Lake Mendota Wisconsin

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


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Located in south-central Wisconsin, bordered by the city of Madison and several other smaller communities, Lake Mendota is situated in a very urban setting. Several parks and beaches are scattered around the lake in the midst of residential and commercia...


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  1. Marked a spot on Lake Mendota

    Details: Flippin

  2. Marked a spot on Lake Mendota

    Details: Perch/ Dropshot

  3. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    2 lb. 1 oz. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a jerk bait

    1. Jon Giacalone
      Nice smallie!
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  4. Marked a spot on Lake Mendota

    Details: Jerkbait

  5. Marked a spot on Lake Mendota

    Details: Weed Line

  6. Marked a spot on Lake Mendota

    Details: Smallies

  7. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    42 in. Northern with a large shiner

    1. Jon Giacalone
      Nice pike!
    2. Brady Grenz
      So just a question. How big would a pike have to be for you to mount it?
    3. Aaron Greene
      Nice catch!
    4. Brady Grenz
      It was like 12 feet on the south end of the lake.
    5. Clay Russell
      Brady, I now live in Florida, but used to catch northerns in Mendota during the summer. What depth was that fish? What part of the lake?
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  8. Went off of Mendota County Park Friday and Sunday. It was slow but better than it has been on the west side of the lake. Caught a handful of perch and a couple nice ...more white bass. Marked lots of fish but they seemed to be tight lipped.

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    1. Aaron Greene
      Dan, I came out from Marshall Park and lined up with the county park once I got out there. Just curious if it's an easier walk from the county park. I'm ...more going to head back out this weekend. How far out from shore did you find the pressure crack (in case it's covered by snow when I get out there)?
    2. Dan Riddle
      55ft deep
    3. Dan Riddle
      All alog preasure crack see to be the spot
    4. Aaron Greene
      That's awesome Dan! How far were you out? I was in about 60 FOW.
    5. Dan Riddle
      Awesome I went off Mendota park. Me and couple friends got 47 pearch
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  9. Added a catch on Lake Mendota

    Details: 34 in. Northern Pike with a shiner

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Species

Perch, Bluegill, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Northern Pike,White Bass, Catfish, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Yellow Bass, Freshwater Drum, Bullhead