MARK, those would be pike.... They are loaded in there.
Cherokee Marsh/Madison, Dane County
MOON PHASE (92%)
26° - 30° F
Ended up here after checking rivers bay and Lake WI backwaters. I'm not interested in being first one out on ice.
Fished 3 - 5 yesterday, caught 5 gills, one crappie and a 14" bass with several brake offs, bass??
Ice was cracking walking out, forecasted warmer temps and rain will keep me off this spot until after next cold spell.
The Sept 1 event has been cancelled due to high water and "NO WAKE" restrictions on Lake Mendota. It has been re-scheduled to Saturday Sept. 29, 2018 starting at 7am. Please contact me for more details. Participants get 1 free yr updates on your Navionics chart and a free Navionics hat and there will be a drawing for a free chart. Please contact me if you need more information. I have a info sheet I can email you with more details. Thanks! Greg Ollila, email@example.com, 262-960-8220, or PM me. #Navionics
NAVIONICS “Sonar Chart Event”
“Lake Mendota” Madison, Wisconsin
September 1, 2018
Where: Warner Park Boat Launch: 1201-Woodward Drive Madison, WI 53704
When: September 1, 2018 starting at 7 am
Organizer/Director: Capt. Greg Ollila – Navionics Marine Specialist
Contact Info: phone: 262-960-8220, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost to participant: NONE (There is a daily launch fee of $8.00) Win a Chart: Each participant (must have complete contact information filled in on Registration form) who has turned in a Registration form filled in and has recorded sonar logs will be entered in a random drawing to win a new Navionics+ Regions card for their area. Less than 6 registered (All entries get freshest data update for FREE & 1 free chart to give away)10- 20 registered (All entries get freshest data update for FREE & 2 free chart to give away)
Capt. Greg Ollila and Navionics are teaming up to bring better contours to Lake Mendota. Starting on July 9, 2018, sign up by emailing Greg Ollila at email@example.com or calling 262-960-8220 to participate and you could win a Navionics+ Regions chart card. You can contribute your sonar logs using your plotter or mobile device!
With your plotter: Once you sign up, come down to Lake Mendota Warner Park Boat Launch to register and pick up your Navionics SonarChart™ Event Kit folder that contains the blank MSD card and instructions for recording. Compatible chart plotters include Humminbird, Lowrance, Raymarine, Simrad and B&G. When you are done recording, insert your card into the Navionics SonarChart™ Event Kit provided, return to Organizer Greg Ollila and you’re in it to win!
MOON PHASE (75%)
this is not a report I don't know what side of the argument I want here but I assume you drilled your tip up holes in the middle of a lot of old holes ,or a spot regarded as a good jigging area, for panfish in that case your asking for someone to drill in your spread ,,but if you were on virgin ice your right it ain't right to drill on your spread I been on bought sides of this more than once...... just suck it up , truth is have found the more people moving around my flags the more flags I get I think they get the northern moving around so ain't no reason to get upset not that I don't or have not tight lines...
MOON PHASE (64%)
0° - 5° F
Went out Tuesday (26 Dec) and played in the cold. I was second one on the lake and fished til 11. Set 3 tip ups out while I re-rigged my jig poles up. As I’m tying a jig on, I watch a guy come inside my spread and started drilling holes. 2-3 feet from my tip ups. He drilled 6-7 holes and started jiging. Not saying I own the lake or anything but have a little courtesy. I pulled a tip up and started jiging. Had one light bite but that was it. 2 flags and landed one mid 20” pike. Measured one hole I drilled when I pulled tip ups out and it had 8” of ice.