Mckinley Pier Lake Michigan, Milwaukee County

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9/16/17 @ 7:51 PM
FISHING REPORT
Thefishingman608
Thefishingman608
USER since 1/25/17

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

Was out this morning lost one king from shore trying to get him in the net, it was really brown. Only seen two other fish cought was out 3am to Sun up


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9/16/17 @ 1:32 PM
608FISHHAWK
608FISHHAWK
USER since 3/9/14

Some salmon are in and busting surface was there this morning few guys got them on skein and cranks 

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9/16/17 @ 9:10 AM
PH3030
PH3030
USER since 4/29/16

Debating on going down to the pier and fishing on the harbor side for trout with spawn sacs this evening. Is anyone getting trout or salmon on the harbor side yet? Thanks and tight lines..

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9/14/17 @ 1:01 PM
catchinabuzz
catchinabuzz
USER since 8/1/11

Esterbrook is on Capitol it's a nice place to fish gets packed later in run fish haven't made it there yet maybe couple days just started in milw river I saw my first torpedoes of the year today. Was hitting SM mouth n eyes on river lately in spare time haven't seen salmon till today was running SM spinner  on my wife's little pink zebco she left in car after labor day always got little box mixed stuff for putzin around salmon came zipping up grabbed that little panther Martin n took off snapped POS rod on half I fought it with bottom half pole till line got wrapped around something n broke it was a big bass turd but dark already murky water might be playing a role. Getting ready for next adventure.

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9/13/17 @ 4:22 PM
EvanTLeahy24
EvanTLeahy24
USER since 1/30/08

That's a video of Kletzch, not Estabrook.

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9/13/17 @ 3:43 PM
Addicted2Fishing414
Addicted2Fishing414
USER since 12/27/14

Here's a video of estabrook park. You be the judge


https://youtu.be/oUkDDLhf4z8

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9/13/17 @ 11:38 AM
cgladz
cgladz
USER since 9/10/17

Ive also heard good things about Estabrook park and other places a little further down the river. Are those worth looking into? I am looking for the best chance to catch a decent size salmon or trout

Thanks

Cgladz

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9/11/17 @ 3:27 PM
Milwaukee native
Milwaukee native
USER since 6/27/16

Until November, best fishing will be at night/very early morning on the pier, IMO. Glow spoons may be the most effective method for casting at night - cranks and spoons during the day (I prefer a 1/2 ounce zip lure). If you have time and a few rods, catch some alewives with a Sabiki rig and soak them on the bottom or under slip bobber.  Around November, switch to browns - any time of the day. Can catch those casting - a lot of fishermen prefer a gulp minnow. I prefer fishing with minnows/shiners and I still cast zip lures. You may catch the occassional coho or rainbow as well. November also a great time to catch eelpout near the lighthouse at the river mouth. It's an ugly fish and not a lot of meat considering their size - normally 2-5 lbs, but it is delicious (see pic from previous November catch). I use minnows for them on the bottom. Most fisherman on the shore are willing to trade secrets, so don't be afraid to talk to the guys out there. Try some of the local bait shops. R&R in Cudahy is a great place to get tips, tackle and maybe a report.

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9/11/17 @ 11:06 AM
FISHING REPORT
toyman2k
toyman2k
USER since 5/15/02

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous

Deep diving stick baits in bright colors / Casting spoons / or soaking skein with bobbers.  Plenty of different ways to catch them.  Have fun! 

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9/11/17 @ 9:32 AM
cgladz
cgladz
USER since 9/10/17

Just moved to the Milwaukee area and looking to catch some salmon and big browns. Ive watched a couple videos on youtube and the McKinley marina looks like a pretty good spot. Does anyone have tips on lures or what I would have to do to catch a big fish out of here? Ive never really targeted salmon and never fished on Lake Michigan. Any help would be great!

Thanks 

Cgladz

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