Lake Monona, Dane County

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TODAY @ 9:03 AM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

I agree with you, Papagrits.  The fish either didn't spawn at all or spawned in deeper water.  Seen it on lots of other lakes, including Kegonsa.  If the water temperature gets too high too fast the fish move out and either don't spawn or they will spawn deeper.  There's tons of bluegills in Monona, and this year they may not be in the typical areas, but they're still there.

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TODAY @ 7:30 AM
PaPa Grits
PaPa Grits
USER since 5/1/16

I think a lot of it has been the weather pattern we have had this year.  didn't warm up till later than usual and the wind has been awful this year and for a fish that spawn usually in 3 to 5 feet of water, they probably spawned in deeper water, rather than get pounded by the waves. just my 2 cents worth.

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6/21/17 @ 8:51 PM
piggill
piggill
USER since 12/27/01

The gill are there you need to find them den having a great year on gills

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6/21/17 @ 8:15 PM
MEME
MEME
USER since 5/12/09

I'm a senior with a lot of years fishing monona for gills.  This is the worst year I've ever seen for catching fish. Talked to other fishermen and they say the same.  I'm thinking the gill population must be way down. Any thoughts.

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6/20/17 @ 10:50 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

Out Sunday and Monday night's. Got my biggest bass of the year at 18". Blue gills biting a little better off shore. By boat (last week) been getting bigger gills and the occasional big crappie. Also some white bass of varying sizes. All released. Rat.


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6/20/17 @ 7:32 PM
piggill
piggill
USER since 12/27/01

How deep were you fishing for the perch 

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6/20/17 @ 9:14 AM
Uluaukea
Uluaukea
USER since 4/19/16
topwater tim, the launch is closed. Shake the lake is this Saturday and I would think they would be cleaning up this Sunday and still have it closed.


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6/19/17 @ 6:48 PM
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KingoPerch
KingoPerch
USER since 1/17/15

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

2017 Perch season is underway, State Journal Sports headlines for Fathers Day. The wife and I pounded them on Sunday morning in the wind. A lot of fish suspended over flat bottom. 

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6/17/17 @ 2:29 PM
topwater tim
topwater tim
USER since 10/20/03

Does anyone know if Olin boat launch is open this weekend? I see that Shake the Lake is next Saturday(6/24) and I was planning on launching there this Sunday. In years past they would temporarily close it down before the fireworks show. 

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6/13/17 @ 6:49 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

Out again last night. Had to wait out the storm but did see that the city weed cutter blew across the north triangle and almost hit the railroad bridge. Bet they tie her down from now on. 

Fishing was the usual. Clear water gills skittish bass biting in low light conditions. Dawn, dusk, and at night. Rat.

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