Lake Michigan, Milwaukee County

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TODAY @ 2:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
Perch23
Perch23
USER since 7/17/15

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Got out yesterday afternoon and evening. Started in 120fow pretty much straight out main gap. Saw a few bait pods but had no takers. Had a drive by on a rigger down 40. Water was 53 down 50ft. Fished 2,3,5,7 colors and riggers all spoons. Trolled with the waves North. Couldn't seem to find the right angle.

Picked up and reset in front of the filter plant in 50fow. Trolled North out to 100fow. Picked up a shaker king on the 2 color. Decided to switch things up replaced the 5-7 with dipsy rods. Took a hit pretty quick 80 on LOC felt like a nice bow maybe but came off. 

Overall wasn't the best day to be trolling but it was good to get out. Back at it Thursday. 

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10/8/17 @ 8:04 PM
Tom920
Tom920
USER since 3/9/17

i found a laker and a brown thursday in 50 ftw on lc and a diver.  Tried this afternoon but did not see any action.  water is cold was reading 50f at the surface.  Will try again Monday am if its not too wavy

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10/8/17 @ 6:53 PM
Bob W.
Bob W.
USER since 5/7/17

Really, no one went fishing today? I just couldn't make it happen. Weather looked good this morning for a bit. 

Edited on 10/8/17 6:54 PM
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10/2/17 @ 7:40 PM
John.Rennpferd
John.Rennpferd
USER since 6/3/10

SEWRPC is looking for stakeholder input through a survey for their Oak Creek Watershed Restoration Plan.

http://www.sewrpc.org/SEWRPC/Environment/Restoration-Plan-Oak-Creek-Watershed.htm

This plan has the potential to improve tributary fishing along the Oak Creek. This also has impact on fishermen who go out on Lake Michigan; a better tributary can improve stocking success, and perhaps even increase natural reproduction.

The survey is located at this link, please take the time to provide feedback to support the voice of fishermen.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OakCreekWatershed


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10/2/17 @ 10:17 AM
Surfer
Surfer
USER since 6/21/01

Tiefsa,

Great job! Congrats to you and the kids for doing that, and what great videos you put together. May need to hire you, ha, ha.

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10/1/17 @ 7:31 AM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

I think this a fantastic event. Great thing to do with kids and family. Way to go Milwaukee. 

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9/30/17 @ 10:26 PM
Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16

Didn't fish in MKE today, but instead, sponsored three sturgeon and released them into Milwaukee Harbor.  It was a pretty cool event.  I was talking to the organizers (Riversedge/Wisconsin DNR) and they've releasing sturgeon for a little over ten years now (I don't recall the exact year they started).  I asked how they were doing, and they were pleased with how much they've grown, and also added that they had three male sturgeon come up to around North Avenue last year.  They are hoping some females start running upriver in the next couple years.


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9/30/17 @ 7:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
173rdLove
173rdLove
USER since 10/16/14

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished Thursday morning/early afternoon. Felt like two separate trips. After I got tired of washing lures in the harbor and main/north gaps, hoping for one or two last Kings for the season, listened to my trusted fishing partner (my 3 year old, who I wouldn't dream of leaving home and who's passion for fishing rivals my own) and went up river looking for the masses. About 11am we picked up, put away the trolling rods and with two spinning rods, and thin braid, slowly made our way up river. It didn't take long to hook up. I caught and lost fish on a variety of cranks. My boy did a great job clearing the other rod. All the fish were about 16 lbs... They were all within a pound and a couple ounces of each other, that was unusual. It was cool fishing in the city in between all the tall buildings. An elderly lady, like 6 stories up, asked me to hold up one of the fish, that was cool. She was inquisitive, we carried on a short conversation about all the salmon in the river beneath her condo??

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9/30/17 @ 10:31 AM
Sunshine2
Sunshine2
USER since 12/20/01

Thanks for the report Reddens. I haven't been out for a couple of weeks because of family matters but planning on fishing this week. Like you, I have no desire to fish the harbor. I have limited experience fishing for October silvers out in the main lake. Your info is a great starting point. If others have suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. Are there any coho still around? Targeting 2-3 year old kings primarily but love eating those coho.

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9/28/17 @ 9:34 PM
FISHING REPORT
Reddens1
Reddens1
USER since 7/2/17

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Reports from Saturday and sunday morning. Not wanting to fish the busy harbor, we headed east and set up in 100 FOW. Fished mostly 100 to 140 FOW. Saturday, we were 4 for 8, with half our bites (but only one of the fish) on dipsies with coho rigs. They were only 25 back, so near the surface. The rest of the bites were spread out between thirty and sixty feet ( 3 for 4). One Coho,king and two browns. Sunday we fished the same area, but only 2 for 2, both Browns. Spoons were best, with a watermelon being the best and blue night second best. Deep flasher and fly did not produce and I have yet to catch anything on a J-plug (ran several different ones).


Thank you to all that report regularily....when I cannot get out, I live vicariously thru your reports (and some of the discussions).

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