Fishing boats now available to rent in Madison

You may see more anglers out on Lake Monona this summer.
Published: Jun. 1, 2022 at 7:57 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Cast a line and get ready to fish on Lake Monona this summer. Madison Boats is introducing bass fishing boat rentals at Brittingham Boats.

The brand-new bass tracker fishing boats fit up to three people and include a motor. Madison Boats President Tyler Leeper says this type of boat is easy to use for veteran anglers and those new to the sport.

“We’re excited to offer them because of their simplicity and yet they have all the features you need,” said Leeper.

There are several different types of fish swimming in Lake Monona, including panfish, bass, pike, walleye, and muskies.

Leeper says renters will be given safety training before they head out on the water.

“This is the start of our tenth season so we have a really good understanding of where the hazards are,” said Leeper. “It’s easy to educate our customers on where to go and where not to go and what to be cautious with.”

Madison Boats also recommends anglers do not consume what they catch due to PFAS contamination in the city lakes.

There are some restrictions to who can rent a bass fishing boat. Renters must be over 21 and have their boater safety certificate if born after January 1, 1989. Boat rentals are by the hour with a two-hour minimum or you can rent a bass tracker fishing boat for the whole day. You can also rent fishing equipment from Madison Boats.

To rent a boat, click HERE to reserve one at the Madison Boats website.

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