Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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1/16/19 @ 3:04 PM
Fyrofficer911
Fyrofficer911
USER since 1/6/16

Some people have been asking how to access the airport light area?

I have been riding my four wheeler straight out from fisherman's road landing for at least a week with 8"-10" of ice. I wouldn't go too far west past the lights because of weaker ice. All around the Schaefer's area is solid 8"-10" of ice too, all around Marge's Island just travel on the east side of Marge's (rail track side)

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1/16/19 @ 1:16 PM
jpstratman
jpstratman
USER since 12/14/16

I have not fished lake Onalaska in a week, but last I knew the only way to get to the lights was walking through the woods due to open water.  I have been seeing ATV's driving to the lights via Fisherman's Road.

Edited on 1/16/19 1:16 PM
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1/16/19 @ 12:28 PM
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fantom
fantom
USER since 12/24/10

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

I fished this last weekend on both days. Saturday started out slow but from noon on it improved. Ended up with 16 a mix of crappie, bluegill, and perch. Sunday was really slow left around 2pm and only had 3 keepers. I fished 12 fow. Tip downs have not been producing very well caught almost all fish jigging moving hole to hole. Good luck all and tight lines.

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1/16/19 @ 10:02 AM
schis01
schis01
USER since 1/16/19

I PLAN ON PARKING AT NELSON PARK tHURSDAY, CAN YOU DRIVE ATVS OUT TO THE LIGHTS FROM THERE? IS THERE SUFFICIANT ICE? I PLAN ON POSTING SOME PICS OF THE PERCH AND PIKE THAT I HOPEFULLY WILL CATCH,

THANK YOU

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1/16/19 @ 7:03 AM
WIwalleyWrangler
WIwalleyWrangler
USER since 9/21/13

Can you access the lights from Nelson Park on foot? Looking to get out this weekend. Thanks, feel free to message me. 

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1/15/19 @ 8:41 AM
belgianbuctail
belgianbuctail
USER since 12/7/02
You should have no problem with ice unless you drive a truck out.  Four wheelers are running everywhere.  Just stay clear of the cut along the railroad tracks.  Have never seen or caught a catfish out of Lake Onalaska so it would have to be pure luck in my opinion.  Good luck.

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1/14/19 @ 11:22 PM
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swwave24
swwave24
USER since 12/9/17

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Had a solid day on the ice last Saturday. Had to stay persistent throughout the day. Best depths to find fish was 9 to 11 feet of water. 

Check out the video for more details!!! Thanks for watching!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKZX2_1a_Qo




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1/13/19 @ 10:04 PM
Itwasthisbigiswear
Itwasthisbigiswear
USER since 8/26/16

Hey all, was going to be in the area for a week and was hoping to get a little ice fishing in.  Decided Lake Onalaska would probably best despite me being closer to Winona. 2 things.  1. I will be out during the week so it wont be as easy to use other people to gauge safe areas, are there areas to avoid? Was thinking the east end around the airport and richmond bay.  2. Is it possible to catch cats through the ice easily or are they mostly accident catches? Thanks in advance.  

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1/13/19 @ 5:58 PM
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madcliff
madcliff
USER since 4/26/06

MOON PHASE (45%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Had a great day on the lake Saturday. Kept 45 between the two of us. Almost all crappies with a couple of perch mixed it. The gills are slow. 

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1/13/19 @ 1:36 PM
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Lastcastmaybeknot
Lastcastmaybeknot
USER since 4/20/16

MOON PHASE (45%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

Fished all over the south east side of the lake this morning from six till eleven.   Caught a few dink perch and one dink bluegill.  Anybody else struggling to find any sort of bluegill.  I'd be happy with small ones at this point. Purple demon was the only jig that worked with any consistency

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