Lake Mendota, Dane County

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11/18/16 @ 2:49 PM
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mendota
mendota
MEMBER since 12/19/01

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous

Walleye, what walleye?  Haven't seen one this fall yet.

Cats were relatively scarce this year, although I got a couple about 2 weeks ago, both ~30"or so, while fishing fatheads for crappie etc.

Brother put a 36" in the boat back in August, so there are a few giants scattered about yet.

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11/18/16 @ 1:12 PM
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herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

Hey Tenney Park Crew,

I left my Lindy Gloves (Orange and Black) in one of the planters over at Tenney last night. Was supposed to be my last trip out there, and I'm not sure when I'll be up that way. Should any of you come across them, I'd appreciate it if you could put them somewhere out of sight, and send me a PM to let me know.

Worst Cat season ever. Caught over 50 on Mendota last year, 3 out of 4 over 30". Doubt I even broke 20 this year. Didn't even crack 18 pounds. I blame wind patterns, which were noticeably squirrely this year. But there may have been other factors. Did anybody do well with Cats this year?

Thanks All, and good luck with the walleye.

Jeff

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11/14/16 @ 11:31 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Full Moon

Here is a hybrid white bass.  Sure miss catching these fish.  I dont think there is any more swimming in Wisconsin, used to catch bunch of them in central Wisconsin.

Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
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11/14/16 @ 11:24 PM
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billy baru bgame
billy baru bgame
USER since 1/21/14

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Full Moon

You have a whitebass there.  This is a picture or a hybrid whitebass.

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11/14/16 @ 10:34 PM
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Fillet Show
Fillet Show
USER since 7/14/08

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Full Moon

Broken line, with lowest one extending to tail...

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11/14/16 @ 10:33 PM
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Fillet Show
Fillet Show
USER since 7/14/08

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Full Moon

Check out the defining characteristics of a hybrid...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_striped_bass

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11/14/16 @ 9:44 PM
5 EYES
5 EYES
USER since 12/13/12

Big white bass. We ran into a few of them on Saturday. They are huge.

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11/14/16 @ 9:25 PM
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Fillet Show
Fillet Show
USER since 7/14/08

MOON PHASE
Full Moon
Had a great super moon tonight with a lot of whiteys, eyes, and a couple of "others".  Question for those more knowledgable than me...is this a white bass or a hybrid.  I looked it up, and seems like a hybrid.  All this time I thought they were just white bass.  They are big...some close to 18".  Any thoughts?

Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
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11/10/16 @ 1:16 PM
mendota
mendota
MEMBER since 12/19/01

Any stationary target (with your boat moving) will create an arc.  If it is moving (horizontally) you will get more of a streak.

What you see on the screen is primarily a product of your boat speed, sonar sensitivity, and chart speed, and the size of the air bladder or solid object.

Different combinations of the above could give you the same screen appearance.

Some of your small arcs could indeed be fish; stop your boat, turn the sensitivity down a bit, and look for quick movement in the echos.  It can still be tough to tell; that's why we drop a camera.



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11/10/16 @ 9:21 AM
Landin' Lunkers
Landin' Lunkers
USER since 6/4/12

Fish on these new locators are more streaks than arcs.longer the streak the bigger the fish generally

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