Lake Kegonsa, Dane County

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9/2/16 @ 9:52 PM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Out scanning Kegonsa this morning. Beautiful day, not too many people out. Water temp from 3' to 25' was between 74 to 75°F. Clarity poor (as expected but with Mendota a lot better then normal this time of the year I was hoping for better), thick algae, needed the camera lights below about 15'. Checked some cribs off Williams Point & Colladay Bar, only smaller gills (and some carp and sheephead) present. Did mark some schools suspended in deeper water but didn't try to see what they were because of poor visibility.

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8/31/16 @ 7:42 PM
fatboyz27
fatboyz27
USER since 12/29/09

https://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/lakelevels/lakelevelpg.aspx

Here's a link to the water levels on the Madison chain. It updates daily and if the lake should be in a no wake condition, it will be listed on the website.

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8/29/16 @ 7:20 AM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01

Kegonsa is usually the last lake on the chain that will go slow no wake because it takes a long time to get the water downstream.  It's also usually one of the first to lift the slow no wake, so the water must drain out pretty fast.  With that said though, the lakes are up about a foot right now but are not slow no wake right now.  Good luck, Kegonsa can be a tough lake to fish but the fish are almost always nice size!

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8/27/16 @ 7:56 PM
J G
J G
USER since 8/26/16

Going to head out on kegonsa tomorrow afternoon to do a little gill fishing then try for some eyes towards dark. I know this lake can go to no wake when it is high, anyone know if this is the case because of all the rain we have recieved lately?

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8/21/16 @ 11:06 PM
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chop~chop
chop~chop
USER since 12/29/14

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

Wow has the gill fishing tanked on keg.  Fished from 6-11 and managed 7 gills all thrown back.  Obviously something needs to be done here.  It would be nice if they made it a no keep lake for 3-4 years.  there simply are very few gills left in the lake.  

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7/30/16 @ 8:14 AM
Fish2Me
Fish2Me
USER since 5/9/16

Likely was a northern.  I often get hits like that from snakes while fishing for bass on Kegonsa.

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7/24/16 @ 9:27 PM
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StanDaFisherMan5128
StanDaFisherMan5128
USER since 7/24/16

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished Lake Kengonsa morning/afternoon of July 23rd.  Was mainly targeting Large Mouth Bass, and was throwing 5 inch senkos along the shore side.  Ended up only catching a few small mouth bass, best fish being only about a pound.  I then switched up to a top water buzz bait, because I noticed most people were targeting pike this time of year.  I got a huge hit, set the hook on a huge fish, and then it jumped up and got off.  I couldn't really tell what it was, but I assume it was either a pike or musky.  The fish looked fairly longer, although with some good meat on it.  To bad I couldn't real it in. You'd think the hook would stay in because these bigger fish have big mouths, but it did go into some seeweed and had a big jump/shook head, probaley causing the hook to come out.  If anyone could comment what possible fish I was hooked onto, that would be great.  Thanks!

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7/2/16 @ 4:41 PM
JigOrNot
JigOrNot
USER since 1/15/15

Gonna fish Kegonsa for the first time tomorrow. Any helpful hints as to where the walleye may be lurking.

Caught 6 9.5" gills on Waubesa today so why not see what's happening on this one.

Thanks.

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6/19/16 @ 9:10 AM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Yarr, just starting to see some now on Monona, should be soon. Rick

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6/19/16 @ 8:43 AM
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Yarrr
Yarrr
USER since 6/3/08

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

When do the gills start to suspend over the deep basins?? I like to drift for them, but haven't had much luck so far. 

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