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Southern Wisconsin Fishing Report – September 21st, 2012

LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES

Sheboygan trollers have been catching mostly chinooks along with a few cohos on spoons in 30 to 70 feet of water. Anglers fishing off piers continue to catch some fish. Those on the north pier have reported chinooks and browns on spoons. On the south pier, anglers have been catching chinooks, browns, and a few cohos. No salmon activity has been reported yet in area rivers, but some smallmouth bass have been caught on spoons in the Sheboygan River.
Port Washington trollers have been taking good numbers of chinooks, along with a few cohos, rainbows, and lake trout. Fish have been found between 65 and 175 feet of water, with the most commonly fished area in 90 to 130 feet. Shore fishing has been slow. Water levels are low in Sauk Creek.
In Milwaukee trollers have been catching chinooks, along with a few rainbows and lake trout, in 70 to 130 feet of water on spoons and flashers and flies fished 60 to 100 feet down. Fishing off of McKinley pier has improved for browns and chinooks. The browns were caught on alewives, spoons, and crankbaits, but the chinooks were taken in the pre-dawn hours on glow spoons. Perch fishing has been slow. No trout- or salmon-fishing activity has been seen on area tributaries.
Racine trollers have been fishing for mostly chinooks 60 to 100 feet down in 90 to 130 feet of water. Those fishing from shore have had some spotty success for brown trout off of both piers during low-light times of day. Perch fishing remains slow.
DNR hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait, (262) 646 2218.

SAUK CITY AREA

The Wisconsin River is low and boaters are cautioned to be careful when boating south of the Prairie du Sac dam. Trout are biting on Devil’s Lake in deep water.
Wilderness Fish and Game, (608) 643-2433.

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