Lake Mendota

Dane - Wisconsin

  • 319 catches

  • 2K+ followers

  • 253 spots

Big water with deep structure. Famous for perch, Crappie and white bass. Heavily stocked with Walleye and northern.


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Recent Activity

Shared activity and fishing reports on and near Lake Mendota

  1. great last day to be fishing

    Black Crappie with a Tungsten jig

  2. 17 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Drew Gierach
      Nice fish
    2. Brent Holman
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  3. Details: perch

  4. Details: perch

  5. First fish through the ice on a rod

    34 in. Northern Pike with a shiner

  6. Hit on the first drop

    8 lb. 33 in. Northern Pike with a shiner

  7. 10 in. Bluegill with a Bobber with worm

    1. Jaeden Voigt
      Sure did! Lol
    2. Andy Voigt
      Must of had a good guide! Nice fish
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  9. Details: ledge 1st good

    Perch 1 good spot

  10. 38 in. Northern Pike

    1. Nick Ives
      Ryan it was about 35 ft deep
    2. Ryan Ketter
      Awesome! How deep?
    3. Drew Gierach
      awesome! Love the photo too
    4. jimbo harwood
      Nice fish man.. congrats
    5. scott Colegrove
      Awesome catch Nick.
    6. Kent Mathews
      Great Job!...Bet that was FUN
    7. Jonah Switzer
      What a monster pike!
    8. Thomas Griep
      Looks like fun!
    9. Jon Giacalone
      Good catch!
    10. View full conversation
  11. Canoe Launch

    Spring Harbor

    1. Drew Gierach
      awesome photo!

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