Lake Monona, Dane County

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4/26/17 @ 2:49 PM
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zpc28
zpc28
USER since 1/24/17

MOON PHASE
New Moon

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. 

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4/26/17 @ 11:18 AM
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Maine Mike
Maine Mike
USER since 7/16/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

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

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4/26/17 @ 10:26 AM
Chic
Chic
USER since 9/25/11

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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4/25/17 @ 11:27 AM
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zpc28
zpc28
USER since 1/24/17

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

Fishing Question... 

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.

Thanks!

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4/25/17 @ 6:44 AM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

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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4/24/17 @ 1:05 PM
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fishboy04
fishboy04
USER since 9/5/15

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished turville, squaw, hot water discharge,  monona bay and rail road tressels. 1 small perch and no good bites. Nice boat ride.

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4/23/17 @ 8:33 AM
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Kathunter
Kathunter
USER since 6/16/03

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

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.

Edited on 4/23/17 10:36 AM
Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
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4/21/17 @ 9:39 PM
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catchnfillet
catchnfillet
USER since 9/24/15

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
  • This morning. Perfect!!

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4/21/17 @ 9:24 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

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.

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4/21/17 @ 1:24 PM
snagger54
snagger54
USER since 2/9/14

Nice catch C-J22, at least you are catching that's a great sign to what's to come. Been fishing Mississippi the last 6 weeks. Heading to Lake Michigan this weekend. Can't wait to fish Monona and Mendota again. Good luck be safe.

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