Wingra Creek, formerly known as Murphy Creek or Murphy’s Creek, connects Lake Wingra to Lake Monona. Nearly the entire creek is considered parkway and the Wingra Bike Path follows the creek allowing easy shore access. The City of Madison is half way through a multi-year restoration project aimed at improving the creek in multiple areas. Fishing will only get better as a result of the improvements.
This section of the creek pictured above is the most heavily fished. See the Vilas Beach post for coverage of the area around the dam.
Restoration work on this section pictured above was just completed under phase 2 of the project.
Park Street to Baird Street was the first phase of the restoration project.
The creek ends up at Olin-Turville Park. Restoration work on this section will be completed under the final phase of the project.