Port Washington Harbor (Inside Harbor Only), Ozaukee County

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4/9/17 @ 7:37 AM
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Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Went to Port Washington to try and catch some big carp but failed.   While I was there (I was near where the power plant water comes out) I saw three fish caught between 6 to 8.  It was one Coho and two Steelhead.  I don't know what they were using.

I then walked up to just before the end of Sauk Creek and fished for steelhead. from 8-9:30.  I saw three run by and I caught one.  I was using spawn sacs above a float.  Here's the video.


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4/7/17 @ 12:12 PM
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JigIsUp
JigIsUp
USER since 1/12/06

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

yeah...it's terrible in port.  stay the heck away.  all yuppies giving dirty looks to fishermen as they walk their dogs.  you won't find any quantitative data to support that as Port home prices per sq ft remain extremely low for its proximity to mke.  my guess is they couldn't develop in other places without losing access to downtown and proximity to the lake, but i'm not a resident.  

baitman closes in winter because he can't make $$$, yet Port stands to make more $$$ from selling their lots to residents and a year-round business but they should forgo that income because an extra 50 rigs for a few short months (if the fish show up) bring so much $$$ to the town.

 you are your own worst enemy in the argument...as you admit the short season is not sustainable.  i'd also be d4mn scared if i felt Port relied on fishing...if the winds don't blow like they did last year, we'll have another terrible year of fishing like we did the year prior.  no one should be banking on the long term sustainability of salmon fishing in lake mich.  

personally, i would love to see more access to the lake, more parking, less building (especially near the lake), but Port has routinely voted for the opposite.  business and $$$ are what matters.  build where you would like, to h3ll with regulations.  force the dnr to sell land.  let the uihlien's pay scott walker to allow them to physically change the chippewa flowage.   then when it happens locally...it's a bunch of "yuppies" messing things up.  mar a lago is what we voted for.  

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4/7/17 @ 12:07 PM
glasseyes2
glasseyes2
USER since 3/29/16

I can get along with just about anybody, we have been coming up there for last forty years and I have just loved the fishing there. The relatives live in Westbend and I have pretty much camped there at Port fishing the breakwall every time we come up. I've always been lucky enough to take fish home and the fight those kings and cohos put up is just amazing. We dont have that in Ohio. I've tried to talk the wife into retiring in the area but she just doesnt care for the winters. I try to explain they arent that much different than what we have here but of course she doesnt like our winters either. 

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4/7/17 @ 11:49 AM
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HotPockeT
HotPockeT
USER since 3/18/11

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

Nothing to fear glass. Yuppies dont hurt or rob you.  They just look at you weird because they dont understand the hunting and fishing lifestyle.  They just walk around and drink starbucks in their high priced apparel

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4/7/17 @ 11:23 AM
glasseyes2
glasseyes2
USER since 3/29/16

WOW after reading all the remarks I'm a little worried about coming up in August to fish. I have reservations at the Harbor inn for a week and was really looking forward to a week of fishing. Always met nice people out there fishing while visiting the relatives in evening hours I spent biggest part of my day fishing. Now a little worried about what to expect in August .

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4/7/17 @ 10:56 AM
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HotPockeT
HotPockeT
USER since 3/18/11

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous
Even when i was fishing from shore on a nice sunny day the other week I could tell things sure have changed in this town.  100s of yuppies walking their little cat like dogs and giving me strange looks like i was the one out of place. WEIRD

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4/7/17 @ 10:31 AM
perch chaser
perch chaser
USER since 2/6/03

If you really want to see what most PW residents thought of the sale off the north slip parking lot for development (Blues Factory), take a look at last weeks election results. 

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4/7/17 @ 8:29 AM
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CCA
CCA
USER since 6/19/01

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

Traffic is already bad in that area, as a Port resident I am against the developement in marina area, this could have been done somewhere else and not affected parking.

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4/7/17 @ 8:10 AM
BAITMAN
BAITMAN
USER since 3/7/02
As for getting bait during the winter we have been closing Nov 1 for 14yrs. Income versus expenses doesn't compute. We apologize for that but Port becomes a ghost town starting in Oct. Fishing has made Port what it is today looking back into the 80's where people were everywhere slowly rents were increased to where a seasonal business could not survive and more offices were being put in. The sale of the lot next to Horsefeathers is going to be townhouse style housing and the other lot is going to be a Blue Factory style building. Did Blues make Port? No Fishing did. Yuppies yes they have private meetings at their homes and pretty much seal the deals without public input when the meetings come up. GLSF i posted on a few pages just to raise awareness and try and get fishermen or representation at these meetings with no responses

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4/7/17 @ 7:47 AM
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JigIsUp
JigIsUp
USER since 1/12/06

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

love these posts.  i'm all for access for fisherman, but please tell me what the lots that were purchased will be used for, what the tax base will be, what the revenue income will be, will it increase residency, avoided maintenance cost, etc...  the same people complaining about the city selling the lots are the same people that voted a governor in who clearly believes in selling public land to private owners.  can't have it both ways. 

to get on a message board and call out the GLSF and the "yuppies" running the city is pathetic.  there were plenty of times when i couldn't get bait in port on a winter morning because places that should be open weren't...i didn't run to a public message board to b!tch.  

given the state of the great lakes, the city of port would be wise to limit its reliance on income from fishermen.  those lots were full for a few months of the year last year...the prior year they sat empty.  i've fished out of port for 25 years...and only come when the fishing is hot.  i've never parked in those lots, and i we surely weren't camping in spots overnight.    

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