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billy baru bgame
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4/19/14 9:55 AM CST
There are actually quite a few Muskie in mendota! True they don't stock them but they just swim through and use the locks. Matter of fact a 49" was caught off Warner boat landing seawall last fall. Guy had/has his picture of it at dorns! Enjoy!!!

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4/19/14 9:41 AM CST
Vikings...there are different size regs for gamefish in Mendota, but the season dates are the same. Also, there are no musky in there as they don't stock them....

FS

vikingseagles
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4/19/14 8:48 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
went out yesterday. launched out of governor nelson state park. no piers put in yet. zipped out to governors island and into warner bay, didn't really mark anything. it was my first time on this lake and we got skunked. heading back to the boat landing we decided to go down the west side shore past the golf course. didn't mark anything going down that way either. i was marking in roughly 55-60 FOW and the fish seemed to be higher in the water column around 35-45 FOW but we couldn't get them to take any twisters, or crappie minnows so we gave up.. waters a bit too cold for anything to become active, but i've heard later in the year this lake becomes a hassle due to the weekend joyriding. also just curious if its legal to troll for musky on this lake? as we were leaving a bigger boat came pulling in and was unloading musky lures, and trolling gear. wasn't sure if there are different rules applying to this lake as far as fishing for musky, walleye, bass etc. out of season?

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4/17/14 5:13 PM CST
Warner is open and the piers are in.


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4/16/14 11:14 PM CST
Vikingseagles; Sounds like you're talking about Gov. Nelson State Park launch. You'll need a state park sticker (daily available, will have to check their site to see cost) there. The state is usually slow in getting their piers in. Warner Park launch (east of Gov. Island) is a city of Madison site that may still be closed while they're dredging (it was last week when I checked). The city and county launches require a launch fee, daily is around $7 or $8. Rick

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4/16/14 8:10 PM CST
just wondering if anyone has been out on the lake yet? was planning on launching out west of governor island on the northern part of the lake.. this will be my fist time on this lake. any pointers on what to look out for? where to go? the pricing for launch fee? does this landing have a boat dock? just a couple answers would sure help me out.

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4/14/14 4:50 PM CST
Open water...it does exist!


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4/14/14 8:25 AM CST
2.6" rain before midnight last night. Lake is up almost 6" this am, and rising. Up past the summer minimum already.

I know Ubay was choked as well Saturday, but I'll bet the lake's wide open today.

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4/12/14 4:04 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Got the boat out for a few hours. Water was cloudy and cold...37-39 degrees. Looked at deeper spots, and just when the wind got lighter, I found some perch. Then the wind switched out of the north, the temp dropped and the ice sheet that had pushed against the north shore started to quickly move toward the launch, and I had to hightail it back. Of course the sun came out and the temp jumped 15 degrees within an hour after I left, but it was good to get out. Weeds were pretty brown as to be expected, but I did get a few green ones as I moved deeper to about 10-12 feet.

Tight lines, FS

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4/9/14 11:41 PM CST
I would suggest that you look in the water. That is a good place to start.

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4/9/14 8:06 PM CST
Perch experts, with the ice going out this week, where would I likely find the perch? I'm guessing they are spawning or just about to. PM me if you prefer. Thx!

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4/7/14 1:13 PM CST
Took this about an hour ago from Marshall Park. The bay is completely open. Several people fishing there. Most were using little floats but one guy was throwing a big spinner bait. Wondering

From shore it was open quite a ways out. If the forecast holds up, I'll guess that it will open by this coming weekend.

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4/4/14 11:18 AM CST
Still covered but getting darker. This is from 30 minutes ago at the union.

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4/2/14 12:10 PM CST
Taken from Memorial Union at 11:00 today. Lots of ice left.

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4/2/14 11:30 AM CST
Don't know about the landings specifically, but I'd think there'd be a lot of soft spots out there by now... Sad

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