Wingra Lake, Dane County

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7/5/17 @ 10:23 PM
Mr. Canepole
Mr. Canepole
USER since 5/3/12

Any good spots to try for crappie from shore or is it better to rent a boat from the rental business near the ice cream and burger business.  Coming from Racine but have not been in the area for a while.  Thanks.

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5/15/17 @ 5:29 PM
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Ice Junky
Ice Junky
USER since 8/21/09

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

It used to be no wake during the week and no gas motors on weekends. Dont know if that is still the case but have not heard it changed. 

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5/15/17 @ 10:09 AM
TheMusky
TheMusky
USER since 12/13/16

What's the deal with this lake? Can you use the big motor during the week, or just a trolling motor?

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5/15/17 @ 10:02 AM
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muskyhans1
muskyhans1
USER since 2/23/17

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Was out fishing on Lake Wingra on 5-11 for musky. All I managed to land were Largemouth Bass with on being a nice fat 21.5 incher on a glide bait.

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4/10/17 @ 1:41 PM
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zpc28
zpc28
USER since 1/24/17

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Went out from 1pm-4:30pm on Saturday (4/8) and didn't have a single bite. We took a small fishing boat out and it was windy! Took the boat to the South shore directly across from Wingra Boats. Once we hit the shore we didn't have to worry about the wind or choppy water. Water temp was around 51*

Used crappie minnows and night crawlers and fished in water about 4-6' deep. Not much else to report. It was nice to be out and enjoy the sun and have a couple cold ones.

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3/25/17 @ 7:38 AM
Reba`s daddy
Reba`s daddy
USER since 11/8/16

 Was in Madison thursday for an appointment,had a little time to kill so i went to the zoo.Stopped at the spillway to look around and low and behold there was one of the biggest muskies i have seen cruising around just below the dam.Not sure how big but would guess it to be close to 45 inches,he was huge.Tried to get a picture but with the wind and a bad glare on the surface nothing i took came out clearly.

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2/12/17 @ 9:23 PM
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SmackinBass
SmackinBass
USER since 8/24/12

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

We were out from 8-noon Saturday. Only fish we caught was a tiny crappie. Didn't expect much size, but couldn't much to bit on a variety of baits. Was hoping for some pike or bass on tipups but got nothing. Saw a little action on the Vex and even less on the camera. Visibility was terrible. We tried over weeds and over open areas 10 feet deep. 

I have shiners left so we can't be done with the ice yet!

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2/12/17 @ 8:46 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Out Sat. morning 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Lot's of water on top. Took an hour to find them but when we did they bit non stop for about two hours and then quit. All gills including one that would of been a keeper on any lake. That's the only one we got that size in five outings here. Caught several hundred fish but that's Wingra. Ice was about a foot thick.

Could be doing some unexpected open water fishing next weekend. Temps above freezing most of the week and highs in the mid fifties Saturday and Sunday. Bring it on. The verdict is still out on this ice fishing thing. Be smart with the ice this week. Rat.

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1/30/17 @ 1:34 PM
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petrovich
petrovich
USER since 9/29/14

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

Went out yesterday morning from 8-11 near the kayak place. Caught a bunch of small bluegills, one perch, and one crappie (wax worms, spikes, different colored jigs- they weren't picky). All too small to keep but still fun. 

Had tip-ups set at a variety of depths but no flags.

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1/15/17 @ 8:36 AM
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Reba`s daddy
Reba`s daddy
USER since 11/8/16

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

Fished from noon till 4 ish.Drilled a bunch of holes to find the small openings in the weeds and 8-10 fow.Once i found these areas the crappie bite was on.Had to do a bit of hole hopping.Used 4 and 5 mm tungsten jigs with clam plastics.Between my dad and myself we were able to keep enough for a nice meal with a few left over for a sandwiche or 3.One nice northern on tip-ups destined for the pickling jars.Not giving any more info,do the work,put in the effort and you will be rewarded.

Wingra Lake, Dane County Photo
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