Southern Wisconsin Fishing Report – December 25th, 2015
We are still some time away from ice fishing, but guys are doing some open-water fishing. Anglers were catching decent pike on Lake Mendota last week. On Lake Monona, anglers were still fishing for muskies from boats while others were catching some walleyes from shore after dark. Lakes Wingra and Waubesa also were producing some muskies. One fisherman reported having topwater bass action last week. Lake Wisconsin is producing some small walleyes.
D&S Bait and Tackle, (608) 244-3474
Dorn Hardware, (608) 244-5403
LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES
There was no ice on the lakes at all in the Milwaukee area, but guys are buying suckers and are fishing muskies on Pewaukee Lake. Other guys are catching a lot of small walleyes on the Rock River below the dam. Some guys are also catching a few brown trout along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The last pheasant stocking of the season was done in early December on Allenton, Jackson, and Theresa Marsh wildlife areas. The pheasant season runs through Dec. 31. An immature bald eagle was reported near Pike Lake, and another bald eagle was reportedly vehicle-killed near the Hwy. 41 rest stops north of Theresa Marsh.
DNR hotline, (414) 382-7920
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360
Dick Smith’s Bait, (262) 646 2218