Lake Monona, Dane County

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onebuck95
onebuck95
MEMBER since 1/29/03

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Went out after perch Saturday morning 7:30-12:00pm. 30ft of water good action. Kept enough for a meal. Small tungsten jig and a gold Kastmaster tipped with spikes worked the best. Also caught a couple on a perch talker. They bit light barely moving the spring bobber! Caught a bonus 34in pike on the Kastmaster. Catching that on the perch pole was a trip! That fish moved the spring bobber! Fished Sunday for a couple hours before the game and took a few more home. Marked several but they were finicky!

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Edited on 1/16/17 11:43 AM
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1/15/17 @ 4:08 PM
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avidhunter
avidhunter
MEMBER since 1/15/09

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

Fished Monona this weekend.  Should have stayed home and played in the boat in the garage.  Fished Saturday in 35-45' of water looking for perch.  Drilled a couple dozen holes.  Saw fish on the vexilar, but no takers.  They'd look at the jig but no bites.

Spent Sunday morning with son looking for gills, crappie, or perch (or anything that would bite).  We tried from 5' to 25' of water on the west side of the lake.  Found exactly nothing.  One school of fish passed below us, stayed around for about 5 minutes but no biters, probably whitebass or small perch.  Disappointing to say the least.

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1/14/17 @ 9:49 AM
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mcblood
mcblood
USER since 1/23/10

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

went out off olin park 1/13 10am - 4pm , fished off the hump and around it , drilled 20 holes , only saw weeds , no fish .talked to others and the same .

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1/13/17 @ 4:56 PM
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dnepscha
dnepscha
USER since 8/17/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Went out from Olbrich park last night around 630 pm. About 50 yards from shore, I fell through the top layer of ice into about 8-10" of water underneath. There was solid ice underneath, but not fun getting the boots wet. Keep an eye out if going out on the north end. Didn't stay out long. No flags.

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1/13/17 @ 4:44 PM
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JBFishon
JBFishon
MEMBER since 1/10/17

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished in 9' and 12' ft between 10-1230 with no avail. I'm new to the area so this lake is new to me. Can't believe I can see the bottom clearly in 12'! I'm use to Winnebago where is usually cloudy. Good luck everyone 

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1/12/17 @ 4:39 PM
blondgolfer
blondgolfer
USER since 1/8/13

Went out to test my new Ion auger just off of Tonyawatha boat launch and wanted to let everyone know to watch your shanties because the two out in that area were broke into. There was a Red Honda atv parked by shore and I saw the shanty door open and was just going to tell them that I was testing my auger. When nobody was in it,  i noticed the door was broke into.  I took a glance at the other shanty about 100 yards further and that door looked like it was broken into as well.  I hate hauling all my gear but I hate it even more when people steal my stuff.  I was out at about 3:15 today. 

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1/10/17 @ 3:31 PM
FrabillNation89
FrabillNation89
MEMBER since 1/2/13

i launch my boat and take friends out a lot from Olin so i can 100% say that a launch permit only needed when parking in the truck and trailer parking.  There are 20 spots on the south side of the main lot by the water.  I park there myself all the time a pass is not required there again only in the trailer parking stalls is a pass needed.  You can get a pass paid for at the launch site or try West Marine where you get the sticker right away.

Hopefully this helps as well. 

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1/10/17 @ 3:03 PM
SlushyIceHole
SlushyIceHole
USER since 1/3/11

A lake access sticker or permit is required to park at both the Olbrich and Olin launch areas.  There should be a kiosk with permits available at both launches.  There are a few spots with limited vehicle parking or on street parking available too. Frost woods beach and the "pump house" for example. Hope this helps. 

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1/10/17 @ 1:02 PM
dnepscha
dnepscha
USER since 8/17/14

I went to Olin park yesterday, looking to walk out on foot. Saw signs that say permits are required, and a police officer was sitting in the lot. In hindsite, I should have simply asked him.....but does anyone know if I can park in the lots at Olin or Olbrich without a permit? Any info is appreciated.

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1/8/17 @ 9:01 AM
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FishinJohn
FishinJohn
USER since 1/3/08

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waxing Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

Was out yesterday from 3:00 to 7:30 PM walking out from Olin.  The ice was great everywhere I went.  Thought I was going to get skunked but around 5:30 or so I started to get bites.  I lost 4 at the hole, 2 of those I could confirm were walleye.  I did manage to get one topside, 14".  I rarely target walleye and this was more action with them than I have had so it was fun.  Cold and windy though.  Lots of ice boats out.  I was using plain glow jig and fathead and found the action in about 12 FOW.

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