Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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5/5/17 @ 3:46 PM
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slotfish
slotfish
MEMBER since 4/20/15

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Yesterday, on the water 3 pm to 7pm.   1, 38 inch post spawn northern, on a pink road runner, 20 plus crappie.  Kept 7,for a meal.  Top 5 feet of water, plain hook, minnow and slip bobber, in 12 foot of water, for the crappie.  The later it got towards the 7 pm the better the bite.  With this warm up the next week or so should make for some great fishing

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4/28/17 @ 2:54 PM
Eire
Eire
USER since 4/7/13

Is lake onalaska good for bass?  It looks like a pretty large area of water but I haven't fished the river down south.  I was thinking of trying it but didn't want to take the kids all the way there and find out it isn't known for bass.

thanks for any advice

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4/26/17 @ 12:20 AM
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radioman
radioman
MEMBER since 5/19/03

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

My son and I fished the lake on Sunday for just a few short hours and had great success! There were A LOT of boats out enjoying the BEAUTIFUL day, too. Even those with bass boats, that insist on passing by at full throttle within 20 yards of boats anchored and trying to fish. We ended up keeping 23 nice crappies, ranging 10"-12 1/2". We caught several in 13'-14" range that were returned to lay their eggs and be caught another day. Also put 10 perch to the keeper side of the table. No monsters but a nice 9"-12". We fished in 12 FOW. The crappies came on minnows, B-Y Plastics and GULP ALIVE minnows and they were all caught within the first 5' of the surface. The perch were all taken on minnows, about 10" off bottom. When we first started the day the water temp was 58.6 degrees and when we ended the day it was sitting at 61.4. Stay safe, have fun and tight lines.

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4/25/17 @ 8:36 AM
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bluegill Ed
bluegill Ed
USER since 5/31/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
Fished the lake Sunday with the kids. Crappie bit was great, weather was great. Caught plenty of fish in a just a few hours. Presentation was simple using minnows key for us was to keep bait moving as there was no wind.

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3/16/17 @ 8:34 PM
PY Buck Chaser
PY Buck Chaser
USER since 10/26/09

Thanks MRGLAX for both updates it is appreciated!


John

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3/16/17 @ 12:11 PM
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MRGLAX
MRGLAX
USER since 10/20/05

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waning Gibbous

Update:  I was just on I90 and the northwest side is wide open.  Can't see to Shafer's or Black Deer from there so can't comment on the landings.


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3/16/17 @ 10:51 AM
MRGLAX
MRGLAX
USER since 10/20/05
It's been below freezing for the last week and there are still guys ice fishing at the end of Fishermans Rd.  The areas that were open on the south side of the lake have all been iced back over for the past few days.  You could try calling Shafer's and see what it's looking like over there, but I doubt there's enough outflow from the marsh to open up the dredge hole all the way up to the landing considering the Black River froze back over. 

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3/16/17 @ 7:13 AM
PY Buck Chaser
PY Buck Chaser
USER since 10/26/09

Anybody know if Onalaska has enough open water yet to launch boats?  I am planning on heading there this weekend.  Temps are looking promising for nice warm up, hope it sticks around.

Thanks

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3/3/17 @ 12:38 AM
radioman
radioman
MEMBER since 5/19/03

You're welcome PY. My pleasure. Have a safe fishing season and may you be blessed with tight lines.

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3/2/17 @ 7:51 AM
PY Buck Chaser
PY Buck Chaser
USER since 10/26/09

Thank you Radioman for the information, you saved me a trip!

Have a good weekend!

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