After reading a few things at Madison Shore Fishing I thought that I would like to spend some time fishing the shores around Madison, WI.
Wingra Creek looked good at Madison Shore Fishing so that's where I went.
I wasn't expecting to catch anything big or interesting but I thought that I might learn some things about a spot. At around 4 pm, on a Tuesday, there were lots of people fishing from shore at the dam between the Wingra creek and Wingra Lake. So I went down the river a ways to avoid traffic.
On the last day of July the weeds were in and fishing from shore wasn't really a good idea. There were some holes and a main channel in the creek which you could cast into but each cast ended with being dragged through the weeds.
I ended up catching about a six inch bluegill and lost another of a similar size, when I had to drag it through the weeds. Most of the fish I saw were very small, so I put a 1/100 oz jig and 1" grub on in order to catch them. I had tiny bluegills trying to eat my jig an just about every cast but their mouths must have been too small to eat the hook. I also saw a pair of about 12" bass but a 1/100 oz jig is too light to cast any distance and by the time I changed they were gone.
At 5:00 everyone had disappeared from the dam, and it was too hot for me to continue.
If you want to fish the Wingra Creek I suggest that you do it in the spring before the weeds get in. I'd bet that you could catch a handful of bass and bluegills. Once the weeds come in, though, you should go somewhere else.