These pictures were taken today at when the river was flowing at 786 cubic feet per second. The water is very dirty. There is accumulation of debris below the far side of the dam of tree limbs and the remnants of the warning buoys that went across the river above the dam.
Milwaukee River at Thiensville
Jamal, as long as you don’t exceed 3 hooks/lines per person you should be okay. Personally, I would worry more about the boats that go ripping through the river. The ones that have no qualms about throwing spray on other boats sure won’t be concerned about your planers, even in no wake areas
Sure some probably went over the dam, but most will just go to the slack areas in the flooded areas to get out of the extreme current. So they basically hug the bank even if it's not the same bank.
The flow aka cfs is still very very high and unsafe for wading or kayaking especially more upstream towards grafton.
Today the cfs was down to 1750 compared to 260 2 weeks ago.
After the rains the cfs was 5000, so it is going down nicely now.
I wouldn't worry about it, Tunaboy. There are plenty or fish above the dam and plenty of coves and inlets for them to wait this out. Keep in mind the river swells every spring, too. Think about how hungry they'll be when the water drops!
In case anyone is interested:
This is up river on pioneer road. The CFS is 3400 today down from over 5000 last week. for comparison the last time I fished the MKE it was 260 or so on Aug 25th and that was up from the time before where it was 120CFS.
At 260 CFS there was a lot of spots I had to pull the kayak upstream because it was too difficult to paddle and on the way back downstream I scraped bottom a little bit.
Have a ways to go before the river is wadable again.