Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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5/28/16 @ 9:24 AM
FISHING REPORT
Local Fisherman Hunter
Local Fisherman Hunter
MEMBER since 2/8/13

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

We decided to hit the lake in the afternoon. There were a few boats out casting and pan fishing. We caught a few 2-3lb bass before the rain moved in and then we anchored under a tree to stay somewhat dry.  It rained for and hour then cleared up.  The water was smooth as glass and not even a breeze. We ended up catching some 3lb bass and a few small northern.

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5/4/16 @ 7:36 AM
west da crappie dude 262
west da crappie dude 262
USER since 4/22/13
I will be headed to lake Onalaska tomorrow and I've heard great things about the area but have no clue where to fish this water. Can someone help me out with some information on where to target panfish and eyes? I have a group of 8 headed your way so I just want to make sure I have the same 8 to return next year. Looking forward to hear some responses. Thanks!

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5/3/16 @ 11:54 PM
radioman
radioman
MEMBER since 5/19/03

matt&matt,

The panfish bite was pretty good a couple weeks ago, when we had warmer weather. Quite a bit tougher and a challenge during this cooler spell. BUT, with the warmer weather coming throughout the week it will definitely pick up again. Was out yesterday for about 3 hours, fished 5 spots and ended up with 6 nice crappies, 8 really nice bluegills and 5 jumbo perch. The bite will only keep getting better now. 

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5/3/16 @ 6:10 PM
matt&matt
matt&matt
USER since 9/1/06

have the panfish bite up on lake

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4/26/16 @ 11:05 PM
radioman
radioman
MEMBER since 5/19/03
lizard, please check your PM's.

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4/26/16 @ 9:52 PM
sillyMonkey777
sillyMonkey777
USER since 4/19/16
Lizard: im orginally from there. The onalaska dam is now open but be hard to find a spot on weekend. Tons of people are usually there. You can try la creasant dam by I90. There, fish the wall or else go on the float.

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4/26/16 @ 7:18 PM
lizard
lizard
USER since 3/14/02
I will be in the area on the weekend and would like to know if there are any areas to fish from shore, my boat isn't ready yet and I will be traveling across the state. I have never fished that side of the state, but thought I'd give it a try if I can find an area to fish from shore. Thanks for any help.

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3/3/16 @ 12:17 PM
FISHING REPORT
Planman
Planman
USER since 2/1/12

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Jiggin Pro, I was last out on Lake Onalaska on Monday. I came off French Island not Airport but the ice is pretty good overall. As long as you stay away from anyplace that might have current or runoff you shouldn't have any trouble walking. With the snow covering everything up it might be prudent to spud your way around. Worst thing is old holes that have melted out and have frozen over the last couple of days. You aren't likely to fall through completely but might put a leg through. As for the fishing it has been OK some days better than others.

Good luck

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3/3/16 @ 3:25 AM
jiggin pro
jiggin pro
USER since 2/3/08
is there anyone off of fishermans rd? im clueless on ice conditions due to a wife and newborn keeping me home a lot this winter Tounge Out any info would be great. thanks

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2/22/16 @ 1:10 PM
FISHING REPORT
Planman
Planman
USER since 2/1/12

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
Got out in front of Shafers yesterday afternoon from 2-5. We were looking to find some perch in spots I had gotten them in the past. We had 6 lines in the water with all combinations of bait and lures and never had a single bite. The ice conditions varied a lot. I tried walking around the west channel to take a peak at the West shore of Rosebud and there were small spots of open water. At the same time there were guys driving pickups around the east side of the island. Everyone has to make their own decisions, I have driven out a number of times when most others would not but unless we get some pretty cold weather I am done for this year.

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2/20/16 @ 11:18 AM
vivasparks
vivasparks
USER since 6/12/09
hello folks, i am coming to la crosse area next week and am looking for some information on fishing spots nearby so I can get a line wet in the evening. I will be staying at a hotel on airport rd so I would like somewhere close...also what fish are in the area that bite in the evening....ice conditions there and etc..please message me some info....thanks folks....tight lines

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2/16/16 @ 10:55 PM
radioman
radioman
MEMBER since 5/19/03
FYI/Reminder. Lions Club Ice Fishery this Saturday on Lake Onalaska.

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2/16/16 @ 10:08 PM
FISHING REPORT
SMOKEY14ME
SMOKEY14ME
USER since 2/12/15

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
19 inches
Found a few today, hopping holes. Most 8" range. Alot of sorting but all in all a decent day. nice and peaceful during the week!

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2/16/16 @ 1:21 PM
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Planman
Planman
USER since 2/1/12

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F
I agree, it has been pretty slow. I fished from 3-5:15 and caught four keeper perch and one small one. Couldn't get a bite on my tip downs everything came on a jig pole with waxies. Went out Sunday morning with a friend and his daughter. The wind was really cold making it hard to jig. Only manged a couple of gills and a perch. I'm looking forward to this warm up but I think the ice will go to heck quick. Better days are coming.

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2/16/16 @ 11:41 AM
FISHING REPORT
Lance C.
Lance C.
USER since 7/4/15

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
17 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished from 8am until 4 pm Saturday with 2 other people with me. Super super slow with only 1 small northern all day. It's been slow all year my uncle has been saying and hoping that it picks up out there. Sad

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