First off to let everyone know who is wondering Lake Onalaska was not impacted by the heavy rains south of here, and the fishing is improving daily. If you are after bluegills guys are catching a lot of them, and there is not much sorting going on. I think with the difficult conditions this spring and summer means that there will be more quality fish to be caught this fall. There have been crappies being caught but we are not yet to peak crappie fishing yet. I have also started to see some nice perch, don’t be afraid to target them in shallower water. Stop in to get the latest report and hot baits!
We have started to turn the corner into what I call the “fall fishing cycle”. The bluegill bite has steadily improved over the last couple of weeks, and the crappies have started to filter back into the east side of the lake. It is still a bit early to get into a steady perch bite, but you will pick up a jumbo or two while you fish for other panfish. The fishing should continue to get better and better as we get more cool mornings and we get closer to fall. The river is FINALLY back down to normal levels and I have fished out there a bit myself. The flow is good and the walleyes and smallmouth are biting on the wing dams. Guys targeting northern are getting them deep, and the bass bite on the lake has remained good. Stop in and get the latest report!