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rk_diver
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4/21/14 11:23 PM CST
R-Basser, sorry, should have been clearer. They put in a trailer cleaning station at Olbrich, not a fish cleaning station. I believe they are putting a fish cleaning station at Lottes Park as part of the upgrades there though. But just a trailer cleaning station at Olbrich (I haven't been to Olin yet but would assume there'll be a trailer cleaning station there also. Rick

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4/21/14 10:09 PM CST
Once again thank you for reiterating when opening weekend is. I'm well aware of when that is but I'll make sure to grab a free fishing guide and be sure to double check online when opening weekend is as well. You know I'm updating my excuse book right now and removing the excuse of "Lake-Link told me so" and "I didn't know the posted sign I couldn't be here without permission". Guess my plan of saying a "the fish forum said so" "aint going to get me out of that ticket".

I was using this website as most others do to check and see what opportunities are out there. I came from the Green Bay area where the Walleye fishing is world class and there's plenty of shore access. I don't have a boat at this time so it limits my options hence why I was inquiring on here to get some direction. I'm not trying to get anyone's hot spots or "secret tips or baits" just inquiring to see about a potential opportunity. If anyone is willing to fill me in on more information it would greatly be appreciated or looking for someone to fish with I would be more than happy to join either via shore or boat. I'm also open to bringing people to the Great Lakes shore and do salmon fishing in the fall. PM would be fine so this post can get back to fishing reports rather than someone telling me when opening weekend is.

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4/21/14 2:43 PM CST
Yes people catch fish there. Every species in the lake can be caught from that shoreline at some point in the year. Walleye included from opener to close.

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4/21/14 2:21 PM CST
Hey MadtownCT - I understand your question but I'm not entirely sure if people have any luck fishing for walleye in that area. I believe Mendota and Waubesa are generally better but I don't typically fish for walleye so I'm not much help in that area.

Just posted to clarify to everyone that he knows when the season starts, he just wants to know if anyone generally has luck fishing for walleye in that specific area.

Ricky Basser
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4/21/14 11:00 AM CST
Again, the game fish season on Madison area lakes begins the first Saturday in May. You can fish for walleyes along John Nolen Drive starting on that day. Not before. I’m not being a hard anything. I’m just begging you to get a fishing regs book and spend 30 minutes reading it. When the warden shows up, you can’t say, “well, some guy on Lake Link said I could fish here.” That ain’t gonna save you a ticket. And I don’t want you to get one.

Also, RK, I’ve driven past Olbrich a few times and I don’t see the fish cleaning facility you mentioned. Is it on the lake side of the road or the solftball diamond side? Did you possibly mean Olin Park instead of Olbrich?

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4/21/14 9:47 AM CST
Sorry didn't know everyone was such a hard as@ over internet forums. I should have rephrased my question so I do apologize. I know the regulations I'm just wondering when season is open, if people fish for walleye off on shore off John Nolen? I'm new to the area and I came from one of the best walleye fisheries in the Green Bay area and had plenty of shore access. I have heard that people fish them off of shore but i'm not sure. Thanks

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4/17/14 1:25 PM CST
Redneck do u mean at the tenney breakwall? Ive been trying to get my hands on some big cats!!! Any info would be very greatly appreciated

fishingisfun
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4/17/14 11:58 AM CST
Pier's are in at Olin Park

Redneck920
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4/16/14 9:53 PM CST
The bit was hot for cats at the wall.

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4/16/14 5:39 PM CST
Oh BluegillBuster your not a jerk, I have come to a conclusion that some can't or don't read.

BluegillBuster
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4/16/14 4:45 PM CST
Hey fellow anglers, not trying to be a jerk......but if you buy a fishing license and don't know the general rules of fishing then my suggestion would be........GET THE REGULATIONS AT THE COUNTER YOU PURCHASE THE LICENSE THANK YOU sorry for the outburst!!! Good Fishing Mike Wink

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4/16/14 4:29 PM CST
so i have a question since game fish is close are you stil allow to fish for crappie and gil at monona bay?

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4/15/14 4:38 PM CST
On Monona this afternoon. Piers are in at Olbrich, what a great surprise! Didn't dress quite warm enough, not real pleasant. Water clarity is poor all the way down to 55'. There's decent sunlight penetration, camera didn't switch from color to B/W until around 40'. Didn't mark any fish out in the deeper water. But nice and quiet out there!

They've installed a new cleaning station at Olbrich. The city told the installation crew where to put it but they decided they'd put it in the most stupid location possible instead. They took up the already limited non-trailer parking spaces alongside the creek between the launch and lake. So people trying to clean their boats off will be in the way of people trying to launch. Hopefully the city will force them to move it to a better location.

Ricky Basser
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4/14/14 4:09 PM CST
No.

General inland fishing for gamefish begins the first Saturday in May. That includes Lake Monona. It's right there in the fishing regs booklet.

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4/14/14 3:49 PM CST
Wondering if someone can give me any information if you can fish for Walleyes this time of year off of John Nolen? PM would be fine.

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