Lake Monona, Dane County

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TODAY @ 9:54 PM
Musky_john
Musky_john
USER since 6/11/13

Thanks keepin it reel... I hope the ski survives... that is a valuable resource appreciate your respect for the future... you will be treated to some some good Muskie karma...

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TODAY @ 8:09 PM
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Keeping it Reel
Keeping it Reel
USER since 4/8/16

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Fished for muskies from 8 am to 3 pm. Raised 3-4 on Dawgs and Suicks, follows, no hook-ups. Dragged a sucker - had one low 30's fish snooping around but no takers. We did, however, find a 48" slowly swimming about 2 feet below surface. Upon closer inspection we discovered it had a leader wrapped around its mouth and a Castaic-style bait hanging from its gill plate. We netted the fish and cut out 2 trebles imbedded inside its mouth. We released the fish and it swam away, but those hooks had been in there at least a week or two. I really hope it makes it, but was in rough shape. 

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11/19/17 @ 9:17 PM
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Timmothy A
Timmothy A
USER since 5/17/09

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Yes there is still 1 dock in @ Olin.  Fished today 730-1100, marked a few large fish but no bites/visual confirmation, fished the north shore west end.  May try Friday again.

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11/19/17 @ 5:34 PM
low-tech
low-tech
USER since 5/10/06

Is there still one dock at Olin?  May try one last time Monday.

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11/19/17 @ 2:44 PM
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Jandl
Jandl
USER since 6/28/14

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Cold, breezy day yesterday. Water temps were 40-42, crazy good visibility. Several boats out by the afternoon. Raised one fish (throwing flies) but it was a lazy follow. Hoping for one or two more outings before the bitter end!

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11/19/17 @ 11:25 AM
chertboy
chertboy
USER since 2/9/06

Thanks for the lake level info .

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11/19/17 @ 5:57 AM
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netmanusa
netmanusa
USER since 10/4/07

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

When we took our boat hoist in the other day it had a lot of zebra muscles attached to it. This is the first time this has happened. Looks like they are here to stay. This was in squaw bay. To bad.

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11/16/17 @ 9:54 PM
low-tech
low-tech
USER since 5/10/06

Water temp ~44F today.  Threw mostly rubber deep and slow and nothing to show for it.  Finally found some bait fish in 10-12 foot flats and tried to work around it but too little too late.  

Clearest water I have ever seen on Monona and probably need to change tactics to account for it, but that's for next year...





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11/13/17 @ 4:10 AM
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5 EYES
5 EYES
USER since 12/13/12

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Water temp was 46 yesterday. Crystal clear water, we could see down at least 12 feet with cloudy skies. 1 Pike draggin suckers. 

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11/10/17 @ 1:32 PM
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.Pan Handler.
.Pan Handler.
USER since 5/8/08

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Yes, Mendota always cools slower in the fall than Monona (and other smaller shallower lakes). I haven't been out there but based on years of past history, I'd guess Monona to be 45/46 on the main lake if dota is still 48. Crazy how quick water temps have cooled off overall. Finally cold weather.

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