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brian6715

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Hey guys i live in southern Minnesota right now, but I might go to college in Lacrosse. My question is, is the Mississippi good down there like it is in the Redwing area?? Or is there any other lakes/fishing opportunities in this area?? I am just wondering so i can be sure to pick the right school (the one with the best fishing in the area...) Thanks
Brian

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Brian:

Well, while I was born and partly raised in LaCrosse, it's been a number of years since I fished the area, though I've got rellies there that fish it a lot. Also, there are guys on this board with a lot more current info on LaCrosse fishing.

But from my youth I remember the catfish, walleye and sauger on the big river were exceptional, and still are. And you've got great bassing and pike in the backwaters, as well as pannies galore on Lake Onalaska (part of the Mississippi) on the edge of LaCrosse.

Not to mention the trout in many streams that drain the higher country and come down through the coulees between the bluffs.

Nope, hard to imagine much more convenient fishing. Not to mention LaCrosse is a great town to live in. grin.gif

I'm sure some other guys will post with their replies. There are several from the LaCrosse area who post here. You could start a thread with this question on the Mississippi Pools 2-9 board, too.


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[This message has been edited by stfcatfish (edited 03-07-2003).]

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I now live about 40 miles up river in Buffalo City but did live in Dakota, MN which is about 8 miles up stream from La Crosse and can tell you the fishing is as good as it gets on the Mississippi around this area. I also commercial fished that area for 6 years. You also have the huge backwater area called lake Onalaska for some of the best Duck hunting available on the flyway.
Go, You will not be disappointed. Ole

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Brian, The fishing in the La Crosse area is great during the whole year for all kinds of fish. Thats all there is to it. The Schools are very good also!! You could not get a more affordable Education than at the U of WI, La Crosse. Viterbo would be four times the cost of the U. Not to mention it but the girls are pretty special in La Crosse too.

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muskybuck, you are so right on the LaX babes! But be careful, 22 of them are my cousins. grin.gif

[This message has been edited by stfcatfish (edited 03-07-2003).]

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Thanks guys this helps alot. Now I know that I will either go to probably Lacrosse or Winona. Is this lake you are talking about like Lake Pepin at all?? Hey if any of you guys got room in your boat for a really cool college kid let me know.....
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Brian

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Brian, You really don't need a boat to fish the rivers in the LaCrosse area. Access to bank fishing spots is unlimited. Both dams, Genoa,Dresbach have bank access and pay fishing floats. Lake onalska is a shallow backwater lake for the most part with alot of weedbeds and deeper dredge areas.

Getting a good map is #1 and spend time exploring the area. There is every species to be caught in the rivers as stf mentioned and the trout fishing is great with miles of public water. Getting permission on private stretches is easy, just ask.

You'll enjoy the LaCrosse area if you decide to go to school here. Good Luck.

Fishing is Life.

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I live in Holmen. You are welcome to jump in my boat anytime, just let me know. I love the fishing and hunting in this area. I am married but the scenery around UWL is spectacular. In the warmer months, across the street from the dorms is Myrick Park. The women there always make me drool. Anyway, as far as fishing, whatever you are after we have it. I fish mainly Walleye, Bass, Northern, and Panfish. Open water and Hard water. Problem here is my fishing keeps interfering with work. Work sucks, LOL

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I lived just a few blocks from Myrick Park when I was a kid. Used to hang around the zoo and drive my mom crazy, to the point of calling the cops, by wandering through the marsh there to the LaCrosse River and staying out WAY too late among the cattails.

Unfortunately I moved away before I got to the age where women made me drool. Now I'm approaching the age where drool is just normal. grin.gif

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hey brian I am also moving down there.(in july) to winona, with my girlfriend, we know a lot of people in winona but needless to say all they know how to do is drink and have no interests in fishing or hunting so i am getting worried i might be doing those things solo! maybe we can hook-up and catch some fish, i got a buddy that has a marina down there too and says the fishing is unbelievable!!!!!

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Hey that sounds great. I don't know anyone down there at all. But i won't be down there until 2004. I will let you know when i get down there and we can hook up and pound the eyes or something. Brian

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