Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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2/15/16 @ 10:23 AM
SMOKEY14ME
SMOKEY14ME
USER since 2/12/15
Does anyone have a honey-hole they would like to share with me? Been terribly slow for me lately.

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2/7/16 @ 3:55 PM
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BlazingReel
BlazingReel
USER since 12/14/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
13 inches
2/6/16 My buddies backed out on going out to lake wazee so I came out here instead. Fished from 6:30 to noon. Set up on the bottom/edge of a hump. was in about 15 ft of water. The perch bite was very good right after sunrise. The bite died out around noon so I left. I didn't feel like cleaning fish so it was a catch and release day. So all the fish I caught are still there for anyone who wants to catch them. I caught my personal best perch. Got a 13" perch, biggest perch I've seen. Between 7am - 9am I got between 20 - 25 perch. Most of them were dinks. But 5 of them were between 9" - 13". I got a few crappies, 4" - 6". Got 1 very nice gill (palm size). It was hard at first to get them to bite but once I figure out what they wanted and how they wanted the bait it was just bait after bait. I hooked a minnow alive or dead onto a tungsten jig. Send the bait down about 1 - 2 ft off bottom. Once the fish comes up I pull the jig another 1 - 2 ft, letting them follow. Then stop the jig. The fish will follow and then as the jig stopped they took it. This seems to work for me. It looked like they wanted to chase a little bit. I had a very small spoon with a live minnow on it on my other rod (just dead sticking it). They will come up and look at it and then run back down. Hope this helps you fisherman get on some fish.

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2/5/16 @ 6:10 PM
Trenten43
Trenten43
USER since 1/5/16
Hey tom I will be going out to schaffers landing Saturday 8 or 9am I have Black Dodge nitro I will stay around that area and try some crappie and perch and sunnys maybe a tip up was out their last weekend a lot of people and only got a crappie with the kid and wife and friend maybe see ya out there

Trent

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