Guide To Fishing At Lake Monona
AKA: Monona Lake
Completely encircled by cities, Lake Monona with 13 miles of shoreline, is easily accessible for boating and fishing. The lake covers 9,800 acres and is located in the south-central part of the state, at Madison, WI. Ice fishing is popular in winter when the ice is safe.
Anglers here can search out walleye, bass, crappie, perch, muskie, sunfish and even sturgeon. Canoes, kayaks and pontoon boat rentals are available at the lake. For fishing from the bank, there are a couple dozen access points around the lake including parks, landings and beaches. Restaurants, lodging and shopping are all close by.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch, musky, northern pike and sturgeon at Lake Monona in Wisconsin.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Monona
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake Monona Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Today's Weather & Forecast
Fishing Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks
Capital Lake Pontoons
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Olbrich Park Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing kayaks and canoes
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Law Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off US Highway 151, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Olbrich Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Atwood Avenue, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Olin Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Olin-Turville Court, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Tonyawatha Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Tonyawatha Trail, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and limited paved parking.
Winnequah Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the southwest side of the lake, off Winnequah Trail, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and no parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Capital Springs State Recreation Area Campground - 608 224-3730
Lake Monona WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Capital Springs State Recreation Area
Madison, WI 53703
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Lake Monona in Wisconsin.
General Fishing Info
Information about fishing lakes in WI
Walleye, bass, crappie, perch, muskie, sunfish and even sturgeon fishing is available for local and visiting anglers at Lake Monona, in south-central Wisconsin.