Wingra Lake, Dane County

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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
Wingra Lake, Dane County Photo
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1/15/17 @ 12:21 AM
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wefishandflop
wefishandflop
USER since 12/28/10

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Beautiful day to be out there. Fished the afternoon to early dusk, didn't quite make it to the night bite. Constant little fish biting a couple of reels off bottom.  Fun for me and the kids.  Bluegill, perch, crappie, pulled a little of everything. Seemed to get better as the sun went down but didn't get to stay out.  Nothing tempted me to keep it but fun to feel that tug and know everything is working. 

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1/14/17 @ 10:56 PM
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wi river rat
wi river rat
USER since 4/2/02

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

Out 8am to 1130am.  Caught a lot of fish between 930 and 11. Fish stopped biting so we quit. Mixed bag. First fish was a small crappie. The rest were gills, seeds, and perch. DO NOT EXPECT TO CATCH KEEPERS. You will be disappointed if you do. More people than usual out. Monona Bay fished out I guess. LOL. Rat.

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1/12/17 @ 8:23 PM
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ThirstyFisherman
ThirstyFisherman
USER since 4/10/05

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
16 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Notta. Had tip ups in and jigging. 

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1/3/17 @ 9:44 PM
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Bman6972
Bman6972
USER since 12/29/16

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Ice good. Lots of small fish. Great for kids but if your hungry for a fish fry this is not a place for keepers.

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1/2/17 @ 11:14 PM
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bassmaster of puckaway
bassmaster of puckaway
USER since 5/28/08

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

Was out yesterday for a few hours and got on the panfish. Managed perch, bluegill, and crappie nonstop but nothing too impressive size wise. Im teaching my roomate how to jig as hes new to fishing and it was a great place for him to get a feel for it. 

-Bassmaster

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