Lake Monona, Dane County

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TODAY @ 4:16 PM
low-tech
low-tech
USER since 5/10/06

Out Tuesday for one last Muskie hunt in the deteriorating conditions. Water temp 42 and falling fast.  Marked big arcs all day but no attacks on the sucker flotilla. Frozen mess when we returned.

Saw bigger than usual fish this year; just wish I had caught more of them. 





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TODAY @ 3:25 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Out Monday night for the last open water fishing of the year. Kept thinking as time went on "it was gonna happen" this fall. It never did. Worst walleye fishing since the fall of 2010. Did not catch many legal fish. 20" was my biggest. Did not see many legal fish caught. Most guy's I talked to said it was an off fall for them also. Did not hook up with a muskie this fall for the first time since 2010. Caught one big pike at the end of October. That was one highlight. Caught more perch than usual. Another highlight was no mud puppies caught this fall . "Aha moment". That's my excuse. No mud puppies no big walleye or muskie.

Hope to do a little more ice fishing for panfish this winter. I do know that if you need action go to Wingra. That's the beauty when you don't keep anything. Size doesn't matter. Good luck out there this winter. Rat.

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12/3/16 @ 8:48 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Out tonight for a bit. Water temp at 3' was 44.5°F. Water is finally clear! Now if I had a camera that worked I'd be in business. Hopefully we'll only get minimal snow. Makes it tough when they plow the windrow right up to the edge of the water and then the water hits it and it turns into a row of ice. I guess common sense isn't always obvious...

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12/2/16 @ 2:44 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Still in at Olbrich as of 12:30pm today...

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12/2/16 @ 1:36 PM
J G
J G
USER since 8/26/16

any piers still in?

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11/28/16 @ 4:40 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

Out Friday night and last night. Would of gone today except it's raining and way too windy. Fought the wind last night. Actually was warmer last night than Friday night. Same results. Sub-legal walleye, rock bass, perch and usually a small bass. Either a largie or a smallie. Although I have figured out when the fish bite. Started noticing it last year. It's been consistent, not long, and you better be ready. Good luck until freeze up. Rat.

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11/28/16 @ 10:05 AM
J G
J G
USER since 8/26/16

How has the panfish bite been? Thinking about getting out this weekend, but if the panfish bite is non existent I may just soak some suckers. Feel free to pm. CPR

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11/26/16 @ 5:39 PM
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Keeping it Reel
Keeping it Reel
USER since 4/8/16

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent
Musky fished 10:30 to 4. One follow on a bull dog. Soaked 2 suckers the entire time with no hits. Water temp 45-46 degrees. If you fished Monona on 11-26 and lost a piece of equipment, message me. 

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11/26/16 @ 8:46 AM
born2fish2015
born2fish2015
USER since 1/24/15

Hello I'm looking for some tips. I have been ice fishing for the last several years for pan fish. now I'm looking to step my game up to walley and pike. I have never pulled either out of the ice jigging, pike on tip ups. what is a good rod to purchase and lure. also where is a good spot to go around Madison and south of Madison


Thank you

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11/21/16 @ 3:53 PM
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608FISHHAWK
608FISHHAWK
USER since 3/9/14

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Night Time

Got out last night and got a total of 5 eyes from 16-19.5 inches they are out there just have to work for them good luck guys/gals

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