Prairie du Chien Area
Ice conditions vary greatly throughout the area. Travel is
dangerous at this time of year, especially on the Mississippi
River. Ice thickness ranges from less than an inch to over a foot.
Most of the backwaters are frozen over and are in good shape.
Bluegill, perch, and crappie action was pretty good. Cold Spring
did produce some decent bluegills and a few crappies at times.
Anglers are still crossing over the Ambro Slough to fish Mud Slough
and Tilmont Lake. Fishing has been pretty good, and some very nice
catches of perch, crappies, and bluegills have been taken there.
Some anglers have ventured up to Fish Lake and the Lower Doubles
where bluegill fishing was spotty. Action farther up at Little and
Big Missouri and the Upper Doubles also has been spotty. Some
anglers have been fishing below the Lynxville dam for walleyes and
sauger. Ice floes have shut down the boat landing at Gordon’s
Stark’s Sport Shop, (608) 326-2478.