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woollyworm
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7/1/15 4:26 PM CST
Olin launch open yet? Thanks.

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6/30/15 10:25 PM CST
The FRA is in charge of the rails, but power is usually passed on down to local officers, unless things get way out of hand. I worked on the rail for several years. The cars get tagged. Mud and Rock bombs get thrown at the cars, too. People can be rotten.

As far as fish along John Nolen ~ A couple weeks ago I saw what looked like a beauty pike or musky caught from shore while I was in traffic. I've walked that stretch and saw fish, but haven't attempted this year. I would figure walleye during the nite by looking at the topo. Good luck.

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6/30/15 8:57 PM CST
Even though I 'have' a boat, I don't always have the time or desire to go get the ol' toon out of storage and take it out just for fishing. I would be glad to share notes on PM about shore spots, though I have not had a very successful year. I've started to finally find some recurring successful spots from the boat, but most of my success has come with boring crawler rigs and not tossing lures, senkos, etc. The bass have been in lock jaw of late, have even watched on two occasions in the last week them turn their noses up at live crawlers right in their faces....been a weird year for them on my end.

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6/30/15 6:06 PM CST
CDobber, thanks for the info.Just thought that maybe there might be bass and or northerns in that kind of structure.I am retired and do not have a boat so am limited to the areas I can fish.Usually do pretty good from shore in the dozen or so spots I fish in Stoughton or Madison.That quarter mile area or so just looks like it would hold fish and I see a lot of guys in boats fishing that shore line. Cool

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6/30/15 4:53 PM CST
BigBlueTruck:

Yes, I have done that a couple of times, love the structure and accessibility but personally have not had success yet. I usually go to the first opening under JN to the triangles, on the lake side. I know there's a good weed bed straight out from there, so timing it right is the key.

I also know that area has a good reputation in the fall for walleye at night.

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6/30/15 8:45 AM CST
NiteNite,It has allways been private property but according to the railroad guy I talked to they were fed up with all the trash and graffiti along this part of the tracks.They never enforced the no trespassing until they did some work on the tresles and easements.I was told one warning and then it would be a 200.00 dollar fine,Do not know how it will be enforced but was told local law enforcement can and will ticket people. Not to change the subject but thinking about walking the lake shore side of John Nolan and throwing plastics and or crank bait in and along the rocks and riprap that is there in the area from Olin Park around to Brittingham Park area.Any one have any success doing this? Cool

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6/30/15 8:06 AM CST
BigBlue, very true, but I would think that everyone knows that railroad property is private. Always has been, unless a portion is leased out, which rarely happens.

Getting involved with the Yahara Club's event sounds great!

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6/29/15 2:54 PM CST
The Fish Has No Boundaries (FHNB) event is July 11-12, 2015 at Gov. Nelson State Park and we are in need of a few fish cleaners for the participants fish that are brought in. We need a few (3-4) on Sat. from about noon to 5 and followed by our annual fish fry that is done by Yahara Fishing Club and is excellent. Most of the fish cleaned from the event are fried that evening as part of the meal. We also need 3-4 fish cleaners on Sunday from about 10-2 which is also followed by a free meal for all volunteers.

Please contact the FHNB website at http://www.fhnbinc.org/ or email Todd at tts@inspeech.com.

This is a very worthwhile event that takes people with disabilities from all ages out for a day fishing trip with volunteers from FHNB.

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6/29/15 2:47 PM CST
A while back i posted about getting kicked off the railroad tracks along the triangles. And was told by rail road workers that eventually a chainlink fence was going to be installed to keep people off the tracks and elliminate. Access to monona bay and the north and south triangles. A couple of guys ripped into me concerning that post. Did a little digging and found that info to be true.Madison police will enforce the no tresspassing laws on the tracks covering the area from brittingham park south to the bernie beach area west and east side of the tracks and the west side of tracks along john nolan dr.They also confirmed a fence would be erected running PARALLEL to the tracks on any shore line that touches railrod property between north shore dr and south shore dr and the shore line on the west side of john nolan dr.Be haters and internet bullies all you want...I did the research and just trying save some aggravation for some others.You can still access these areas fron the parks,along south shore dr. Or by way of the water,just not from the tracks or there easements

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6/29/15 9:05 AM CST
I think ill try wading out of olin just west of wingra crick along the shoreline up into the bay some, if not there then down around turville to esther beach park, nice area down there as well. we'll see! goodfishin all!

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6/28/15 9:14 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out yesterday morning by the rock pile. Caught about 25-30 gills,threw all back have fish in freezer. Like to get out early am. The way I see it I would rather be sitting in my boat than sitting at home. Had slow times then you would catch 3-6 fish off and on all morning. Had huge carp almost yank my rod&reel into lake had just enough time to grab it. I tell you what my ultralight had one hell of a workout. Saw bunch of boats down by wylehaven and farther down towards sluter beach. Just wondering if they are getting gills and perch down there ??

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6/27/15 6:56 PM CST
out this AM from 8 till 2, fished the shallows for gills. Once we found them, we did well. Moved around a lot and they were only in 2 spots. Advice - if you find aggressive gills, stay there....

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6/26/15 8:42 AM CST
Olin launch closed till Monday.

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6/25/15 5:50 PM CST
Mr. Jiggers...I would say the 10x10 foot square you where in was a natural spring. There are other springs around on other Madison lakes. Springs are always a good spot to fish. Great casting spot for mr. muskie

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6/25/15 4:15 PM CST
This Shake the Lake thing… it has the boat launch closed off Ohlin? I look fit up, and it sounds like an all Saturday event. Is the launch back open Sunday and Monday?

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