Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Lake Mendota

4.2

Dane County, WI

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 82 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Lake Mendota, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Dane County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Lake Mendota.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Lake Mendota.

Amenities

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Lake Mendota Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Lake Mendota, WI

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Lake Mendota to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Wisconsin.

There are countless Lake Mendota fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Channel catfish, Northern pike, Muskellunge, Common carp, Black crappie and others, as of July 8, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

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Regulation

Season

Open from May 6 to March 3

Bag limit

5

Min size

14"

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Smallmouth bass

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Regulation

Season

Open from June 17 to March 3 (Northern Zone Harvest); Open from May 6 to March 3 (Southern Zone Harvest)

Bag limit

5

Min size

14"

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Channel catfish

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

10

Min size

No

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Northern pike

Regulation

Season

Open from May 6 to March 3

Bag limit

5 (Northern Zone Harvest); 2 (Southern Zone Harvest)

Min size

No Limits (Northern Zone Harvest); 26" (Southern Zone Harvest)

Above are just a few of the species found in Lake Mendota. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Lake Mendota you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 15 species of fish in Lake Mendota.

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Fishing Spots Near the Lake Mendota

Must visit the following nearest Lake Mendota fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.8

Columbia County, WI

7 hot spots

4.4

Walworth County, WI

8 hot spots

4.5

Winnebago County, IL

10 hot spots

4.7

Walworth County, WI

9 hot spots

4.8

Winnebago County, IL

10 hot spots

4.8

Winnebago County, IL

10 hot spots

4.4

Juneau County, WI

9 hot spots

4.6

Carroll County, GA

5 hot spots

4.3

Milwaukee County, WI

8 hot spots

4.8

Lake County, IL

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Lake Mendota

  • Buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and in-line spinners are great lures for Lake Mendota.
  • Use cut and stink baits in deeper water to attract channel catfish.
  • Both black crappie and white crappie can be caught by using small jigs near docks and submerged structures.
  • Night is a good option for walleye fishing here. Trolling with crankbaits or live bait rigs work well.

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