We fish the same spots and have most likely caught some of the same fish that we released.
Milwaukee River at Thiensville
MOON PHASE (72%)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always check the USGS site to see what the CFS and height is:
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.