Lake Michigan Bender Park, Milwaukee County

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Fishofish
Fishofish
USER since 5/8/15

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

Any fish biting.... I’m in Racine, 20fow no bite no fish.....

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TODAY @ 1:01 PM
gray fox
gray fox
MEMBER since 2/22/08

Lots of boats out today. Water like a mirror 

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4/20/18 @ 9:41 PM
John.Rennpferd
John.Rennpferd
USER since 6/3/10

Check the USGS gauges before making a long trip if you are hoping to hang by the river mouths.

The rivers here in the MKE area are high. Specifically the Oak Creek is at bank full, and pumping chocolate milk into L. Michigan.

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4/20/18 @ 5:30 PM
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MuskieFire51
MuskieFire51
USER since 3/14/12

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Water is still murky. No luck for us today but it was beautiful out there. Water was 36-39 degrees on the surface and calm. The sand is still an issue at Bender, I forgot where it was but found it with my boat on the way back in. Not my normal launch place...good news was no damage, bad news was a wet fishing partner.


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4/19/18 @ 11:02 PM
dragon21612
dragon21612
USER since 1/7/14

Planning on making a trip out in my kayak this Sunday morning and was wondering if anyone could give an update on the water clarity. Coming from Madison and don't wanna waste my time driving out if it's not going to be worth it. Thanks in advance for any info provided and tight lines and stay safe out on the water

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4/18/18 @ 6:19 AM
No-Carp-It!
No-Carp-It!
USER since 7/13/17

Does anyone have any information regarding the launch?  Coming up Saturday to fish. Is there any other launches in the area to get out by oak creek? Thanks 

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4/16/18 @ 2:44 PM
Bullman
Bullman
USER since 4/10/15

I may wait to find out if the opening into the lake is still available. I was down Saturday and you could see the waves bringing in a new batch of sand into the harbor. You could also see the waves breaking in the mouth of the harbor over some very shallow water. Let's see if the gap along the rocks is still there. As those photos show, the waves were really crashing into the harbor.

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4/16/18 @ 2:26 PM
No-Carp-It!
No-Carp-It!
USER since 7/13/17

Question, I was planning on coming over to fish Friday or Saturday for the first time ever. Do you think there will be any clean water by then for trolling? Or am I better off casting and jigging by the power plant with zip lures? Thanks 

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4/16/18 @ 11:02 AM
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svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

2 years ago I got into some big, beautiful Seeforellens in the spring. They were all 12-16 lb and jumped outta the water like a bow. They were very silver, with dots only above the lateral line. Long and thin like a bow too. I tried one fish (a fillet) on the grill. It was actually very good. Smoked a few too.

Edited on 4/16/18 11:03 AM
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4/16/18 @ 10:38 AM
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Moochy
Moochy
USER since 7/14/17

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Seeforellen brown trout are the only wild strain of brown trout that are stocked into Wisconsin's Great Lakes. Beginning in late October, WDNR crews use electroshocking boats on several rivers on Lake Michigan to collect seeforellen adults that are identified by a unique fin clip. Adult seeforellen are transferred to Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility where they are held in ponds. Once a week from, mid-November to mid-December, staff collect eggs and milt from ripe adults. Fertilized eggs are transferred to the Wild Rose Hatchery. Fish that are not yet ready to spawn are returned to the ponds to be spawned at a later date until the goal of 1 million eggs is collected. Each year, approximately 400,000 seeforellen are stocked into Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan (300,000) and Lake Superior (100,000).  

 History of the seeforellen strain in Wisconsin: The first seeforellen browntrout were stocked in Wisconsin in 1991. WDNR obtained eggs from New York in late 1989-early 1990. The goal was to promote an extended trophy fishery, as seeforellen tend to live a year or two longer and spawn a month or two later in the fall compared to domestic strains of brown trout. The current Wisconsin state record brown trout for outlying waters is a 41 lb. 8 ounce seeforellen that was caught in southern Lake Michigan near Racine in 2010 by Roger Hellen.

(Copied from this week's Wisconsin DNR fishing report)

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