Lake Michigan/Metro Area Lakes
In Sheboygan, flows are good on the Sheboygan and Pigeon rivers.
Fly anglers have been catching a few steelhead in the Pigeon, and
the Sheboygan has produced steelhead between Esslingen Park and the
Kohler dam. A few browns have been taken off the south pier on
spoons. On good days, boaters have been taking browns and rainbows
on crankbaits in water less than 30 feet deep.
In Port Washington, fishing on Sauk Creek has been relatively
slow, but anglers near the power plant, in the harbor, and off the
pier have been catching browns and rainbows on spawn sacs, minnows,
and spoons. Boaters also have been catching browns on spoons and
crankbaits in and around the harbor.
In Milwaukee, anglers on the Milwaukee River have been catching
some steelhead on flies in Kletzsch Park. Steelhead also have been
taken from the Menomonee River near Miller Park and from Oak Creek
near the mouth. Fishing near the Summerfest grounds has been slow.
Boaters fishing the Milwaukee harbor have been catching good
numbers of browns and rainbows.
In Racine, the flows on the Root River have dropped back to more
fishable levels. Most steelhead were taken from below the Horlick
dam and in Quarry Lake Park. DNR crews processed fish at the Root
River Steelhead Facility on April 1. Both Chambers Creek and
Ganaraska strains of steelhead were spawned, and so far this
season, 537 steelhead have been passed upstream.
In Kenosha, shore anglers and boaters fishing in the harbor have
been catching some browns and rainbows. Spawn has worked well from
shore, and spoons have produced fish for those fishing from boats.
Fishing on the Pike River has been slow.
DNR_hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait Shop, Delafield, (262) 646 2218.