Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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10/7/18 @ 8:48 PM
FISHING REPORT
slotfish
slotfish
USER since 4/20/15

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Lake Onalaska, today, 1030 am - 3 pm.   Windy, light rain, dry time, cool damp day on the water.  The past 2 weeks on the lake have been great.  Large bluegills, perch, and crappie were eager to the bait.  That was not the case today.   Did not see groups of fish as in previous trips, just scattered fish near the bottom.  10-12 foot of water, anchored,  6 foot ultralite,  4-lb test mono, 1  inch  Gulp Alive minnows, crappie minnows, 1/32 oz jig.  Dead stick over the side, 1 foot off the bottom, best for perch, and an occasional crappie.  Casting the jig with Gulp minnow caught many crappie that were 3-4 foot off the bottom, and an occasional bluegill.  Slow was the key to the casting.  Slow retrieve, and a short hop worked the best.  50 + fish to the boat today.  Moved 3 times as an area would stop producing, but did stay in one part of the lake. .     

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9/30/18 @ 10:15 AM
FISHING REPORT
slotfish
slotfish
USER since 4/20/15

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished lake Onalaska Thursday & Saturday this week.  10-12 foot of water, 6 foot ultralight rod, 1/32 oz jig, 2 jars of Gulp Alive 1 inch minnows, dark shad color.  Thursday anchored in several spots due to the windy conditions.  Saturday used the trolling motor to stay with the fish, little or no wind to affect the drift of the boat.  Casting produced most of fish caught, a few were caught by dead stick over side of boat.  Hopping and or a steady retrieve of the jig was very productive.  lots of fish caught and released, bluegills, crappie, and perch all responded to the jigging presentation.

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9/21/18 @ 11:21 AM
FISHING REPORT
mike Mccormick
Mr.Walleyemike
USER since 2/1/16

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Perch and Gill's are bitting great

Call an book your trips before they're gone


Captain Mike

608 780 5972


Client's yesterday had a blast get limits 

Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County Photo
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9/8/18 @ 9:27 AM
FISHING REPORT
rap36
rap36
USER since 12/28/08

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

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9/7/18 @ 4:53 PM
Bullman
Bullman
USER since 4/10/15

Any reports for the panfish bite?

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5/4/18 @ 5:01 PM
Wisconsin Fishing
Wisconsin Fishing
USER since 2/3/15

I saw a lot of boats running around on the lake today when I stopped by to check things out from shore. Not sure who to actually contact about this to get a definite answer.  DNR I guess??

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5/4/18 @ 1:13 PM
Osprey83
Osprey83
USER since 8/11/09

Lake Onalaska is not slow no wake. Pool 8 is when above 10ft, but only along developed shorelines. To be safe, and respectful, go slow no wake in front of Schafer's and other docks that could be damaged by a wake during high water. 

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5/2/18 @ 11:41 AM
Wisconsin Fishing
Wisconsin Fishing
USER since 2/3/15

Does anyone know if there is/will be no wake in effect for Lake Onalaska with the water being so high?  We just got a new boat and we’re looking for a place to take it out and open it up for the first time.  Any info would be appreciated. 


Thanks!

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4/24/18 @ 8:17 PM
cmac3519
cmac3519
USER since 2/18/18
Small amount of ice out there... in coolers.

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4/24/18 @ 4:56 PM
imania
imania
USER since 2/21/15

Anyone have a ice report on lake onalaska?Thanks

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