Shoto / Mishicot Steelhead, Manitowoc County

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2/26/16 @ 5:32 PM
Cletus
Cletus
USER since 9/9/06
Is there enough open water under the dam to dip a line? Is there a lot of shelf ice around shore?

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2/23/16 @ 11:59 AM
alcrumpler
alcrumpler
USER since 7/19/09
How the river looking with all the run off have a feeling going to be another low year with the early melting.

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2/19/16 @ 4:16 PM
bucktailbonz
bucktailbonz
USER since 5/7/13
@meat3 You're completely right. I've had people get really cranky with me but I know I'm in the right. Keeping that in your wallet makes A LOT of sense. In a world of shrinking opportunities for the little guy (a.k.a. not a wealthy landowner), the state's Public Trust Doctrine is one of the few things that still makes sense.

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2/19/16 @ 2:36 PM
meat3
meat3
USER since 7/31/08
asto me far as the discussion on private, trespassing, and all other laws regarding access. you can walk the shoreline of any navigable waterways in Wisconsin, at its high tide mark.I personally took the paragraph of the laws and put them in my wallet. I have gotten several landowners angry at me to the point they call the authorities, and I pull out the law of which most police officials don't know the trespassing laws offhand.you can google up that Wisconsin trespass laws of navigable waters and print out a copy!! It sure is nice to stick it in a rude homeowners face!!! I was actually duck hunting once upon a time in which I was sitting in a county park but my one foot was wet, a police officer just about lost his mind on me,until I showed him that ruLe

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2/19/16 @ 9:34 AM
bucktailbonz
bucktailbonz
USER since 5/7/13
You may park on the road if there aren't specific rules prohibiting parking. Also, you may access the river via a bridge if you don't stray too far onto private property. Any obstructions may be crossed as they violate Wisconsin's Public Trust Doctrine - Look this up! Some people will try to tell you different and may even get in your face about it, but you're in the right. It's my understanding that once you're in the water, you have to keep at least one foot wet. That can be tricky in many of these places, especially during the spring when the rivers run high and dirty and you can't see the bottom. Bring a wading stick.

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2/18/16 @ 8:24 PM
lake
lake
USER since 1/17/10
This will be my first year fishing for salmon/steelhead/trout during the spring run. Familiar with the two rivers area but other than that I am completely unaware of where are spots to get on the water, and most basic knowledge of the area and fishing. Looking to fish from two rivers to the mishicot area with the fly outfit. Any help would be greatly appreciated on where to get started. For example, can you just park on the side of the road by a bridge and wade in and fish? Thanks and tight lines.

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2/18/16 @ 11:16 AM
Cletus
Cletus
USER since 9/9/06
I watched some guys do very well right after ice out using boiled shrimp under a bobber. Are they using the entire shrimp or ripping off a piece the size of a spawn sac?

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2/18/16 @ 8:02 AM
TeamBerettaGold
TeamBerettaGold
USER since 3/10/05
Went through Tuesday mid day to check out the river. Froze solid from the last tail out all the way down to the lake. Also a large section of ice up by the big dam, for about 10 or 15' from the dam all the way to the fence on the river falls side. Not enough open water to fish.

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2/18/16 @ 2:42 AM
Wildlifeoutlaw
Wildlifeoutlaw
USER since 2/18/16
Just wondering if the rivers are still locked up or are open

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1/18/16 @ 11:17 PM
chintastic
chintastic
USER since 7/31/13
If you know where you are going, you shouldnt have a problem getting fish. As mentioned below, if you arent familiar with the rivers or where the winter holes are, you will have a long day. I have also seen Habitual guide service with some nice catches already. Good advice nineweight!

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1/18/16 @ 9:34 PM
woodsNwater4life
woodsNwater4life
USER since 12/14/05
Thanks for the advice but we've been out with a guide before and have done a ton of research on trout fishing in tributaries and harbors. Just trying to save a few bucks and go it alone this year. I'm very confident that if there are fish around we can manage to snag one.

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1/16/16 @ 10:30 AM
nineweight
nineweight
USER since 1/7/16
Woods I would suggest looking at guides. Will save you hours of headach.. adventure wisconsin is good so is habitual guide both target great lake run fish with good prices. My good friend is with adventure wisconsin and has been putting the smack down on "early ice for mid jan..."

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1/15/16 @ 10:21 PM
woodsNwater4life
woodsNwater4life
USER since 12/14/05
I'm looking to get after some steelhead/brown next weekend and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. Geared up for either ice or open water fishing. I'll be coming from La Crosse so it'll be make or break. Not looking for your favorite fishing hole but a shove in the right direction would be helpful. Feel free to PM or post on the board.

Thanks in advance and tight lines,

Woodnswater

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4/30/11 @ 12:06 PM
Jeff Van Remortel
WI Duck Guide
USER since 3/15/11
Figure8out. Hard to say how old the fish actually was. Though size is a good guideline it is not always accurate. There are big people and small people. Fish are no different. If it had spawn and was small it was probably an Arlee. They are smaller on average to begin with.

Not a huge factor anyway since natural repro in WI is only estimated to be about 2%. That is why catch and release is important, even in a put and take fishery. There is nothing wrong with selective harvest but getting some nice photos and releasing them is a reward in itself. Let em go let em grow, especially if they do not have any fin or maxillary clips! There is a great deal of catch and release practiced in other sports (musky especially) so why not for steelhead and browns?

I know the Charter boats take a lot of fish but there isnt much we can do aside from cutting down to a 3 fish limit (which i support by the way). As with most hunting and fishing, the key is not to get greedy. Tight lines.

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4/30/11 @ 9:57 AM
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Worm Wiggler
Worm Wiggler
USER since 3/22/11

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The water is high but fishable, some steelhead left but mostly suckers.

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