Milwaukee River at Thiensville

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10/29/18 @ 9:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
BotPotyo
BotPotyo
USER since 10/1/18

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

The river is back to normal. Went fishing for carp in the afternoon above the farm in the park. No carp but found a school of smallies that were biting on nightcrawlers on a bottom rig. Caught a 12", 15" and 16" one and missed one. 

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10/10/18 @ 8:46 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Yep, last time it was really fishable was before the big rains at the end of Aug.  I am giving up on river fishing for the year.

At that time the CFS was over 5000, so not as bad as before but with the colder temps on the way just not worth it.

Probably wont fish it again until May 2019.

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10/10/18 @ 1:17 PM
mingus
mingus
USER since 8/9/02

The water level on the Milwaukee River continues to run very high.  This afternoon on the USGS, the flow was 1760 cfps.  The average at this time of the year is 234 cfps.  It is very frustrating not to be able to get on the river to fish.  Until the flow would goes down to between 200 cfps and 300 cfps, the river will not be very fishable.  

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10/3/18 @ 4:34 PM
shrap486
shrap486
USER since 5/30/05

Nice job.  Looked fun.

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10/3/18 @ 6:54 AM
one1shot
one1shot
USER since 12/31/09

Run fast

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10/3/18 @ 6:09 AM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

This is from Aug 14th upstream from Theinsville about 5 miles or so.

I put in at the park and went upstream past pioneer road.  Fishing was slow in the slack water milpond areas above the dam but got better once I got past Highland road.


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10/2/18 @ 1:29 PM
BotPotyo
BotPotyo
USER since 10/1/18
Thanks for the info and link. I checked out the water level earlier and it's pretty high. Definitely not wadable. I guess we'll just have to wait until the water goes down again.

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10/1/18 @ 11:32 PM
Snorkel
Snorkel
MEMBER since 7/30/16

Always check the USGS site to see what the CFS and height is:

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?site_no=04086600

The CFS is approaching 1000 again, not at flood level yet.

The median CFS is about 250 to 300 and during mid august it was 90.

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10/1/18 @ 9:20 PM
FISHING REPORT
BotPotyo
BotPotyo
USER since 10/1/18

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
I was wading in the river last week Thursday. It was fine. Caught a 16lbs Chinook salmon and hooked an undersized smallmouth. There were quite a few salmon jumping around. Not sure how the water level is after all this rain but going to try to wade in again on Tuesday and see if I can catch some more salmon. 

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10/1/18 @ 1:08 PM
wkendAngler
wkendAngler
USER since 2/20/18

Any reports/photos of water levels?  Wondering if it is safe to wade the river?  Any fishing report would be nice too.

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