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Planman
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7/20/15 12:09 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 86° - 90° F Water Temp: Above 80° F
Fished the last 4 days on pool 8 mainly south of La Crosse. Targeted SMB on the wing dams and other likely spots and did pretty well with the biggest being 18 1/2" and many in the 10-14" category. We also caught a number of short eyes and sauger. Fishing did seem to slow a bit yesterday after the front that came in Saturday night. I caught some smaller SMB early then went on a perch/bluegill hunt. I finally found some fish around the Stoddard islands and kept some for a fry. Most were the 9-10" variety. Was a beautiful time on the river. Lots of law enforcement, was checked by WI DNR as we returned to the landing Saturday night. Coast guard was busy checking vessels yesterday when I came in. I'm OK getting checked as long as I don't get checked 3 times in a day as has happened to me. I tend to get a little grouchy by then.

Tight lines and be safe out there.

grizzly78
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7/6/15 9:21 AM CST
Slopfest open bass tournament is coming up quick.

July 18th at Lacrosse Clinton Street launch.

Email bigsacksbassclub@gmail.com for an entry form or if you have any questions.

skarbo1
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7/4/15 3:58 PM CST
shoreman76.....Try across the Hwy At Pettibone Park....There is a Lagoon there...or right in the West Channel where the campground is...

shoreman76
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7/4/15 2:31 PM CST
I'm at pettiebone resort. Anyone know any spots around here. With/out bout

MRGLAX
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7/1/15 9:46 PM CST
There's not really a whole lot for campgrounds on the river. The only things that come to mind are Goose Island which is just south of town, and Blackhawk Park which is about 45 minutes south of town. They are both in backwater areas and do offer some shore fishing but I'm not sure which one would be better, probably less competition at Blackhawk. If you have a boat you can camp out on any sandbar you want for free.

shoreman76
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7/1/15 4:28 PM CST
hey there, my family and i are looking to come down to the lacrosse area for some fishing as well as camping. Does anyone know of good camp grounds that also provide good fishing?

FishS4All
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6/1/15 7:06 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Still catching lots of Walleye and Sauger. Was out yesterday with the kids and boated at least two dozen trolling. One one of them was legal. Since mid April have caught at least 200 trolling with about 20 legals. Seems to be a lot more northern action this year too.

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Bret Clark
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6/1/15 10:10 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
The rising water has not tampered with the blue gill bite in the least. If anything, it has made the bite better. Small jigs tipped with a chunk of worm has been working fine but if you don’t like baiting up every time you catch a fish, B-Y Baits plastic shrimp has been putting the smack down on the Gills as well. The Gills we found on this day were pushed out of the current and into the trees in 3fow. We covered a lot of ground at first looking for a bite but once we found them, they were stacked on top of each other. Hanging the offerings 2ft under a bobber helped keep the jig grass free and out of the snagging debris lying on the bottom. My rig was an Orange/Yellow color combination jig tipped with Pink or White Shrimp. Good luck fishing people.

fish-hunt365
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5/31/15 9:42 AM CST
Griz,

Thanks for your military service! Send me a PM and I will take you out in my boat and at the same time give you some suggestions for shore fishing.

Bret Clark
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5/29/15 9:58 AM CST
Goose Island off of HWY 35 South of La Crosse has a lot of bank fishing opportunities. I have landed many big pike casting from shore. By the bridge can be good certain times of the year but there are many other holes to explore in Goose Island. I know you say you are tired of fishing the ponds at Fort but, I love fishing the North Flowage and Lost Lake. Monster size Bass thanks to good regulations! Another option is fishing the float at Dresbach. You get picked up in a pontoon boat and fish off a huge floating platform. Google Best Dam Fishing to check out their site.

Grizlee76
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5/28/15 6:04 PM CST
I'm active duty military who recently relocated to Fort McCoy. I'm done with these ponds around Sparta/Tomah, I mean rainbows are fun for only so long. I'm looking to venture over to Lacrosse for Walleye/Perch/Pike/White Bass. I do not have a boat and would very much appreciate some shore-fishing suggestions as to where to go. Any info helps and I appreciate the assistance ahead of time.

V/r, Griz

jdrewa
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5/27/15 10:17 AM CST
Late report from the holiday weekend. Fished Saturday started way on the south end of pool 8 couldn't locate anything. We moved up to swift creek area and found some big bull gills in 1-2'. Ended the day with 45 most over 8". Sunday the rain decided to let loose. Had 4 guys in the boat and we were on the hunt for more gills. Started where we left off. There were fish there just not as many as Saturday. We boated about 20 nice gills before we made another move further north. We moved to some out of the current areas up by the dam. Once again ran into the gills very very shallow. Lost track of how many we actually caught but 250 would be a fair guess. Decided to wrap up Sunday with some white bass action which was not hard to find. Boated 40ish in an hour. Monday we got a late start fishing with 3 guys started on the whitebass for a half hr until we had enough of catching them every cast. Went back and chased down some more gills with the ultra lights. They were holding in the same areas and they were hungry. Landed 150ish in 5hrs. Gills were tracked down by throwing plastics until we landed a few then we would stop and pitch a bobber and worm at them. Biggest gills of the trips always came on plastics. Live bait produced the numbers and still gave us very quality fish.

blindtimmy
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5/24/15 4:56 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Went fishing in some of the back sloughs south of Brownsville. Caught this on a crappie rig setup.

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Bret Clark
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5/12/15 9:14 AM CST
More pics from the day.

Bret Clark
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5/12/15 9:12 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Even with the cooler weather the bite has been a lot of fun. Mike and I hit some of our favorite holes to fish this time of year and found just about everything to be on the chew. Rattle Traps on sand with good current for White Bass, Rip Rap shoreline for LM, wing dams for Smallies, new weed growth for Pike, Sonys Blood fished in 12fow holding wood for eater size Channel Cats, and pitching small jigs tipped with crawlers or plastic in skinny narrow sloughs with clean sand caught Gills and Perch. It was one of those trips were we couldn’t do anything wrong. Good Luck Fishing People.

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