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Trout Slayer!
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9/23/14 4:01 PM CST
Dan, The longer these fish are in Lake Michigan the bigger potential there is for them to contain mercury. Large Lake Trout took a long time to get that big, so DNR specifically says at a certain point the risk is big enough that they advise you dont eat them. The mercury is usually stored in the fat of the fish, so I usually dont eat any of the belly area meat. Bigger the fish, more fat, more potential. Personally, I wouldnt eat white salmon meat either, but to each their own. Salmon are relatively young 3-4ys old typically, so the chances of mercury are smaller. There are also VHS warnings posted at the launches.

FamilyManDan
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9/23/14 2:39 PM CST
I'm under the impression that certain kinds of fish caught in the harbor are safe to eat and some are not. Can someone please tell me how true this is and which ones are or aren't safe? I appreciate it. I'd like to try this place out, from shore somewhere, maybe walk along the breakwater. Thanks.

rancocasrich
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9/13/14 11:47 AM CST
I am fishing Milwaukee harbor next week with some buddies. It is a totally new body of water for me. Can anyone suggest what tackle to bring? I am reading the various posts on harbor fishing and it seems spoons, cranks and swimbaits may all be effective. Any advice is appreciated. thanks

Sea Monkey
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9/12/14 2:21 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F
Little cool this morning to say the least. Started out in North gap at 6:00 am, made one pass, nada and few marks so headed to main - we finally had a good day going 13 for 18, mostly small browns (12), only getting one (15lb) of three kings on into the boat. Quit fishing about 10:00. One beast that hit the dipsey so hard it broke the the ring on the swivel in one fell swoop. Drag adjustment probably would have been in order there. So it goes. Oddly - or maybe not, all the kings came on orange flashers and black/yellow, dark blue/yellow flys. 2 of 3 on dipseys 25-40 back on 2 setting. All kings heading up into river, past the Hoan and toward the boat launch. Browns came on spoons - 15-22 down, all types, but probably most common theme was glow spoons with blue - not the Blue Knight type, more so blue ladderbacks and finish. No browns in river, all out in break area and most when on a northerly heading. Nice to finally be the one at the station with lots of fish as plenty of guys there with a couple or nothing. Got busy for a bit with all the boats and most doing a good job, two yahoos trolling back and forth across very front of mouth made some passes more entertaining than they needed to be.

Bassinlarry
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9/12/14 10:55 AM CST
Don't waste your time. A few fish, very few, have been taken and with this cold snap not a single fish was taken over the last two nights.

I fished the harbor wed and Thursday night from 9pm-12...Saw only one 4 pound brown caught in that time. Went down and fished racine on my way home and each time caught a salmon. Quite a few salmon on the deck as well.

Fishing racine from the get go tonight. Hopefully will get a pile of them.

Milwaukee is awful.

Tight lines and gals.

ERIC HAATAJA
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9/12/14 10:47 AM CST
We did well this past week jigging spoons for kings and also did well on Flicker Minnows casting with a slow retrieve.


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caroeder
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9/12/14 8:17 AM CST
Hey Dinoda - People are doing well. With that said, it is fishing and you have to put in the time. There is no better time to hook up with one than now, give it a shot. Spoons/Cleos are working well along with Shad raps.

DinodaKatking
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9/12/14 7:56 AM CST
I'm hearing good things about the harbor,casting from shore. Can anyone verify plz? I'd hate to make the 1hr+ drive for nothing.

diggiddy
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9/8/14 7:48 PM CST
Does the Milwaukee harbor get a good run of Chinooks??.. they are catching them in kewaunee and two rivers now.. Ive fished the harbor a few times in early December for browns and march for browns as well... just wondered if it was worth it to make a trip down there??....Thanks... Good Luck out there!!!

lightning95
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FISHING REPORT
7/18/14 6:19 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Jigged the gaps until sundown. Got 1 coho on a vibrato and 1 tiny chinook. Saw some other small fish caught.

Forensicguy
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7/13/14 6:49 PM CST
Thanks so much, Robbollio! I'll give it a try! Smile

Robbollio
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7/10/14 1:18 PM CST
Mckinly Marina and under the Hoan bridge. Just Google Mckinly Marina and you're golden!

Forensicguy
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7/10/14 1:11 PM CST
I've been fishing Racine Harbor and Kenosha Harbor for the past couple of years.

Can someone give me a cross street or GPS coordinates for a decent place to fish at Milwaukee Harbor? Where does everyone go when fishing from the shore?

Thanks in advance.

chintastic
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7/1/14 10:14 AM CST
cold water is present near shore, not sure if salmon and trout have followed...

bagely1
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7/1/14 10:10 AM CST
Have the kings come into the gaps yet in the harbor?

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