Thanks for the feedback. We tried fishing the shores on Turville Point. We got 4 blue gills on worms. The water was pretty shallow and clear. It was crazy how many huge bass we saw swimming in that area.
I agree, i've been getting all my fish in the 6-8 ft deep range. Right on the old weedline. fishing from shore might produce some fish but not the size or numbers as out further right now..
This rain will definatly help the water temps
Over the years I have occasionally seen people shore fishing from the Olin Park shoreline of Turville Bay. It's very shallow on that shoreline, for quite a ways out, so most of the guys I saw were in waders walking out to waste deep water. It is definitely a good strategy once the bluegills are on their beds in that shallow water in mid to late May. This time of year, however, the bluegills tend to be out a bit deeper, and therefore the shore fishing strategy might not bring much success. Just my opinion. What do the rest of you "old salts" say?
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Looking to get out on Lake Monona and do some shore fishing tonight after work. Do people ever fish Turville from the shore? If not, does anyone have any good recommendations? Looking to find panfish.
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Fished last night. Caught a few gills. When I got to spot guy leaving looked to have a bass in a bucket. Can't confirm because I did not look into bucket. Just looked like a wide tail in their. Did see another idiot taking pictures of a bass he caught throwing a spinner bait. When ever I see this type of illegal fishing it's always young clueless guy's. Rat.
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Hit the lake Saturday am 1st at the launch and in the bay. Too early, fish really didn't turn on til the afternoon/evening after the water warmed up. Water temp up a whole 6 degrees. Early bluegills biting by the afternoon hit and miss. Crappies 1 here 1 there, lots of cast lots of moving. By late evening the crappies moved in good and for about an hour nonstop action then nothing. Great day to be out very little wind and lots of sun.
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Been out a few times. Fishing better when the sun's out warming up the water. Have let several keeper blue gills go. Haven't figured out the crappie but that's okay because I let them all go anyway. Two weeks until we can start to fish for real fish instead of six to twelve inch fish that weigh less than a pound. Rat.