Lake Monona, Dane County

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12/6/17 @ 1:18 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

Looks like the open water season is drawing to a close. To say walleye fishing was a disappointment this fall would be an understatement. Very few legal fish. The biggest I caught might have been 22-23. There are a lot of short fish but when it's all you catch for three weeks it gets a little boring. I've been fishing but not posting. 

I just think back to the glory days from the fall of 2008 up to the time when Skinny J broadcast to the world where he was fishing. Haven't saw him for two years now. I wonder why? He stopped coming around when the big fish went away. So have the crowds. I wonder why? They stopped coming when the big fish went away.  Two years ago a guy was drifting by the wall and he asked me "We caught all kinds of nice walleye last year, none this year". Haven't saw that boat since. I wonder why?  

Good luck on the ice. Will be doing more of that this year and start to actually try to figure out how to catch bigger gills.Partner and I have conquered Wingra. Rat.

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12/4/17 @ 9:18 AM
Mendota Jim
Mendota Jim
USER since 7/1/02

We tried the breakwall at Olbrich Park last week, no action and there certainly was not 12" of ice.

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12/3/17 @ 6:15 PM
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Hans Ryder
Hans Ryder
USER since 6/5/17

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Full Moon

You need to be careful around the bridges.  I was threatened by 2 bums a few weeks ago.  The were aggressive and when I lifted my coat aside and showed my CC they quickly left.  The town is really becoming a big city in all aspects.

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12/3/17 @ 6:12 PM
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NPike_Guy
NPike_Guy
USER since 8/25/08

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Full Moon

Gave it one last shot Saturday night from shore. Saw a couple eyes and my second ever Monona crayfish hanging out in the terrace rocks. Nothing biting, water was insanely clear (thanks zebras?). Took a walk on the wild side and fished John Nolan with no success, but I did find some interesting cave art. Anyone care to speculate?

Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
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12/3/17 @ 8:07 AM
dnepscha
dnepscha
USER since 8/17/14

No more pier at Olin. 

Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
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12/2/17 @ 10:39 PM
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rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

On Monona tonight and actually did some Walleye fishing. A few guys on the wall at the Terrace and a couple other boats were also there. I didn't stay real long, tried vertical jigging, no hits. Water temp at 41.5°F, water dead calm, very nice night to be out. Still one pier left in at Olbrich (and I assume Olin). But typically they pull out the one remaining pier at each launch site the first week of December. So it may not be there much longer. Did mark some fish in deeper water, suspended around 15'. Didn't drop the camera down to try and identify them, maybe next time...Rick

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11/25/17 @ 3:31 PM
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Showtime209
Showtime209
USER since 11/25/17

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waxing Crescent

Will be in WI Tuesday and Wednesday 11/28 and 11/29, from Cali. Willing to pitch in for half of gas if willing to have me fish with you. If no boat, no worries, don't mind bank fishing just need someone to show me the ropes. Just want to get some fishing in those two days.

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11/24/17 @ 9:54 PM
Musky_john
Musky_john
USER since 6/11/13

Thanks keepin it reel... I hope the ski survives... that is a valuable resource appreciate your respect for the future... you will be treated to some some good Muskie karma...

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11/24/17 @ 8:09 PM
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Keeping it Reel
Keeping it Reel
USER since 4/8/16

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished for muskies from 8 am to 3 pm. Raised 3-4 on Dawgs and Suicks, follows, no hook-ups. Dragged a sucker - had one low 30's fish snooping around but no takers. We did, however, find a 48" slowly swimming about 2 feet below surface. Upon closer inspection we discovered it had a leader wrapped around its mouth and a Castaic-style bait hanging from its gill plate. We netted the fish and cut out 2 trebles imbedded inside its mouth. We released the fish and it swam away, but those hooks had been in there at least a week or two. I really hope it makes it, but was in rough shape. 

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11/19/17 @ 9:17 PM
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Timmothy A
Timmothy A
USER since 5/17/09

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

Yes there is still 1 dock in @ Olin.  Fished today 730-1100, marked a few large fish but no bites/visual confirmation, fished the north shore west end.  May try Friday again.

Edited on 12/5/17 8:10 AM
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