Lake Monona, Dane County

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10/17/17 @ 10:24 AM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

Back to fight the good bluegill fight. Just kidding.  Fished a lot yesterday. Gills in the afternoon, bass by boat early evening, and finishing at the "wall".

Gills were slower but still managed to catch quite a few. No Lake Wolf attacks.

Caught some bass out on the boat. Also a couple of white bass. No walleyes. Water temps were around 60 all night.

Wall- Caught a few decent gills, One crappie, half a dozen sub legal bass, and more rock bass than I care to catch. No walleye.

The October crews are showing up. As usual I see a lot of shining and no catching. Either the fish are there or they're not. Why take the chance of spooking fish. Just my opinion.

I fifteen days it will already be November. When will the open water season end? Rat.

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10/12/17 @ 2:11 PM
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Line Cuts and Musky Rakes
Line Cuts and Musky Rakes
USER since 11/15/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Why do all of you guys constantly fight about blue gills? The fact that you are catching small fish, one after another, should tell you that the population is doing just fine....Just wondering.

On a side note, the "lake wolves" are starting to heat up as the water cools down. Lake temp was 56 last night. 


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10/11/17 @ 3:53 PM
wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

Lighten up Francis. I've seen gills barely bigger than a large tater chip in buckets this year. I'd of had a limit of gills in an hour if I would of kept any that size on Monday. I'd say keeper size would be between 6" and 8".  If I did keep gills nothing over 7.5" would go in my bucket. In the highly pressured areas I fish I have caught less 8" fish the last two years than the previous three. Rat.



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10/11/17 @ 12:33 PM
finbow
finbow
USER since 2/19/15

Wow, it sounds like someone has a guilty conscience.   keep putting up the posts RAT, i like your reports and think they are quite informational and at times humorous, i love the lake wolf stories. just sticking up for a buddy. there was no direct attack on any one person, just a general statement that is true. if you were offended, sounds like you might be guilty ?                           

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10/10/17 @ 6:34 PM
Hip hop skip toms
Hip hop skip toms
USER since 1/18/16

Keep ripping the guys that are keeping bluegills on this lake, rat.  There's no size limit, so keep what you want.  What is "keeper size" anyhow, since you don't keep?  You just keeping ripping holes in their face, and we'll take 'em home to mend them up.  

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10/10/17 @ 11:01 AM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waning Gibbous

Gill fishing was so good on Sunday am/pm I took off yesterday afternoon to fish some more. Basically caught bluegills from 12:20 pm to 4:40 pm. Plenty of small ones. Definitely lots of keeper size too. Although from what I see go into buckets "keeper" size is ambiguous. All still swimming.

Also had Lake Wolf issues. One direct attack. I'm thinking this fish actually bit my small jig tipped with a minnow type plastic. Or maybe the gill was on for a fraction and attacked ruthlessly as it was happily feasting on "fake food".  Had no chance with six pound test, no leader, and barely any line in my spool. Had to just hold the line and let it snap. It was a big fish. The other Lake Wolf attack was a swing and a miss. It was smaller but I did get to see it.

I've had more bite offs and attacks this year than I can remember from previous years. Maybe it's gonna be one heck of fall Wolf bite. I'll leave that to the muskie nuts though. Rat.

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10/6/17 @ 8:38 AM
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low-tech
low-tech
USER since 5/10/06

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

If anyone lost a muskie rod/reel IN Lake Monona, contact me by DM to let me know the details. From the looks of it, perhaps this season. Could be your lucky day.



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10/2/17 @ 8:41 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

Out tonight bass fishing from 5pm to 7:15pm. Same areas as last Monday. Took a while but we started catching them again. Biggest one in that three pound range everything else under two. Partner got bit off once and we landed the other slimer. Even caught a little smallie. Plastics. Water temps varied from 67 to 69.  Not going to have many nights like this in October. Rat.

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9/27/17 @ 11:04 AM
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Uluaukea
Uluaukea
USER since 4/19/16

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Got off the water at 9pm last night and the water temps were anywhere from 69-74deg depending on what side of the lake I was on.  A real good chop out there that was for sure.  Got one small Musky and one decent Pike at 37" and chunky.  Missed one other swipe at my bait from another Musky but didnt look to be a real big one.

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9/26/17 @ 3:41 PM
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Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

Nice job Rat

What are h20 temps?

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