Lake Mendota

Dane - Wisconsin

  • 311 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 225 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. Canoe Launch

    Spring Harbor

    1. Drew Gierach
      awesome photo!
  2. 16 in. Walleye with a swimbait

  3. 3 lb. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass with a sanko

  4. Details: Giddings Park

  5. Steep drop off

    13 in. Walleye with a Scatterrap

  6. Biggest/heaviest bluegill I've caught on Mendota

    11 in. Bluegill with a jig and worm

    1. Anton Wiesner
      pike bait
    2. Kenneth Olivo
      That's a nice lukin fish there pal
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      That's a huge bluegill!
    4. Morris Campbell
      Nice one.
    5. Adam Meece
    6. Drew Gierach
      That's a healthy gill!
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  7. Scatterrap was vibrating in the dirt. Wasn't deep enough

    24 in. Channel Catfish with a Scatterrap

  8. Slow crank

    18 in. Walleye with a Baby Bass Scatterrap

  9. Dropped next to the boat

    18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Jig and worm

    1. Drew Gierach
      solid smallie. Doing some work out there in Madison.
  10. Trolling

    16 in. Walleye with a jig

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