Cherokee Marsh/Madison, Dane County

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GREAT COFFEE.
YOUR WAY.
12/28/17 @ 5:08 PM
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Bull Gill
Bull Gill
USER since 2/7/02

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waxing Gibbous

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...

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12/27/17 @ 7:25 PM
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Fishin_time2302
Fishin_time2302
USER since 1/25/16

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
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. 

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12/27/17 @ 4:24 PM
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Kaleb99
Kaleb99
USER since 12/22/17

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Foggy

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Has any body been out on Cherokee and if so ' are u catching anything


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12/22/17 @ 3:06 PM
Skubasteve
Skubasteve
USER since 12/22/17

Has anyone been out here the past day or so?  New to ice fishing and was wondering if it is safe for me and my boys to go out tomorrow (Saturday) morning.   


Thank you for any information.

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12/17/17 @ 4:45 PM
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thebearsstillsuck
thebearsstillsuck
USER since 5/18/11

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

There is a little drop close to shore where everybody is fishing on top of each other. No thanks. Waiting for better ice.

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12/17/17 @ 3:45 PM
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NukeFish
NukeFish
USER since 5/15/13

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

Caught a couple dinks. A lot of people out there. Safe ice. A question though. Does it get any deeper then 4’?

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12/17/17 @ 6:58 AM
MissBeabs22
MissBeabs22
USER since 12/16/17

Ice near the canoe launch/dog park is maybe 2 inches and not great.  

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12/15/17 @ 1:12 PM
Big papa perch
Big papa perch
USER since 12/15/17

How is the ice over there?

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5/14/17 @ 6:39 PM
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Freddie Krueger
Freddie Krueger
USER since 9/9/06

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Was fishing the area between the island and the park and got a few hit and drop it bites on cut suckers below slips. The cats are really biting light but are there. Talked to a couple guys at the landing who had been out all day and got a couple. Defiantly not tearing it up.

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4/16/17 @ 9:52 AM
JigOrNot
JigOrNot
USER since 1/15/15

I was in the Marsh last summer.  Very swallow, 1.5 for most of it.  Outboard churns up a lot of muck and there are lots of stumps and debris, so slow going for sure.  A decent trolling motor is your best bet.

I launched for the Cherokee Boat Landing.  (Off Wheeler Rd) Very small area, has a pier and some parking.  The landing site is a canal about 3 feet deep.  To the left takes you to the marsh.

If you want deeper water, head right after getting in the open. Follow the shoreline around until you start seeing houses.  The "bay" area runs between 5 - 10 ft.

Good luck.





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