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buzzellc
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11/26/14 3:59 PM CST
I was at McKinnley today at noon. There is 1/2" of ice at the launch. Piers have been removes. Boats have been launching.

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11/26/14 3:37 PM CST
I wouldn't characterize Milwaukee Harbor as some infested cesspool. It has some fairly clean water (Lake Michigan) but does have some pollution problems as mentioned. In my opinion the browns out of Milwaukee Harbor taste pretty good; especially if you're a good cook. That being said, Browns out of superior taste much better. I brought a few browns back from Chequamegon Bay a few weeks ago and they were some of the best eating fish I've ever had. Futhermore coho, steelhead, and kings out on lake Michigan taste better as well.

Does anybody know if the McKinley launch is iced in? I'd like to launch there Saturday but we'll do the Nat. Ave launch instead if we need to.

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11/26/14 2:20 PM CST
Yikes! With all of the infectious diseases floating around in that water I'm not sure why anyone would want to fish there ... much less PAY to fish there!

buzzellc
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11/26/14 6:24 AM CST
As of Tuesday noon the national av. launch had no ice and the pier was still in. The rampa were snow covered.

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11/25/14 11:29 PM CST
Awesome video Eric! What day was that shot? Thanks

Hard strikes,

Bill

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11/25/14 8:30 PM CST
Wondering if anyone tried launching at the river launch by the Hoan today, or knows if the ice in the river and harbor is gone. Thinking about heading out tomorrow.

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11/25/14 4:35 PM CST
Cool

ERIC HAATAJA
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11/24/14 12:05 PM CST
Fishing has been awesome so far this fall with some giant browns and good numbers showing up. Spawn under floats has been good and 1/8 ounce jigs with 3 inch white gulp or smelt has also been great.

Regarding eating brown trout out of the Milwaukee Harbor.....

I don't eat them for several reasons... (1) first reason is the water quality these fish live in is poor. I have had numerous severeve skin infections from handling browns and getting small cuts on my hands. When I say severe I mean I was on heavy antibiotics for 3 months and had an infection that spread. I had seen several infectious disease doctors and specialists that had said it was from the bacteria in the water the fish were living in. I guess if you fish a lot at a place where human waste is treated and pumped out into the lake you can not expect the fish to be the best quality.

I love to eat fish its probably my favorite food to eat, but these browns from this area have a bad smell and taste in my opinion. I don't like my fish to be "fishy tasting" browns are really fishy tasting and smelling when cooking them. I prefer Coho's, kings, and steelhead over a brown trout personally.

With that being said often if we catch a lot of fish some will die from swallowing baits of getting hooked bad, so I always ask people on shore if they want the fish or I will donate them to a buddy who likes to eat them. I'm not saying don't eat them, just giving my 2 sense on these fish.

Tight Lines and be safe out there guys!

[This post was last edited on 11/24/14 at 12:09 PM]

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Airangler33
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11/21/14 12:10 PM CST
Does it really bother some of you that much that people eat browns and you don't?? Just let it go, not everyone thinks the same as you...

needtofishmore
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11/21/14 10:24 AM CST
Browns don't live at the discharge. They visit. Ever see where a pig lives? And you eat that?

mustachegills
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11/21/14 1:40 AM CST
Rain brings in runs very well. Plus with all the snow melting it should be great.

Havent been down to docks but usually by this time theyre open. Otherwise theres always the pier and spots in the harbor. Im thinking river though this weekend. If it doesnt produce ill move for open waters.

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11/20/14 6:49 PM CST
Couple questions guys. Never been to Milwaukee but I'm planning on going this weekend.

1. Does the rain affect the brown/rainbow trout?

2. Are the docks open in Mckinley?

alwaysfishing
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11/20/14 5:47 PM CST
Is this before or after you flush? I know you are a marine biologist and all, but can we please get back to fishing reports?

mplant1
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11/20/14 4:26 PM CST
If you accidentally dropped a candy bar in the toilet after releasing a big deuce, would you reach in there, grab it, and eat the candy bar?

Eating brown trout from the poop discharge harbor is basically the same thing.

Party Crasher 2
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11/20/14 12:17 PM CST
The ramps are still OK and the Brown Trout action has been good. Casting is better than spawn unless you are just after those spawners milling around. There are plenty of new fish and post spawn fish hitting lures.

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