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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, yellow perch, musky and northern pike at Lake Mendota in Wisconsin.
Lake Mendota, WI

Bragging size smallmouth, walleye and northern pike attract anglers to Lake Mendota for traditional fishing in warm months and ice fishing during the really cold months. Additionally, this 10,000-acre lake has populations of largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, muskie, white bass, perch and sunfish. Mendota Lake is conveniently located in the south-central part of the state, at Madison. For anglers and outdoor enthusiasts there is over 21 miles of shoreline to explore and fish. Access to the shore for bank fishing is via a dozen or so parks and boat landings around the lake. Boat rentals, including fishing boats, pleasure boats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks and jet skis are available at a half dozen places. Marinas, stores, lodging, restaurants, camping and most amenities are available at or near the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Mendota

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass White Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

Lake Mendota Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mendota County Park Campground - 608 224-3730

Lake Mendota WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Mendota
Mendota County Park Campground
5133 Co Hwy M
Middleton, WI 53562
608 224-3730

 

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Lake Mendota in Wisconsin.

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Visit Lake Mendota in south-central Wisconsin to fish for walleye, bass, catfish, crappie, muskie, white bass, perch, sunfish and northern pike.

Fishing on Lake Mendota.