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Madison Bass Fishing

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Hey South Central crew. Anyone have any recent reports for bass on Madison? Not exact spots, just general information.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I could use some advice myself. I will be back in the area in a little over two weeks and would like to get on the bass!

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I fished madison on the 7th of Aug for bass. The bait shop said they were biting on black plastics. So I tried that with no results. Threw on a white spinner and boom 3 nice bass. Mostly fished around docks. Went to Lura lake by Mapleton on Mon. and caught some nice bass. Any where from 15 inches to 20 inches. Mostly on plastice there.

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Thanks guys!

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where would be a good place to start looking for Bass on Madison. Are there any weedline?

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I would assume madison would have a weedline. It can be deep in area's. I would get a lake map from the DNR, find drop offs and such, try those areas first. That is what I do on new and unfamilar lakes anyway. Then you can usually find your patterns of fish from there. Also maybe mid-lake humps. Off the rock bar possibley. There are many places that could hold fish. I haven't fished madision in a long time, would be curious to hear your results.

or as Rkuster stated having some success with docks, just take a day and browse through the deeper docks that have the best shade. If that doesn't work make a lake tour of all the docks. I am sure you will pick up a few fish that way.

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I will not be fishing Madison for a while.

I'm just looking for tips on some new thing to try.

Fishing has been fantastic for me thie year and I do think I'm getting spoiled. Time for this old dog to learn some new tricks. Less typing and more learning.

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Went to Madison last evening, my son & I were going to go to Francis but we picked the wrong night AGAIN, as there was a tournament ready to start up as the access was packed. Not the case on Madison to my surprise, there was only about 3 or 4 boats on the whole lake all evening!! The weather looked to be perfect overcast with a slight s.e. breeze.Obviously I'm doing something wrong again, cause we came up empty. confused.gif Worked the points & bars from 3'-14' with various baits & techniques trying to get a line on what the fish want , but only had a few boils-hits & misses & one bite -off. Didn't find any weedline other than the dead or dying weeds in 2-4 ft. of water, & that's where we did have the hits. Lots of carp jumping going on though. (I think I need to follow muddog around by the sounds of it!) grin.gifWas anyone in that contest on Francis? Results? L2f

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I didn't fish it. I had enough of Francis for the year.

I understand 9 and some change won it. 7.4# was 4th.

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Thanks katoguy, I guess what you had said in an earlier post that you might not see too many winning limits that are real large coming from Francis. The numbers are there but the number of large fish may be limited, (although I haven't had the pleasure of large numbers or size blush.gif). So what local (so. MN) lakes do you consider big limit potentials? L2f

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Ya a lil over 9lbs won it we took 2nd with 7.75 its been nice we took 1st on madison 2nd on frances and 3rd on cedar its been fun so far

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Congratulations trouble28! Sounds Like you got what they like. Has same basic presentation taken them all or are you having to mix it up? Just curious. Seems like I'll get one or two in each area then have to change up presentation, MAYBE get one more then move to another area & so on. Haven't really found a concentration or consistent pattern to speak of. Continued good luck to ya' ! L2f

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Lura, Cedar, and Jefferson may be the top lakes for a chance for something pushing 20 on 5 bass, but it could happen on any lake (right time, right place).

We fished Washington/Stella (Meeker Co.) on Saturday. 1st was 16.3#. We got 4th at 15.05#.

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Wow! 1 lb. separating 1st to 4th, that's tight!! Congrratulations! I've never fished Washinton or Jefferson & I usually stay away from Cedar until the water actvity slows a bit (fall time) L2f

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Lake Jefferson can kick out a 20+ lb. bag any day of the year, although I've had trouble in the late fall.

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