Cherokee Marsh/Madison, Dane County

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5/14/17 @ 7:39 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 @ 10:52 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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1/22/17 @ 5:50 PM
JimLi
JimLi
USER since 12/20/11

I'm from Madison for 70 years and never fished Cherokee Marsh. Can I get a 16ft boat in the marsh? If so, where is the launch?


Thanks and good fishing

Jim (disabled Vet)

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12/10/16 @ 12:34 PM
wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

My fishing pal at work claimed he saw a pic yesterday of someone ice fishing out on the marsh. I did not see it and will not even claim to know if there is fishable ice out there. With highs forecast to be in the single digits and below zero lows next week there will be ample water to fish next weekend. Stay safe. One guy already has drowned on Lake Como. Didn't say he was ice fishing but was 2 to 300 yards off shore when he went in. No fish is worth your life. Stay safe. Rat.

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5/6/16 @ 2:55 PM
choclateman
choclateman
USER since 12/20/11

catfish are biting between 4pm and 6 pm.  

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5/6/16 @ 2:49 PM
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Caption_Fisher
Caption_Fisher
USER since 1/5/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

I heard a rumor that the catfish are biting went there 3 weeks ago and didnt catch anything but a wet boat does anyone know if they are biting

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2/9/16 @ 9:47 PM
agunn13
agunn13
USER since 6/24/02
FYI The hearing has been moved to room 328 NW.

Thought this should be posted on the Madison chain boards to help spread the word. I copied from the the Stoddard and Genoa posts.

Lake-Linkers this is Paul Smith at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with an update on the railroad crossing issue. This confirms information recently posted by Ted P. and Mark C.

The railroad crossing legislation authored by Rep. Nerison is called Assembly Bill 876, or AB 876. He got five other legislators to sign on with him.

Here's the web address for info on the Legislature's website: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/proposals/ab876

It is scheduled for a public hearing this Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Capital.

It's important to have a good showing of support at the hearing.

Also, there's the chance for more legislators to add their names to the bill. So keep calling your representatives in both the Assembly and Senate and ask them to sign on or at least support the bill.

This could be the best chance to get a positive change in state law for our public access to the Mighty Mississippi. It obviously also would have benefits to other areas where people need to directly cross railroad tracks to reach hunting and fishing grounds and for other recreation.

Thanks and good fishing.

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2/7/16 @ 6:53 PM
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Madgill
Madgill
MEMBER since 12/26/01

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
10 inches
Fished the marsh again this afternoon, starting in the back bay. Fished around the island and way back, still some open water back there with lot's of geese. Not much luck, sometimes it pays to poke around those unfished areas but not today.

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1/24/16 @ 8:26 PM
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Madgill
Madgill
MEMBER since 12/26/01

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
8 inches
Fished for a few hours this afternoon, ha, no shooting, was nice and quiet! Lot's of fish cruising around, getting the new Aqua-Vu Micro camera figured out. Fish were down there but tough to get them to bite. Kept enough for a meal.

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1/15/16 @ 11:35 PM
DaveI
DaveI
MEMBER since 7/3/01
MADGILL

I hope you are aware that "Cherokee Lake" is adjacent to a DNR public hunting ground, and there are several small game seasons open presently.

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