Welcome to The Best Dam Fishing Float

The historic fishing float below Dresbach lock and dam #7 near LaCrosse, Wisconsin has been rebuilt. Come out and spend a day fishing with us and see the all new facility. The new docks have over 400 feet of fishable rail and are handicapped and children friendly. Our bait and tackle shop can provide you with quality rental fishing gear and all the drinks, water and many snacks available. Now serving custom pizzas from the famous Heggies Pizza.



We are currently open daily from 7am to 5pm and plan to be opened until mid November as weather dictates. Park your car in the free boat launch parking lot below Dresbach lock and dam #7 and raise the flag or call 608-484-1656. We will pick you up in our luxury pontoon boat and take you for a great day of fishing on the BEST DAM FISHING FLOAT.

We now have a 55″ flat screen TV too so you can keep track of your favorite football team while fishing. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay on top of the latest news and updates for the Best Dam Fishing Float.


  • Adults: $20
  • Kids under 12 yrs old: $5
  • Non-Fisherman: $5

*We currently accept cash or personal check. We are not able to accept credit/debit cards.


Use “Lock and Dam Number 7, La Crosse, WI” as your Google Maps or GPS destination.

*Use public boat launch parking that is just before you get to the dam.

Open mid-March through mid-November from 7am to 5pm daily.

Telephone: (608) 484-1656

Email: bestdamff@comcast.net