Milwaukee River/Estabrook Park, Milwaukee County

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6/10/16 @ 12:36 PM
Steve Stan
Steve Stan
USER since 8/9/15

I have been fishing the Milwaukee River for a few years now and have had success with smallmouth bass. Plastics, like tube baits and wacky worms usually work for me. Good luck exploring the Milwaukee River!


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6/4/16 @ 3:27 PM
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Addicted2Fishing414
Addicted2Fishing414
USER since 12/27/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished this river for the first time, I had no luck. I did mark fish on my portable fish finder though, just could hook on to anything. I will be trying this river again with live bait most likely next weekend. 

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4/27/16 @ 1:23 PM
Cha
Cha
USER since 3/24/14
Whackmaster24

The whole river is fish able because it's shallow enough to go though most of it. If you are pointing towards water that could hold fish such as smallmouth, trout, catfish, suckers, pike, or carp. You can always try local parks that sit right next to the river. Estabrook, Kletch, North Avenue dam(on north avenue st.). There are many spots where many fish would lay in, but choosing the correct presentation is up to you. Otherwise I would suggest to just wade and walk the entire river. cover more ground and find the holes that alot of fish lay in. Hope this helped.

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4/26/16 @ 5:49 PM
whackmaster24
whackmaster24
USER since 3/23/16
I've never fished they river before and I was wondering where is a good spot to go and fish not looking to a certain type of fish just want to catch some fish lol. Where a park close to Milwaukee that has good fishing I can try or if anyone is willing to point me into a certain direction?

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4/25/16 @ 11:50 AM
HookinEveryDay
HookinEveryDay
USER since 4/22/16
Does anyone know if it would be a decent spot to try bowfishing near the dam?

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3/24/16 @ 10:26 PM
Momazboy
Momazboy
USER since 6/14/10
Repair the damn. It used to be a great place to fish when the gates where closed.

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3/23/16 @ 10:02 AM
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Trout Slayer!
Trout Slayer!
USER since 2/26/13

MOON PHASE
Full Moon
The DNR has set up an email site that you can voice your opinion on whether they should remove or repair the dam. The email address is DNREstabrook@wi.gov Let them know we want to keep this river clean!

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3/12/16 @ 4:57 PM
jprince
jprince
USER since 2/8/11
Griffeth, check your PM

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3/12/16 @ 3:58 PM
Griffeth
Griffeth
USER since 12/29/14
What are all the species you can catch here?

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3/9/16 @ 8:36 AM
fishingmaster1997
fishingmaster1997
USER since 4/18/12
Chintastic- which parking lot? I'll make a post on an anonymous local social media app 99% of UWM use.

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