Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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10/18/17 @ 11:47 AM
FISHING REPORT
slotfish
slotfish
MEMBER since 4/20/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Perch fishing yesterday. Many perch to the boat.   Anchored, 10 foot of water.  Green or red hook, small minnow, held just off the bottom, 1/4 oz. split shot.  Casting other offerings produce a couple of crappie, and 1 10 lb. + dogfish.  Perch preferred the steady offering just off the bottom. 

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10/5/17 @ 10:12 PM
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slotfish
slotfish
MEMBER since 4/20/15

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Crappie and bluegill today.  Marked fish all day in 15 + feet of water.  Slip bobber set at 6 feet drew the most attention.  Both species were caught on this setup.  Biggest fish were caught by casting and retrieving a minnow on a long shank hook and an 1/8 oz. split shot.  Kept the bait in the top half of the water column, as the more aggressive fish wanted a moving target.  50 + fish to the boat.  When the wind was not blowing the slip rig went silent, and the casting of a minnow and split shot caught fish.

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9/8/17 @ 12:06 AM
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McGilley
McGilley
USER since 5/21/11

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

This is a great time of year to catch bluegill and perch on Lake Onalaska.  Find 8-12' of water in the dredge cuts or along the tracks between Shaffers and the spillway.  Fish right on the bottom with a small jig head along with a piece crawler, gulp, or other small plastics and you will have no problem catching fish.  Good luck and have fun!

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8/26/17 @ 2:39 PM
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lizard
lizard
USER since 3/14/02

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waxing Crescent

Late report, took my daughter out for some crappie fishing on wednesday but was unable to find them. Marked a lot of fish on the graph but had trouble getting them to bite. I did get a couple perch 1 was 9" and really fat. Our daughter did get a 31" chunky northern on a crappie minnow. Once again I was outfished by one of the kids, but had a great time watching her bring in the big one.

Edited on 8/26/17 2:40 PM
Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County Photo
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7/2/17 @ 8:52 PM
born4bassin
born4bassin
USER since 3/19/12

The bass on Onalaska are always catchable, you just have to find the right technique and the right structure. 

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7/2/17 @ 10:39 AM
VueOutdoorsXV
VueOutdoorsXV
USER since 1/28/14

Went out last week. Launched at fishermens road. Lots of thick weeds. Frog wasn't working. Swim bait got a pike and a dog fish. Spent 4 hours chasing blow ups. Looked like bass were scattered chasing baby blue gills. Couldn't get em to bite. Hope that helps. 

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7/2/17 @ 9:44 AM
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HawgHunter96
HawgHunter96
USER since 7/2/17

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous
Any body have a report on how the bass are biting?

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6/10/17 @ 1:20 PM
McGilley
McGilley
USER since 5/21/11

My guess is the big male bluegills may be off the beds by now.  The water temperatures are reaching 80 degrees on the lake with this weather.  You should still be able to find plenty of action as Lake Onalaska is loaded with panfish.

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6/9/17 @ 2:22 PM
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rgbowhunt
rgbowhunt
USER since 6/26/12

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

I was there 6/5 and 6/6. 2 guys we did very good both days. All male bluegills, kept some from 7 1/2" to 8 1/2"s. Fished shallow 1-2 feet of water. A lot of weeds around makes it tough though. Also caught 5 keeper perch.

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6/8/17 @ 12:51 PM
bucksnort62
bucksnort62
USER since 2/5/15

Anybody know how the panfish bite is on Lake Onalaska?

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