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foxracer1229
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2/8/16 9:10 PM CST
Hey everyone. So here's my question. ...I just went whitefishing in door Co last week and loved it but I live in west allis and my wife is 7 months prego with twins....looking for somewhere closer to catch some whitefish. Are they around the milwaukee area? Any info would be amazing and ty

YonkerS
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2/8/16 7:55 PM CST
Silver fish/pre-spawn are those fish that have recently moved into shore from Lake Michigan.

Colored fish are those that have been in the river/basin & are ready to spawn or if trout are falling back/post spawn to Lake Michigan.

Regardless of strain, browns & steelhead are "dime bright" while in Lake Michigan, but when they come into shore to spawn they will achieve those great colors.

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2/8/16 7:31 PM CST
He's referring to the silver colored browns. They are called seaforellons. (Sorry for spelling) there are two species of browns that come into the harbors down there. The one in your post is a German Brown. From what I've found, they taste pretty much the same. There are also a few different species of rainbows/steelhead in Lake Michigan too. Those seem to all have the same taste as well, imo. (I'm not implying that bows taste like browns)

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2/8/16 7:19 PM CST
Bass whole- what do you mean by silver and colored? This is the fish I kept

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2/8/16 6:44 PM CST
fishingmaster- The best fish he's ever had? lol. The silver or winter browns taste fine, the colored fish not so much.

dink- There is a wealth of information on this thread, take the time and look through old posts. everything you could ever need to know is in there. And getting skunked is more than likely right now, regardless of how much you know. just a part of fishing here, high risk, high reward if you catch my drift....

On to the report-

Out all weekend with a fairly large group, 3 fish in roughly 84 man hours. I'd say thats pretty darn slow. I'll be out next on Sunday.

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2/8/16 5:53 PM CST
Pumps are indeed off. Fishing is bad right now.

Cha
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2/8/16 1:51 PM CST
I've heard recently from my cousin that the jets on the docks, by veterans park, were taken out? Need clarification because those jets do draw in a lot of fish under the docks which is key to how I like and would prefer to fish. Thanks.

Boo Radley
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2/8/16 12:45 PM CST
Dink-killer pm me if you need more.

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2/8/16 11:18 AM CST
I see people eat rainbows but does anyone eat browns? I kept a brown trout last fall and I grilled it with lemon and butter in tin foil. My dad who has worked in the restaurant industry said it was the best fish he's ever eaten. It was excellent, and I surprised people don't usually eat them. Is there a reason?

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2/8/16 9:30 AM CST
Any and all regulations you need are right here at your fingertips. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/regulations/index.html

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dink-killer
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2/8/16 8:28 AM CST
i posted on here a few weeks back asking for general tips, but no one answered. Could someone please help me out with what bag/size limits are? im looking to make a trip over there for the first time and would hate to go home skunked! anything would be appreciated! and if you ever find yourself in jackson county wi for whatever reason, i could give lots of tips! Wink thanks in advance! tight lines!!

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2/7/16 12:11 PM CST
You're a diehard Terry!! I used to be able to say the same thing but, me and Mike are getting too long in the tooth for so many adventures.

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2/7/16 10:19 AM CST
Was solo yesterday so I took my adventure in the boat out of South Shore. Launch overall has the typical sand and gravel washed up on it with the exception of the first slip. After cleaning some washed up ice chunks out of the way I had the boat in the water and tied to the adjacent pier. Ran one rigger and two cranks on boards up high through the harbor for about 2 hours. With nothing happening in the harbor and only scattered marks I decided to go duck watching... I ran south and followed shallow water, 10-15fow, to about 3 miles south of south shore. Again same set up as the harbor with nothing to show for it other than some fantastic videos of all the wintering blue bills. Counts were easily in the 1000's. Water clarity was tough, maybe up to 3', temps ranged from 33.5-34 deg. As of yesterday I officially used my boat for 12 consecutive months! Super excited about that.

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Festerf73
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2/5/16 7:37 PM CST
Nice fish Bud Smile Smile Smile

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2/5/16 4:44 PM CST
Awesome fish my friend!

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