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TODAY @ 10:15 AM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

Decided to take half a day off of work yesterday and fish gills after Sunday's outing. Caught gills steady from about 12:30 pm until 8 pm. Caught a few keeper size crappie as well. Glad I was the one catching yesterday because at least sixty 7" or better gills would of been in the bucket. I'm not exaggerating either. I got sick of counting keepers vs non. Was over a hundred total at that time. 

Actually caught a 9" gill around 7 pm. Catch 2 to 3 of them a year. That's the second one this year. Got something to eat and drink after 8 and tried the night bite. Should of went home. Need to stay out of the sun for a couple of days. 

This is what your hand looks like after a day like that. Tried to edit pic but no matter what I did LL took this angle. Practice catch and release. Rat.

Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
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7/16/18 @ 11:02 PM
SmackinBass
SmackinBass
USER since 8/24/12

Pladz, what did you do to that goat's bunghole?

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7/16/18 @ 8:05 PM
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pladz
pladz
USER since 3/3/03

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waxing Crescent

Fished today from 6 Am to 11Am.  Caught a lot of gills ,mostly small, just dead sticking over the side of the boat. Tried the weedlines on the north side, the bar off. Of the convention center, and just drifting in the middle of the lake. Size range from 5 - 8 inches long. Kept some for Friday night. Also caught one , 17 Smallmouth, and a half dozen little ones, along with a goat. Used a 1/4 crawler on a small jig with enough weight to keep it vertical. It always amazes me that the Monona Terrace is best seen from the middle of the lake. The man had vision.

Edited on 7/16/18 8:08 PM
Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
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7/15/18 @ 6:16 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

Had one of those red hot Monona gill days. You know it's going to be fun when the bobber goes down within five seconds on the first cast and it's over 7" long. Then the next cast rinse and repeat for a half hour.

Pretty much had continuous action from 8:15 to about noon.  Still caught fish after that but slower. Big gills out numbered small gills three to one. It's usually the other way around. These are the days that make all those other not so great days worth it.

Threw back better than a limit of gills in that 7 to 8.5 inch range. Thought for sure I'd get a nine today but did not. Stood and fished in that sun and heat for five straight hours. I'll sleep good tonight. Rat.

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7/13/18 @ 9:14 PM
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Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

25 to 30 fow , north shore Monona rig 7/12/18. 


Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
Lake Monona, Dane County Photo
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7/10/18 @ 10:21 AM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

Fished last night on the last day of peace and solitude.

Tonight the ski team will be running back and forth from Law Park to John Nolen. The wake boarder's and water skiers will ignore the buoys in front of the terrace to make sure we know how cool they are. Crappy rap music blaring from those boats as well. Bass masters running and gunning from one spot to the next. Muskie fisherman casting right into the area you are fishing from shore and not even blink an eye. And of course they are tossing the biggest bait possible to make the most noise. Is there such a thing as "finesse" muskie fishing? LMAO.  The rowers will hog all the public parking closest to the north triangle. Brittingham Park kayak and paddle boarders will be running in and around the rr track areas. I especially love it when the wind is strong from the east. They want to hit the big open water but realize once they go under the bridge the waves get a lot bigger. Then of course they turn around and come back through to disrupt fishing. Not a big fan of that business.

Did catch fish last night. Gills, walleye, crappie, largemouth, and one smallmouth. In order from most caught to least. Interesting eh. Rat.

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7/8/18 @ 12:34 PM
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marshall87
marshall87
USER since 11/30/13

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Took my daughter out yesterday afternoon til dark. Non stop panfish action crappie, gills, and perch. Drifted 11-17 fow small jig head and piece of crawler. Must have caught 50 or 60 fish. Alot of them did run small, had probably 20 to 25 in the 6-9" range. All fish still swimming. Secretly hoping for more rain so this slow no wake continues. Nice out there without skiers and pleasure boats ripping past you within casting distance. Good luck everyone 

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7/5/18 @ 9:01 PM
musccy
musccy
USER since 3/19/05

Current water temps on Monona?

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7/3/18 @ 8:34 AM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

Caught a lot of small panfish last night.

I've decided to add the eleventh commandment.

"Thou shalt not keep crappie that are six or less inches long".

Rat.

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6/30/18 @ 2:16 PM
Crappieman83
Crappieman83
USER since 6/29/18
Hitting the wall tonight. Anyone having luck there?

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