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Cherokee Marsh/Madison, Dane County

Cherokee Marsh/Madison, Dane County
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2/7/19 @ 1:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
herbsuperb
User since 6/27/06

Hey All. Set up at Cherokee Park to try the Marsh for Carp. First time out there for Carp. Was using tried and true baits, rigs and techniques. Only two bites in 3.5 hours. Both close to sunset. Caught them both (roughly 9 LB each), but was expecting much more activity. Seems a really good area for Carp. Was fishing a mix of particles (sweet corn and sweet corn cured with a dye/attractant) and boilies/packbait. Both hits came on the boilies/packbait rigs. Tried to show them a mix of Spring/Summer baits. Anybody seeing good Carp activity up there? Curious as to what I might be doing wrong. Guess next time I'll bring a Cat rig, too. I didn't have time to re-rig and go get baits.

As I was about to start packing up, a rather friendly little raccoon wandered into my site. In case anybody is wondering, his name is Bandit.

5/8/19 @ 10:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (16%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
FishHunter40
MEMBER since 5/19/04

Was out yesterday with my Dad in the wind.  Got I got 3 cats average 19 lbs and Dad managed 2 cats average 3 lbs. Dad lost a nice LMB at the boat on a live medium sucker.  Wish we would have boated that one.  For a Bass, it was big.

5/5/19 @ 7:08 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Freddie Krueger
User since 9/9/06

Was out every day this last week for cats and this was the worst beginning to the year I've ever experienced, 1 cat all week. Thinking the snowstorm might have messed them up, but only one fish. The northerns were hitting my cut bait all week. 

4/20/19 @ 6:40 AM
SmackinBass
SmackinBass
User since 8/24/12

Herb, long time no see! Yes there is street parking. I have heard it's good for cats but I have caught nothing but a small pike in my several trips. Must have been bad days every time.

4/16/19 @ 4:14 PM
Mattman_150
User since 12/2/14

Would this be a good bowfishing area for a bowfishing boat? Any specific landings? 

4/16/19 @ 10:38 AM
herbsuperb
User since 6/27/06

Question. Was hoping to check out Cherokee Park sometime to fish Carp and maybe Cats. Is there street parking all along Burning Wood Way? I don't see any Parking Lots in that area. Street view doesn't show anybody parking along there, but I also don't see any signs.

Thanks!


3/10/19 @ 12:03 PM
condor500
User since 9/4/15

Anyone know if there is a lot of open water?,or is there still plenty of ice?

2/7/19 @ 11:30 PM
trapperjohn
User since 7/6/07

Thanks walleye prolly try triangle tomorrow ,where abouts r the open holes you speak of? I usually fish out front or to the left or right of the downed tree 50 to 75yrds if I had the time I'd check myself but a tight schedule makes it all but impossible 

2/7/19 @ 2:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent
ICE DEPTH
6 inches
Walleye 1
User since 6/22/01

Ice is okay, 6-8" some large open holes to keep an eye on. Fishing has been super slow since the polar vortex. I would look elsewhere for better fishing.

2/7/19 @ 5:09 AM
trapperjohn
User since 7/6/07

Wondering how thick is the ice there and if anyone is doing any good haven't been over there since late ice last year pm me if you like trapper 


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