Tough morning. Dropped in at around 3am fished til 8. Tons of bait around the gaps. From 3 to 6 we marked a lot of uncooperative fish. Most were hanging deep beneath the bait pods, almost on the bottom. From 630 to 8 we bounced around different locations and marked less and less fish as the morning went on. Found the most active fish about 1/2 mile south of the south gap
Lake Michigan - Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee County
Smallies you shld be able to find forsure. I dont own a boat but have caught them from shore all over the harbor from south shore to summerfest pond and the inside of mckinley off the rocks. With a boat im sure u cld find more i hear the area by the new fbi building is good for smallmouth some largemouths around too. This is one of the bigger ones i have caught from shore
goto mckinley pier cast castmaster spoons or cleos or a jig and a pearl fluke along bottom early or late in the day, or catch and soak alewifes on a bottom slip sinker rig. you will catch trout and samunz all summer,
Here's a link to the pier thread: https://www.lake-link.com/wisconsin-fishing-reports/mckinley-pier-lake-michigan-milwaukee-county/19064/
That said, your best info comes from some footwork. From the river by Summerfest grounds under the Hoan Bridge - north to the Mckinley breakwall you can find different spots with guys fishing. Also, check the Rideshare thread on the Forums page under Great Lakes....I've had luck hitching rides with guys going out of McKinley launch early in the morning. Just gotta ask and possibly offer gas $. Many guys prefer not to fish solo.
MOON PHASE (57%)
46° - 50° F
46° - 50° F
Went out for 2 hours this afternoon trolling cranks in the harbor. Marked some fish but couldn't get any to bite. Marked 1 small bait pod in the breakwater gap. Few other fishermen had the same problem they were jigging.
MOON PHASE (5%)
51° - 55° F
40° - 45° F
Went out fishing yesterday behind the summer fest lagoon 0 for 2 on 1/2oz. gold cleo. Both fish were brown trouts. Also found a set of keys while I was walking along the grass. If you lost them please describe. 414-688-5443
Water continues to climb in temperature in the harbor. Ended up having our best luck in 45-50fow. Quite a few lakers still around, mixed with some browns. Have not been marking much in the way of bait pods. There was a dead dog floating through the harbor today, and with seeing that I am done with the harbor for a while.