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Madgill
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10/29/14 7:43 PM CST
Ohh, Ice fishing talk already?? Yes, still good weeds on Waubesa, just gotta find the productive ones. Ice fishing last year was tough, lotta holes, lotta searching. At last ice, I found a clump of weeds, ice was melting, rainy and windy. So many fish hanging around that little clump of weeds it was amazing! Just gotta keep plugging away, drill lot's of holes until you find the right one, right next to a weedbed!

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10/29/14 6:23 PM CST
Ice season will be almost here and I want to get a start on this question, are there still nice weed beds out there? A few years ago, I had no problem finding weeds and fish during the ice season. It was tough to even find a spot to drill a hole where the fish could see your bait. The last couple years I walked all over the lake and found just a clump here and there. Thanks and good luck to you all still fishing the open water.

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FISHING REPORT
10/29/14 4:51 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Went out last night in the wind and had a very good night. First cast caught a 27 and ended up with 2 more over 25." Only one fish tonight was under 20. Jigs and cranks.

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10/28/14 6:42 PM CST
I believe that they usually take them out around the first weekend in November on Madison lakes, though I couldn't confirm that on the website. Obviously, they pull them mid week to not pay overtime, but this is what I've observed over the last 2 seasons as a shore fisherman, particularly using Lake Farm's piers.

I know Marshall Park in Middleton (Mendota) still had them in on Sunday as well.

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10/27/14 11:33 PM CST
They lock the gate at Babcock so you can't use the launch, some years before the lake is even frozen over. The restrooms there have been winterized already also. Reason I was told many years ago is to keep kids from partying and making a mess. Logically I would think they'd lock it down after the lake is frozen over because of the moving water making unsafe ice. For whatever the reason they do shut it down...

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10/27/14 10:52 PM CST
Babcock piers were in yesterday. That area is open water through the winter most of the time. I'm not sure they ever take them out. Watch out for those rocks off to the left though. Saw two people smack right into them over the weekend. One guy came in right along the shoreline (not smart) and his kid almost went overboard. Markers are out of the water now, so be careful.

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10/27/14 9:53 PM CST
Can't speak for Babcock, but all three piers were still in the water at Lake Farm yesterday. The buoys on the lake are gone, so be careful around the rock pile by Christy's.

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10/27/14 9:37 PM CST
Are the docks still in at Babcock park?

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FISHING REPORT
10/27/14 3:00 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Report from yesterday, Sunday 26th. Was out for a few hours in the evening mainly looking for walleye. Weeds looking pretty sad covered in dead algae. Fished deeper near Babcock from 16-25 fow. Fished mainly large fatheads on a jig and under a float. For the day, picked up four white bass (largest 15.5"), one yellow bass, one black crappie, one big bluegill, one pike (nothing huge - less than 30"), and one 16" walleye. Kept the walleye for dinner. The big white bass was caught in 25 fow right on the bottom.

Water clarity is pretty decent in some spots. Temp showed about 56F. Beautiful weather and nice to be out without all the pleasure boaters. Sadly, my last day out in the boat for the year.

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10/27/14 1:23 PM CST
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10/27/14 12:53 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Late report , fri, just a couple small eyes, but crappies been biting, and a 41" northern, wind blew me off sat

Joe D Tage
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10/26/14 12:43 PM CST
If people are losing many baits to musky and northern try using thin 20lb steel wire. You'll save a lot of lures and fishes life from biteoffs

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10/19/14 8:34 AM CST
belleaire--you might try the steep break out from Rockford heights or where the trestle takes you up into Mud lake. Water is still warm. My favorite weapon is one of those new walleye pattern Rat-L-Traps once the sun goes down. Bring a couple--substantial toothers occupy the same water!

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10/18/14 7:34 PM CST
Is there any shore fishing on this lake? Wondering

bellaire
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10/18/14 3:53 PM CST
I would like to fish this lake at night for walleyes, any pointers as far as a place to start would be welcomed. Just general info.

Thanks!

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