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HERO547
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8/25/15 4:33 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
On at 7, off at 1. Odd day. First fish 5 lb cat on my crappie rod. I was in 9 feet of water fishing 30 inches down with an ice jig plastic and a wax worm. It took for ever to get him up to see what I had. Came for gills and crappies. Moved 5 times with out a fish. Went deep, got zip. Moved back to 10 feet with a lot of weeds. Screen lit up with fish. Next came a nice 18 inch bass. Then 3 crappies and a gill. That Big was with me and did not have a fish yet. Then he got hot. Had the big gill of the day. We had 12 gills, the smallest 9 1/2, largest 10 inch. That big had it, mine was 9 7/8. 11 crappies 10 to 13 inches and one nice perch. A few crappies on minnows. All the rest on ice jigs with plastic and a wax worm. Fished 3 feet down in 10 feet of water. Best of luck to all. HERO Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

Pandikutty
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8/24/15 11:49 PM CST
Walleyebrian, wasn't trying to say that you were bragging, just that I'm reallly wishful that shore fishing can be consistently more productive. Smile Haven't been catching much this summer, just hoping to get something at the end of my line.. hope you get to show how big mendota pikes can grow! Big Smile

WalleyeBrian
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8/24/15 10:46 PM CST
Pandikutty I don't really care to fish for largemouth bass, panfish or most rough fish. They all happened to be jumping so I figured I would play around for a while. I do like a big smallie or big cat on the line just not much of a Largemouth fisherman anymore. I grew up with my parents owning property on a private lake that was overly full of largemouth. I CPR almost everything I catch out of Mendota keeping an occasional walleye to eat. A Musky, big Pike or big Walleye are what get my heart pumping! Unless someone is with me and wants to keep what we are catching I usually just toss everything back. I wasn't trying to brag or mean it was a slow night of fishing over all, just a slow night of what I was really after. Do you fish Mendota often? What do you like to fish for?

Pandikutty
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8/24/15 10:07 PM CST
25+ white bass and it's still a slow night? man you got me jealous heh..

WalleyeBrian
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8/24/15 9:40 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
As Cdobber pointed out the surface temp of the lake has dropped to 69 degrees pushing the fish out deep. The lake was a little rough tonight and I only saw one other boat out fishing, I was out from 6-9:30pm. I couldn't get anything to bite tonight except white bass, they were on fire. It seemed like they would hit anything I dropped down. The funniest part was I stumbled on them, I was cruising along and my motor was bogging down so I stopped and raised it out of the water it had a big clump of weeds on it. While I was getting that off about 30 of them did an ariel so I grabbed my light action and started casting soft rubber plastics. I was out on a flat in 40' of water in front of Mendota County park and let the boat drift out into deeper water as long as I kept the bait within decent range of the top (less than 10 ft) they all seemed to want to jump into the boat. I did not mark any fish in shallow outside the weeds. Real slow night other than boating 25+ white bass. I prefer fish that have teeth Big Smile

I have had a few Lake Linkers contact me about coming out to fish or meeting up on the lake. I am going out on Thursday with a buddy and going to hopefully fish with a few of you this season!

CDobber
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8/24/15 12:11 PM CST
Putting out there that the temps/winds have cooled the surface temp 4-5 degrees....was 69 this morning.

WalleyeBrian
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8/24/15 12:02 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out fishing last night for a few hours at dusk. The wind really picked up and was white capping 2 footers on the south side of the lake. The North end was much calmer but a ton of weeds were on the surface from the weekend boaters so I elected to fish the rough water. I mainly fished the south shore west of 2nd point. The boat was pretty hard to keep on coarse using the trolling motor with the direction the wind was blowing but I managed to catch a small, smallie casting a drop shot with a crawler harness on the 22' break line. Was just glad I didn't get skunked. I am planning to head out again tonight. If any other lake linkers would like to join me some time, my boat stays in the water on Mendota (nothing fancy 16' with a tiller) and I typically fish 4-5 nights a week. Share some fishing knowledge and a few laughs. You can PM me if interested.

JigOrNot
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8/22/15 4:54 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Wife and I hit the water today at 7:30 am. Came off the lake at 1:30 pm. Very windy. Stuck to the south shore around 2nd (Frautschi Point). Really slow day for fishing. 1 sheep head and 1 tiny perch). Didn't appear anyone else was hooking anything either. Oh well. Still nice just being on the water.

CDobber
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8/21/15 7:02 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Out 10:30-3:30 today. Fishing sucked today, felt stronger than the 10-11 MPH wind that was advertised. Complete skunk-o for me, and others I talked to said it was not much better but a couple of fish here and there. Did get to meet fellow lake-linker Jerry S on the water today and share some tips, so all was not lost.

buckfever80
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8/21/15 5:26 PM CST
hey walleyebrian nice boat Big Smile

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8/21/15 4:11 PM CST
Fished Mendota park yesterday for an 2 hours- not a bite- just soaking big shiners and tipping back a few. Decided maybe deeper water- went to Capt Bills. First fish was 33" catfish- maybe 14-15 lbs. 2nd fish, well you decide if I am let in the 40" and over club! Smile I didn't have a net, so had to land it by grabbing it, some lady took a pic, then got scared and ran away!!?? SO I had to lay the fish on the dock real quick - snapped one quick pic, then revived it - she swam away just fine- got me wet when saying good-bye. My biggest pike - but of course cut off the tip of the pic (and I know it isn't right at the tip of the tail) so not 100% of actual size!! I will defer to your judgement!! Smile Oh well, fun to catch!! Good luck all!

JigOrNot
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8/20/15 10:07 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Sorry for the late posting. Wife and I were on the water August 11. She landed to SMB, 1 - 17 inches, and the second 20 inches. Both were caught using a night crawler and dragging it on the bottom and hit when slowly bringing it up. (Both were released.) Water was choppy. First SMB caught at 10:19 am, the second a 1:09 pm. Me I was blesse with 4 sheep head, and a tiny perch.

After a no catch day on Waubesa today, going back here tomorrow to see if we can get more SMB. Smile

WalleyeBrian
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8/19/15 8:56 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
I am new to lake link so I hope its ok to post fish that were not caught today... the 26" was caught at 3am last week casting a minnow rap and the 29" was caught a little over a month ago mid morning on a fireball jig with a shiner. Both fish were CPR'd.

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8/18/15 1:59 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Got out for a couple hours this morning by myself in the 'toon. All of 6 trailers in at Marshall, so lake was wide open.

Started on a spot pointed out to me from a fellow lake-linker, Jerry, and enjoyed the spot once I found it but didn't find the smallies I was after. Had one big hookup that either bit me off or pulled a knot out, had to re-rig the drop shot.

Got a 23" northern in the same location as my smallie the other day...so not a bad consolation....bit on the same jig/craw setup just past noon in about 8 FOW with a lot of submerged boulder substrate.

One more week before that pesky work thing gets in the way of my fishing...

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8/16/15 6:48 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Got out at 6:30 AM Friday, which is rare for me....came off at noon. Very slow fishing today, tried multiple places with varying depths. Throwing surface/mid/deep runners as well as having a live crawler drop shot rig going, and did a lot of trolling from spot to spot, usually following a deep weed line.

Found a new spot Friday that was 8 FOW but many rocks for smallie attractors, and boated 1 but had a bigger fish come unbuttoned just before I could see it and multiple hesitant bites as well. Successful lure was a football jig with craw type "structure bug" trailer slow through the ground on all of them in the same location. I love catching smallies, probably my favorite species, but they are very much few and far between still.

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