Lake Mendota

Dane - Wisconsin

  • 221 catches

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  • 180 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. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    14 in. Walleye with a twister tail jig

  2. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    11 in. Black Crappie with a twister tail jig

  3. 5 lb. Largemouth Bass

    1. Nick Dahmen
      That's MAYBE a two pounder hahahah
    2. Clay Russell
      I agree with Charlie; no way that is 5 pounds, It would need to be approximately 21 inches to be 5 pounds.
    3. Tony Cha
      That's atleast 8lbs man 😂😂😂
    4. That's not 5
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  4. My wife Lynn, caught this fish in the north bay just east of the channel buoys.

    5 lb. 20 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Purple Flicker Shad

    1. Nick Dahmen
      That's awesome! Congrats
    2. Tony Cha
      5lbs??? Doubt it.. Maybe 3 but still a nice catch!
    3. Jonah Switzer
      Awesome smallie!
    4. Drew Gierach
      Nice looking fish! It was a great day to be out on the water yesterday.
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  5. Also caught a 26-1/2" northern pike about a minute later than the bass on an orange & black Smythwick rogue.

    2 lb. 4 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Bubblegum Colored Reef Runner

    1. Greg Belanger
      You are right, these are not legal fish, but they are fun to catch. I release all bass and northerns.
    2. Neither one of those are legal on mendota.
    3. Anton Wiesner
      I agree Clay. fish that small it won't affect them as much but heavier fish definitely hold horizontal.
    4. Clay Russell
      Don't hold fish that way. Hold them horizontally so as not to injure them.
    5. Greg Belanger
      26 inches
    6. Anton Wiesner
      Who cares about the bass. how big was the pike?
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  6. 16 in. Largemouth Bass

  7. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    14 lb. 30 in. Channel Catfish with a shrimp

    1. Brent Holman
      Nice, I'm listening 2 Passport, Infinity Machine
    1. Brandan Ganoni
      Brent the link your looking for is
    2. Brent Holman
      Last 2 years I was clicking a link/bookmark that gave me a graph to when the fish were biting, somehow lost the link, cannot find it now, really disgusted, anyone ...more know where I can get that? It showed barometric pressure, temp, etc, but also showed a graph of when fish were expected to be biting, have no idea what website that was, even if they only allowed free access to that day, even if they went to subscription, cannot find it. It was so helpful. Not, not Fishidy, etc. I'm going to sell all my computers & move to the woods....??? anyone? It really was fairly accurate, they were peaking last year after 6 pm, generally.
    3. Brian Jensen
      thanks, I appreciate that. I will be out on Monona tonight and I will provide a report tomorrow
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  8. Caught with bobber set at3 feet

    11 in. Black Crappie with a sucker

    1. Its a crappie
    2. Kyle Traeder
      Rock bass on a sucker... Hmm that's the best line of bullshit I read all day. Thanks for the entertainment Nick!
    3. bass? that crappie looks Ill for this time of year
    4. Morris Campbell
      Nice Crappie!
    5. It's a crappie.
    6. Tyler Curry
      That looks like a Crappie.
    7. Jon Giacalone
      Good size!
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    1. The UW bay is starting to weed up. Also notice weed beds starting to show up along north half from captain bills east bout 4-8 fow water was still pretty clear in ...more UW bay could see the weed beds. Was also marking lot over action in 18-22 fow on the bottom.
    2. Brian Jensen
      More like Global cooling!
    3. John Fitch
      It's global warming man.LOL
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