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Lake Onalaska, La Crosse County

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5/3/20 @ 4:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
DairyVet
User since 1/12/20

Tried for panfish yesterday with worms under a slip bobber along the edge of the dredge lines and got skunked.  Fished 10am-3pm


Tried casting topwater lures and spinnerbaits today on the shallows near dredge lines today hoping for bass or pike, and got skunked again.  Fished from 5:45am to 10am

Water temp showed 59 degrees both days.  Weather was excellent, so really can’t complain too much.

4/21/20 @ 6:39 PM
killler
killler
User since 1/15/04

Alright, I am zipping over to Lake Onalaska tomorrow, launching at Shaffers, and am going exploring for panfish.  Number one, any hints on where to find fish at this time of the year?  by the lights, around Rosebud, or deeper holes, or ?  Number two, are there any rock piles or areas I need to worry about leaving my lower unit on the bottom of the lake or bang up my prop?  Mainly going out to explore an area I only ice fish.  Not keeping any, just want to be safe and enjoy the weather- supposedly the forecast is near 70.  If anyone replies- thanks in advance.  

4/2/20 @ 5:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (64%)
Waxing Gibbous
WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
ANGLER X
ANGLER X
User since 1/25/13

Look to the shallows to find the warmest water where the bass and pike will start to congregate.  With the river rising to flood levels the fish will be in areas that are normally inaccessible.  We caught bass in 2 FOW and 50 deg water.  By the time you watch this video the water level will be higher and much warmer.  Good luck and be respectful!


3/11/20 @ 8:24 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (94%)
Waning Gibbous
MapGeek
User since 5/29/13

Maybe 6 people or so off fisherman's rd yesterday around 3:30.

Couple of folks northwest of the the lights near the open water.  Fished there Sunday, ice was getting pretty sketchy.  Got a few nice perch.

3/10/20 @ 8:56 AM
BTrouter
User since 2/24/10

Any ice Conditions or fishing reportFishermens Road, out by the lights etc.,

Thank you

3/7/20 @ 1:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
Fowler2
Fowler2
User since 7/17/09

Fished out from schaefers Fri afternoon and saturday morning. Rather slow fishing. Nabbed a few nice Gills and Crappie down by the creek on Friday and today we fished by the group along the dredge. All small fish. Cpr the last few days. Few quads out on fri. None today that i seen. 

 Ice heading downward with the warm winds this weekend. Ice depth measured anywhere from 12-15". Not quality ice by any means. Soft ice as we headed off today. Lots of open water on the big lake. Pair of Fighter jets dropping into Lacrosse Regional was todays highlight.


3/7/20 @ 1:14 PM
CHARIPAR BROS.
CHARIPAR BROS.
User since 6/16/08

Lost my vexilar jig case on the lake along fisherman's road. If you happen to pick it up please return it! Thank you

3/5/20 @ 1:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (79%)
Waxing Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
Planman
Planman
User since 2/1/12

I launched off Fisherman's yesterday about 2:30 looking for Perch. The ice wasn't in bad shape but when you drilled holes it came out looking like sno-cone ice. That means it's beginning to weaken. 

 I tried four different spots and couldn't get even a mark on my flasher, that was up until sunset. That last half hour when everyone else had packed up and left was really good. I kept enough for a meal my largest 12". It just goes to show that you never know.

Good luck and tight lines.


3/3/20 @ 4:17 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous
ICE DEPTH
14 inches
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
MileMark_714
MileMark_714
User since 12/26/10

This guy didn't have a good day,either they took a shortcut to avoid the ice heave or didn't know the lake well?This was on Sunday.

Fishing wasn't bad,but an awesome day to be out.Typical bluegills/crappies by Fisherman's road,and found some nice perch west of the lights towards Rosebud Island.The bait they wanted was a green tungsten ice fly,fished bare.Seemed like they wanted nothing to do with plastics.Just got small hits/bumps but when I tied on that ice fly,it was game on.Lucky I snatched up quite a few during the GO death sale.

It amazes me on the stupid things people do with ATVs.Like riding double on a single seat.One guy had 4 on his machine,driver was on seat,one on back rack and 2 younger persons riding the footboards.None of my business,I just shake my head and wonder.

Towards the end of week,the only way to get out will be by airboat or boots,sure was a strange ice season.Many good days,and some dud days after that last big snowfall.

3/3/20 @ 11:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous
crappiefest22
crappiefest22
User since 8/1/09

Was out on Sunday 3/1 as it was a gorgeous day. Measured with a tape measure between 14.5-15" of ice in every hole i drilled. There was a lot of vehicles out there in that 55 degree heat. Some landings were getting more wet then others. The snow has melted off of the ice and its all a slush or standing water now with some holes guzzling water down them. There will not be any vehicles out there this upcoming weekend. As far as the fishing goes the high pressure was a tough bite and everyone was leaving the lake around 3pm... Managed 30 fish with only about 6-7 keeper size. All fish released. Was great to be out.

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