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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

5/31/2017

The water dropped fast here on the lake.  We are maybe 6 inches above normal today, so there are no more high water issues on this side of the lake.  The river is still high however so exercise caution when going out on the main channel.  The bluegills are primed and ready to spawn so the next week or so should be excellent fishing.  I am already seeing a lot come in with the average being 8-8 1/2 inches.  There are plenty around the 9′ mark but the 10s are tough to come by.  The crappies have slowed way down and I suspect most have moved out to the sloughs off of the main channel, but a few guys are still able to dredge up some nice ones.  Pike continue to harass panfishermen so if you are looking for some northern they are not hard to find.

Thanks,

Chad

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5/25/2017

The high water has hit us at the worst time.  The fish initially shut down when the water came up, but now that the water has settled a bit they are turning back on.  I have gotten several reports of good bluegill fishing in shallow water.  The water should start dropping today but bring your rubber boots if you want to launch at Mosey’s Landing.  Hopefully by next week we will start seeing more normal levels.

Thanks,

Chad

By |May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5/17/2017

The recent warm weather has changed the fishing dramatically on the lake.  Although the crappies are still around the bite has slowed dramatically.  There are still guys who have been able to adapt to the changing conditions and are still able to catch them.  As the crappies have been slowing the bluegills have been picking up.  I have seen several limits from different guys of large bluegills in shallow water.  The question is what will happen with the cooler temperatures.  It most likely will push the bluegills deeper, and hopefully improve the crappie bite.  If you put in the time and adapt to the changing weather there is the opportunity to catch some nice fish on Lake Onalaska.

Thanks,

Chad

By |May 17th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

5/6/2017

Now that we have had a few days of nice weather the Crappies seem to be picking up.  Guys are catching them suspended in deep water, and I have also gotten several reports of crappies in brush.  With the good weather continuing this week should be great.  The bass have started spawning with reports of both spawned out females as well as females with eggs still in them.  The perch are around but hard to target, and the bluegills are still sleeping!

Thanks,

Chad

By |May 6th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

4/27/2017

The crappies had started biting pretty good, but with this cold snap they will be slowing down.  Most guys were saying that once they found active fish they were catching between 10-14 inch crappies consistently.  Once we get a few days of closer to average temps they will be picking back up.  The bass have been biting really well if you know what to use.  Spoons and Spinners seem to be key for them right now, heavily out fishing soft plastics.  Stop in and I can show you what has been working!

By |April 27th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments

4/11/2016

The fishing pressure is really light right now on the lake.  I have started to see Crappies being caught and it should only get better from now on.  If you want crappies without the crowd now is the time.  The northern are late spawning this year so if you are after a big one keep that in mind.  Blackdeers and Lytles are both still slower than usual for this time of year, but the perch are biting by the dams still.

Thanks,

Chad

By |April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4/6/2017

The Perch and Walleye are in full swing below the dams right now.  I have heard mixed results from both Blackdeers and Lytles.  This may be due to the water being lower then normal for this time of year.  There have been very few people fishing out on the lake lately, but the Northern are biting as well as the Bass.  The Crappies should be picking up soon, I will post as soon as I get word that they are biting.

Thanks,

Chad

By |April 6th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments