Lake Michigan, Milwaukee County

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9/29/16 @ 12:16 PM
Milwaukee native
Milwaukee native
USER since 6/27/16

Fishing from shore will be tough today and possibly the next couple days. Strong NE winds have created white caps even inside the harbor. I went out this morning hoping to see the harbor not as affected, but there was only 6 inches of visibility all along the shore of summerfest and in the river by the lighthouse that is in the shadow of the Hoan Bridge. I casted a little, but gave up after a half hour.

I was out Tuesday and saw one 4lb brown caught within an hour around lunch time. Three of us were fishing. It was caught on a yellow crankbait.

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9/28/16 @ 9:10 PM
HumbleFish
HumbleFish
USER since 9/28/16

Hello,

I'm new to the area and have never fished Lake Michigan for salmon, browns, steelhead, but I'll be heading to the lake tomorrow and looking for some places from shore/pier to fish. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, because I have no idea where to go.

Thank you

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9/28/16 @ 6:40 PM
MSO1972
MSO1972
USER since 3/6/12

Thanks Prince,

I'll definatly keep the weather in mind.  I'll let you know how I do out there.

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9/28/16 @ 4:53 PM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

WOW! I had to fly Wollaston Lake Lodge to get my 46 incher. That is impressive to say the least. You have a pic? I'd love to see it. 

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9/28/16 @ 4:40 PM
deadeye2
deadeye2
USER since 11/27/12

Seah phen

There are some big pike around Milwaukee Harbor.

All were accidental catches and no one really talks bout them. Biggest was about 46" two years ago and we let it go for sure.

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9/28/16 @ 2:05 PM
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toyman2k
toyman2k
USER since 5/15/02

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

trolled gap yesterday morning for 3 hrs with only 1 fish for my efforts.  It was better than none! J plugs and ran only 2 riggers.  water temp super cold and lots of bait around.

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9/28/16 @ 9:11 AM
Princecraft01
Princecraft01
USER since 8/25/14

MSO watch the forecast its going to be a nasty nor'easter till at least Friday night.

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9/27/16 @ 4:47 PM
MSO1972
MSO1972
USER since 3/6/12

I have never fished in Milwaukee.  Going out on Saturday, launching at River Front on Water St.  I have fished the Lake before just not here.  Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Edited on 9/27/16 6:57 PM
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9/25/16 @ 9:49 AM
Robbollio
Robbollio
USER since 10/17/04

You can certainly catch some in the harbor, marinas, lagoon, etc. That being said you are better off hitting an inland lake if you want action. You will probably catch 100 trout and a few smallmouth before you get a pike. 

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9/24/16 @ 12:09 PM
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Sea Plehn
Sea Plehn
USER since 7/4/14

MOON PHASE (36%)
Waning Crescent

Hey all!!  Sea Plehn here!!  9-18 we landed a 22 lb. King at the river mouth!!  It was a blast!!  I am a pike fanatic!!  I want to start hitting the piers at South Shore Yacht club!!  Anyone have any info on the pike here? We get a few through the ice, but nothing big enough to satisfy my itch!! lol  I am going out on the 25th, the east wind may keep me off the main lake, so we will downrig inside the wall and the river.  and throw a few spoons around the yacht club. I don't hear too often of any large pike being caught around Milwaukee. Any help will be much appreciated!!  Thx.

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