On Monona the last couple of days. Water is starting to clear up a little, temp throughout the water column is around 37°F. Marking a few suspended (larger) fish suspended in deeper water (of course lots of carp around also). Saw a couple smallies hanging on a piece of structure in 20 FOW and had one pike swim up to look at the camera in 40 FOW.
MOON PHASE (84%)
41° - 45° F
Below 40° F
was out today. the boat landing on john nolan are in the city got them in yesterday.got the boat out. some ice floating by the south end of the lake be careful.the triangle has very little ice should be gone by saturday with the nice weather coming up it was open 3 days ago
MOON PHASE (24%)
Checked out the wall on Sunday to see if it was fishable. It wasn't. Decided to go for it late this afternoon. There was enough open water between the wall and ice to drop a line in. I did. Nothing. First time I have ever fished open water at the wall in February. Won't be going back until you can actually cast. Was hoping to catch a walleye and cross that off my list. January and February are the only months I have not caught a walleye at the terrace open water fishing.
Security guy said I was the first idiot he had saw out there fishing this year. I'm also the first to be skunked.
Thought for sure there would be at least a few die hards out on the bay but no one was ice fishing. Must not be safe. Rat.
MOON PHASE (24%)
61° - 65° F
Checked the ice off of olin on the main lake and its still safe. No open spots and its still hard ice. The shores are getting soft but 20 feet from shore the ice was still safe. gonna head out now and see if the gills are in yet and hopefully catch a slob!
open water fishing is coming soon guys ! i can't wait. 60 degrees this coming weekend. does anyone know if the piers are in at olbrich yet ! just kidding but you know those are gonna be the top questions in the next couple of weeks. seriously, be safe on the ice and good luck.
MOON PHASE (99%)
26° - 30° F
Fished squaw bay this morning with a couple friends. Fishing was really slow managed between the 8 of us we probably caught 25 bluegills and perch maybe only 5 were keepers. Also caught one 25 inch Northern and had 3 other flags. We fished from 630 to 1130.