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crappiefest22
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12/21/14 12:46 PM CST
There is no ice!! Hasn't been hardly any all year

LetEmGrowBigger
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12/21/14 12:33 PM CST
Any ice reports? Hows north bay or warner bay?

Fillet Show
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12/18/14 10:54 PM CST
I of course would stop a few short of the limit to scout for specks. I just don't think I'd go out for the sole purpose of finding crappies, as they are prob a bit elusive out there. Thanks for the tips. I bet those schools were either crappie, whiteys or maybe even drum. Who knows, could be cats too.

Tight lines,

FS

GBpanfish
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12/18/14 9:01 PM CST
JKenny, I would go to upper mud lake near Madison. The ice is good there and by the time you get there it should be better. There is a parking lot, you have to pay to use it ? It is a self registration, I believe it is $7.00 for the day. It is enforced, so I would register. It is approx. a 100 yard walk from the lot to the lake. Blue gill and crappies, use small jigs tipped with a spike, jigging poles with 2 lbs. test line. You should have some action. They hit light so you have to pay attention. Spring bobbers attached to the tip of your pole are a good idea. Good luck.

The parking lot. Is off of USH. 51 at Terminal Dr.

cyclones30
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12/18/14 3:22 PM CST
JKenny, you're not going to find any ice on Mendota. You might find fishable ice on Monona Bay of Lake Monona. I don't fish there often but there are usually fish (lot of little ones) biting it sounds. It's also right in city which might be good or bad for your ideas. http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Fishing-Reports/report.cfm/2905/Monona-Bay-Dane-County/

Jzzzzz
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12/18/14 2:21 PM CST
was just wondering from filletshows post... cant wait to get on the big pond and get some jumbos, caught some whitebass too last year they are a blast on light line.

TuckerGrover
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12/18/14 1:19 PM CST
You can message me and I'll come over and have me limit out as well. : D

RedRnger
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12/18/14 1:17 PM CST
NO

Bobberboy
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12/18/14 1:17 PM CST
NO ! You can if you stop @ 24

Jzzzzz
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12/18/14 1:15 PM CST
can you still catch and release panfish after you have a limit of them?

JKenny
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12/18/14 9:56 AM CST
Good Morning Gentleman. I have family from England coming in town next week and they have begged me to take them ice fishing. I am looking for some help locating a lake near Madison I could take a group of kids ice fishing on next week. I live in Illinois and obviously we have absolutley no ice at this time any help would be appreciated. I would prefer to take them bluegill fishing just so they could say they caught something, but I would be open to any suggestions. Thank You.

JLeon87
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12/18/14 9:46 AM CST
I'd try between governor nelson launch and govenror island. Around the 30 feet. I remember 2 years ago I would mark big schools of fish but never got them to bite. I don't think they were perch. Same thing over by Warner bay. Just find the same depth. I'm sure they are out there!

Fillet Show
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12/18/14 6:47 AM CST
Since its going to be a while since the big lake is locked up, I was dreaming of days when you get a limit of perch early but want to stay out for a while. I started thinking about where I would go to target "basin" crappies mid winter out here. I know that bite exists on lakes of 35-40 foot max depth, but where do they go on Mendota? I have some ideas, but if anyone has run across them through the ice, other than shallow fishing for gills early and late ice, feel free to PM me and maybe we can go hunting for them this winter. Have atv and like drilling holes.

FS

wifishingrox
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11/28/14 10:15 AM CST
u bay with picnic point in the background, late afternoon on 11/26/14. still got a long ways to go. still happy for such an early arrival of hard water.

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11/22/14 2:48 PM CST
Marshall Park was still open, 1 pier in, as of 2pm today. A large barge and crane were keeping it open, doing pier removal out on the lake I imagine.

Middleton launch was also open. 2 trailers there at 2pm.

Ubay launch iced in, hundreds of tundra swans and geese out there.

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