Lake Mendota

Dane - Wisconsin


  • 505 catches

  • 2K+ followers

  • 357 spots

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

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Lake Mendota Fishing Reports

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  1. 17.0 in. Freshwater Drum with a Zoom trick worm on carolina rig

  2. New personal best 19in 4lb Smallmouth! Caught off the bottom

    4 lb. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Zoom Trick Worm - Pumpkin Green

    1. Kyle Erickson 0
      that's the 2.5 pound lookingest "4 pounder" I've ever seen...but pics can be deceiving. Congrats.
    2. Anthony Olson 0
      i wouldn't put 4 lbs unless i had measured it with a digital scale that had just been zeroed...
    3. Clay Russell 0
      That is a nice smallmouth, but I doubt very much that it weighed 4 pounds at 19".
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Congrats Anthony! Nice Smallie! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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  3. Trolling in 15 feet, bait depth probably 5. Largemouth, right?

    15 in. Largemouth Bass with a swimbait on a skirted jig bluegill color

    1. Clay Russell 0
      It is a smallmouth.
    2. Mike Apsey 0
      Smallmouth
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  4. Sorry for the repeat post - this is submitted to the Brag Board for consideration. Personal best for me. Such a beautiful creature. I could see it swim up, look ...more at the lure, and take it. Neat to actually see it.

    208.0 38.0 in. Northern Pike with a frog

    1. Tony Callies 0
      Nice! Lot of nice Pike on the Madison lakes this August! Now I gotta get one!
    2. Nice Northern Chris!!!
    3. Chris Conohan 0
      It did well. It was caught on the near shoreline and didn't have to fight. I got it back in the water pretty quickly. If my son were there, there'd have ...more been a few more photos. i didn't want to risk anything over posed pictures. It swam away nicely after that.
    4. Tony Callies 0
      Nice Pike! Did it release ok?
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  5. Personal best for me. Such a beautiful creature. I could see it swim up, look at the lure, and take it. Neat to actually see it.

    208.0 38.0 in. Northern Pike with a frog

    1. Tom Griep 0
      Brent, that's a bonafide northern, brother! Beautiful fish Chris!
    2. Chris Conohan 0
      A tiger muskie would be fun to catch. Just curious what makes this a tiger muskie?Looking at the markings, their directionality, and the fins, it looks like a Northern ...more to me. But I'm still fairly new to this and may be wrong. Catching a tiger muskie would be fun!
    3. Brent Holman 0
      That Is A Tiger Muskie Folks...I Made The SAME Mistake Last Year September (On A White Rubber Grub Thing I Made Out Of A W/Rubber Worm & A Weighted Hook)
    4. Kent Mathews 0
      way to go!!! thats a nice Northern
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  6. PB Yellow Perch.

    12 in. Yellow Perch with a Worms

    1. Randy Schorr 0
      That's a dandy and some good eating
  7. 2 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinner

  8. Largemouth Bass with a Swim Jig

    1. Randy Schorr 0
      That's a nice one

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