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Cronk
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2/28/15 11:24 PM CST
i think ill take your advice on this one radio. It is a long assed drive. Im going to zip down to pepin and give that a shot its only about 45-50 minute drive rather than over 2 hours.

Keep me posted on the happenings in lacrosse. I will get a couple more trips down there before i start fishing the wing dams.

Cronk

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2/28/15 11:00 PM CST
Hey Cronk. I just saw your post. The bite(and I use this term loosely)is still VERY SLOW, IF at all. Most fish being caught are small, with the exception of the occasional northern. You can make up your own mind, of course. BUT, my advise would be to save the gas money and fish closer to home, if you want to get out. You can't catch m, if you not out there. But the numbers of catching a nice bunch of keepers, just isn't happening quite yet. I'd hate to have you drive all the way down here, only to have it be just a joy ride. If you do decide to come down anyway, let me know. I don't have much going on tomorrow, so maybe I could come and at least say hi. If/where ever you'd decide to go, stay safe good luck and tight lines.

Cronk
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2/28/15 3:54 PM CST
Hey guys, i plan to make the drive down to lacrosse tomorrow from eau claire. Just curious if anyone has been doing anything.

I think i will either fish airport beach or maybe off the south end of french island. Any thoughts from local folks in the know?

Thanks

Cronk

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2/11/15 10:12 AM CST
Sorry for the late report but Sunday was very slow as well. A couple short fish right away in the morning on the black river. Walking back saw only a handful of fish on the ice and nothing to write home about. Headed down the stoddard and it was bad. Caught a northern on a jig rod with 4 lb test and that was all the action we saw.

Woodsnwater

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2/7/15 7:32 PM CST
yes please someone tell us results of the contest. interested in pictures of number of cars on the ice,(any from the Atomic contest too) with the nice weather im sure it was a ZOO!

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2/7/15 7:20 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Fished Jolivette's bay this morning from 7 til about 10:30 ended up with 4 crappies worth filleting. Headed up to Lake Onalaska and the fishing only got worse...finished the day at Dresbach without catching a fish there. Story of the day was sloooooooowwww. Fish seemed very finicky crappies were on tip-downs and jigs with either waxie or plastic. Saw a lot of vehicles by Shenanigans and also the airport beach didn't bother stopping but did anyone do any good out there? Heading out somewhere on the Black River tomorrow morning. Post to follow.

Tight lines

Wooodsnwater

FishingNoob
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2/2/15 3:12 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Fished Shopko Bay on 1/31/2015. Had to get out early to get my son to hockey practice. We were set up fishing by 6 and I caught about 25 bluegill by 7:30 AM. 2 keepers, and borderline keepers at that. At 7:30, they shut down and I didn't catch another until we packed up around 9.

We also had 4 tip ups out and didn't catch a northern. Looks like we might have been a little too far north for the northern, judging by the other fishermen when we left.

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1/12/15 7:27 AM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Beauty is in the Eyes of the Predator.

Saturday mornings walk to the shop was on a crisp squeaky packed snow. The sound snow makes only when bitter cold temps come to the area. To an icehead this sound only brings joy knowing the weather is causing the ice to thicken at a fast and steady pace. Four of us walked out onto the ice around 7:30AM. The hike was in a crisp air, the kind that bites exposed skin. I don’t believe there is any better way to wake up and feel alive! We headed for a drop off, the drop starts at 8ft and slopes into 35fow. The set up was on a small shelf in 24fow. The flashers revealed finned critters using the water column at 10’-18’. It was not hard to pull marks on the locator as predators moved in to investigate the objects intruding on their space but, triggering a strike was a problem. It’s finicky bites like this that I truly believe, if your plastic doesn’t look, smell, and taste real, go home. Use waxies you say, I say, have fun catching dinks and constantly baiting up on these cold days. I would rather spend my time focusing on bigger fish while keeping my hands warm. Fishing this last cold front was tough but we did pull some nice fish fries off the ice. A gold tungsten jig tipped with B-Y Baits mayfly’s and mudbugs was too much for a dozen gills and 4 specks to pass up with my presentation. Changing often between the colors sweet potato, copper, and red kept the pack below me interested. A “tight lipped bite” for keepers on this day would be an understatement. While the bait dropped fish would show up on the flasher but the fussy son-a-guns also showed zero interest in eating. The mark would not come up to the bait and if dropped below, the target disappeared. After studying the reaction of my prey below the zoom on the LX-5 was turned on to watch 10ft vertical and adjusted to the action zone in the water column. The offering was then dropped right on the target and held almost still. A slight twitch/quiver now and then barley moving the rod tip during the stare down between scaled critter and bait, made some nice blue ears and paper mouths open their pie holes daintily inhaling the offering. Line watching was a must. At times the spring bobber moved a bit, others you would see the line move. At the very first sign you better be setting the hook. Patience, persistence, and a great product made locally to our area, teamed up together on this day and made for another great trip to the ice. Good luck fishing people!

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1/8/15 11:21 AM CST
Does anybody know where bouts' i could start to find some whitebass on the Mississippi? I know where to catch them during open water but never tried under the ice. I don't need coordinates or specific spots, just a general idea of where to start. Greatly appreciated!

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1/4/15 3:32 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Fished the Marina behind the hospital by the dump. Fishing for perch was really slow. We managed to pull up 6 to keep. We did our best on crappie minnow and hook but was not consistent. I hope others are finding some more fish that are active.

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1/1/15 1:35 AM CST
TommyOB,

Like was already mentioned. There are depths of about 40 ft. But, most guys fish anywhere from 12 ft. to 20 feet. If you have tungsten jigs be sure to use them. If you don't have any, I suggest you consider getting a few. They've been pretty key, when fishing back there. Just a suggestion, though.

Please set-up a PM for yourself and contact me when you've done that. That way, if you have anymore questions you can contact me directly. Thank you and Happy New Year.

[This post was last edited on 1/1/15 at 1:37 AM]
belgianbuctail
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12/31/14 9:47 PM CST
This is one big deep hole that can get up to 40 ft deep in the middle. There is a spring over to the left towards the houses.

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12/31/14 8:55 PM CST
Never fished behind Gunderson and I was wondering what depth is fished there. Not looking for particular spots just depth so I can bring the proper equipment. Thank you TommyO

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12/30/14 12:33 AM CST
Collegeboy55,

Turn down 7th street, go past Gundersen Hospital. A few blocks down there will be a park on the right, with a ball diamond. Once you go past the ball diamond, take the first street to your left(Benora Lee Ct.), take that to the end and park. Walk to the south and down a small hill to the ice. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via PM here and I'd be more than happy to help you out.

PLEASE stay safe and tight lines.

[This post was last edited on 12/30/14 at 12:35 AM]
tfisher10
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12/29/14 8:11 PM CST
I will be fishing a few days- probably Wednesday-Sunday. Coming up from Chicago. If anyone wants to get together and try some out-of-the-way spots. I am familiar with pool 9 and Stoddard area as well as open water in lacrosse. Maybe some better spots will be accessible with the colder temps. Tom.

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