Lake Monona, Dane County

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6/27/16 @ 11:06 AM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Med Bar is straight North of Olin boat launch. Very shallow, rocks and boulders covered in weeds. Between the bar and shore was dredged many years ago and has sharp drop offs to 20+ feet. It's called the "Medical Bar" because it's right in front of the old medical building (large brick building). Rick

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6/27/16 @ 10:11 AM
poor fishing
poor fishing
USER since 4/2/16

Could someone please explain where the medical bar is?

Thanks

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6/25/16 @ 11:06 PM
Wiggs87
Wiggs87
USER since 4/16/16

Please all be safe storm coming in is moving at 40 mph lots of lighting hope everyone gets home safe 

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6/22/16 @ 10:17 PM
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Furry
Furry
MEMBER since 12/6/02

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Caught a few largemouths near the medical center bar yesterday using leeches under a slip bobber.  Biggest was 19".  Also caught a handful of bluegills and perch in the same spot using red worms and crawler pieces.  Also caught a couple of bluegills off of Turville point.

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6/22/16 @ 7:41 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Did a dive this morning on Monona. Waited until the rain passed through. Overcast and breezy when we got out there, even a little cool. I was down for about an half hour, when I got back to the surface the wind was down to almost nothing and it was a lot warmer. Clarity down deep definitely getting worse. Water temp at 3' was 76.5°F, at 45' it's 53°F. Didn't find what I was looking for this dive, sure I will the next time! Wife and I went for a boat ride afterwards and stopped at Schluter Beach for an ice cream cone (nice pier to tie off on). Cones were small and expensive ($7.80 for two single dips) but tasted good. Nice time spent on the water (very quiet!).

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6/21/16 @ 7:44 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished last night. Not good. Although I caught my biggest largie of the year at 19". Then fished the terrace for blue gills. I've completely given up on crappies. Needless to say it was slow. That's the way it's been since last summer out there. Too much catch and keep. The only thing good about it is the lack of people during the week. 

Edited on 6/23/16 10:09 PM
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6/21/16 @ 4:19 PM
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Ulbian
Ulbian
USER since 9/24/03

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

"But for the record, I wasn't suggesting that people add headlights to their boat, but rather that they drive more slowly after dark so they don't plow full speed into a log, boat or swimmer."

I agree.  The way people drive on lakes after dark is nuts and it's sort of amazing that more people don't get hurt.  

"I am gonna make a guess that those "other lights" in the rules reflect boat lights, ie party lights, Pabst signs etc. on you boat that could interfere with seeing and recognizing the other lights."

True...but throwing a guess out there in regards to interpretation can be problematic.  That's why you have to go with how the information is printed because one conservation warden might interpret it different than the next.  

Last year I put 16 feet of RGB LED's along each side of my boat.  They flash, fade, pulse, etc.  You can't miss them at all if I have them going.  I was approached by two different wardens on two different occasions while I was anchored...so by the way the regulation is written I was legal (I was not moving).  One warden thought it was pretty neat and a good idea and suggested I run them all the time.  The other thought they were neat but cautioned against running them when I was moving because I would be cited.  I won't take a chance at getting a ticket so I turn them off when I'm under power.  

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6/21/16 @ 2:30 PM
The Fishinnut
The Fishinnut
MEMBER since 8/11/10

  I agree, if you cannot see where you are going or what is in front of you, you really should be going very slow.

Oh we could see fine and both of us are always looking out for other boats but when you see someone turn a light on right in front of you ? All day I was think about what IF we did hit them ? My son would have to live with that and we would probably have a lawsuit against us.

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6/21/16 @ 12:18 PM
chuckc
chuckc
USER since 3/21/14

I am gonna make a guess that those "other lights" in the rules reflect boat lights, ie party lights, Pabst signs etc. on you boat that could interfere with seeing and recognizing the other lights. On large boats, it would be crazy to have to turn off all the lights in the cabin and where your wheel is, just so that there is no "other" light   It would be crazy not to have and use a spot light after dark.  .  The police use them, the barges use them, and you should too.   I agree, if you cannot see where you are going or what is in front of you, you really should be going very slow.

Canoeists and kayakers ( i do both) are crazy if they have no light to let others know they are there.  Legal or not, not having a light is stupid.  Why not dress in black, non reflective clothing and walk down a country highway after bar closing time.


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6/21/16 @ 11:32 AM
graven55
graven55
USER since 3/16/12

For those Kayak or Canoe folks out there.  There are a number of easy visibility aids available.  I would not be caught out on the water without one.

The one I use is the Visi-Pole by Yak Attack.  I use it day and night (light on only at night, of course).

It easily fits in a fishing rod holder, or you can attach it with one of the easy to use trax systems many kayaks come with these days (or you can install it as well).

That being said, boaters out there, please be respectful.  I've been out fully lit up and visible and you're still passing by way too close most of the time.  If you see a light, give it at least a hundred feet or so of space or reduce your speed if you can't do that.  Too many of you guys like to blast by us at full wake way too close for comfort, I guess you wanted to see what that light was all about on your way to wherever you were going......happens all too often.

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