For up-to-date information, look up the fishing report for the water of your choice. Field staff update the fishing reports each week through the fishing season, reporting on fishing success, lake levels, water temperatures, and other important information.
|🗺️ Location||LAKE ONALASKA|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
You also can get helpful information from the Fishing Forecast.
The video game fishing continues. 166 yellowtail on yo-yo jigs and dropper loop sardines.
I'm sure like most of you at home, every morning lately I woke up in anticipation to read Richie's next fishing report and was let down to see nothing written. I was hoping he was just too busy on those shorter trips to write one for me but it's leaked into long range now too. So I guess your stuck with me.
We left today on a 6 day trip. Our bait choices were between healthy but giant sardine or not so healthy normal size sardine. We chose some of both. We'll have to see how it turns out but I am sure we will have some die off. Hopefully just the weak ones. Time will tell.
The weather out in the fishing grounds sounds windy and rough. We'll be crossing through an area tomorrow sometime around 10 in the morning and depending on the weather we'll either work the area or fish on through it on a down hill course to other more fishable grounds. One of the boats had a wahoo through these waters a couple days ago so we'll be trolling wire.
So we fished today on our open party 1.5 day trip. What a morning. We got on a school early. In the dark. I saw them on the sonar, then stopped, then looked out the window and there they were, swimming around under the lights. So I dropped a bait in the water and a minute later I had a tuna on board. So I woke up the crew and the passengers and we commenced fishing. Before the sun came up we were finished. I mean we had our daily limit of yellowfin so we passed the school off to another boat and moved on. The reason we were able to get it done so quickly this morning was because the fish were small. Unfortunately that's what the plan was all along. The good grade tuna schools are missing here in 3 day range at the moment. we've seen this before. It's no surprise during a tuna season. I don't believe it's over. Just temporarily down.
So we wanted to get our tuna out of the way early and then concentrate on finding dorado kelps, but we never found too much for dorado kelps. The wind blew too. It was perfect weather this morning, but by lunch it was blowing a good 25 knots. Not comfortable. Thing went back down though. It didn't stay windy. It's nice now.
We get in tomorrow and we're going to take a couple of days off so we'll see you when we see you. And by that I mean write and read.
Fishing reports for lake onalaska are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.