Lake Michigan/Metro Area Lakes
In Sheboygan, the Sheboygan River is iced over in most areas.
Ice was forming in the harbor too, but there are still pockets of
In Port Washington, shore fishing has been slow, but anglers
occasionally have been catching a few browns on spawn near the
In Milwaukee, the river under the Hoan bridge has been covered
with skim ice in the mornings, but the ice has been moving out
later in the day. Shore anglers there have been catching a few
browns on spawn.
In Racine, most of the Root River is locked up with ice, but
some open water remains in Colonial and Quarry Lake parks, as well
as below the Horlick dam. Stream flows rose with rain and melting
snow, and anglers have still been catching a few browns and cohos
from the holes. Drifting spawn sacs has produced fish.
The small boat harbor in Kenosha is frozen over, and ice anglers
have been catching brown trout on spawn. Southport Marina has some
ice cover, but there is still open water in places.
DNR_hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait Shop, Delafield, (262) 646 2218.