Lake Michigan/Metro Area Lakes
Ice fishing in the Sheboygan marina has been slow, but a few
brown trout and northern pike have been caught on shiners.
In Port Washington, ice anglers in the marina have been catching
a few brown trout on spawn sacs. There is open water near the power
plant, and aerators are running in the north slip. Open-water
fishing has been hit or miss, but decent numbers of browns and a
few rainbows have been hitting spawn at the power plant
In Milwaukee, the river under the Hoan bridge is unfishable due
to large ice floes, but there is open water in the Menomonee River
near the post office. Anglers there have been catching browns and
northerns on shiners. McKinley Marina is frozen over, and although
fishing has been slow overall, occasional browns have been taken by
anglers jigging through the ice or on spawn under a tip-up.
In Racine, upstream portions of the Root River remain frozen
over. Ice anglers have been out in downstream stretches of the
river, as well as in the harbor. Some browns and northerns have
been hitting shiners and spawn, and water clarity is good.
The Small Boat Harbor in Kenosha is frozen over, and ice anglers
have been catching a few brown trout on tube jigs and spawn.
DNR_hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait Shop, Delafield, (262) 646 2218.