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.
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!
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!