Fishing lighthouse on 9-7 7 PM to 9-8 2 AM caught one king 16 lbs. 6 oz. on shiner missed another. Had a couple bumps casting.
Port Washington Pier Fishing, Ozaukee County
MOON PHASE (93%)
46° - 50° F
Worked the breakwall last night, 6 times fish missed on shinners on slips, 6 solid hits and one hook up which ran to the pier at mach 1 and lost it, fair amount of fish surfacing , saw 2 really nice totally silver big kings taken off end of pier one on shinner, one on spoon, glow spoons were our hits/hookup, fish were there in fair numbers, just couldnt connect, power plant, rocks and fishermans park all had hook ups when we left this morn. Alot of fish in the corner, but dont dig combat fishin myself. Was still a great night to be out, charters workin in a bit closer this morn, good fishin to all. Teamone
MOON PHASE (98%)
51° - 55° F
Out again last night, a bit slow, but fish were present, a few alewives in, had 4 good hits, striped on shinners under a thill slip float. 2 solid hits on glow spoons. Fella next to us hooked into a solid chinny and helped net for him, first salmon for him i believe. Nice fish, female, light gold in color, guessin 18-20 #er. Fish are there, just not in fall run numbers. Water has cooled down with west winds and is clear. Charters were not out real far at first light this morning, maybee a mile out, heading back tonight, thought i would post on this thread, as i have been posting on the harbor thread prior to last night. Good fishin to all.
MOON PHASE (44%)
pg 9 of the regs says:
• to use goldfish, gobies or alewife in any form for bait in state waters except that alewife may be used on Lake Michigan, Green Bay and their tributary streams up to the first dam or lake.
The guy using little perch can legally do so, but needs to count them against his limit, which in lake Michigan is 5 perch.
However, given the population crash of the perch in Lake Michigan the last 15 years, I don't like to see what could be the start of a comeback used as bait.
Catching little perch may mean we have a year class that will grow into nice fish someday. Something we have not had in a long time. There are far better options for bait.
There are plastics that look quite a bit like gobies. I'm sure the bait shop in Port Washington could give you some ideas.
oh boy thanks for that info i guess i will not be using them. last time i was fishing the pier a week ago the guy next to me was using little perch that he was getting while trying to get alewives i told him i thought that was illegal and he said it was not.