Ripley Lake, Jefferson County

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5/17/16 @ 10:40 AM
CKPK
CKPK
USER since 4/11/07

Not a big bass fisher but just a heads up on the Ripley no wake rules from 7:30 on.   I have been tagged with a nice hefty ticket for making a wake 3 minutes too early.  The lake has eyes too and are happy to report violators.  

Good luck all!


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5/17/16 @ 7:12 AM
MstormC
MstormC
USER since 12/27/07

Join us for a Thursday night bass league.  The intent of the league is to have something a little closer than Madison and more importantly, to have FUN!!!


All are welcome!  We will be launching out of the Scout camp this week.

Hope to see you on the water.

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5/16/16 @ 12:15 PM
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lostlure
lostlure
USER since 7/11/03

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Pier is in. Crazy windy on Saturday. Caught 4 decent largemouth, but not worth the trouble. Was out for less than 2 hrs. Wind was 20 mph, launching boat was a joke worthy of Youtube. Weeds and grass just getting started.


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4/29/16 @ 8:56 PM
matt&matt
matt&matt
USER since 9/1/06
is the peir in at the public launch

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4/20/16 @ 10:54 AM
matt&matt
matt&matt
USER since 9/1/06
does anybody know if the panfishing is picking up on the lake?

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4/19/16 @ 4:03 PM
lostlure
lostlure
USER since 7/11/03
out on Sunday, water was warmer than I thought it would be, just under 60º. Pier not yet in at the boat launch.

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4/17/16 @ 2:51 PM
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morango
morango
USER since 5/10/13

MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Nice morning on Ripley in my kayak. On the water just before sunrise. Found several schools of gills in the shallows. Nice numbers. Decent size. Fishing with redworms on a slip bobber. Kept about 8 for supper and the other 30 -40 are still swimming.

Only one other boat fishing on the lake when I left. Driving home by 10:00.

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3/12/16 @ 5:06 PM
B B KING
B B KING
USER since 1/29/16
no ice i just got off the lake

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3/12/16 @ 4:25 PM
sharkman154
sharkman154
USER since 12/24/12
Is there any ice left on ripley? I'm hoping to take the canoe out on Monday. Also any idea on water temp/clarity/levels? Thanks in advance. -David

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2/26/16 @ 12:24 AM
Joseph_Schlitz
Joseph_Schlitz
USER since 12/29/14
Here's how the launch looked today.

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2/15/16 @ 8:43 PM
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Riverside Maple
Riverside Maple
USER since 2/18/13

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

ICE DEPTH
15 inches
First time out this year, tried by the bump. didn't stay out long. 15 inches of ice.

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2/6/16 @ 11:38 PM
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Joseph_Schlitz
Joseph_Schlitz
USER since 12/29/14

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Late report from Friday. Bite was slow for most of the day. Was about to call it a day when this 19 1/2 incher came by. Nice day with calm winds.

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2/6/16 @ 12:49 PM
Miltontom
Miltontom
USER since 10/3/09
I am going to take a group of older boy scouts out for their first ice fishing trip. I have not done this in years-so any help would be greatly appreciated. Many of these boys have never ice fished and some have never even been fishing. would like to give them a good experience. Was thinking rock lake but ripley has better size panfish in my experience. Looking for a good site to try for crappies or gills on a sunday afternoon as well as suggested bait. Also curious if anyone ever catches pike here-i fish this lake in the spring but have never caught one here. Will be happy to give tips on lakes i fish in the spring summer in exchange.

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2/2/16 @ 9:56 PM
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Team Hard Water
Team Hard Water
USER since 12/6/11

MOON PHASE (35%)
Waning Crescent
Tenth annual lake ripley lunkers fisheree this weekend. Fishing starts at 4 pm Friday and runs through 4pm Saturday. Registration and raffles held at J and T Bait Shanty.

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2/1/16 @ 12:26 PM
Fisher Doon
Fisher Doon
USER since 1/19/09
Musky_Hunter_34

For bait try the J&T Bait Shanty on Marina lane. They are nice people doing a great job of rebuilding a bad reputation left by a previous owner. They have waxies, spikes, and minnows of all sizes. I still have some shiners swimming after 8 days. Just change the water and keep them aerated.

Good luck out there.

FD

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