Port Washington Harbor (Inside Harbor Only), Ozaukee County

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9/24/16 @ 3:20 PM
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Carp King
Carp King
USER since 8/7/01

MOON PHASE (36%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

We went fishing at the power plant discharge Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  The first day the wind was northeast and the ale wives were in thick enough to catch them and many people were catching salmon and trout with alewives and an occasional spawn sac.  I got two decent browns.


The second day, Saturday the wind changed a little and the wind was directly to the east and the cold water wasn't coming in the harbor and the ale wives had dissapeared again and no seagull activity.


I was able to get an alewive that was promptly ripped up by a fish and couldnt catch anymore so had to settle for some wonderful gas station spawn sacs from the 1990's or so.  LOL.


There were a few people here and there catching fish.  The closer you got to the discharge the better the fishing got but it was elbow to elbow casting and I'm not into that so got no salmon/trout today.  A few fish were caught with spawn sacs under slip bobbers.


This was the most current I've seen in the area and two ounces of lead in certain areas just rolled all over the bottom.


Also my fishing buddy brought an eleven foot net and it wouldn't reach the water from the coal park side but it might reach over by the old discharge area.

The way we were catching alewive were with just bare egg hooks in a sabaki rig with a lead weight on the bottom or a rig with glow flies and smaller hooks from the baitshop up the hill on Franklin Street.  They come with six flies and I'm pretty sure you have to cut three of them off to.be legal.



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9/24/16 @ 2:28 PM
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Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

MOON PHASE (36%)
Waning Crescent
It was good earlier in the week, but has slowed down the last few days. Fish are still being caught, but not like we saw Monday thru Wednesday. Most of the catch right now consists of small browns and a few coho and even fewer kings. Spawn, alewives, crankbaits, spoons have all produced fish, but no one bait is really standing out. I've been hearing decent reports down by Racine and the Oak Creek Power Plant though. Mixes of salmon and brown trout down there, even a few lake trout before this wind switch.

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9/24/16 @ 10:14 AM
reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01

The Silence is deafening ?

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9/17/16 @ 6:37 PM
Satellite
Satellite
USER since 5/24/10

I need some help... First I am not looking for any of your good fishing spots I'm more than willing to find my own and I don't live very close so it's not easy for me to be there all the time. So any help would be appreciated. 

First question is when do the fishing times change and you can't fish from shore all night? I know it's soon but I'm just not sure.

Second, I've never came down to fish at night, is there a difference in lure/bait and presentations than during the day? Plus if your willing what type of lure works best at night? I've had my best luck casting thunder stick juniors during the day but don't know if it would be the same at night. 

Thank you for any help, it's much appreciated. 



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9/15/16 @ 10:18 PM
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Willfishes
Willfishes
USER since 8/19/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

Caught one in the harbor last weekend with a glow green daredevil. Then hooked into another one with a glow green cleo on the lighthouse but he shook free. Where you coming from Jig4eyes I'm in Chicago area but that is a long drive by myself.

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9/15/16 @ 7:54 PM
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jig4eyez
jig4eyez
USER since 1/30/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

I'll be coming to port tomorrow morning anybody want to meet up and catch some fish? Message me

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9/13/16 @ 10:04 PM
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reel riot
reel riot
USER since 8/26/01

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished off Coal Dock Park next to corner in power plant discharge this afternoon . Kings,cohos,browns, and steelhead were biting like crazy on spawn sacks floated off the bottom . I tried casting spoons and rattletraps, but no takers. Spawn is the ticket, and now is the time. Bring a long handled net at least 10 ft long !

Wet Nets to All <(((<

    

Edited on 9/13/16 10:06 PM
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9/1/16 @ 4:38 AM
Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

The only problem I have is I don't believe that the rocks surrounding Rotary Park are technically considered part of the park. That could possibly be a grey area. I know they kicked people off that area last year, but I've had people tell me previous to that that they weren't part of the park, so it would be completely possible to access that area without stepping in the park. I used the online Plat map system for the county and the edge of the park's coordinates went to the edge of the sidewalk up top.


I'm not trying to give anyone the wrong ideas here by saying it really is OK to fish there between 11pm and 6am, but just questioning if it is if someone wants to delve into it for future use. Won't be long now and you want be able to fish there until 30 minutes before sunrise anywho.


Blitz

Edited on 9/1/16 4:39 AM
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9/1/16 @ 3:56 AM
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Blitzfish
Blitzfish
USER since 10/1/05

MOON PHASE
New Moon

South Pier would be inaccessible as you have to go through Coal Dock Park, but you can still fish the north pier and the rocks beyond the blue bridge at night. Park hours for all parks are 6am to 11pm.

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9/1/16 @ 12:39 AM
T-Money71198
T-Money71198
USER since 2/11/14

So what areas are open to fish at night? 

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