It was 1/2 a mile south east of Schafer's
Hey Ryan I'll help ya out as I was in your shoes a few years ago as a UWL student new to the area looking to get on some fish. First of all, I would recommend reading through these threads here on lake links before asking your questions as a common courtesy. Most of the information you are looking for is already here. As far as starting points I'll list a few common ones close to La Crosse for you.
Lake Ona of course out of shafers anywhere there you'll at least catch panfish, Behind Shenannigans on the black river, Behind Gundersen, Pettibone boat club, Dresback wall...
For technique of what they're biting on, this little video I made earlier this year kind of breaks it down for you of a setup I used, however if you find active fish the exact bait is less important.
Hope this helps man good luck out there and stay safe! If you don't know your way around just stick to where there are tracks or holes from others to ensure it's safe ice.
Hi everyone, I am a student at UWL and looking to do a little ice fishing this winter. I am not that familiar with the bodies of water around here and just seeing where the fish seem to be congregating, and what they are biting on. Let me know what you guys think, any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Slow this morning. Ended up with six bluegill and only threw back around ten more. They were somewhat willing to bite I just was not in a great spot probably. Out by the lights. Tough to move around much in the wind. Small purple and chartreuse demon with a silver back was the ticket. Wouldn't fully commit to anything else
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21° - 25° F
So, made the virgin run to onalaska yesterday, what a difference from fishing the northern lakes. Hopped around all over the place covered water from 2’ to 18’ deep. Caught six perch, biggest was 10 1/2”. All caught on jig and a wax worm, no action on minnows. Didn’t see any other fish get caught. Thanks for all those who were open handed with advice. Look forward to returning in a couple weeks for a second try
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Chartreuse is always a good color to start with on the Lake. I caught perch today but most of them were smaller using a VMC chartreuse tungsten fly tipped with a couple of waxies. I think to catch those bigger fish you need to use minnows. I would use a couple of tip downs and then jig with a spoon and a minnow head.
What were the perch biting on? Bait and what color jigs? My wife, youngest daughter, and I are gonna come up and fish tomorrow down by the spillway, I however don’t know where the dredge areas are. I drove there tonight to take a look, lots of people there. I have been fishing Lawrence lake area this week, bluegill and a couple perch was all I got into. Thank you. Tight lines!