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herbsuperb
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5/24/15 11:47 AM CST
I went out to Tenney Friday night and pert near had the whole place to myself. Night started out real slow but ended up with 4 cats starting around 11:30. I left at maybe 1:45.

23.5" (smallest yet) - 31"/15 LB - 27.5" - 31.5"/14 LB -

Excellent fight from all of them. The two big ones exhausted themselves. They ended up sitting in the rocks along the shoreline for more than 20 minutes before wandering off. Looked like pre-spawn females.

Last night (Saturday) was much different. Only managed 1 cat and she was about 16". Tiny little thing. 3 Yellow Bullheads between Friday and Saturday on crawlers. Cats on dead suckers.

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Pandikutty
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5/24/15 10:33 AM CST
Last night at Tenney was just swell. I was going for catfish, but barely had one or two nibble. I don't know how weather affects cats movement, but surely the cats were not in the move last night.

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5/24/15 9:55 AM CST
Went out on the Tenney Park breakwater for catfish last night. Before it got dark, I caught a green sunfish and used it for bait on the bottom. No takers. Got our first cat bite around 8:10 on Sonny's Dip Bait. Then it started to pick up. We got lots of bites, but no fish. A couple of guys down near the end caught one on a shiner around 9:30. Overall, a great time. It could have been better with a fish or 2 though. Beautiful sunset... Smile

Good luck and be safe!!!

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5/23/15 10:52 PM CST
Spiny Water Flea has been hitting the Daphnia hard, resulting in the poor clarity this year. Story and background here:

http://limnology.wisc.edu/blog/fish-fry-day-daphnia-update-perch-h2o-purifiers/

Diatoms are responsible for the pervasive brown color this year. With luck, they will keep the blue-green algae down as summer progresses....

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5/23/15 7:17 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Fishing on Mendota has been steady, with numbers being down compared to last year at this time, yet some decent fish still being taken. Minnows on plain # 6 hooks worked along breaklines and rock flats have been the best for us. Limnologists have determined the cause of the cloudy (downright "muddy") water to be apparently a microscopic invasive species. At times the water was so turbid that we could not see the bottom of our baitwell. Here's pics from the past weekends, all CPR'd. 21" Smallmouth, 36" Northern, 27" Walleye...Good luck all.

Gill

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Josebaum7
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5/21/15 5:23 PM CST
Hello all, I am quite new to the area and to fishing in general and was just wondering where some good shore fishing spots are at around mendota. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks and happy fishing.

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5/20/15 7:12 AM CST
Mendota county park - the channel- using WAY TO BIG of shiners- that's all they had at Ace and I only had a little time - caught a very thin 34" pike (measured and released), and hooked and let my buddy's kid reel in a 15" largemouth. Water very low and pretty clear- didn't see much for fish- hope it warms up soon - taking a group of kids there next Thursday - like to get them a few fish! Good luck all!

J

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5/17/15 10:11 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
Saturday morning (05-16) was the best day I have ever had fishing from a kayak. Nine smallmouth (4 in the 15"-16" range), a sheepshead, one snake northern, one short walleye and one 24" walleye. Trolling cranks along the shore between 2nd Point and the Shorewood Hills boathouse in 10-15'.

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5/16/15 1:32 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
First of the season. 34.5". Forgot I had my scale with me, so didn't weigh her. Not much for a fight but she sure was big. New PB by length. Nice night to be out. Dead calm.

bass abductor
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5/13/15 12:27 PM CST
Yes that would be illegal

chop~chop
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5/13/15 8:02 AM CST
It is illegal to bow fish for catfish!!

Timmothy A
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5/13/15 6:58 AM CST
Thanks for the musky input. Like I said, it's probably a low percentage play, but sometimes it is just fun to explore and try some new things. I'm pretty confident we'll catch fish as long as we avoid the dreaded post front/high pressure set up. And if we find a pod of active smallies or white bass, we'll just switch over tackle.

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5/12/15 5:06 PM CST
Wisconsin Fishing

I had been fishing along the south shore of Mendota on the UW campus the last couple days and the carp have been all along the shoreline in groups. Seemed like they were maybe spawning? They were splashing around and could be seen in groups of 4 or 5. Had a couple take my tube but would just spit it out after I pulled on it a little bit.

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5/12/15 4:03 PM CST
Herb,

Any carp yet? I was thinking about coming down tomorrow or Thursday.

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5/12/15 4:01 PM CST
Sure there are probably a few Muskies in there but attempting to target them would be a needle in haystack venture. Can think of many better ways to spend my time on the water.

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