Lake Monona, Dane County

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2/21/17 @ 8:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waning Crescent

Checked out the wall on Sunday to see if it was fishable. It wasn't. Decided to go for it late this afternoon. There was enough open water between the wall and ice to drop a line in. I did. Nothing. First time I have ever fished open water at the wall in February. Won't be going back until you can actually cast. Was hoping to catch a walleye and cross that off my list. January and February are the only months I have not caught a walleye at the terrace open water fishing. 

Security guy said I was the first idiot he had saw out there fishing this year. I'm also the first to be skunked.

Thought for sure there would be at least a few die hards out on the bay but no one was ice fishing. Must not be safe. Rat.

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2/21/17 @ 1:32 PM
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WalterdaWalleye
WalterdaWalleye
USER since 11/6/09

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Checked the ice off of olin on the main lake and its still safe.  No open spots and its still hard ice.  The shores are getting soft but 20 feet from shore the ice was still safe. gonna head out now and see if the gills are in yet and hopefully catch a slob!  

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2/21/17 @ 7:46 AM
perch-hunter03
perch-hunter03
USER since 3/12/13

A-Z RENTAL HAS EVERYTHING, I'M SURE THEY'D HAVE AUGERS AS WELL!!!

Edited on 2/21/17 7:47 AM
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2/15/17 @ 4:40 PM
finbow
finbow
USER since 2/19/15

open water fishing is coming soon guys ! i can't wait. 60 degrees this coming weekend. does anyone know if the piers are in at olbrich yet ! just kidding but you know those are gonna be the top questions in the next couple of weeks. seriously, be safe on the ice and good luck.

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2/11/17 @ 8:25 PM
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KansasKevin
KansasKevin
USER since 6/8/10

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Fished squaw bay this morning with a couple friends. Fishing was really  slow managed between the 8 of us we probably caught 25 bluegills and perch maybe only 5 were keepers. Also caught one 25 inch Northern and had 3 other flags. We fished from 630 to 1130.

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2/6/17 @ 8:02 PM
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Set the hook!!
Set the hook!!
USER since 2/5/15

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

My bad thought this was the mendota one haha old eyes can't read anymore! 

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2/6/17 @ 6:29 PM
wefishandflop
wefishandflop
USER since 12/28/10

You could access Monona from Captain Bills but there are much easier ways on than across Mendota!

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2/6/17 @ 3:32 PM
Set the hook!!
Set the hook!!
USER since 2/5/15

Canyou access the lake from captain bills launch? 

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2/6/17 @ 3:17 PM
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Rip-n-Lips66
Rip-n-Lips66
USER since 1/5/17

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Started out chasing perch with no success. Moved in to look for some gills and did alright caught lots of little guys and kept enough decent ones for a meal. 

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1/29/17 @ 8:57 PM
amaranthlost
amaranthlost
USER since 5/31/10

Thank you for the help. I wasn't sure if some of the launches on Google maps were private or if the city had an ordinance against launching outside of actual boat launches.

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