Both dams got a lot of muddy water cranking over them. Today somebody was up top on the little dam opening up the divert/bypass valve allowing lots more water to go around the small dam.
Shoto / Mishicot Steelhead, Manitowoc County
MOON PHASE (57%)
86° - 90° F
Was driving by the dam today about 3:30 pm and some guy was loading 2 nice fish into the back of his truck near the small dam. Surprised to see them up this early, must be all the rain.
MOON PHASE (80%)
61° - 65° F
Water is about 3 feet from top of dam, visibility of 2 ft. Suckers are in.
Saw some steelhead trying to jump the dam and some northerns cruising around but caught only suckers.
Water level was higher than previous weeks from the snow. Water was brown. The water was clearer at Shoto than Mishicot. Fished both dams on Friday 4/20 but did not catch anything, did not see others catching, and did not see any fish in the rivers. I tried Manitowoc harbor too but nothing happening there either. Tried cranks, spoons, spawn and even pink trout worm. Maybe Saturday/Sunday was better?
MOON PHASE (59%)
Any recent reports? I’m sure the water is high but how is clarity? Is it worth my time to travel 90 minutes to fish the rivers or would it be better fishing the piers? Any help would be much appreciated.