1. Went out on the kayak last night. Yahara between upper mud and Monona. Caught 3 small northern in an hour and a half. Buddy who was also on a kayak caught 3 very ...more small northerns and a decent largemouth on a silver spoon

    Northern Pike with a crank bait

    1. Ryan Ceithamer 0
      I just bought the same kayak. how do you like yours?
  2. Fished off the shore near the lily pads on the vilas park side after work. Only got about 30 mins in before sunset. Used a "blue gill" colored spinner ...more and rapala topwater. No dice

    1. Jon Giacalone 0
      Drew (and Luke), I think so. I've posted an image to my feed showing the area I'm referring to. The green line represents the portion that looks somewhat ...more promising (to me).
    2. Drew Gierach 0
      Jon, is that the one the bike path runs parallel with?
    3. Luke Petrovich 0
      I could use some shore fishing spots myself! I've tried where the Yahara meets Monona a few times this past month with no luck. Although one time a boat pulled ...more right into the river next to me and caught a real nice large mouth.
    4. Luke Petrovich 0
      I haven't had a chance to fish their yet. I've just gotten back into fishing. I only had 30 mins last night so I thought I'd try where "catches" ...more have been posted. But I thought the same thing as I was leaving last night. Next time I'll probably try the creek near the Arboretum.
    5. Jon Giacalone 0
      Have you ever had any luck fishing the creek that runs east of the main lake into Monona? Seems like a lot of structure - rocks, fallen trees, weeds all throughout ...more there. Looking to scout out some new shore fishing spots myself.
    6. Luke Petrovich 0
      No problem! Hopefully I'll have a catch to report next time :)
    7. Jon Giacalone 0
      Thanks for the report Luke!
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Fished a lot in my youth, starting to get back into it. Currently fishing from shore for whatever I can catch. Hope to get a kayak soon.

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  • Species Bass, Pike
  • Waterway Long Lake - Watertown, WI