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FishAreFood
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9/17/14 11:52 AM CST
Anybody know of any good spots on shore to fish on Lake Monona or the Monona Bay?

Went out a couple weeks ago along the shore West of Brittingham Park and caught a couple nice bluegills on the north end but the shore was just filled with weeds which was pretty annoying

pikeris10
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9/16/14 6:26 PM CST
Fished the terrace last night for just about everything. Threw a musky sucker on a quick strike rig. Had a few takes but could not get the hooks in. Crappies are definitely there but the walleye still need some time. My friend hooked into a 8in gill on a tube jig tipped with a minnow. Good Luck!!! Big Smile

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9/13/14 11:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Went out on a guided muskie trip this morning, my first time ever targeting them. I'm a spinning reel guy, so it took a while to figure out the baitcaster timing but had it going both sidearm and overhead eventually.

I had no noticeable follows or hookups on my pole, though I did feel a substantial bump at one point. I did catch a nice 18" LMB though.

My expert had 2 hookups, first one he guessed was 43-44" and came off as he tried to pass the pole off, the 2nd one was smaller and came unglued as he stepped down to begin the pass off. He had 4 other follows this morning, last one was a tank.

Wasn't nearly as cold as I was anticipating, though lots of fog coming off the lake. He said it was the earliest in the season he's ever had that, lake surface temps have dropped a lot in the last 4 days, etc.

Also boated a 22" northern from his pole and a pass off, so at least the boat wasn't skunked. I certainly had a great time and don't leave the experience disappointed in the least, though that first hookup and the last follow (with 2 open mouthed attempts to bite his lure on figure Cool were bugging him.

JEFF BYARS
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9/7/14 7:13 PM CST
For musky and northern try the northwest end by Olin launch. Position boat in about 12-15 FOW Casting to the weed line.

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9/7/14 6:17 PM CST
Bait shop, hopefully with morning hours, anything close to Monona by the Ohlin Park area launch? I'm not real good with the area, so if suggesting one, please help a little with location, or something I can find via web.

Fishing the next two days, and in case I need something..... panfish, maybe small minnows and such

Thanks

karl58
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9/6/14 9:42 PM CST
Going tomarrow morning anybody willing to help with info where the good northern and or muskey are hiding ? Any help appreciated

madisonshorefishing
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8/27/14 2:46 PM CST
Fished yesterday and the day before mid-afternoon from shore along Monona Bay. Monday was pretty cloudy with intermittent rain showers, but luckily I stayed dry the whole time. Caught one 13 in. or so LMB on a white buzzbait, chartreuse trailer. Caught a nice 17 inch LMB and another 13 or 14 inch LMB on a chartreuse spnnerbait, with a chartreuse trailer. Tuesday was a bit different. It was pretty sunny and I went a little earlier than usual, probably from 2 until 330 pm. Caught one 13 or 14 in. LMB on the same spinnerbait as the day before. After that, nothing. I even worked a lot of the shoreline by the piers along Brittingham. There was a lot of action on the surface, but mostly small panfish eating bugs. Either way, all fish released safely.

madisonshorefishing
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8/25/14 2:14 PM CST
Fished Monona Bay from shore last night from about 7-9. Caught one decent LMB on a chartreuse spinnerbait. Missed one on buzzbait. Slower day but couldve been worse.

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8/20/14 9:51 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Out from 8:30am till after noon. 4 medium sized gills. caught on shiny ice jigs and redworms in and around weeds. not enough for a meal so back swimming

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8/19/14 10:02 PM CST
Olbrich boat launch will be closed this Sunday (24th) due to construction on Atwood Ave (which will also be closed, as is part of Fair Oaks). On Monona this morning (surface temp @ 74°F), as many have reported many schools of panfish seen at various depths. Surprisingly saw more sheephead then carp with the camera today. Rick

hunt&fish19
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8/17/14 11:15 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Anyone have any luck from shore for panfish or anything really? Lookin to take my kid down there any advice would be great!

Ricky Basser
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8/16/14 6:04 PM CST
Tried for gills this morning. Fished some weed edges, the mid depths (16-22 fow) and drifted the deep part of the lake for suspended fish, which worked the best. Still, they ran small today for me, with a bunch of them in the 6-8 inch range. I got one 9-plus incher out there in the middle and ended up keeping 5. Wished I had let them go but they were already on ice. Used waxies and little Gulp minnows. Before I left around noon I tossed a small crankbait for about 45 minutes and in one particular spot caught a largemouth, lost a keeper size smallie, missed a little pike and had a large muskie take a couple slashes at the lure.

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8/13/14 5:27 PM CST
Could some one tell me where the pike and muskie are biting. Thinking about going out on Friday morning.

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8/13/14 3:54 PM CST
Thinking of going out tomorrow afternoon for muskies but will not go out if water temperatures are too high. No point in endangering those beauties. Please advise.

biggill34
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8/12/14 8:54 PM CST
Another pike we got on Monona. 38in still swimming.

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