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b1ak
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7/30/14 4:31 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
fished today at the rock pile…just outside the weed line in 10-12' of water. Started at 10am were biting until 1pm…then slowed down a lot. small jig with couple waxes or small red worms right near the bottom & can't stress enough…stay close to the weed line. Weeds are up to about 9' there. kept couple dozen nicer ones between the two of us. 7 1/2" to 8" mostly with some 9"

pikeris10
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7/30/14 11:47 AM CST
Thanks BoatFever I appreciate it.

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7/30/14 10:21 AM CST
I've caught 10" bluegills jigging a 2.5" Gulp minnow. The big ones will hit that. For bluegill, I always use Big Reds. They're super wiggly and hold up well in the water and the bluegill seem to love them. I know Dorn on Midvale has them. They're a great panfish bait.

My $0.02.

pikeris10
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7/30/14 10:14 AM CST
Fished off the terrace last night with leeches and minnows hoping for a walleye. Caught one LMB on a leech and I decent gill on a fathead, really surprised at that. All still swimming gonna try tonight for some panfish. Wish me luck!

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7/28/14 3:59 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Late report from Friday the 25th. My buddy wanted to take his daughter fishing for his birthday so I chose to go to Monona. Since the daughter was coming we needed lots of action so panfish was the choice. I don't seem to get into huge fish on this lake but always solid eaters. Out for 4hours and caught around 150 fish. Kept a few meals for my buddy of 7-8"gills and 8-10"perch. A few smaller ones were kept that wouldn't have lived. Fished straight over the side in 9-33 fow. Those gills are a blast on ultralights and ice fishing rods.

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7/28/14 3:29 PM CST
Any one have any hot spots for panfish

pikeris10
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7/28/14 8:49 AM CST
My guess would be turville or squaw bay. Fish the weed edges.

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7/28/14 8:10 AM CST
Could any one tell me where the pike and musky are biting.

Thank you, Spencer

b1ak
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7/26/14 10:25 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
fished last weds & thursday from 11-3pm on north side of Monona about one block east of where the Yahara River comes into lake Monona….just outside the weed-line (weeds are up to surface in about 10' of water.) so we were fishing 12-15' with waxes and a small jig right on the bottom…and I mean right on the bottom…jigging within inches of the bottom worked best. sometimes they actually picked it off the bottom. Up higher, not so good. Most were 7-8", occasional 9" bluegill.

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7/26/14 7:49 AM CST
Does anyone have any good hot spots for bluegills, pike and some muskie.

Thank you.

Ricky Basser
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7/21/14 10:33 AM CST
Was on Monona for a few hours Sunday AM. Once again I had a really tough time catching game fish. One largemouth on a 5-inch grub. Panfishing was fun though. Fished in 9-11 feet of water on a weed edge and caught mostly gills but also one 10-inch perch and some nice crappies. When the crappies moved in you caught nothing but them, until they moved out and the gills started up again. Used a small pink jighead with crawler chunks and wax worms. Action was best when you had a little bit of both baits on the jig. Took home the perch and I think it was 8 gills.

Max37
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7/18/14 5:53 AM CST
Planning on taking my wife and niece shore fishing this weekend. I've recently fished by the Terance and campus rowboat dock without much sucess. Can anyone provide insight on how the fish are bitting at those or other locations? Targeting mostly panfish. Thanks in advance!

Jandl
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7/17/14 10:34 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Beautifully calm but tough afternoon on Monona. Rented a canoe on the Bay and worked the shallow weeds in the bay itself for a while before heading out under John Nolen and fishing various sections of the weeds and weed edges. Water quality was actually better in the bay--quite clear in most areas, without the green tinge that has taken over the main lake. Had a few hits on spinnerbaits and had a 30ish muskie take a whack at my buddy's plastic worm right at the end of his retrieve. Other than that, just two bass on plastics, and that's it. Gorgeous day to be out at least. Wish the wakeboarders had given us a wider berth in our canoe, though--not much courtesy there!

Brown Dawg
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7/17/14 8:39 PM CST
Where is the best spot to fish muskies this time of year?

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7/17/14 1:34 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Another beautiful solo day on the water from the toon, another crappy skunk. Targeting smallies and ended with LMB.

Started off at my pre-determined area near The Rock, concentrating on the northern side of it in the 12-15' dropoff areas and weed lines. Had a couple of crawlers stolen on drop shot rig but otherwise no action. There were 4-5 boats to the west of my point, and a couple more to the east....marked a lot of fish on the finder.

I then went to find the next submerged island to the east, and was successful in doing so without much effort (small victories). Spent about another hour here, zero to show for it on either rig.

I went over to try my luck with the docks by Esther Beach, though even the slight breeze made it tough to maintain my drifting course with a toon (and no trolling motor), and didn't get any action on the white buzzbait around piers in the few casts I made.

I finished by hitting the point of Turville Bay and drifting back towards Olin. I had someone on the forum strongly suggest this area to me in May, and wanted to give my Pop R some work over the top of the weeds, in about 8 FOW.

I realize that I'm on a pretty sharp learning curve when it comes to fishing from the boat and all, but the lack of success is starting to weigh on me. I feel sorry for the two boats that thought I must know what I was doing and parked themselves within casting distance to me...one of them doing it to me twice.

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