Milwaukee River (Grafton), Ozaukee County

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9/18/17 @ 2:51 PM
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Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1
USER since 12/2/06

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

Waded the river in Mequon for a couple of hours this morning. Got several nice smallies and a couple small northerns. All on a torpedo. I was surprised they wanted nothing to do with the ned rig. It was interesting to notice that the water coming out of Cedar Creek is much cooler than the Milwaukee River. I guess it cools faster due to the lower volume. 

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6/3/17 @ 7:17 AM
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Tiefsa
Tiefsa
USER since 10/25/16

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Water is still high at the river.  I bet after today it will be real high again.  Got out and caught a few in the morning on Friday


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8/19/16 @ 12:59 PM
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Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1
USER since 12/2/06

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

Great morning on the river. Always nice to go home with a shredded thumb. Caught close to 20 smallies. Most were in the 10-11" range. Did get 3 around 15", a 16" and an 18" that fought like hell. Got all of them on a torpedo and twister tail. Started just after the heavy rain stopped. Didn't get too wet.Started just after the heavy rain stopped. Didn't get too wet.

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7/11/16 @ 2:58 PM
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Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1
USER since 12/2/06

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Fished this morning in Mequon. Got a nice northern pike and several smallies. Two of the smallies were 16" and 17". They fought like they were 20". The water was a little murky from the rain. Had a good time. 

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7/5/16 @ 9:39 AM
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jroosevelt
jroosevelt
USER since 5/22/06

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

I normally wouldn't give up a "secret" spot, but I think there's a cool opportunity that needs to be shared. Right now, they're doing riverbank stabilization work just upstream of the Hwy 60 dam in Grafton. Because of this, the dam is open, dropping water levels considerably (at least a couple feet). This has opened up wading to some areas that are typically too deep to wade.

You can get in the river upstream at the Ozaukee Interurban Bike trail and wade all the way down to the park. However I *strongly* recommend that you stop when you get to the golf course. I continued all the way to veteran's park but it is perhaps dangerously silty past the golf course. I ultimately gave up trying to get to shore in the park and just went back upstream because I was sinking into the muck too deep. (Maybe being a little melodramatic, but better safe than sorry.)

I fished this stretch yesterday and caught a handfull of smallmouth. Nothing huge (biggest was probably 13"). However, it's a unique opportunity to see the river closer to it's natural flow.

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6/2/16 @ 10:47 AM
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Jeffrey1
Jeffrey1
USER since 12/2/06

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

Got out for a little bit yesterday for the first time this year. Caught a couple of nice smallies and a northern. The conditions were perfect. Good water flow.

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2/27/16 @ 9:29 PM
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nonamer45
nonamer45
USER since 5/8/14

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny
Hooked up with this beautiful steelhead today. Honestly, I was quite shocked to run into a steelhead this far up river, is this pretty normal around the grafton area? Couldn't have asked for a better day. Flow was nice and ice was nowhere to be found (except random floating chunks here and there)

Milwaukee River (Grafton), Ozaukee County Photo
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9/29/15 @ 6:46 PM
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KO'D
KO'D
USER since 11/7/14

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
Fished the bank of the park where the HWY 60 bridge crosses the Milwaukee in Grafton. The water was particularly still and we only encountered one other individual who was bringing up 10-12" largemouth every 15 minutes or so. He was casting right at the base of the bridge on the west shore.

Right at Twilight, I had a hard hit on a 3/8 oz. strike king spin bait rigged to a baitcaster and pulled in this nice smallie.

The right conditions for sure.

Milwaukee River (Grafton), Ozaukee County Photo
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7/8/15 @ 10:08 PM
SirPop
SirPop
USER since 9/11/03
A friend and I floated this section of river between Lime Kiln Park and Hwy C a couple weeks ago. It's a beautiful stretch of River, but we found it a bit on the shallow side in spots. We were in and out of the canoe several times and did quite a bit of wading. You might check out some canoeist websites for more detailed info on various rivers. Also, check the posted NOAA water levels. If the level at Hwy C is much less than 6 feet you're going to be doing a lot of wading in the low areas. We stopped in several likely fishing locations but didn't have much luck. One smallie and a few misses. I do think it has good potential, and we might not have been hitting the right spots. Probably better earlier in the Spring when the water is a bit higher. Good luck!

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7/7/15 @ 10:44 PM
HuntFish25
HuntFish25
USER since 6/3/11
Im looking to launch a canoe potentially at lime kiln park is it? I have launched at hwy C before and taken it to theinsville with only a few shallow/portaging spots. Im curious for the stretch from lime kiln to hwy C? doable?? not familiar with that stretch of the milwaukee river, or the quality of fishing. Any help would be appreciated!

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