Lake Michigan/Metro Area Lakes
In Sheboygan, shore fishing has been slow except for occasional
chinooks hitting alewives off the south pier. Trollers have been
catching a mixed bag of chinooks, cohos, lake trout, and rainbows
on flies. Fish have been scattered in 100 to 180 feet.
In Port Washington, trollers have been catching chinooks,
rainbows, cohos, and lakers 40 to 60 feet down in 100 to 200 feet
of water, mostly on blue and green flies and spoons.
In Milwaukee, shore fishing has been slow. Trollers have been
catching chinooks, cohos, and lake trout in 70 to 90 feet of water.
Boaters fishing for perch at the South Metro boils have been
catching decent numbers of fish.
In Racine, shore fishing has been slow, and trollers have had to
search for fish. There are pockets of muddy water out to 200 feet,
but most fish have been scattered in 50 to 150 feet of water.
In Kenosha, shore fishing has been slow. Trollers have been
finding scattered cohos and a few chinooks, with the majority of
action in 40 to 100 feet on spoons or dodger/fly combos.
Most area inland lakes had a “no wake” restriction in place last
week due to high water. Fishing actually has been fairly good
despite the high, cloudy water. Largemouth bass and northern pike
were active on several lakes. Panfish action has been moderate. Few
people were out trying to find fish because of the low expectations
they had following the flooding. Carp bowfishing has been great at
many locations. The carp spawn may be more successful this year
than in most past years due to the flooded conditions. Area trout
streams were high and still fairly muddy, but conditions were
DNR hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait Shop, Delafield, (262) 646 2218.