Milwaukee River Under Hoan Bridge

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9/21/16 @ 12:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
Milwaukee native
Milwaukee native
USER since 6/27/16

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

Had some luck fishing by the Hoan bridge along the section of pier that faces the lake near the light house yesterday (Not on the river side - water was very brown). Caught a 6 lb coho and a small brown in less than an hour with a zip lure. I saw others catching multiple browns with shiners on the bottom or under bobbers.

I saw a guy under the bridge trying for perch with fatheads late last week, but didn't have any luck. Perch fishing should pick up in the next few weeks.

If you don't mind fishing in the rain, or are able to dodge it, the fishing for browns and the occassional coho/king should be good along the wall that faces the lake this week. especially on days where the east winds making fishing the McKinley pier frustrating.

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8/22/16 @ 2:16 PM
big walleye master
big walleye master
USER since 6/1/13

Not one person down there fishing

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8/22/16 @ 1:02 PM
SalmonCatcher13
SalmonCatcher13
USER since 8/11/16

How's the fishing been?

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5/4/16 @ 12:51 PM
fishforthehalibut
fishforthehalibut
USER since 6/6/14

I was wondering if anyone is willing to share any information? How is the fishing been down there recently? What has been active lately? I know the lake has been ripped up recently by the wind and rain. That is why I am asking in advance as not to waste a trip.

Thank you in advance for any information!

P.S. you can pm me if you prefer.


Good luck and good fishing!

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3/25/16 @ 11:38 PM
Robbollio
Robbollio
USER since 10/17/04
The north side because it's the only side you can fish from shore. Unless you're in a boat. Its been slow and the harbor is really dirty right now. Good luck!

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3/25/16 @ 11:20 PM
Crappieslayerz
Crappieslayerz
USER since 11/14/14
Gonna head out here tomo now do you guys usually fish on the north or south side which side do you think is better for trout

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3/19/16 @ 7:21 AM
advocate
advocate
USER since 10/3/15
thanks guys now i will be disapponted if i do not catch one [burbot> is anyone catching perch yet Smile Lips Sealed

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3/18/16 @ 10:58 AM
catchinabuzz
catchinabuzz
USER since 8/1/11
Burbot if done correctly does taste like lobster bourbot run is done is anyone catching them in harbor they usually head out to deep water in mid Feb. With bourbot I soak them in sea salt water for like 30 min boil water throw chunked burbot in boil slow 3 to 6 min pull them out Place on parsley bed or plate drizzel with lemon get a bowl of butter with a little salt in it remember salted fish first try fish. But freezing fish wrecks it for some reason

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3/18/16 @ 2:35 AM
katdaddy620
katdaddy620
USER since 10/21/14
Have never tried burbot but I've heard of ppl using 7 up and water or a little sugar and water to boil them in plus salt. Boil till flaky drain and dip in melted butter. Poor man's lobster. But just remember the burbot are in the cod family and I hear they're tasty fried as well. I've only caught one in my life and didn't know what it was back then. Wish I would have tried it now.

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3/17/16 @ 8:05 PM
advocate
advocate
USER since 10/3/15
have not heard anything about perch! is anyone fishing for them yet? or catching any??? Worried Worried

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