Milwaukee River at Thiensville

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7/19/18 @ 4:27 PM
jaybeeturtle
jaybeeturtle
USER since 3/17/06

The current is pretty slow right now. You could prolly paddle upstream one armed. But not sure what will happen to the water level after the coming thunderstorms 

Edited on 7/20/18 2:23 AM
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7/19/18 @ 10:56 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Anyone know if it's possible to go downstream a bit below the dam and then paddle back?  Not sure how fast the current is there in low water conditions like we have right now.  I found some video and since it's so wide coming over it doesn't look that bad. 

Thinking about trying below the dam as above seems to really suck.

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6/16/18 @ 2:07 PM
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Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

The heavy rain last night seemed to really affect the river today.

Put in at Villa Grove launch and headed upstream to the first bridge.

Not much luck except for 2 small pike, I missed a few with one I am pretty sure was a smallmouth.  The fish were really tight up against the bank from the influx of rain and muddy water.

Have to try below the dam next time.

Milwaukee River at Thiensville Photo
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6/15/18 @ 9:46 AM
Norskies
Norskies
USER since 6/26/17

Yes, lots of Smallies.

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6/15/18 @ 9:13 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Has anyone been fishing out of the Villa Grove Launch?

Thinking about trying it out.  Been mostly doing lake fishing out of a Kayak and want to try something different.

Looks like it should be deep enough in that stretch for Kayaking.

Looking to target mostly Bass(small or large mouth) and Pike.  CPR only.

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6/15/18 @ 6:08 AM
djandie111771
djandie111771
USER since 10/29/17

You only need a trout stamp to target trout/salmon. Great Lakes stamp is needed up to the first damn, then an inland trout stamp is required. But again, ONLY if you are targeting trout and salmon

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6/14/18 @ 7:29 PM
tom gerambio
tom gerambio
USER since 9/12/16

Do I need a great lakes trout stamp to fish this river regardless of what I'm after?  Just looking to add a greater redhorse to my catch list.


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8/22/17 @ 10:57 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Hi, is below the dam fishable by kayak?

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8/22/17 @ 10:19 AM
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mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

MOON PHASE (1%)
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 @ 8:58 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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