Lake Mendota, Dane County

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TODAY @ 12:55 PM
marshall87
marshall87
USER since 11/30/13
Launched at Warner early this morning and as you are heading onto the lake, probably within 20-30 feet off the breakwater there is a big metal pole just underwater. Guessing left over from the recent construction. Would hate to have somebody hit it and wreck their weekend. Just an FYI!

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5/26/17 @ 12:46 PM
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herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

First Tenney Park cat trip last night. No dice. Caught one yellow bullhead around midnight, but that's it. Smelled awful over there. Like sewage or stagnant seawater. What gives? Not sure if that had anything to do with the lack of fish, but it might have.

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5/26/17 @ 10:07 AM
nicksb3
nicksb3
USER since 5/2/16

Aren't they doing construction at the Warner breakwall?

Drove past there a couple weeks ago and it looked like they were dumping some rock.

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5/24/17 @ 5:25 PM
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pladz
pladz
MEMBER since 3/3/03

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fished from 9am-2pm today. Caught two short eyes, 8 Rock Bass, and an 14" smallie. All under a slip-bobber with a half crawler. Tried casting with swim baits,with no luck. 

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5/24/17 @ 9:53 AM
finbow
finbow
USER since 2/19/15

Im coming from out of town for the holiday weekend to go fishing with my dad. We were planning on fishing mendota for whitebass on sunday. I am just curious if anyone has any kind of reports regarding the whitebass. Are they schooled up and biting? Thanks for any help. Everyone have a fun and safe holiday weekend, maybe we will see ya on the water.

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5/22/17 @ 9:54 AM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

City PD has been enforcing city parks hours for being open, usually parks close at 10pm. The breakwaters at Warner and Tenney are city parks so keep that in mind...

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5/22/17 @ 9:30 AM
BubbaLooski
BubbaLooski
USER since 11/3/01

Breakwall at Warner Park. You can get bait at D & S right there. They should have a good report for you as well.

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5/22/17 @ 8:50 AM
Jiggin Jim
Jiggin Jim
USER since 2/3/05

I posted this on Monona a few days ago but I figured I would try it here to. Never fished the area but going to be around for a wedding in a couple weeks and was just wondering if there is any decent shore fishing? Thank you

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5/22/17 @ 8:46 AM
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Fillet Show
Fillet Show
USER since 7/14/08

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

Rat:  we were crazy enough to try it Sunday afternoon. Had to stay out of the wind.  No live bait, and first time out with the boat this year.  Found some fish, although the action was better around noon, and got worse as the day progressed.  Ended up with 3 eyes (one was legal), a half dozen crappies, 4 smallies, a few rocks, and several pike.  One was a beast at 39", caught on crappie gear and 6 lb test.  Picture of that and a 13" slab.  Sometimes it pays to brave the weather.  Wish we would have gotten out in the AM, as the fishing shut down by 4.  Stayed out until 8, but the last 2 hours accounted for 2 fish.  Nice and peaceful out though.

all fish over weeds, 5-10 feet.  Water temp varied, but mid 50's about ave.


tight lines,

fs 

Edited on 5/22/17 8:47 AM
Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
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5/22/17 @ 8:14 AM
herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

Sorry Rat. Too Cold. Too rainy. Just a cruddy spring. Felt like November around here ever since November. Anyhoo. Be getting out there soon. Last year was my worst Cat season since I started. Hoping this year is better.

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