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Gary Engberg Outdoors


September 20, 2018

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Above, DNR worker Scott Terrill with a Lake Monona muskie netted in the spring. Below, a muskie making a jump over the dam at Lake Wingra on a mock spawning run.

Over the years, I've given you information and data on the muskie fishing and stocking done in parts of southern Wisconsin. I've told you that it isn't necessary to travel to northern Wisconsin for big muskies. Remember, the muskie season opens weeks earlier when you fish south of U.S. Highway 10.

There is no known reproduction by muskies in the Madison Chain of Lakes which include lakes; Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Wingra, and Kegonsa. These five lakes form an excellent urban fishery that besides muskies include trophy walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, catfish, and a...

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