Should be. They pull all but one first in November, and the last one they typically pull the first week of December. The state and county have different schedules though.
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66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
A buddy and I were actually on the lake on Oct. 4th in the afternoon. We caught one small walleye and a nice small mouth in about 20 feet of water on a small hump. We then moved to the small bay by picnic point and caught one small large mouth and 15 small mouth bass. The largest was probably about 2 pounds. The fish were in close to shore in about 3 feet of water and would only bite on a plastic swim bait.
Out scanning Mendota for a few hours this morning. Nice not to have to deal with strong winds for once! County has pulled the buoys now, at least the ones in the Tenney area where I was. Water temp at 64°F at 3' and 62°F at 45'. Didn't go any deeper then that today but the UW site shows 52°F at 60'. So the thermocline is slowly dropping deeper and deeper. Water clarity at 45' was terrible, spent most of the time shallower then that where there was still plenty of algae/particulates but could see. Lots of carp stirring things up as usual. Saw some gills hanging on some deeper water structure and a deep water weed bed (these guys were small) and some Smallmouth hanging on other structure, and on rock areas. Rick
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Started fishing about 10:00 AM. Spent time hunting fish on my depth finder. Tried a number of spots. Eventually had 5 gills. Caught and released a 13.5 inch walleye and 2 small perch. Beautiful day on the lake. Hope to do this again before the snow flies.
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Fished cat's last night. Instead I caught my Wisconsin PR pike. Estimate length at around 38". She had some girth too. Nice fish. Hit a bluegill head as I was reeling in. To be honest the pike have been a PITA this cat season. Drop and run. Drop and run. Or bite the line off. Got lucky on this one though. Hooked on the back of the gill plate.
Best two months of fishing coming up. It's big fish time. Rat.
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Why do same reports show up on Lake Monona as the Lake Mendota site? They are identical even though it is clear on the title which lake is being looked at. Having said that maybe people should state in their report which lake they are talking about (Monona vs Mendota )