Milwaukee River at Thiensville

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8/22/17 @ 9:57 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
USER since 7/30/16

Hi, is below the dam fishable by kayak?

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8/22/17 @ 9:19 AM
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mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

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Waxing Crescent

The water in the Milwaukee River has been high for most of the summer.  I stopped by yesterday and took this picture.  I will only wade below the falls if most of the island is exposed.  If the island is not mostly exposed, it is hard to see the volleyball size rocks that I can trip over or the deeper holes that might go over the top of my waders.

Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
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4/2/17 @ 7:58 AM
marvin1965
marvin1965
USER since 6/19/15

How's the river is it fishable today .. want to launch out the park ...

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10/6/16 @ 7:03 PM
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mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

I fished below the dam for a morning recently.  I caught one thirteen inch small mouth and lost two crank baits on snags in the river.  The water was high.  I agree with tjaamm that you need to be very careful when wading in the high and fast water.  There are many rocks in the river bed that you can not seen in high water that range from size from a fist to a basketball.  Unless most of the island below the dam is exposed, it can be treacherous to wade.

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9/29/16 @ 8:41 AM
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tjaamm
tjaamm
USER since 9/29/16

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Fished the dam last week with lots of action. Water was high and I could only get in about 20 ft from shore. Found the smaller Smallies in the medium moving water near the island. Took a few 14s at any pool near shore. When my sons showed up we moved down closer to Milwaukee and WOW. Several fish over 15 including a double header shown below.  I like anything that looks like a crayfish, but this day caught them on jigs-dark head and orange tail, rebel crawdad and the trusted wacky worm (crayfish color of course). The most productive day I have ever had for Smallies. Watch out water is high.


Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
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9/19/16 @ 6:19 PM
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katdaddy620
katdaddy620
USER since 10/21/14

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
Caught a bunch of small smallies below the dam this past Saturday fished for about 3 hours mainly the same spot. Biggest was about 13 inches. Water was really high and as I was fishing I noticed something jump over in the other side of the river and I immediately thought salmon but wasn't sure because I seen it in my peripheral..... sure enough I seen a few more try to get up the slope on the other side of the dam. Not alot but I definitely seen them and they are there. Water was really high so I'm sure it was easy for them to get up past estabrook and kletzsch park dam. 

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9/3/16 @ 1:22 PM
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BassB0y
BassB0y
USER since 9/3/16

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

Went Fishing at My grandparents this weekend and  caught a 29 inch northern pike on a medium diver. Caught plenty of small bass with a worm. Make sure to catch and release.

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7/29/16 @ 9:49 PM
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mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

MOON PHASE (20%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

I have fished several mornings below the dam.  I thought that the fishing would pick up once the river went down. The only fish I catch are two or three  seven to nine inch small mouth each time I go out.  I did snag a carp.  I have also lost lures to the rocks below the dam on each outing.  I think its time to try downriver.

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10/28/15 @ 10:28 AM
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katdaddy620
katdaddy620
USER since 10/21/14

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Waning Gibbous
I've been fishing here the past week and have been doing really good below the dam. Dont want to say exactly where but I caught alot of different fish. Tons of smallmouth (the biggest 16") about 4 crappies 10 or so perch some were very nice size too I actually kept a couple for dinner. Caught a mess of rock bass a couple sunfish a couple suckers and a lot of round gobies which really sucks to see they made their way up here they kept stealing my bait. This is all in about 3 days of fishing with one more person so these weren't all caught in a day lol.

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10/11/15 @ 4:59 PM
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fishfinder414
fishfinder414
USER since 10/11/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Canoed this area down to brown deer road.

Caught 1 pike by the dam. Canoed down river and caught 3 smallies, 2 pikes and a 6 inch perch.

We also saw about 6 browns make their way up. Location was right by the YMCA.

Water is way too low. There were many sections where we had to portage across the rock bed. Hopefully we get more rain to bring up the fish. I wish the SM was more active or maybe they've all left... Crying

Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
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