Lake Michigan Bender Park, Milwaukee County

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4/27/17 @ 10:21 PM
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irishff
irishff
USER since 1/17/07

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sleeting

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

So, this is that tough transition period where the bites are less frequent compared to how it has been over the past month. We went 3 for 4 today. 2 we're browns and one was a coho. As much as I would have loved to venture out deep do to the wind and waves we kept things close to shore spending most of our time in 30 ft or less. Our coho rigs didn't take a single fish today. We took one fish on a uv blue veggies and two on a blue and silver flicker shad. Fish were puking up massive amounts of tiny black flies. Good luck, be safe.

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4/21/17 @ 11:16 AM
baseman
baseman
USER since 2/17/11
So if I may ask, has the bite been better downtown or Bender? Haven't been out in a month thanks guys.

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4/21/17 @ 9:16 AM
Bucketmouths
Bucketmouths
USER since 5/23/07

Thanks for the input. Yeah i think we are going to put in in the Milwaukee harbour and if we want to make the run from the we will. I was thinking bender was almost half way in between the Milwaukee harbour and power plant but after looking it looks like bender is only about a mile north of power plant.


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4/21/17 @ 12:40 AM
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basswhole
basswhole
MEMBER since 11/15/05

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

I think Tsquare is on to something there, weather changes fast out there, nothing like a 10 mile trip back in in a heavy chop in a small boat.

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4/20/17 @ 9:59 PM
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Tsquare86
Tsquare86
USER since 5/10/10

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

Keep in mind the harbor is ~10miles from Bender. If you're looking to cast my guess is you're in a smaller boat. Perhaps you may want to consider also launching from Mckinley if fishing the harbor is on the game plan.

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4/20/17 @ 9:53 PM
John.Rennpferd
John.Rennpferd
USER since 6/3/10

Yes, the Bender launch is a safe location. Lots of people coming, and going, lots of police patrols, routine passes through by county personel, and often staffed during the day by a launch monitor. 

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4/20/17 @ 9:36 PM
Bucketmouths
Bucketmouths
USER since 5/23/07

Is the bender park landing a safe/secure landing? Is the a history of vandalism or theft there? We have fished in the Milwaukee harbour a few times but would like to put in here so we have the option of going to the harbour or power plant. We will be casting not trolling.

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4/15/17 @ 4:55 PM
Princecraft01
Princecraft01
USER since 8/25/14

Just a heads up if anyone is going out of bender in the near future; watch out for dead heads.  There was a pile of floating logs and tree branches last night and today between bender and the boils.  

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4/11/17 @ 6:54 AM
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irishff
irishff
USER since 1/17/07

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Just a short report from yesturday. We went out between the morning and evening rain and finally got on some hungry fish. The water clairity was better than it was the previous three days. We ended up going 11/15 with all but one being browns and the one was a 29 lb Lake trout. Fish stomachs were filled with smelt. Larger silver and blue spoons were our best producers. All fish were caught trolling.

Edited on 4/11/17 7:58 AM
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4/11/17 @ 4:28 AM
da north
da north
MEMBER since 12/23/08

Saturday 

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