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mendota
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11/22/14 2:48 PM CST
Marshall Park was still open, 1 pier in, as of 2pm today. A large barge and crane were keeping it open, doing pier removal out on the lake I imagine.

Middleton launch was also open. 2 trailers there at 2pm.

Ubay launch iced in, hundreds of tundra swans and geese out there.

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11/21/14 8:18 AM CST
Can anyone tell me if any of the launches are open? Looking at maybe gov. Nelson launch for Saturday... I live about two hours away. Thanks in advance!

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11/15/14 8:54 PM CST
Sorry not a report but was wondering if anyone has been able to get into perch yet. Im looking to get out in my kayak one last time before I put it up for the winter and would like to get a few perch for a meal for the family so any info would be greatly appreciated.

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11/15/14 4:04 PM CST
On Mendota this afternoon after getting the boat back from repairs yesterday afternoon. Running MUCH better! Water temp down to 45' is 45.9°F. Water clarity sucked in the deeper water off Dunns Bar. Lot better in the shallows. Marked a school of larger fish. Dropped the camera down and the bottom was all stirred up. The culprits swam by - carp. Some ice inside Warner breakwater. Three boats off Gov. Island fishing, but I still had to break through a little ice to put the boat in. With the constant cold weather I'm afraid we're getting to the end. Lake won't freeze for a while but the launches will. You can usually get out at Gov. Nelson, unless it snows and they plow the road shut.

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10/26/14 12:14 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Only one tonight, but she was a doozy. 33". Very solid. Gave a heck of a battle. Of course she had to hit my lightest line. Took me about 10 minutes to get her in it seemed. Threw a suspending Rapala around a bit. No hits. Saw a few walleye around, but not many.

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10/18/14 6:58 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Got the new kayak out and trolled cranks from the east of Governors island to the west. Caught a couple of white bass and released them back. Curious if anyone has any tips to target different species as I'm new to Madison. Thanks.

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10/18/14 5:14 AM CST
There's another not on that list that has them since the late 70's at the very least. That's when we saw them. We told the WDNR back then, but they basically said we're nuts. I found out through another warden that they were native to N. A. …. so, who really knows?

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10/18/14 12:38 AM CST
Just saw a news article about freshwater jellyfish in Wisconsin. I'd never heard of that before. Asian import apparently. 90 some lakes and rivers in Wisconsin have them. DNR lists Lake Mendota among them. Anybody ever see them out there?

http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/invasives/AISLists.aspx?species=FRESHWATER_JELLYFISH

This reminds me of when I was 18 and I learned that walruses in fact weren't mythical. Sometimes life just throws one right by you.

Anyway. Might head out tomorrow night for one last cat trip if the weather holds. Anybody catching any lately?

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10/16/14 1:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Sorry late report on Sat. went out just west of Governs Island in search of perch. Tried everywhere from 65 to 35 foot of water. Marked a few two and threes that came through, but the big schools aren't to be found yet.

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10/14/14 8:19 AM CST
thanks for the response rk diver, interesting photos as well! always interesting to see your pictures and whats down there!

rk_diver
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10/14/14 8:01 AM CST
UW weather buoy is pulled for the winter. County is pulling out their marker buoys also...

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10/11/14 10:56 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time
Cat bite pretty sparse at Tenney, but they are there. Helped a fella land a beautiful mid-40's muskie off the end of the breakwater. Stressed my Frabill to the limit, but it was good to test it on a large fish like that. Released in good order. Good girth, very healthy looking.

As we were unhooking her, fella called over from the first platform that one of my cat lines got hit. Haven't done that much sprinting in about 10 years. 29.5" cat. Same fella got a 28" a while later.

Fun night. Even if I'm not the one to catch it, it's always a blast to see a big ski.

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10/11/14 6:43 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
My college roommate came up to fish yesterday (University of Illinois '67) and fished Mendota. Here is a photo of his 18" smallie - the biggest fish he ever caught. If he ever learns how to use my camera phone there would also be a photo of my 22" largemouth. The band was practicing for todays game, and they were even playing the Illinois fight song for us.

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10/10/14 7:24 PM CST
For what it's worth I've seen a couple smaller schools in 40 FOW with the camera. But you can't see very far...

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10/10/14 7:10 PM CST
Sorry not a report but I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the perch would start moving out to deeper water yet or if they would be in shallow water still. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

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