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svitreum
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11/26/14 10:19 PM CST
I see Eric posting videos of trout fishing on the piers that are behind a locked gate that you need a key card to open. My question is this, are the piers open to the public now or are they private? I have been on these piers many times when going out with friends that have slips and charter boats. It would be nice to get in there and get into some of those fish and be out of the wind too!

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11/26/14 9:11 PM CST
sandbags … you have a wealth of information here on LL; so much so that you probably couldn't use it all in 5 lifetimes. Seriously! Scroll back and read reports and take notes and catch fish!

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11/26/14 8:35 PM CST
Looking at ice fishing the Milwaukee harbor area for trout this winter. I like to take my grandpa on one trip each season, something he hasn't done before. I've never fished the area before and looking for any help I can get. Feel free to pm me or send links to any good article you may know of. Thanks in advance for your help, and good luck! Smile

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11/6/14 4:40 PM CST
Use any baits that resembles a shiner. Crank baits, spoons, 5" gulp, 5" berkley, etc. If I do make it out there, I'll be the only guy using a fly rod. Stop by and say hi.

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11/6/14 1:47 PM CST
So when you fish for Browns from the shore, like the gentleman said about fishing the lagoon behind summerfest, what baits do you use besides skein/spawn. I have a variety of lures and this is my first yr trying for Browns and rainbows.

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11/6/14 1:25 PM CST
OL maynard, I am a freshman coming to college down here. I am from Northwestern Wisconsin. I love to hunt and fish. But before coming down here have never fished for salmon or lake trout. I have talked to a few people and have one salmon pole and baits for shore line casting (spoons, cranks, etc.) I don't know if these baits would work for fishing out of bait down here. But if you are still looking for someone to go fishing with you I would be interested. My pm isn't working Thanks, Nick

Ol Maynard
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11/6/14 1:04 PM CST
Might try and get out trolling sun morning if anybody wants to go. Shoot me a pm.

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11/6/14 12:39 PM CST
With the stirred up conditions don't be afraid to crawl into he Summerfest lagoon. That thing can be loaded with big browns this time of the year.

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11/6/14 10:27 AM CST
I know there was some question about what to eat and not to eat out of Lake Michigan and maybe a little confusion. Mercury is in the meat - PCB's are in the fat. So once the Mercury is in the meat it is always in the meat - you eat the fish - you eat the Mercury. The good news is that your own Mercury levels will go down if you don't routinely ingest -and this can be tested via blood tests if you are concerned. As far as the PCB's - bad, bad stuff - really bad. It is primarily found in the fat of the fish - hence the importance of removing fat/skin - IMHO. What is crucial to understand is that unlike Mercury - which diminishes over time in our bodies - PCB contamination is not the same. Once you ingest - you own it and it is permanently stored in your body - impact over time is cumulative. So personally i am concerned about eating these fish on a routine basis. We could debate how often? This is based on what i have read. If anyone has anything to the contrary - please respond. Link to one of the pamphlets is below. Lots and lots of info. on the net on this topic if one is interested.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/family_fish_166020_7.pdf

alaskan assassin
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11/6/14 8:32 AM CST
Can anyone verify if the harbor has cleared up wanna try to c&r some browns thanks and tight lines Cool

Edward Felcohands
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11/1/14 7:39 PM CST
Did a little gulp casting from shore today, the harbor is super muddy from the big blow but I got one nice pike

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10/24/14 10:54 PM CST
Is anyone catching any fish in the harbor troling or jigging in the gaps or warm water discharges and what is working???.... Thinking about making the trip out there this weekend..14 ft boat so outside the harbor is a no go.... any info would be appreciated!

Thanks!!!

Good Luck out there!!!!

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.

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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.

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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

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