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iboy
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1/1/16 12:43 PM CST
Went to Shoto & Mishicot today,Mishicot is all slushy by the dam but all open by the fire department. Shoto is all open to where the two rivers come together. Water is shallow and clear did not see any fish.

woodsNwater4life
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12/15/15 4:23 PM CST
Looking to do some brown and steelhead fishing this winter. Wondering if anything has been going on. We'd be coming over from La Crosse County. Not looking to budge in on anyone's hot spot just want to know if the fish are around. Feel free to PM me.

Thanks and tight lines,

Woodsnwater

diedrich
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10/27/15 9:36 PM CST
Is anything happening up there yet been watching but nothing being showing up salmon or Anything coming up yet

machoprogrammer
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10/16/15 8:22 AM CST
I will be in town next week, but will likely not bother with Mishicot and Shoto. Crowds will probably still be there (waiting for the run to begin), and there will be few fish.

WhitefishBayFisherman
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10/15/15 4:47 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
@hawkeyefan, Last weekend I was fishing at Mishicot and the fishing was rather slow. The only people I saw catching them were just snagging them in the deep pools. It was 75 degrees and sunny on Sunday so the cooler temps this week may help, but no guarantee. I haven't been there since Sunday though so I don't know if it has picked up recently or not. Best of luck!

hawkeyefan
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10/15/15 2:31 PM CST
My son would love to come up and try catching some salmon. Just wondering if there are any running at all. Would love to make at least one trip up this year. Thanks for any info.

BugleTrout
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10/12/15 2:55 PM CST
From what I’ve read, even if salmon numbers remain low for the foreseeable future, the alewife may not come back to anywhere near the levels that they were at in the past. Invasive species like zebra mussels are competing for the same zooplankton that the alewife feed on. If the various state and federal agencies that manage the lakes want to maintain their multi-billion dollar sport fishing industry, they may have to think outside the box and re-evaluate the fisheries in the Great Lakes. Rainbows have adapted and eat other forage where the salmon have not. The kings and cohos are hard-wired to feed in the open water where the alewife are (or were). Perhaps there are opportunities for other species besides salmon that will take advantage of other forage.

There was a creek behind our house where I grew up that flowed into Lake Michigan. One of our neighbors was an older gentleman who had lived there most of his life. Probably since the early 1900’s. He said that the creek was stacked with pike at ice-out and with walleyes shortly thereafter. Maybe the walleye from the Bay will expand their territory into the main basin. I guess that depends on whether or not they have something to eat.

Hard_Water_Reaper
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10/12/15 10:56 AM CST
This is true they cut stocking numbers due to the lack of alewife in lake michigan. What we are seeing now is not really the affect of cuts in stocking its more the effects on lack thier of suiteable forage for chinook salmon in lake michigan. Chinook salmon are open water feeders and thier diet has changed in lake michigan to a 100% alewife hering. With the alewife populations plummeting any salmon fry entering the lake has a very high mortality rate. With that said the lake bioligists believe the salmon populations in lake michigan are down 75%. At this point in time if the alewife biomass doesnt go up the salmon will keep starving to death, doesnt matter how many salmon they stock or natrualy reproduce, if theres nothing for them to eat they wont survive. Its sad to say but salmon seasons and salmon fishing may have come to a screeching hult on lake michigan! Only the coming years will tell but this year is a wash, I wouldnt waste the drive! Puke Puke Puke

Nathan
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10/12/15 9:35 AM CST
I know very little about this but I am told the cutback on stocking was due to the alewife population crashing like it did in Lake Huron. Not because of funding or other reason. When I first heard there were no salmon this year I was ticked at the DNR but having heard a little more I understand a little better. Anyone better informed please feel free to shed some light. I decided not to make the 2 hour drive this year. Not worth dealing with some A-hole snagging your line and then complaining like he owns the dam like happened last year.

BugleTrout
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10/11/15 5:44 PM CST
I was born in Milwaukee but raised in T'rivers. I've adapted to speak to my brethren in their local tongue. I'm just looking to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand.

sircasey
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10/11/15 11:49 AM CST
Tell me you were trying to spell that poorly on purpose!

BugleTrout
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10/11/15 8:38 AM CST
It dont paye to re-less them they prob gonna dye anyway that's my opinion.

jeremiah
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10/10/15 11:39 PM CST
i thx its funny that the dnr can bye all these wet lands that they dont need and sale some of them it to put back in lake Michigan and fix some of these probs.if i do fish mishicot i prob re-less all them and give them a chance to grow bigger thats my opinion

Fishing magic
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10/10/15 7:18 PM CST
May as well hang it up people.dnr could give a crap about salmon numbers as long as your buying the stamps.lake Michigan is not going to recover from the cut backs of planting period

maaser
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10/9/15 6:55 AM CST
Checked out both areas yesterday and again the only fish being caught are browns. I actually did see a couple small salmon go by but nothing worth fishing in the rain for. I won't be back until numbers in the lake turn around and that could be years if ever.

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