Lake Mendota, Dane County

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GREAT COFFEE.
YOUR WAY.
2/23/18 @ 8:01 PM
snagger54
snagger54
USER since 2/9/14

Thanks for all the response 'zero'. Your reward would have been my crappie and bluegill spot.

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2/23/18 @ 5:25 PM
snagger54
snagger54
USER since 2/9/14

I don't usually ask this but anybody coming off of Mendota Park with ATVs, is there standing water at the edge?

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2/23/18 @ 4:38 PM
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Madtownpiker
Madtownpiker
USER since 2/23/18

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

ICE DEPTH
15 inches

Access off of governors island is bad. The bay heading towards duck blind has 30’ of open water from shore. Heading into warner side open water roughly 15’ off of shore, still passable but sketchy at best. Heaves also are deteriorating fast. Unsure how remaining shacks will get off without major problems. 

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2/23/18 @ 2:22 PM
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Mixed Bag
Mixed Bag
MEMBER since 1/19/13

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Access off brearly st is getting pretty bad. Open water for a few feet, then break through crust for another 50 yards or so

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2/23/18 @ 2:05 PM
buckshot22
buckshot22
USER since 1/22/15

Tenny park launch was in rough shape a few weeks ago, as the expansion crack ran right in front of the launch. I even heard a guy droped his four wheeler in there. I havent been back since. Can't comment on it since all of the warm temps and rain. Proceed with caution if you do access the lake there.

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2/23/18 @ 10:20 AM
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turkee35
turkee35
USER since 12/25/10

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Anybody know how the access at tenney park beach is? I would just be walking out. Any bad spots to be aware of? This would be my first time using this access and with the recent weather I'm looking for some advise.

Thanks, FH

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2/21/18 @ 8:23 AM
mendota
mendota
MEMBER since 12/19/01

The lake shot up 5" yesterday and is now at the summer minimum already, over a month ahead of the normal schedule.  Shorelines and heaves will have loosened up....

Pike bite for us has been very hit or miss, mostly smaller fish.

I did see a 44x21 on the front page of the Wisconsin Outdoor News, so at least someone had some luck, LOL.

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2/21/18 @ 8:14 AM
Buckslayeri
Buckslayeri
USER since 2/27/13

John, I spent some money and saved a lot of room on my quad with a nebulus pack. 

Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
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2/19/18 @ 6:03 PM
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sgt.
sgt.
USER since 6/21/01

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Walked out by Gov. Island this morning. Started in 20-23 ft of water and didn't mark a fish. Moved out to 53 ft of water and started marking fish. Would mark fish for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Sometimes schools would come through that were 10 feet think in the water column. Tried everything from jigs, spoons/kastmasters, jigging raps, and Hali's with only 2 perch to show. Both came on a green Hali with red spikes. Better than working! 

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2/19/18 @ 12:44 PM
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BossHog
BossHog
USER since 12/21/10

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent
Been out virtually every weekend this hard water season, cannot seem to find a decent northern pike bite. Anyone else struggling with the pike? 

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