Fished the Black River Sat and Sunday. I usually spend a lot of time on the big river by the dam but no need the fishing was so good. Rained all day Saturday so we spent most of our time under the I90 bridge...but ran into 1/2 doz 11" crappie (some real slabs) and 3 keeper walleye among a mixed catch of perch/bluegill. Sunday was even better. Boated 4 keeper walleye largest 20" and more 11" crappie. Of course ran into a few northern...largest being 34" and a big hawg bowfin all of 8.5 lbs. Great fishing trip. Caught most of ours 12-14 ft of water...pink was the color du jour...both days. White and pink zips, pink jig head with white twister tail.
Mississippi River LaCrosse area, La Crosse County
MOON PHASE (90%)
Went out on French island. Had anywhere from 4to6 inches. Fish were very active caught 20 crappie in 2 hrs. The only problem was the size. Every fish was 8-10 inches. Still fun to get out there. Be safe and good luck
MOON PHASE (96%)
6° - 10° F
Went out to get ice reports for you guys.
-6 in at Schafer's boat landing with people catching nice perch and bluegills.
-4 in of softer ice at the end of Fisherman's Road with perch and gills being caught.
-4 in on the Black River off the airport beach with whitebass and walleye being caught in the morning. Big schools of inactive fish on the graphs too.
Ice jigs with waxies or minnows produced best. Still got two deer tags to fill or else I'd be out there already. Wish me luck in the woods and good luck out on the ice. Stick to the crowd and you should be okay.
Wondering if anyone could help me out. Looking for a shore spot where I could go out with my wife and adult kids for a relaxing Saturday fishing. Just looking for an easy spot that we can access, take a cooler and relax all day. Catching fish would be nice, but don't really care what. Soaking night crawlers or whatever.
You may want to check out the floats either at Dresbach or Genoa. For a small fee the guy picks you up at the landing and takes you across the river to a fishing float. They do very well out there a lot of days.
There are places to fish from shore but you will do better if you avoid the main channel of the river for the most part. One popular spot is the Onalaska spillway.
Looking for any information on panfish, walleyes, northern, and catfish in the La Crosse area. I'm an avid fisherman but short of a boat. Looking for any and all information on areas to fish from shore. Also, trying to find lake and River temps online but coming up with some inaccurate numbers. Thanks for the help!