few weeks ago.  The were aggressive and when I lifted my coat aside and showed my CC they quickly left.  The town is really becoming a big city in all aspects.

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12/3/17 @ 6:12 PM
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NPike_Guy
NPike_Guy
USER since 8/25/08

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Full Moon

Gave it one last shot Saturday night from shore. Saw a couple eyes and my second ever Monona crayfish hanging out in the terrace rocks. Nothing biting, water was insanely clear (thanks zebras?). Took a walk on the wild side and fished John Nolan with no success, but I did find some interesting cave art. Anyone care to speculate?

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12/3/17 @ 8:07 AM
dnepscha
dnepscha
USER since 8/17/14

No more pier at Olin. 

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