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blueduck
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FISHING REPORT
8/5/15 6:53 PM CST
got some nice white bass trolling with jigs & twisty tails. very hot, & calm but a great day on the water!

shoreman76
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8/1/15 7:47 PM CST
Hey guys I'm here at badger land park off of kegonsa, I was just wondering if anyone could help me as to finding a good fishing spot in a boat.

chop~chop
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7/30/15 3:48 PM CST
Nice work Freak!!! Big Smile

FishinFreak 16
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7/30/15 12:50 PM CST
Late Post: A week ago (sat/sun) I managed 9 Crappie, 1 Gill, 4 White Bass and a 26" Walleye (my personal best for Kegonsa). I fish this lake every weekend and it can be tough but I've managed to do OK this year. As mentioned in previous comments I have struggled with catching gills this year, which seems to be a common trend.

FishinFreak 16
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7/30/15 12:39 PM CST
Milwaukee Woody,

If you are just looking to catch fish and have fun, then troll jig heads with twister tails behind the boat for white bass. I like white and chartreuse. Don't be afraid to go to fast, they like it fast! Vary speeds until you find them, they are usually only a few feet under the surface. I personally like the north side of the lake once you get out a little deeper past the weeds. It's nothing to catch 50 in a few hours if you know what you are doing. My personal best was 172 in 5 hours fishing by myself. This is the easiest time of year to catch them also. I personally think they taste great, and usually keep a bunch if we are having a large fish fry. If you are fishing the weekend you will want to get out early, before the boat traffic cuts up a bunch of weeds that will get caught on your lines when trolling.

Good Luck.

milwaukee_woody
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7/30/15 10:31 AM CST
Fishing Kegonsa this weekend with a boat load of kids. Would like to put them on some fish and keep them interested. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

billy baru bgame
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7/14/15 7:44 PM CST
Kegonsa has bass but not as good as the rest of the chain. Your going to catch more and probably larger fish on Waubesa or Monona!!

Roger414
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7/14/15 7:34 PM CST
Anyone knows if bass fishing is good on this lake

flatheadmaster
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7/12/15 4:20 PM CST
They have stocked 56,000 to 57,000 walleye fingerling the last three years!

chop~chop
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7/10/15 7:11 PM CST
Last trip was Tuesday and I have zero problem getting on the perch! I do agree the gills are way down! Anybody around that's fished the lake regularly the last 15 years knows the bluegill numbers are down. I to keep a fishing log and can tell you from the early 90's I could catch limits easy every trip. Not the case anymore sure you might get a good day now and then. Nothing like it was period. When I'm fishing a spot anchored and start nailing fish and another boat pulls up and anchors 15 feet away that's garbage. If you fish 4-5 days a week and keep limit or as many as you catch every trip that's also garbage and you are part of the problem!

[This post was last edited on 7/10/15 at 7:14 PM]
Mad Trapper
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7/10/15 6:36 PM CST
Maybe the gill population is down maybe not. Where is your data? if it is down; where is your data on over harvest? I hear guys saying they don't fish the lake cause it is tough to learn. Seems offensive to me when someone accuses someone of something; when they do not even know the person, or what they do. Seems to me if you fished the lake much, you would know about the stocking etc. Joint venture with DNR, Stoughton conservation club, Friends of the Lake, Madison Fishing expo. I would say(in my opinion) the perch population is lower than gills; why u fishing them! How can a boat invade your spot your boat is located in; it isn't like icefishing where they can drill 3 ft. away. I have never seen this occurring. If you don't think gills spawn deeper in keg; maybe u don't know the Lake. I have seen this occurring for 20-25 years, when I started fishing the lake. It sounds like you 2 guys fish as much as my self, but I guess you are the self righteous!

haf2fsh
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7/10/15 6:08 PM CST
Can't be silent any longer, time for someone to get off there "bandwagon" as they say, Shut Up And Fish. Feel bad for you if you think the good old boys are raping the lake, being one of them sorry you think we fish too much. Most of them I know, do none of the things you accuse them of, they just enjoy fishing. Kegonsa is the best and toughest lake to fish in the chain. I've fished the lake since 1970, have records of fishing trips since 1980, so I know a thing or two about the lake. I will debate anyone at anytime about this fishery.

chop~chop
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7/10/15 1:57 PM CST
I don't know about the fish stocking going on but there are good numbers of eyes. Gills though I agree the population is WAY WAY down from the past. I fish often on kegonsa once a week probably. Different days not the same schedule but also witness the same guys almost every trip fishing. I don't like to pull them off the beds myself. Certainly not when I also see how low the numbers are. I decided last year actually I would only keep 10 gills per trip. Now I don't even fish them as I primarily target perch. I will however run into them deeper from time to time. For the guy saying they spawn deeper on kegonsa I say that's wrong. I can remember when the population was good lots of spots you could find huge beds in 2-3 feet deep. Heck those spots now don't even carry a single bed. Just not numbers like guys before posted. For the part about not supposed to post this or that give it up. There was nothing inflamitory posted here so get off it! Everybody is entitled to there own opinion and when facts and proof is posted well.......

Mad Trapper
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7/10/15 7:19 AM CST
Stoughton conservation club has released 5-6 thousand walleye fingerling the last 3 years and unsure of previous years so will not post. they did release fish those years also. It seems to me the walleye population is pretty stable to good, there were fin clippings on some years as the DNR believes some of the eyes travel up the chain. some consider the keg the most difficult to fish of the chain. I hope you self righteous guys feel good about yourselves; cause the rest of the people know how to describe you,also. I thought the policy of LL was to fish within the rules and not rip other people.

D_arneson
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7/9/15 7:19 PM CST
Billy- I hear ya. Just trying to see where you were coming from. I hardly ever keep fish either. Can't tell you the last time I kept a walleye on kegonsa. And i fish winter tip ups also, but go for the 38-44in pike. Caught a few of those last few years for pics. But I always let everything go.

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