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DaveI
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10/1/14 11:40 AM CST
RK, What EXCELLENT photos of the Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle, very artistic!!

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9/30/14 2:13 PM CST
Searching Monona this morning, a tad bit cooler than yesterday morning! Water temp @ 63°F. Clarity has improved dramatically since a week ago. Had enough light down to 40' and could actually see with the camera. As I approached a piece of structure there was a huge school of sheephead hanging at it's base and some smallies above them. Had a turtle swim over to look at the camera and then drop to the bottom to take a closer look.

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9/29/14 6:57 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Was out Saturday also, not much happening. One bluegill in the weeds and a perch in 44 ft. Tried shallow,deep, suspended over deep....thinking of giving up on Monona for the year,,,,

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9/29/14 6:12 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Sorry for the late report. Was out Saturday morning from about 9 am until 1 pm. Nothing happening near the rock pile so I went and fished some weedbeds not far from squaw bay and found a few bluegills and perch in 8 fow. Had to be in the weeds or no fish. Brought home 13 for a fish fry - 7 bluegills and 6 perch. Beautiful day out there and very few boats until about noon, then it seemed like a bunch of pleasure boaters came out to play. Why do they have to get so close to the fishermen fishing close to shore?

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9/18/14 2:38 PM CST
If anybody knows the jag-off who replaced a trailer bunk in the handicap stall at the Olbrich landing, can you let him know I picked up all the rusted lag screws he left in the parking lot? If he wants them back, he can find them in the garbage can that’s 50 feet away.

FishAreFood
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9/17/14 11:52 AM CST
Anybody know of any good spots on shore to fish on Lake Monona or the Monona Bay?

Went out a couple weeks ago along the shore West of Brittingham Park and caught a couple nice bluegills on the north end but the shore was just filled with weeds which was pretty annoying

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9/16/14 6:26 PM CST
Fished the terrace last night for just about everything. Threw a musky sucker on a quick strike rig. Had a few takes but could not get the hooks in. Crappies are definitely there but the walleye still need some time. My friend hooked into a 8in gill on a tube jig tipped with a minnow. Good Luck!!! Big Smile

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9/13/14 11:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Went out on a guided muskie trip this morning, my first time ever targeting them. I'm a spinning reel guy, so it took a while to figure out the baitcaster timing but had it going both sidearm and overhead eventually.

I had no noticeable follows or hookups on my pole, though I did feel a substantial bump at one point. I did catch a nice 18" LMB though.

My expert had 2 hookups, first one he guessed was 43-44" and came off as he tried to pass the pole off, the 2nd one was smaller and came unglued as he stepped down to begin the pass off. He had 4 other follows this morning, last one was a tank.

Wasn't nearly as cold as I was anticipating, though lots of fog coming off the lake. He said it was the earliest in the season he's ever had that, lake surface temps have dropped a lot in the last 4 days, etc.

Also boated a 22" northern from his pole and a pass off, so at least the boat wasn't skunked. I certainly had a great time and don't leave the experience disappointed in the least, though that first hookup and the last follow (with 2 open mouthed attempts to bite his lure on figure Cool were bugging him.

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9/7/14 7:13 PM CST
For musky and northern try the northwest end by Olin launch. Position boat in about 12-15 FOW Casting to the weed line.

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9/7/14 6:17 PM CST
Bait shop, hopefully with morning hours, anything close to Monona by the Ohlin Park area launch? I'm not real good with the area, so if suggesting one, please help a little with location, or something I can find via web.

Fishing the next two days, and in case I need something..... panfish, maybe small minnows and such

Thanks

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9/6/14 9:42 PM CST
Going tomarrow morning anybody willing to help with info where the good northern and or muskey are hiding ? Any help appreciated

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8/27/14 2:46 PM CST
Fished yesterday and the day before mid-afternoon from shore along Monona Bay. Monday was pretty cloudy with intermittent rain showers, but luckily I stayed dry the whole time. Caught one 13 in. or so LMB on a white buzzbait, chartreuse trailer. Caught a nice 17 inch LMB and another 13 or 14 inch LMB on a chartreuse spnnerbait, with a chartreuse trailer. Tuesday was a bit different. It was pretty sunny and I went a little earlier than usual, probably from 2 until 330 pm. Caught one 13 or 14 in. LMB on the same spinnerbait as the day before. After that, nothing. I even worked a lot of the shoreline by the piers along Brittingham. There was a lot of action on the surface, but mostly small panfish eating bugs. Either way, all fish released safely.

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8/25/14 2:14 PM CST
Fished Monona Bay from shore last night from about 7-9. Caught one decent LMB on a chartreuse spinnerbait. Missed one on buzzbait. Slower day but couldve been worse.

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8/20/14 9:51 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Out from 8:30am till after noon. 4 medium sized gills. caught on shiny ice jigs and redworms in and around weeds. not enough for a meal so back swimming

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8/19/14 10:02 PM CST
Olbrich boat launch will be closed this Sunday (24th) due to construction on Atwood Ave (which will also be closed, as is part of Fair Oaks). On Monona this morning (surface temp @ 74°F), as many have reported many schools of panfish seen at various depths. Surprisingly saw more sheephead then carp with the camera today. Rick

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