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Ron Burgundy

Lake Onalaska

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What's the ice like on Lake Onalaska?

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I have no clue, but do you fish it much?? I have always wanted to make it over there and try it out in the winter. Any advice??

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None. I'm in the same boat you are.

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Are you originally from SE MN Ron Burgandy??

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I grew up in Peterson. I've been in Utica for about 6 years.

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If you don't mind me asking, where did you go to college??

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Very briefly at Winona State.

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I did some research on Onalaska and from what I can find is that the ice is decent 8-11", and guys are catching panfish but are having to do some sorting.

I know alot of guys go out by Shaffer's. I think it is a bati shop, and also quite a few go about by the sailboat harbor.

That is all I can tell you. A guy I fish with fished there alot in college. I will try talking with him some and pick his brain.

Walleye #1

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I've seen a lot of guys who walk from Airport Beach out around the point near the interstate.

I haven't really ice fished it much but I plan on trying sometime this winter so if you hear of something let me know and I will do the same.

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Shaffers is a bait shop on Brices Praire, just little north of Onalaska. Last time I was there they were catching bluegills and crappie in 8' to 10' ft of water out in front of the shop. There are also some fish cribs in that area but I don't know if they are fished in the winter, Shaffers will have a map and the info you need.

Buck

P.S. none of this info is first hand I have yet to fish the lake in the winter, just what they told me at the bait shop......

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Thanks, you guys have been very helpful.

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I fished out of Shaffers one time about 3 years ago. Bait shop guy was helpful with info and the map. We moved around quite a bit and didn't catch much. Lake was very weedy and shallow where we fished. South and east of Shaffers.

Steve

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