Indian Lake, Dane County

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7/6/17 @ 7:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/indian-lake-fish-kill-could-number-in-the-thousands-official/article_5dcd2749-37d2-5bbd-aa72-f969bb85a045.html


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7/2/17 @ 1:36 PM
CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

I'm with you, Pedmo....online documentation says max depth of 6' but being from shore, didn't get a great sense of any depth.  I could run a 2' diver with relative ease but a 4' consistently got hung up on bottom weeds.

With the aeration system, I am surprised that there wasn't any clear, open (algae free) areas like a fountain might do in landscaping.

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7/1/17 @ 10:39 AM
Pedmo
Pedmo
USER since 1/19/10

Dobber, Doesn't surprise me. I've fished Indian several times over the years and only caught Bull heads & dink Bluegills and LMB.

How much water depth did you find? The deepest water I've ever found on this lake was 3', above the muck. They cut weeds a few weeks ago. Supposedly they stocked the lake with bluegill, northern, bass & some walleye with the restoration. Befuddles me; why stock walleye in a very shallow, low oxygen lake  with very little flow......

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6/30/17 @ 7:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
CDobber
CDobber
MEMBER since 9/30/12

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Was hoping with the Hwy 19 construction and being off the beaten path, we'd find some unsuspecting foes. Upon arrival at the Lake (and knowing in advance of the DNR's work a couple years ago), it was pea soup across the whole body.  Hoped to get into some bass along the boat launch with all the reeds and didn't find a one.  Buddy was bobber/worm fishing for panfish and only caught 3" bullheads en masse.



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5/1/17 @ 8:42 AM
hungrybear
hungrybear
USER since 5/1/17

Direct quote from DNR Fisheries Supervisor David Rowe:

"The DNR and Dane County's Land and Water Resources Department put a chemical into the lake that will kill off the carp but will not hurt any other species in the lake."

Source:  http://www.wkow.com/story/28254057/2015/03/03/crews-put-chemical-into-indian-lake-to-remove-carp

Hope this helps...

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1/28/16 @ 3:31 PM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07
Gotcha- will find another place to fish! Thanks for the info - much appreciated!

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1/28/16 @ 9:50 AM
scmuskies
scmuskies
USER since 10/14/03
The lake isn't worth ice fishing yet. There was a huge problem with the carp degrading the lake (uprooting all the vegetation, leading to algae blooms), which lead to frequent winter kills which only the carp survived.

So, they killed off all the fish last march to start over and just replanted fish this year - all will be small. Please consider this & help the lake recover.

sc

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1/28/16 @ 7:30 AM
Waunafish82
Waunafish82
USER since 1/3/14
I've fished this lake in the summer. Lots of bullheads. I imagine there are good gills somewhere. Be careful if ice fishing. The lake is aerated but they usually have the aerator roped off. Please let me know how you do as no one ever fishes there.

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1/28/16 @ 6:57 AM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07
Well, it's been a year.... Smile Anyone go out here this summer? I am looking to fish smaller bodies of water- just trying to find something with out all the fishing pressure. I will post report if I make it here- looking for nice gills and a few bass I would assume... Any info from summer or this winter - thanks. If not - good luck and stay warm!!

J

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2/18/15 @ 8:14 AM
eckes
eckes
USER since 1/28/07
Thinking of going out here Sat to see what I see (have Fish TV and what the heck... try a diff place)... Anyone been out here lately? Advice? Will post how I do. Good luck all

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