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herbsuperb
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7/26/14 2:22 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
For a night in which I did not land a single cat, it sure was a fun night of catfishing. Started off with a hit from something huge on a dead sucker under a float. Hit like a freight train and took me for a ride. Dragged me halfway across the estuary with the drag as tight as I dare set it before she stopped. After 5-6 minutes of pump-and-wind the line gave. Probably a real big cat, but could have been a big pike.

Got a bite on one of my bottom lines (cut sucker) a while later. Ended up being a 19.5" LMB. My first Mendota keeper (released). Absolutely no color. Good fight.

While I was reading I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. Looked up and about 3 feet away was an adorable little Mink trying to get into my bait cooler. Spotted a big Otter later on swimming around the end of the breakwater. Didn't stick around long, headed up towards Warner. Also saw a Mallard bite a muskrat that swam to close to her ducklings. Brand new batch. Pretty late in the season for that.

What's the deal with the bullheads lately? In two years I've had very few bullhead hits on my cut baits, now in the last two weeks I've lost 8 good baits to bullheads. Wretched fish. Caught 4 tonight, all yellows. One was over 2 LB though. But still.....stinkin bullheads.

Lonefishunter
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7/25/14 8:54 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Slow day today. Out from 10 am to 7:30 pm. Windy. Highlight of the day was seeing my fishing partner get bit off at the boat by a northern that looked just under 40". Ridin' dirty, for years and he learned his lesson today. Lol. Few northerns mixed in with some bass. Nothing huge. Hopefully tomorrow's winds will be the weekends game-changer. Will be hitting water at 4am.

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7/25/14 1:17 AM CST
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7/25/14 1:16 AM CST
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Lonefishunter
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7/25/14 1:15 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Great day. Boated a northern in just 5 minutes. 30 minutes later landed a nice 21" smally. Couple other smallys here n there mixed with striperz. Stayed out til 1 am trying for kitties. Missed a couple and net two. Biggest was 32". Pics to follow. Gonna b out next two days will keep posting.

BoatFever
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7/24/14 12:40 PM CST
Macman, the picture is actually rotated on your phone. If you were to copy it to a non mobile device you would see that it is rotated. Lake-Link isn't doing anything to it. Your phone is just being helpful by displaying it in the orientation you expect. The solution is that you need to rotate it yourself before uploading it. Or just always take pictures landscape.

pladz
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7/24/14 11:24 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
I fished from 8AM to 2PM yesterday. Started out with slip bobbers and leeches and caught a mixture of Rock Bass and Smallies. Most of the small mouth were under 12 ". I did catch and release a 17"', a 18", and a 19 incher. Lost a short walleye at the boat. Tried trolling a flicker shad for an hour and also anchored up on a couple of other spots with little luck. On the way back to Marshall it trolled along a weed line line in 13 fow and immediately caught a 16" eye on a flicker shad. Went back to the spot and tried jigging with a half crawler and hooked into a big Largemouth. The jig fell out when I netted it. It was just under 23" long. My personal largest bass. Released all fish at the spots they were caught.

BeastModeFishing
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7/24/14 10:20 AM CST
Macman, that also has been happening to me. Not sure how to fix it. In other news, here is a fish we caught last night.

macman
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7/24/14 6:46 AM CST
If anyone knows how to rotate pics please let me know. I'm using my phone and the pics seem to be right side up when I upload? The pics are portrait format (up and down) on my phone. It seems lake link rotated it when uploaded. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you

macman
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7/24/14 6:34 AM CST
Hey CDobber it was nice meeting you yesterday. If you ever wanna get out sometime send me a message. Caught this nice pike and LMB with tracker yesterday on west point of governor island just before CDobber showed up. Caught one other small pike and 2 smaller LMB. I haven't fished mendota for 5+ years so it was nice to get out and was a bonus catching a couple fish. Tight lines!

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7/23/14 1:02 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Can now confirm what Smackin Bass said about Gov Island. I drove out there this morning to get a look around and fish a little (just over an hour).

Parking is quite ample at the end of Cinder, though the road itself is sort of narrow.

The path is a crushed gravel/dirt mix, roughly 4' wide. There were plenty of off-shoots going either direction from the parking lot and this path. Some were more to view the lake, others were on cliffs, many offered very shallow casting areas.

I first looked at a path off the parking lot that led to the bay on the north side of the island. I wasn't terribly impressed by the standing area or the branches, so I did not fish it.

I went down the eastern side path first, all the way out to the point, and took a smaller (but still easy to walk) path off of it. Maybe 1/4 mile total, if that. It led out to a nice rocky point facing the mouth of the bay and looking out towards Dunn Bar. Another guy was already at the spot but was accomodating...he fished due west towards Dunn, I fished towards the bay. He had already caught 4 fish (2 LMB, 2 Pike) before I got there, and caught another LMB while I was there....I didn't have any interested parties.

I went back along the path the opposite direction and walked down 3 or 4 paths....one was a quiet little bay with gravel bottom, looked to be 3-4' max, nice little pocket. The others were all cliffs high above the water, though I suspect there's smaller paths or steeper ones to get closer.

Whole loop was maybe a mile long in total, very easy to walk with fishing gear in tow. Western/southern side of the path was longer and 'less fishy', though I could clearly see large fish hovering below.

herbsuperb
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7/20/14 2:25 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Rough weekend. Cat bite is fair at Tenney, just a LOT of bad luck. Of the 6 or 7 solid hits, only landed one cat. Not even that big at 27" and 9.2 LB. Lost 2 to broken lines, 1 slipped off the hook after awhile, and 3 I just plain missed. Also lost 4 good baits to stinkin' bullheads. Much more than usual. Pretty big for bullheads (1 Brown, 3 Yellow), but still bullheads, and all gut hooked of course. Darn things just sit there on the line and you don't even know they are there until you bring in your baits to check them. Bugs were horrendous Friday night, but better tonight. No mosquitoes, just hoards of flying crap.

Could anybody tell me the status of the roadwork on Baldwin between E. Wash and Sherman? That area has been ****ed up beyond belief for over a month now, and doesn't seem to have changed at all. The heck are they doing in there?

Better luck next week I guess.

tackle12
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7/19/14 9:39 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
Tried Mendota for the first time this year, tried perch off 2nd point, 2 keepers. Fishermen few and far between right now, unlike the armada of pleasure boats.

SmackinBass
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7/18/14 11:49 AM CST
To everyone talking about fishing Governor's Island from shore. It's not a half hour walk through thick anything. You can park right at the entrance to the "island" and there is a really nice path all the way around the whole peninsula. Some spots are quite high on a bluff but if you're agile you can hop down and be a little closer.

Where Cinder Ln. ends is where you park. It's really not that big of an area.

https://goo.gl/maps/xnRVB

Max37
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7/18/14 6:04 AM CST
Planning on taking my wife and niece shore fishing this weekend. I've never fished this lake before. Spent the last year fishing Monona. Can anyone provide insight on how the fish are bitting this time of year and best locations? Targeting mostly panfish. Thanks in advance!

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