Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – March 4th, 2016
LAKE MICHIGAN/METRO AREA LAKES
The Port Washington harbor is open near the discharge, but the water is muddy. A few browns and steelhead have been caught.
In Milwaukee, there is some open water on the Milwaukee River, and steelhead should start appearing in the river. Some guys were catching a few brown trout off of the Oak Creek power plant. There is some open water in the Milwaukee harbor.
DNR hotline, (414) 382-7920.
Smokey’s Bait Shop, (262) 691-0360.
Dick Smith’s Bait, (262) 646 2218.
Fishing has been mostly marginal. A few guys were catching a few smaller walleyes on Lake Mendota. The best walleye action has been on most of the deeper bars. Pike action has been fair, with a few nice fish being caught here and there. Perch action has been slow, with the best action coming on the west shore of Mendota. Bluegill action has been mostly slow on Lake Monona. A few guys have been catching some nice bluegills, and even a few limits, but nothing has been easy.
D&S Bait and Tackle, (608) 244-3474.
Dorn Hardware, (608) 244-5403.