Lake Organization known as FOLKS sent members some great photos of the operation just last week. Nice if they'd post them here.
MOON PHASE (66%)
61° - 65° F
56° - 60° F
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Got out on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday: Got out early and the wind was too much for my tin boat.
Got into Kegonsa cove and caught a ton of bluegill and crappie off wax worms and maggots. Water in there was much warmer than on the main lake. Not too many keepers but there were a a few 7-8 inchers which is usually what I shoot for. Caught one monster 10" gill. Wanted to keep it but I released it so my kids could catch it again someday hopefully.
Sunday: Got on the main lake a little later than I wanted so I can't say much about the morning bite. Found some crappies and gills in 6ft of water with a few weeds on the bottom. Water was much warmer than on Saturday. Kids and I kept about 10 fish total.
Hoping to get out for the night bite later today.
I wanted to watch the carp capture on the lake, but could not get close enough. I thought or had heard that the nets would be taken to Fish Camp to be unloaded, but wrong on that as well. I should have taken the boat. They were pursing the net near Door Creek. Just checking around here to see if there is any data posted any place. I will keep checking and post if there is anything I can find.
On Kegonsa yesterday. Water temp throughout the water column was 36 to 37°F. Water still dirty but could see a bit with the camera. Saw huge numbers of carp on the side scan, and looked with the camera for a few minutes. A few Swans were off Fish Camp. DNR was putting out their fyke nets. City of Madison Parks have been putting their piers in, so will be hitting the other lakes until Kegonsa clears up.
Anyone looking to learn how to keep and grow massive gills in a good body of water like Kegonsa please read up on CPR practices and implement them like the top Gill fisherman do!
Here are some great links to get started!
Just always remember "CPR Spreads Smiles!"
On Kegonsa this afternoon. Surface temp was 40°F, water dirty but the wind was good! Marked a lot of larger fish in shallows, assume vast majority were carp. DNR was out looking for their radio tagged carp. May be a commercial fishing company coming out to thin the population down some. Side note Babcock still has the gate closed to the boat launch.
On Kegonsa this morning, put in at Fish Camp since it has the piers in. Maiden voyage with new side scan unit. Windy and water dirty but wanted to compare the new unit against the old one. Still some ice in a couple spots along the SE shore and one drifting sheet out from LaFollette County Park. Saw some Robins (don't know if they were ones that stayed the winter or migrating ones), Loons, an Eagle and a frog in the parking lot. Two windy to do all the things I wanted to do, but good to be out in the boat! Rick
41° - 45° F
Below 40° F
Took the kayak out for the first time this year in hopes of finding perch and whitebass. Was a bit windy but waves weren't too bad. Marked plenty of fish at a number of depths but could not get a bite. Did find ice down around Nichols point so for those of you screaming across the lake in regular boats keep and eye out for floating ice. Tight lines and stay dry.