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Pool 7 Lake Onalaska

WI (La Crosse, Trempealeau)

🎣5 Fishing Reports

🏆2 Ambassadors

❤️18 User Favorites

WATER CLARITY: 8/10

Relevant Gear for Pool 7 Lake Onalaska

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SEASON: Fall (Current)Change Season
SPECIES: Largemouth BassChange Species
STRUCTURE: AllChange Structure
TECHNIQUE: All Styles
  • Looks for both smallmouth and largemouth hanging around current breaks, deep cut bank, sand bar drops

    Reported by Kristine Fischer

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    River Channels

    Technique:
    Cast Retrieve Mid Depth (7'-12')

    Kristine Fischer Recommends These Products

    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Bretts Bluegill
    Heddon Zara Spook 4 1/2" / G-Finish Shad
    Shimano Curado DC 7.4:1 / Right Hand
    Shimano Stradic FL Spinning Reel 2500HG
    Megabass Spark Shad Swimbait Albino / 3"
    St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning Rod 7' 1" / M / Fast
    St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rods 7' 2" / H / Moderate
    Sunline Super FC Sniper 10Lb / 200 Yards
    Sunline Super FC Sniper 12Lb / 200 Yards
    ZMan Finesse Shroomz Weedless BLACK / 1/6 OZ
    Z Man Razor Shadz 4.5" Green Pumpkin / 4 1/2"
    ZMan Finesse Shroomz Weedless BLACK / 1/10 OZ
    ZMan Finesse TRD GREEN PUMPKIN / 2 3/4"
  • I just finished fishing Lake Onalaska as well as Pool 8 of the Mississippi River north of Goose Island. On Onalaska I fished the sloughs to the north, using primarily ned rigs on edges of grass clumps. Around Goose... Read More

    Reported by Katherine Field

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Laydowns

    Technique:
    Spinnerbaits

    Katherine Field Recommends These Products

    Bassman Compact Series Tandem Blades Kill Gill / 3/8 oz
    ZMan 5" Zinkerz Green Pumpkin Goby / 5"
    ZMan Hula Stickz PB&J / 4"
    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Bretts Bluegill
    ZMan Nedlockz HD 1/15 oz / Black
    Bassman Compact Series Tandem Blades Kill Gill / 3/8 oz
  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Season:
    Pre-Spawn

    Species:
    Walleye

    Structure:
    Baitfish

    Technique:
    Cast/Retrieve Shallow (0-6')

  • Water levels are low, making for excellent fishing along deep cut bank, sand bar drops and main river current breaks and wing dams. Fish are loaded in those deeper holes in some of the backwater chutes.

    Reported by Kristine Fischer

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Matted Grass

    Technique:
    Frogs

    Kristine Fischer Recommends These Products

    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz / Green Pumpkin
    Gamakatsu Offset EWG Hook 3/0
    Tour Grade Swim Jig 3/8 oz / White
    Z Man Razor Shadz 4.5" Pearl / 4 1/2"
    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz / Bretts Bluegill
    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz / Bhite Delight
    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Bhite Delight
    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Green Pumpkin
    Gamakatsu Offset EWG Hook 4/0
    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Bretts Bluegill
    WOO! Tungsten Carolina Rig Barrel Weight - Painted 1/2 oz / Green Pumpkin
    Z Man Razor Shadz 4.5" Green Pumpkin / 4 1/2"
    Zoom Z Craw White Pearl / 4 1/4"
    Megabass Spark Shad Swimbait Ayu / 3"
    Zoom Z Craw Watermelon Red / 4 1/4"
  • Late summer, low flow and low-70's water temps. Look for current areas contacting points near the main river. Most productive areas have clearer water, drop-offs to 6+ ft and wood cover. Swimbaits and ned rigs the most... Read More

    Reported by Aaron Curtis

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Smallmouth Bass

    Structure:
    Points

    Technique:
    Swimbaits

    Aaron Curtis Recommends These Products

    Keitech Easy Shiner 4" / Blue Gill Flash
    Xzone Lures 3" Ned Zone 3" / 309
    OutKast Perfect Ned Head 1/0 / 3/16 oz / Green Pumpkin
    Berkley X9 Braid Low-Vis Green / 10LB
    Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Clear / 8LB
    St. Croix Premier Spinning Rods 7' / ML / Fast

What you need to know about fishing Pool 7 Lake Onalaska

Located on the Mississippi, just north of La Crosse Wisconsin, Lake Onalaska is a flooded backwater consisting of a lot of shallow cover. With large grass flats and weeds growing to the surface, fishing for bass and pike can be caught using swim jigs, spinnerbaits, and frogs. Lures that will stay high in the water column will allow you to fish without getting snagged. Panfish can also...

Pool 7 Lake Onalaska Map

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Species Present

Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Northern Pike

Coordinates

-91.3299W
43.9152N

Surface Area

42.57 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.