This cold weather has been exactly what the ice needed.  We are approaching or at 10″ for most of the lake, I heard that a car was out by the lights yesterday.  The perch bite has been really good as the picture below shows.  Those fish were caught yesterday with a minnow head on a swedish pimple.  Overall the bite is good as long as you can stay warm!  Stop in and I can get you setup with the gear you need to catch fish!

By |December 29th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments


I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas!  Since my last post the ice has thickened considerably, we are averaging 6″ and increasing quickly with this cold weather.  There has been four wheelers out here and by the lights and I expect to start seeing the permanent shanties on the ice.  As far as fishing goes the perch have been biting well out in front of the shop as well as the bluegills.  The crappies have been shutting down in the morning when the sun comes up, but guys are picking up a few during the day also.  Over by the lights the perch fishing has been decent, and some really nice northerns have been pulled up on tip ups.  Stop in for the hot colors and the latest report!



By |December 26th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments


We have our first brave souls crossing the ice!  I spoke to them when they got out there and they reported 4″ most of the way across, and 3″ where they setup.  Make sure that you are using a spud.  As you can see I have the ramp installed so you can now access the ice from my parking lot on foot or with an ATV/UTV (ice permitting).

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


As with the last post there is not much new.  The ice has not thickened enough to get much farther out then the docks by the landing, and it sounds like other early spots are the same.  The only good news I have heard is that by the sailboat club people are able to creep out into the lake a bit.  As always be careful in a week or so we will be making some good ice!



By |December 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Not a ton of new information only I watched a guy try and spud farther out from the landing towards Rosebud and did not get far before turning around.  Long term the forecast looks promising but the next week or so we are not going to be adding a ton of ice.



By |December 13th, 2017|Fishing Update|0 Comments


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


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.



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


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!



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


The ice is coming, although the wind is slowing down the formation.  I think guys will start venturing out early next week?  Just to let everyone know I will have a ramp for ATVs and UTVs that goes from my parking lot straight onto the ice.  This is free for everyone to use, no more having to turn around and go back up the hill!  I am also going to have a shuttle run on the weekends from the shop out to Marge’s Island as soon as ice permits.  Stop in if you have any questions about that.  I am excited, we are set for a really good ice season on Lake Onalaska!

I will update the report with ice thickness regularly, so check back to see where it is at.

By |December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments