Harrington Beach Quarry, Ozaukee County

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1/16/10 @ 5:49 PM
joe'sbass
joe'sbass
USER since 1/15/10
Anyone fishing there lately?

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1/16/10 @ 2:59 PM
Hunt4fun3
Hunt4fun3
USER since 10/15/05
Chosenriver i havew been fishing he quarry for a number of years just for trout though. I never knew there were crappies in there. Is there a large population or "just one here, one there kinda deal"? Thanks for any info.

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1/16/10 @ 11:11 AM
ChosenRiver
ChosenRiver
USER since 2/17/09
Lip-Rip; check http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/harrington/ for info. I haven't fished it for a while but it's a really nice park with a brand new campground. I used to get really nice, chunky bluegills in the quarry lake but then crappies showed up and the bluegills became more elusive. The only structure is rock and vertical quarry walls with the exception of the occassional tree that falls in. Really big bass. Enormous carp. If the rainbows are reaching 20" that will be enough to get me up there. Their fishing webpage says:

"Fishing at Harrington Beach State Park

Surf fishing for salmon and trout draws visitors to Harrington Beach and Lake Michigan. A fishing license and a Great Lakes Salmon and Trout Stamp, available at local hardware stores and other outlets, are required for anglers between 16 and 65 years of age.

Anglers also will enjoy fishing from the shore of the 26-acre Quarry Lake.

People can catch trout, crappies, bluegills, and other panfish in Puckett’s Pond.

Park Map [PDF, 215KB> ( http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/harrington/pdfs/hbmap03.pdf )

For more information, ask Andrew Krueger, superintendent, ( andrew.krueger@wisconsin.gov ) (262) 285-3015."

I'd recommend that you ask specifically about whether you are allowed to ice fish. Wading and swimming are forbidden and will get you a nice fine. However ice fishing is not mentioned on the signs. Pay attention also to the Urban Fishing signs concerning size and possession limits. If you call Andy, I'm sure he will be very helpful. He's a nice guy. Ask if you need a just a Trout Stamp - you shouldn't need a Salmon Stamp to fish the Quarry or Puckett's Pond (the smaller pond in the middle of the park). If you go up there, ask if you can tour the campground.

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1/16/10 @ 10:38 AM
Lip-Rip
Lip-Rip
USER since 1/24/05
I'm wondering if people Ice fish this Quarry and if the ice is safe being a deep body of water? I understand it is stocked & hard to fish from the shore in the open water. Is the parking area open in the winter?

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1/4/10 @ 8:52 PM
realfish2
realfish2
USER since 1/4/10
Fish there often in the morning around 6am. met a young man around 13 on a sat. who has caught the elusive largemouth that roam around the edges of the quarry. he tells me to use nightcrawlers and this is the key to stand 15 ft from the edge of the water and wait. i have tried this and it WORKS! caught a nice lb lunker largemouth. Trout are stocked and can get huge! caught a 30in rainbow this past spring! so hope the tips help! Cool

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12/18/09 @ 6:27 PM
novicefish
novicefish
USER since 8/28/09
Just curious... has anyone ever ice fished here? Thanks

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8/24/09 @ 2:29 PM
troutbum123
troutbum123
USER since 5/29/07
chadleyo4 : Yes it's a State Park.

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8/24/09 @ 2:18 PM
chadleyo4
chadleyo4
USER since 3/10/08
do you have to have a park pass to get in there to fish the lake?

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8/24/09 @ 11:32 AM
BIGGERBASS
BIGGERBASS
USER since 7/19/05
definitely state record bass here, but without boat some good structures where the fish are will never be touched. deep and awesome structure to harness big fish here similar to cali lakes...just no boats/canoes allowed Crying Crying

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8/24/09 @ 9:31 AM
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jroosevelt
jroosevelt
USER since 5/22/06

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Tried fishing the quarry lake for the first time on Saturday. I managed one small smallmouth (~10") and a number of teeny largemouth. A friend who was with me and his kids caught some small bluegills as well.

I was fly fishing and found that there weren't many good casting lanes for a fly rod there. Too bad you can't take a boat out on the lake.

Some other folks fishing with spinning equipment caught some 10-12" rainbow trout at about 25' deep. I think they were just using worms, but I'm not positive.

I'd bet there are some nice fish in the depths of the lake, but with no boating allowed, it might be hard to get to many of 'em.

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