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TuckerGrover
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4/16/15 9:20 PM CST
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Ahh. Good point. I forget about the seasons. I used a vertical jig the other day and just missed a crappie. So it sounds like I'm targeting cats or panfish? I will have to review the regs as well. I really appreciate the response.

Fillet Show
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4/16/15 8:59 PM CST
Just a reminder...game fish season is still closed. Trolling probably won't be productive for anything in season. I fished with a friend from Iowa today, and he wasn't aware of that regulation. Good luck with the kayak. Wind is light tomorrow. Pick a shallow area, use some ice jigs, and see if you can find some panfish. Should be a nice afternoon to paddle around.

FS

TuckerGrover
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4/16/15 8:09 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Wanna take the kayak out tomorrow after 4 pm. Don't have my anchor mounted, so some drift or trolling would be ideal. This will be my first year on the chain. If anyone wants to join me, then let me know. I will target whatever is biting right now. Tight lines!

The Show
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4/16/15 7:55 PM CST
You must not be from around here. There are no blues. You will be targeting channel cats. Congrats on your new boat.

eyelooking
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4/16/15 7:46 PM CST
Always wanted to catfish these waters. Can anybody tell me what species are in these waters. Channel, flathead and blues. Getting a brand new Tracker Pro Guide V 175 WT very soon. Thanks! Coming from Pleasant Prairie WI.

Fillet Show
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4/16/15 7:18 PM CST
Caught a couple of "other" species in the last week.

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4/15/15 4:57 PM CST
Tenney park is probably your best. Every species that swims the chain is caught from there in the spring!

Pandikutty
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4/15/15 3:20 PM CST
looking for some recommendations here.. what are some of the best shore fishing locations? im looking forward to the opening weekend, no specific fish targeted, just want something that'll bite the end of my hook. Cool

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4/13/15 9:20 PM CST
Searching Mendota this afternoon. Water temp on lake at 43°F in 10 FOW, in Six Mile Creek it was in the mid 50's. Marked a lot of larger fish by Six Mile, don't know if they were carp or cats (historically it's a mix). Did see one pike and one smallie hanging by some structure down by the old Camp Wakanda area. Anxious for water clarity to start clearing up!

paullythefishermanb
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4/13/15 9:01 PM CST
How is the catfish action?

hockeyngolf26
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4/13/15 6:17 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
First time out this year. Caught 5 crappies, biggest 12''. One bonus 18'' largemouth. All fish released. Fished 3-5 feet of water with artificials.

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4/11/15 11:03 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Took the boat out for the first time this season. Trying to find bluegill, perch or crappie. Piers are in at Marshall Park. Water is murky, poor clarity. Water temp varied from 40F to about 45F. Tried Mendota City park area with a few nibbles but no landed fish. Then moved to second point and tried from 30fow to about 6fow. Had a bite, I think a pike in the shallows. Hit hard and ran and left teeth marks all over the red worm. Tried Governor's island about 25fow and then 10 fow - nothing. Then tried the NW area where Pheasant Branch creek drains in - caught some crappie there this time of year two years back but saw no action. Every year, my first trip out is a bust. Can't find the fish. Saw a number of boats up in the Yahara river inlet, presumably trying for cats. Very few boats out. Nice day, but much colder on the lake!

rk_diver
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4/6/15 2:38 PM CST
On Mendota this am. Pretty much the same report as what was done for Kegonsa and Waubesa last week. , off 2nd Point. Water temp down to 40' was 39°F, water clarity bad. Green, slimy algae growing on rocks, lots of particulates in the water column. Saw one smallie on a piece of structure. But it was a beautiful day on the water, calm winds are nice when the air temp is cool. They painted new stall lines at Warner launch, piers aren't in yet but didn't expect them to be. Not an issue getting the boat off or on the trailer, used chest waders but could have gotten by with knee high boots easily. If the wind would have been pounding in then the chest waders would be helpful. A little ice inside the breakwater, drifting out into the lake when I came in. Rick

crappiefest22
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4/1/15 8:03 AM CST
Yes, that is very realistic. Ice is breaking up very nicely with all of this warm weather.

Maine Mike
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4/1/15 7:35 AM CST
Wondering how the ice break up is going, thinking about trying for some panfish this weekend is this possible???

Thanks in advance

Mike

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