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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

8/10/2017

We are turning a corner in the last week or so and it looks like the start of the fall pattern on Lake Onalaska.  Panfish have started moving back and guys have started catching large gills, crappies, and perch.  There are still a large amount of gills out on the main channel, if you know how to fish them get out there before they have all left!  We are definitely still a ways away from peak fall fishing, but there is a noticeable shift in the bite.  Northern continue to be on fire, with a 40+ inch northern caught this week!  Stop in and I can get you rigged up with the right baits!!!

Thanks,
Chad
By |August 10th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

7/5/2017

The northern bite continues to be really good on the lake, and the bass are hitting pretty well on topwater.  Panfish in general are pretty slow, but with the mayfly hatch happening anytime now there is going to be some opportunity with flies and poppers.  It looks like the river is going to drop below 6 feet finally so that will open up some new opportunities that we haven’t seen for some time on the main channel.

Thanks,

Chad

By |July 5th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

6/14/2017

The bluegill spawn came and went rather quickly.  You might still be able to find a few on beds, but a majority of them have moved to deeper water.  Lake Onalaska is fully into the summer pattern with most of the crappies moving out to the sloughs by the main channel or in the channel itself.  Perch and bluegills will be spread out with weed edges being good areas to try.  Bass and pike are hitting topwater really well, and the catfish have become quite active as well.  The weeds on the main part of the lake are not very bad yet, if you like fishing out there it is still fairly easy to get around.

Thanks,

Chad

By |June 14th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

6/7/2017

The Bluegills continue to bite as they are in full swing with their spawn.  I have not had any reports of spawned out females yet, but they should pop at any time now.  The northern continue to be very aggressive and the bass are getting into their summer patterns.  Most of the crappies have moved out, but there are still some around if you want to target them.  Stop in and get the latest fishing report and any bait you need!

Thanks,
Chad
By |June 7th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments
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