Lake Mendota

Dane - Wisconsin

  • 298 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 213 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. In a bay from the shore

    35 in. Northern Pike with a Firetiger Crankbait

    1. Brent Holman
      Nice Fish!
  2. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Hook & Worm

    1. Sammy B Good
      We need our game fish in our lakes!! Put them back when you catch them!!
  3. 2 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a minnow

    1. Joe Maglio
      where on mendota did you catch it?
    2. Brent Holman
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  4. Smallmouth Bass with a Worm

    1. Edward Miller
      Nice Catch, Brother!
  5. Fighting skills

    2 lb. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a spinner bait

  6. Hoggin

    3 lb. 4 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a spinner bait

  7. Quick

    2 lb. 2 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass with a spinner bait

  8. He was strong

    6 lb. 3 oz. 29 in. Northern Pike with a spinner bait

    1. Brian Poznanski
      Going out there this weekend, hoping for sum action
    2. Brent Holman
    3. Drew Gierach
      Nice work, Jim! Looks like you did some serious work out on the water.
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  9. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    1lb .7oz

    Bluegill with a drop shot gulp leech

    1. Kyle S
      It was 10.75 in, suspended in 28-30 FOW.
    2. Randy Schorr
      That's a beauty
    3. Brian K
      Nice bluegill Kyle. That's a scale certified toad. Did you take the length of it?
    4. Brent Holman
      I caught a Bluegill almost a pound Lake Mendota, on a small crayfish, while trolling back to dock as a child....thing looked like a golden frisbee 30 ft down, maybe ...more 1973
    5. Drew Gierach
      Sweet! What depth?
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  10. Details: 8 in. Rock Bass with a jig and worm

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