Check your messages when you have a chance.
BIGGILL20 I am not looking for your hot spots I am just looking to be able to fish,I have a problem with balance at times due to ear problem. I am not able to fish alone anymore I am just looking for a person that wants to fish.I have a good boat and motor,trolling motor bow mount,As I said my wife is not able to fish anymore,she just enjoys a pontoon ride.
I am an elderly man looking for a fishing partner ,my wife does not fish with me anymore (to hard for her to get in the boat) I enjoy fishing for walleye,perch bluegill etc.I am retired and have time between lawn work and etc.to enjoy being on the water. Looking for someone that loves to fish and enjoy the weather ,does not mind rain not Thunderstorms leave a phone #
There are several other areas of the upper Midwest(Devils, Upper Red, glacial lakes of SD, LOTW etc) I would love to live and fish regularly but pool 7 & 8 offer a person at least 20-25 different areas to fish within 30 a mile radius of the La Crosse area. With these cold temps and great ice we will get access to areas we don't normally get to until late in the season or at all. Going into 2018 it should be a great ice season.
Good update Drewster.
I did notice a few brave souls fishing the deep hole on the slough just north of Shennigans. I can't imagine there is a whole lot of ice there but it must have been enough to get out.
Also, saw a few guys on the slough off of French Island just north of the new wayside on the other side of the interstate.
Both surprised me to be honest. Those are not areas I would be on now.
Cold temps by Saturday should give us good ice by Christmas week.
A few have been asking about ice conditions in the La Crosse area. Here is a little information:
-first, an article in the La Crosse Tribune from last Saturday: ice fishing report
(keep in mind, it has been pretty mild ever since, so no new ice has probably formed in the meantime)
- second, airport beach still is mostly open; there was skim ice all the way across after last week's cold, but much of that has opened up
- I have heard reports of a person falling through at Stoddard and Fisherman's Rd., although there are lots of guys fishing at Fisherman's Rd., catching loads of small gills
- people are fishing many of the small, sheltered backwaters, and catching a few fish, although it has not seemed to be really great fishing yet, ice in most of those places is about 3-4"
-supposed to stay warm through end of work week, but snow forecast reduced now to only a couple inches on Thursday and then really cold for 5-6 days, so things should be much improved by New Years
good luck, stay safe, and Merry Christmas!