Lake Michigan/Metro Area Lakes
In Sheboygan, pier anglers have been catching a few browns and
steelhead on spawn and spoons. In the Sheboygan River, some cohos,
chinooks, and browns have been caught on flies near the Kohler dam
and in Esslingen Park.
In Port Washington, shore anglers have been catching a mix of
browns, cohos, and chinooks on spawn near the power plant. Water
levels on Sauk Creek are low, but anglers have been catching a few
rainbows, cohos, and chinooks on both flies and spawn.
Shore anglers in Milwaukee have been catching a few browns and
chinooks on spawn and spoons near the base of McKinley pier and
near the Milwaukee Yacht Club. Anglers on the Milwaukee River have
reported a few salmon below the falls in Estabrook and Kletzsch
parks. Fishing on the Menomonee River and Oak Creek has been slow.
Brown trout have been seen near the Bender Park ramp, but the
fishing effort there has been minimal.
In Racine, water levels on the Root River remain relatively low,
but cohos, chinooks, browns, and steelhead can be found throughout
the river. Fishing has been slow overall, but small natural flies
have taken some fish in faster current, and drifted spawn has
caught fish in the deeper holes. The Root River Steelhead Facility
is running, and fish were processed on Oct. 27. So far this season,
1,238 chinooks, 377 cohos, 133 browns, and nine rainbows have been
passed upstream of the facility.
For shore anglers in Kenosha, a few browns have been caught in
the harbor and off of the piers on spawn and tube jigs. Fishing on
the Pike River has been relatively slow, and water levels are
DNR_hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait Shop, Delafield, (262) 646 2218.