Wingra Lake, Dane County

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2/17/18 @ 7:25 PM
fish magnet
fish magnet
USER since 12/29/01

Yes, as long as it has  floats that are up to date with an inspection sticker by Dane County Sheriffs, and are within the weight limits.

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2/17/18 @ 7:14 PM
john the fisherman
john the fisherman
USER since 6/12/11
Anyone know if atvs are allowed on the ice on wingra?

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1/20/18 @ 9:30 PM
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jigging jill
jigging jill
MEMBER since 1/17/17

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

Don't know what we were hooking into today, probably small gills, ....but they sure liked the mini Maki plastic minnow. We were using black but you can get a variety of colors.

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1/19/18 @ 2:08 PM
nightbrawler
nightbrawler
USER since 6/30/15

I have fished Wingra couples of times, panfish is easy to find but they tend to be small. Go with the smallest hooks you have. They usually stay around 5-8ft, so there's no need to go to the middle of the lake.

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1/19/18 @ 12:58 PM
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Mr.Jiggers
Mr.Jiggers
USER since 1/3/10

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

Hi Bucky,

I've fished Wingra 2 times in the last 9 days, first times on this lake ever, and I've lived in town 8 years now.  Walking in from the road leading to the zoo, curious to try and better understand this bowl of a lake, I walked out to the center and drilled 18 holes headed back towards my vehicle every 15-20 feet fishing along the way looking for signs of life.  LOVE my Ion BTW.  Full battery still.  I ended up finding active fish in the 9' depth, a couple bluegills and about 20-22 stunted 6-61/2" perch.  I kept 6 of the biggest to see how fish out of this lake taste. 

I believe the key will be to find the weed line to get a panfish bite for the kiddos.

Picture is of 2 different holes that produced the above mentioned. 

Wingra Lake, Dane County Photo
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1/19/18 @ 12:22 PM
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Buckybadger70
Buckybadger70
USER since 1/29/16

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

Anyone been out lately on Wingra? I was thinking of taking my daughters out tomorrow and try for some pan fish. Just looking for action to keep their attention to fishing. Thanks in advance 

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1/17/18 @ 10:35 AM
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muskyhans1
muskyhans1
USER since 2/23/17

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

There have been many fewer bluegill below the Wingra dam the last few times I have ice fished there. This video was filmed 2 Saturdays ago and I caught about a dozen or 15 small crappie between 3 of us and a couple small bluegills below dam in about 2 hours of fishing. 

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1/8/18 @ 10:39 PM
Fishing2themax
Fishing2themax
USER since 5/12/17

how could i find crappie on wingra? i have been fishing wingra for years but i have never caught one. thanks

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1/8/18 @ 8:29 PM
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Razzle17
Razzle17
USER since 5/7/17

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

Went out on wingra a few days ago. It was brutally cold but once we had the Eskimo set up and the heater going it was great! My dad and I caught a total of 10 fish (perch, bluegill, crappie) no keepers

-Raz

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1/7/18 @ 11:45 PM
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nightbrawler
nightbrawler
USER since 6/30/15

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Caught some perch using crappie minnow at ~6ft water. Worms and spikes weren't producing, weird. No bites in the deeper water.

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