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12/12/17

Here is where we are at this morning. 3″ of clear ice, with some cloudy ice on top of that. This is just off of the docks, ice may be thinner farther out. Please be careful!!!

By |December 12th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

12/11/2017

I am getting more reports of people fishing, as well as someone going through the ice on Fishermans Road.  From what I have heard there is 2 1/2 to 3 inches in Airport bay.  Please be careful.  In front of the shop we have about the same amount close to shore, but there is a 100 yards long by 50 yards wide spot about 50 yards off of the landing that only closed up this weekend.  There were people fishing right around the docks at the landing, but it will take some time to thicken up out farther.  Be patient there will be plenty of ice in the near future, its not worth going for a swim.

Thanks,

Chad

By |December 11th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

12/9/2017

Just a quick ice update.  I heard from guys yesterday that people are fishing round lake/mud lake in Trempealeau.  I also heard there were guys fishing south of Goose Island.  I’m not sure if anyone tried Airport Bay yet this morning, but as of yesterday there was not anyone out there yet.  As far as in front of the shop for whatever reason it is struggling to close up.  There is still open water 50 yards out from the boat landing and a good chunk open south of Halfway creek.  I have no idea why we have had plenty of cold weather that should have locked it up.  At this rate it will be another week before anyone is able to get out here.  I will update the report as conditions change.  I am fully stocked with live bait and have an expanded plastics section as well as some new tungsten, so stop in and get loaded up!

Thanks,

Chad

By |December 9th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

11/2/2017

The lake has turned over and the fishing has pretty well shut down.  I am starting to get the winter inventory out and I will have some new lines of jigs and spoons this year.  Looking forward to ice!!!

Thanks,
Chad
By |November 2nd, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

10/26/2017

Fishing overall has remained good on Lake Onalaska, however with the changing weather that very well could change.  We are close to the lake turning over which may slow down the fishing for a bit.  Give me a call if you want the latest update, we will just have to wait and see how the fish react to the coming cooldown.

Thanks,
Chad
By |October 26th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

10/19/2017

The perch are the hot bite this week, with many guys getting their limit.  The ceiling right now seems to be around 12″, the 13-16″ perch have not shown up yet.  There is a strong year class in the 7-8″ range that you will have to sort through, but they will make for some amazing fishing in the next few years.  If I was getting paid for predicting when the fall crappie bite would be I would currently be looking for a new job, but the forecast is cooling off next week which should get them more active.  Guys are still catching them especially in the morning and evening, we just have not yet had that “fall frenzy” bite.  Guys are also destroying large northern without trying that hard.  Stop in and I will get you setup with what you need!

Thanks,
Chad
By |October 19th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

10/11/2017

This fall is turning out to be great out here on Lake Onalaska.  The bluegills continue their run, with guys reporting a bit more sorting.  The perch are coming on really strong, make sure that you are trying for them in shallow water as well as deep.  The crappies are living up to their reputation of being finicky fish with the bite varying day to day.  As the water temp continues to cool they should be more consistent.  Guys who figure out what they want for that particular day are doing extremely well, and other fisherman are reporting they are not able to catch a single crappie.  The forecast for the river height has slowly been moving down with the crest predicted to be in the next few days at 9.8 in La Crosse.  The nice thing about Lake Onalaska is it is able to absorb a lot of water, and the fishing isn’t significantly impacted until the 10′ mark is passed.  Good luck and stop in to get the latest fishing report!

Thanks,
Chad
By |October 11th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

9/27/2017

Surprisingly the fishing on Lake Onalaska did not slow down as the temps rose.  Now that the cold front has moved through I expect that the crappies and perch will really start becoming more active.  That being said guys are reporting that they are catching bluegills, crappies, and perch without moving the boat.  The bass have really turned around and are starting to bite really well after taking much of the summer and early fall off.  The northerns have continued their hot streak from the summer, I saw a 38″ northern last week.  Although the fishing has been excellent on the lake the last month or so, I think that as the water temps cool a bit it is going to get even better.

Thanks,
Chad
By |September 27th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

9/21/2017

Hopefully you have found time to come out and catch some bluegills in the last few weeks, but if you haven’t they are still going strong on Lake Onalaska.  The temperature swings have been doing their best to throw the fish off, and some days it definitely does.  The crappies especially seem to be sensitive to the changes and on these warm days that we have been having the bite slows down considerably.  Hopefully this hot streak that we are experiencing is it for the season!  If the forecast holds true and we start getting highs in the 60’s next week I think the crappies will be ready to go.  Stop in and get the latest report!

Thanks,

Chad

By |September 21st, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

9/8/2017

I am running out of ways to say that the bluegills are biting, but they continue to be really active with good size also.  The crappie bite is steadily improving, however we are still a few weeks away from hitting the peak.  The perch also are moving in and guys are catching big perch in limited quantities.  The Northern bite is continuing its red hot streak, I just had some customers come in with some mid 30’s yesterday.  Stop in and I can go over a map with you!

Thanks,

Chad

By |September 8th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments
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