Shoto / Mishicot Steelhead, Manitowoc County

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4/25/18 @ 8:09 AM
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fishicot
fishicot
USER since 4/16/18

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

Water is about 3 feet from top of dam, visibility of 2 ft.  Suckers are in.

Saw some steelhead trying to jump the dam and some northerns cruising around but caught only suckers.

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4/23/18 @ 9:58 PM
teevee222
teevee222
USER since 5/25/15

Water level was higher than previous weeks from the snow. Water was brown. The water was clearer at Shoto than Mishicot. Fished both dams on Friday 4/20 but did not catch anything, did not see others catching, and did not see any fish in the rivers. I tried Manitowoc harbor too but nothing happening there either. Tried cranks, spoons, spawn and even pink trout worm. Maybe Saturday/Sunday was better? 

Edited on 4/23/18 10:03 PM
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4/23/18 @ 8:21 PM
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wolf runner
wolf runner
USER since 5/13/06

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous

Any recent reports? I’m sure the water is high but how is clarity? Is it worth my time to travel 90 minutes to fish the rivers or would it be better fishing the piers? Any help would be much appreciated.

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4/1/18 @ 4:12 PM
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machoprogrammer
machoprogrammer
USER since 1/19/07

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

I drove past on Saturday before the rain and water was at a decent level. After Saturday's rain, it probably is pretty high.

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4/1/18 @ 3:40 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

I use the fake trout or salmon eggs made by Magic Products in Amherst Jct.   I have gotten nice steelhead with just 1 egg on a hook or by using a spawn sack with 4-5 of the eggs .  I get them at Fleet Farm.  I have fished alongside guys using fresh spawn sacks and did as well or better.

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4/1/18 @ 1:04 PM
Fishcatcher1
Fishcatcher1
USER since 3/13/18

Has the water level come up? Wanting to get out soon 


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3/28/18 @ 6:51 PM
Chiro-Chris
Chiro-Chris
USER since 4/8/13

Louies Sporting Goods Manitowoc has special sacks. The steel head spawn sacks are still tied by Dell. He retired a few years back, but every year he ties up a new batch.

I've been buying them for over thirty years when I don't tie my own. He does two things that make a difference.

These are spawning steel head. Dell uses steel head roe. The sacks have to be on the bottom of the fast moving streams where the spawning fish are. Dell ties them with a short length of copper wire. Increases weight and helps get and keep them on the bottom.

A lot of commercial roe is tied up with little floats and they use salmon roe. If you are fishing for salmon on the piers, floats in the sack helps by keeping them off and above the bottom muck.

Salmon roe sacks are not very appealing for steel head. They don’t taste or smell right or something.


Edited on 3/28/18 7:18 PM
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3/28/18 @ 2:27 PM
Fishcatcher1
Fishcatcher1
USER since 3/13/18

What is the go to artificial bait?

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3/28/18 @ 9:20 AM
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machoprogrammer
machoprogrammer
USER since 1/19/07

MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

Louie's sporting goods in Manitowoc usually has rainbow spawn sacks, although they do run out at times and they're not cheap

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3/28/18 @ 9:00 AM
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Vermeeson
Vermeeson
USER since 1/22/02

MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

Not a report; any idea where to buy spawn sacks in the area?


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