Lake Mendota, Dane County

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8/13/17 @ 7:54 AM
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springbobatwork
springbobatwork
USER since 9/11/03

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Nice night on Mendota Saturday evening. Brought home 11 gills jigging and released a 17 inch walleye. 

Also found a planer board near Second Point. PM me if you lost one and tell me the name on the back of it.

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8/9/17 @ 4:49 PM
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catchnfillet
catchnfillet
USER since 9/24/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

 On at 8:30 off at one, got all kinds of different fish, brought home a meal of gills that were extremely nice!! Also caught smallmouth, eyes and a few sheeps.....all on the edge of the weeds

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8/6/17 @ 12:53 PM
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cd#55
cd#55
USER since 9/4/13

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

We had a great day two of us managed to get our limit's of gills lot of moving around the lake and searching weed beds in sunken island put in our time and had great success

Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
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8/6/17 @ 11:38 AM
rk_diver
rk_diver
USER since 8/18/03

Scanning Mendota the last few days. Water temp down to 73°F, clarity poor. Watched some schools of carp that were in 45 FOW. They'd swim up to about 15' for a little while then swim back down to about 30' and then back down towards the bottom. Watched them on sonar and the camera. Watched in a couple different spots off 2nd Point. The structure of the thermocline seems off this year also. Typically it's right around 30' and there's three distinct layers. This year the temps are off and the middle layer seems wider then normal. Need to spend some time and measure temps more carefully but from all my trips out since the lake stratified it seems odd. Or maybe it's just me! I'm also not seeing the Walleyes where I normally do and running the camera slowly through rock areas where I usually see smallies this time of the year there also seems to be less fish. I do see them (Walleyes and Smallmouth) here and there (been seeing a lot of small Walleyes) but no good size fish. Gotta be somewhere, just not where I'm looking! Poor water clarity obviously doesn't help!

May hit Monona tomorrow...

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8/6/17 @ 11:29 AM
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herbsuperb
herbsuperb
USER since 6/27/06

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

That 20 pound Mendota Cat continues to elude me. But this 19.8 pounder sure was fun to catch (and release). Always nice to catch a new PB.

Lake Mendota, Dane County Photo
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8/2/17 @ 8:47 AM
Dunn44
Dunn44
USER since 9/16/14

2 poor dogs died after swimming in Mendota on Sunday. They arent sure what it was, but fyi for fellow dog owners. Until they figure it out I'd let Fido swim elsewhere...


http://www.nbc15.com/video?vid=437729943

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8/2/17 @ 7:51 AM
TheMusky
TheMusky
USER since 12/13/16

Thinking about heading out on Mendota tonight since Waubesa is still no wake. Never been on Mendota, anyone have any recommendations for depths/areas to fish walleye? 

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8/1/17 @ 12:43 PM
fishon2day
fishon2day
USER since 12/29/04

Found Tuesday 12:00 boat prop laying on the side of the road on hwy.19, contact me @ skibbsandshell@yahoo.com

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8/1/17 @ 9:15 AM
ltharley
ltharley
USER since 4/30/13

No way Jerry. You can't catch fish going that fast.  Plan to hit Mendota in fall a bit. Hope to see you soon.

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8/1/17 @ 8:22 AM
mendota
mendota
MEMBER since 12/19/01

jerryb, did your buddy get a length or weight on that cat?

In the recent In-Fisherman Master Angler awards issue, the top channel cat in the kept category was a 38# (!!!) fish from Mendota.  That is a toad.  Sure would like to see some pictures, and maybe a length, for that cat.  Anybody know the angler?

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