Wingra Lake, Dane County

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4/10/18 @ 6:59 AM
Reba`s daddy
Reba`s daddy
USER since 11/8/16

Game fish season ( bass) included is closed until the 1st sat. in may.Just so ya know.

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4/9/18 @ 7:33 PM
nightbrawler
nightbrawler
USER since 6/30/15

Yeah Wingra is great for bass. Much lower fishing pressure than other lakes in the chain. Topwater lure is probably your best bet for this lake, based on what I've seen.

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4/9/18 @ 4:35 PM
born2fish2015
born2fish2015
USER since 1/24/15

I've never fished wingra before. Is this lake good for large mouth bass. Looking to try new places in the kayak. 

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3/25/18 @ 7:24 PM
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Crappie__Slayer
Crappie__Slayer
USER since 1/15/16

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waxing Gibbous

Went out for an hour or so along shore and did ok on bluegills, caught about a dozen, most were in the 6-7" range

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3/10/18 @ 11:26 AM
SmackinBass
SmackinBass
USER since 8/24/12

Is there safe ice still?

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2/17/18 @ 8:25 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 @ 8:14 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 @ 10:30 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 @ 3:08 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 @ 1:58 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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