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Ricky Basser
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FISHING REPORT
7/21/14 10:33 AM CST
Was on Monona for a few hours Sunday AM. Once again I had a really tough time catching game fish. One largemouth on a 5-inch grub. Panfishing was fun though. Fished in 9-11 feet of water on a weed edge and caught mostly gills but also one 10-inch perch and some nice crappies. When the crappies moved in you caught nothing but them, until they moved out and the gills started up again. Used a small pink jighead with crawler chunks and wax worms. Action was best when you had a little bit of both baits on the jig. Took home the perch and I think it was 8 gills.

Max37
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7/18/14 5:53 AM CST
Planning on taking my wife and niece shore fishing this weekend. I've recently fished by the Terance and campus rowboat dock without much sucess. Can anyone provide insight on how the fish are bitting at those or other locations? Targeting mostly panfish. Thanks in advance!

Jandl
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7/17/14 10:34 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Beautifully calm but tough afternoon on Monona. Rented a canoe on the Bay and worked the shallow weeds in the bay itself for a while before heading out under John Nolen and fishing various sections of the weeds and weed edges. Water quality was actually better in the bay--quite clear in most areas, without the green tinge that has taken over the main lake. Had a few hits on spinnerbaits and had a 30ish muskie take a whack at my buddy's plastic worm right at the end of his retrieve. Other than that, just two bass on plastics, and that's it. Gorgeous day to be out at least. Wish the wakeboarders had given us a wider berth in our canoe, though--not much courtesy there!

Brown Dawg
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7/17/14 8:39 PM CST
Where is the best spot to fish muskies this time of year?

CDobber
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7/17/14 1:34 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Another beautiful solo day on the water from the toon, another crappy skunk. Targeting smallies and ended with LMB.

Started off at my pre-determined area near The Rock, concentrating on the northern side of it in the 12-15' dropoff areas and weed lines. Had a couple of crawlers stolen on drop shot rig but otherwise no action. There were 4-5 boats to the west of my point, and a couple more to the east....marked a lot of fish on the finder.

I then went to find the next submerged island to the east, and was successful in doing so without much effort (small victories). Spent about another hour here, zero to show for it on either rig.

I went over to try my luck with the docks by Esther Beach, though even the slight breeze made it tough to maintain my drifting course with a toon (and no trolling motor), and didn't get any action on the white buzzbait around piers in the few casts I made.

I finished by hitting the point of Turville Bay and drifting back towards Olin. I had someone on the forum strongly suggest this area to me in May, and wanted to give my Pop R some work over the top of the weeds, in about 8 FOW.

I realize that I'm on a pretty sharp learning curve when it comes to fishing from the boat and all, but the lack of success is starting to weigh on me. I feel sorry for the two boats that thought I must know what I was doing and parked themselves within casting distance to me...one of them doing it to me twice.

barryr
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7/16/14 11:37 AM CST
I agree that it could be 50".

The question is, why is it there in such shallow water at night? (It looks healthy, so I don't think it's sick/dying. And it has to be well past spawning time.)

smoothsmitty
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7/16/14 11:33 AM CST
By looking at the rock at the head of the musky looks like it could be 10" between my arrows in the pic. I could easily believe that musky is pushing 50"

North Shore
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7/16/14 8:02 AM CST
Musky looks big to me. What rattrpr, do you know exactly how big the rocks are as reference? Cool pic, thanks for posting.

rattrpr
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7/16/14 2:55 AM CST
if that musky is 50", I'm 8' tall

Damm_ImGood
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7/15/14 9:17 PM CST
Is this where I think it is? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2QW0WjFg30

Max37
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7/15/14 9:08 PM CST
Thx for the info. I drove up from milwaukee every weekend in June without much success.

Damm_ImGood
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7/15/14 9:02 PM CST
Bluegil fishing wasn't good because a cold front came through and also the musky was spooking them

Max37
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7/15/14 8:57 PM CST
Damm_ImGood, how was the gill fishing?

Damm_ImGood
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7/15/14 8:54 PM CST
I spotted this musky last night while bluegill fishing. It must have been 50".

low-tech
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7/13/14 12:02 PM CST
Quick message to JB regarding lost muskie rod from last fall. If you are still out there, let me know; tried to e-mail your Yahoo account but it bounced. Taking son to Canada for trip and hoping to get his rod back; have a nice gift for you if we can connect.

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