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Pael
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4/25/16 10:40 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Went out Sunday for a quick little trip on Monona. Water levels are up from earlier in the week due to some rain. They're still a little low but getting close to "normal" I'd say. Water temps were about 56-60 most places. Clarity still pretty bad.

Pael
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4/19/16 7:46 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Got the boat in for the first time yesterday evening. Water temps were about 60 in the yahara river by the beltline and around 55 in Monona. As rat said, water clarity is terrible. The water levels are still pretty low, probably about a foot off of where they'll normalize I'd say. I've been seeing lots of bluegills in the river and saw some carp making a commotion this morning.

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4/18/16 11:23 PM CST
Been fishing not reporting. Gill action picking up. Crappie's pretty much non existent. Sporadic accidental walleye action while pursuing crappie. All small males. Water nasty. Poor clarity. Starting to look like last year. Last year wasn't the best for me. Rat.

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4/12/16 5:52 PM CST
Has anyone been catching and panfish yet on the lake or bays fishing from shore?

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4/9/16 12:23 PM CST
Been out multiple times. Three small eyes, a crappie and one milting perch. Always a treat in April those spawning males. Probably should treat them a little rougher. Things should pick up next week with warmer temps. Rat

Keeping it Reel
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4/8/16 9:22 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Went out on April 6 from 10 am to about 2 pm. Sorry I do not have a water temp. Tried for panfish that I was marking at 8 to 12 feet of water - no luck. Tried various spots with worms and Power Bait panfish baits. Fished on the bottom and tried bobber fishing - no bites. I saw no fish in shallows. On the positive, the water appears to be getting clearer than it was a week ago. Lots of loons in the bays - so at least someone's getting fish.

BrodyHooper1975
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4/1/16 9:58 AM CST
Entire lake is ice free. Ice has been off for a good 2 weeks now. Not much into perch fishing so as far as that goes not too sure.

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3/31/16 4:50 PM CST
I havd a few questions Headed too Monona this weekend, is the ice out at the wall and is there anywhere I can shore fish and find perch?

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3/27/16 1:04 PM CST
After a couple of minor set backs postponing my intended open water "opener" I got out yesterday. A ten inch walleye saved a skunk. Other than that four hours of nothing. Not too many people out. Water clarity is terrible. Water levels up compared to a couple of weeks ago. They let out a ton of water from late December to ice out. Not a big fan of how they manage water levels now. The sole focus is to get out as much water as fast as they can to keep their seasonal "minimums" at a minimum, if you will. (Forgive me for using "if you will") I've always had better luck shore fishing when water levels are high. Rat.

netmanusa
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3/12/16 5:54 AM CST
No they are not open as of Friday.

arkansasboat
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3/11/16 11:43 PM CST
Anyone see if the Belle Isle Canals have opened up yet? Looking forward to the spring Gils season!

fishboy04
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3/6/16 3:22 PM CST
Just came from the triangle. Shore ice looks fine. May even be ok tommorrow. Got my fill on Monona bay yesterday. Good look. Im sure theyre bitin!

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3/6/16 2:53 PM CST
Let the open water season commence!!! It's been a long ten weeks. I'll be out sometime in the next seven days. Rat.

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3/3/16 11:46 AM CST
How the ice on Monona Bay looking? Will the ice hold up for more ice fishing this weekend? Small jig with red or white spike worked the best for me.

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agunn13
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2/9/16 8:46 PM CST
FYI The hearing has been moved to room 328 NW.

Thought this should be posted on the Madison chain boards to help spread the word. I copied from the the Stoddard and Genoa posts.

Lake-Linkers this is Paul Smith at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with an update on the railroad crossing issue. This confirms information recently posted by Ted P. and Mark C.

The railroad crossing legislation authored by Rep. Nerison is called Assembly Bill 876, or AB 876. He got five other legislators to sign on with him.

Here's the web address for info on the Legislature's website: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/proposals/ab876

It is scheduled for a public hearing this Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Capital.

It's important to have a good showing of support at the hearing.

Also, there's the chance for more legislators to add their names to the bill. So keep calling your representatives in both the Assembly and Senate and ask them to sign on or at least support the bill.

This could be the best chance to get a positive change in state law for our public access to the Mighty Mississippi. It obviously also would have benefits to other areas where people need to directly cross railroad tracks to reach hunting and fishing grounds and for other recreation.

Thanks and good fishing.

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