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Pike man15
Pike man15
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3/3/15 10:05 PM CST
Going to monona this weekend and looking to see if anyone has been catching anything lately. Also looking for last minute advise for this body of water like what colors work good and so on. Thank you in advance im just a kid and not keeping fish, you can PM me or post on the thread.

PurplePerch
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FISHING REPORT
2/22/15 9:18 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14"
-This last week I was out near the "the rock" and marked absolutely nothing. I was sitting on 10 FOW and then switched to 20 FOW. Fished from about 12PM-5PM.

-Two weeks ago I was out on the eastern side of the lake and was in about 15 FOW and got nothing (hadn't bought a Vexilar at this point yet). Fished from about 12PM-4PM

I've also struck out 3 other times in surrounding lakes (except the one time when I got an 11'' perch in about 45 FOW)

This is only my second full season ice fishing and my first year fishing in the Madison area (just moved from Minnesota). Anyone have any advice on where I can start? I'm still pretty new to this, and I've been trying to get my fiance into it, but it doesn't help when we go out and strike out. Hopefully the purchase of a Vexilar will help a little bit, but any advice would help. Seems like the triangles would somewhat be a good place to start, but it always seems that its a little crowded out there? I typically work with plastics with either minnow heads or spikes. Feel free to PM the newby! Thanks!

[This post was last edited on 2/22/15 at 9:26 PM]
Fish on fish long
Fish on fish long
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2/21/15 8:00 PM CST
Hello fellow fisherman. Not a fishing report. But if anyone has a old fish finder they don't use and want to sell send me a pm. Thanks

big-fat-john
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2/20/15 9:43 PM CST
Pikeman, fish inside the triangle. follow the crowd. You'll see where most guys are fishing. It can get tight, but be respectful of other fishermen/women and you'll be fine.

Pike man15
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2/20/15 3:24 PM CST
Should I fish the weed line east of the south triangle. (In the picture the t's area weeds)

big-fat-john
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2/19/15 7:49 PM CST
Pikeman, south triangle is fine. I use tip ups after March 1st all the time for perch. Wardens have checked me twice for it. I've never gotten a ticket. I use crappie minnows and #14 treble hooks.

finbow
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2/19/15 5:49 PM CST
Pike an, I'm glad to see your interest in fishing and your determination. Never hesitate to try new methods and presentations. I have personally seen youngsters modify lures and or presentations and have out fished all of the "experienced anglers". Keep fishing, it'll last you a lifetime.

snagger54
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2/19/15 5:02 PM CST
Pike man 15 that's a good area and enjoy yourself have a good day.

Pike man15
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2/19/15 4:58 PM CST
Is the south triangle a good place for pan fish

CazTrait
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2/19/15 4:01 PM CST
Absolutely nothing wrong with using a tip up after March 1. Rig with 4 lb test mono leader, no. 12 or 14 treble or a no. 8 single hook (add colored beads above the hook if you desire), bait with a rosey red, small fathead, or small emerald shiner. This is a killer crappie and perch rig, especially early and late ice. Set the flag correctly and these can be ultra sensitive. Set the flag under the t-bar so the bar rotates back towards the flag spring, set the t-bar to the point the flag is almost sprung.

Pike man15
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2/19/15 3:35 PM CST
My mom has a fishing lisences and the other person we go fishing with. I already looked up how many lines I can use and I don't want to get in trouble, I just want to fish.

barryr
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2/19/15 2:10 PM CST
But this is on Monona Bay in mid-winter. I don't ice fish a lot, but I've fished this bay a few times this winter and am fully aware of how light most gill and crappie bites are here in mid-winter. Many bites are so light you can hardly detect them with a spring bobber, so I don't see how that would trip a tip-up unless they're a LOT more sensitive than the ones I've used.

If Pike man 15 wants multiple lines, wouldn't it be better to recommend that he plop down in front of three holes and use three very light jigging rods with 2lb or 3lb line and different jig styles and colors? Jig one of them constantly while working slowly up and down in the water column, and jig the other two every once in a while at different intervals. That would be a lot more effective than tip-up fishing for panfish, IMO.

Regardless, one of my points about the tip-ups was that there's a limit of three lines per person in this state. So, unless his parents (or whoever accompanies him) also have a non-Res fishing license, he would be breaking the law if he jigged with one pole and had three or more tip-ups out. Many people, especially out-of-staters, probably wouldn't be aware of the three lines per person limit, so I'm just trying to give Pike man 15 the heads-up so he doesn't violate a law.

gillsonfly
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2/19/15 1:41 PM CST
Barryr we used to fish tip ups for perch on poygan all the time

LT13
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2/19/15 11:16 AM CST
Come on Guys the kid is 13 years old give him a break. He had a valid question, give him a valid response. Remember how happy you were when you were catching fish at 13. Pikeman15 tip ups are allowed to fish for panfish after march 1, however you will have much better luck using a jig rod with 2LB test line with a small jig and wax worms or spikes. Hope this helps ya buddy.

Side-Salad
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2/19/15 10:15 AM CST
Barryr is absolutely correct. You can not rely on what people say and rather go look up the information yourself Pikeman15. It is ok to ask questions but always make sure to double check. Also using tip ups during that time period even with crappie minnows or wax worms is just asking for trouble.

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