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radioman
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8/11/14 11:20 PM CST
Hi weinertb. Please set yourself up for being able to receive PM's. I'd be more than happy to help you out, with as successful and fun a trip as possible. Please feel free to contact me anytime before or during your trip here. In the meantime take care and tight lines.

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8/11/14 6:45 PM CST
Hi all. I am bringing my dad and brothers up to Lake Onalaska in late September and we have never been before. I have been doing some research but would like some opinions from the folks on this board. I know things will probably be a bit slower for all species, but I am wondering what you guys would say our best bet would be for this time of year to just catch some fish and have fun. We are catch and release all the way. We love bass/pike fishing but also enjoy panfishing and catfishing. I'm planning on bringing gear for all types, but i figured i would try to get some info from the ones who know the place the best. Thanks!

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8/11/14 4:24 PM CST
Hammysammy, A big Musky was caught just below the Dresbach dam last fall. Im sure a few stragglers make their way into the river every now and then.

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8/7/14 10:20 AM CST
Hammsammy, there is quite a muskie population in the Black River, upstream of the bottoms. I know people that fish for muskies near Melrose to Black River Falls. With high water events, I would imagine that it is possible that muskies of course end up in the Miss, whether or not they are in the Lake or anywhere else for that matter, its anyones guess.

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8/6/14 2:31 PM CST
Been living in the area for about one year and I fish the lake and river on a regular basis. I do pretty well and learn more every time im on the water or hard water for that matter. i just have a question. As much as I love fishing for walleyes bass pike pannys. My passion lies in Musky fishing in the north woods. I was just wondering if they ever pull a straggler muskie out of the surrounding pools or if there has ever been any movement to introduce/reintroduce the species into the river?

Tight lines

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8/6/14 10:31 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Went out to the lake early Sunday morning, did some trolling from Fisherman's Rd over to the railroad tracks. Caught a nice 12" crappie on a green plastic. Lots of bluegill activity on red worms, to small for my liking so they went back into the lake. Did some more trolling between the Lights and the railroad tracks and hooked into a 17in walleye on the same green plastic that the crappie hit. Surprised me to catch a walleye on the lake, but the high water last month must have brought some of them in. I would say I caught the walleye in about 6-8 FOW.

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8/4/14 12:21 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Spent a few short hours on the lake today with a good friend of mine, that likes to fish, just doesn't get out as much as he would like to. Didn't have a great day, but it was at least a GOOD day. Went right to one of my GO TO spots and after about a 1/2 hour, we started to get some action. Fished in 11ft. of water and quickly discovered everything we were catching was suspended anywhere from 4ft to 10 feet. Except for a couple of nice LMB that came out of water less than 4ft. deep. They both actually just couldn't resist the walleye sized minnows I was using and were released after a few pictures, to be caught another day. We ended up with the 2 bass and 32 keepers of a mixed bag of perch, crappies and bluegills. The perch and crappies all came on minnows. Bluegills just couldn't pass up the BIG red worms and a few wax worms. All in all, we really were blessed with a GREAT day, NOT just a good day. Have fun on the water and please stay safe. Please remember this, too. As much as one thinks it's about just catching fish, it's not! Enjoy what we've been blessed with to enjoy, and if you catch fish, it's a bonus. Take care, tight lines and remember to take a kid fishing.

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7/14/14 7:17 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Was out yesterday and was after some panfish, ended up with 12 enought for a meal for my wife and me. Was tough with the wind.

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7/13/14 2:04 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished in the rain Saturday afternoon and found many bass stacked up along deep edges with some scattered along shallow weed lines as well. Had to run the bilge nearly non stop, but other than that, it was a great afternoon!

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6/25/14 10:38 PM CST
nasty crybaby messages aside- shame on me for outing Fisherman's Road like that- more rain is in the forecast. Screw it, I'm going trout fishing..

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6/25/14 10:06 AM CST
I did some driving around, and found facts that support a lot of the posts below- the sail boat launch on French Island is closed due to flooding; Spillway Road is flooded as well, the primitive launches on Fisherman's road are okay, but the one at the end is washed out and has ruts.

Water conditions- chocolate milk. I was on the lower Black over by Shopko Bay, some clearer water in spots, but hard to find the sand flats since the river is so high. I also fished on Fisherman's road for a while yesterday, same results, some clearer water in spots there.

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6/25/14 8:42 AM CST
Thanks for the update guys. That's kinda what I feared. Sad

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6/25/14 7:24 AM CST
Saw a report from a local guide who said that the fish are spread out in the backwaters and are in places you can not get to with a boat. I think until the river comes down a few feet, it will be hard to pattern the fish and with the stained water and debris, it is going to be a hard place to fish.

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6/25/14 6:49 AM CST
Landings are flooded, will probably need boots. Quite a bit of current running thru lake with a lot of weeds and river debris. Worst of it is that water looks like chocolate milk. Good luck

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6/24/14 10:59 PM CST
I will be in the area Friday 6/27-Monday 6/30. If the Mississippi is at a flood stage, how does that affect Lake Onalaska?

I just saw at weather.com the following:

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT LA CROSSE. * UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE... OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED. * AT 8:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.2 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST... THE RIVER WILL STAY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THEN RISE TO NEAR 12.4 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.

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