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]