Shoto / Mishicot Steelhead, Manitowoc County

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4/1/18 @ 3:40 PM
crawdaddy
crawdaddy
USER since 7/11/01

I use the fake trout or salmon eggs made by Magic Products in Amherst Jct.   I have gotten nice steelhead with just 1 egg on a hook or by using a spawn sack with 4-5 of the eggs .  I get them at Fleet Farm.  I have fished alongside guys using fresh spawn sacks and did as well or better.

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4/1/18 @ 1:04 PM
Fishcatcher1
Fishcatcher1
USER since 3/13/18

Has the water level come up? Wanting to get out soon 


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3/28/18 @ 6:51 PM
Chiro-Chris
Chiro-Chris
USER since 4/8/13

Louies Sporting Goods Manitowoc has special sacks. The steel head spawn sacks are still tied by Dell. He retired a few years back, but every year he ties up a new batch.

I've been buying them for over thirty years when I don't tie my own. He does two things that make a difference.

These are spawning steel head. Dell uses steel head roe. The sacks have to be on the bottom of the fast moving streams where the spawning fish are. Dell ties them with a short length of copper wire. Increases weight and helps get and keep them on the bottom.

A lot of commercial roe is tied up with little floats and they use salmon roe. If you are fishing for salmon on the piers, floats in the sack helps by keeping them off and above the bottom muck.

Salmon roe sacks are not very appealing for steel head. They don’t taste or smell right or something.


Edited on 3/28/18 7:18 PM
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3/28/18 @ 2:27 PM
Fishcatcher1
Fishcatcher1
USER since 3/13/18

What is the go to artificial bait?

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3/28/18 @ 9:20 AM
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machoprogrammer
machoprogrammer
USER since 1/19/07

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Louie's sporting goods in Manitowoc usually has rainbow spawn sacks, although they do run out at times and they're not cheap

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3/28/18 @ 9:00 AM
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Vermeeson
Vermeeson
USER since 1/22/02

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Not a report; any idea where to buy spawn sacks in the area?


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3/28/18 @ 8:56 AM
Critterkiller79
Critterkiller79
USER since 3/28/18

Looking to connect with a few steelhead in the next week or so. It's been years since we have been to the area. Any tips on an area to fish with spawn? Don't need coordinates or anything, just a general area where we might have a shot at a few steelhead. Thanks in advance.

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3/28/18 @ 6:14 AM
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gullaman
gullaman
USER since 12/29/17

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CONDITIONS
Cloudy

Yes, the water actually came up pretty good. It is still far lower than normal for this time of year but it should move the fish a little bit.


Shoto was pretty muddy as of yesterday,

Michicot was a little more stained than it has been lately.

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3/27/18 @ 9:25 AM
gullaman
gullaman
USER since 12/29/17

I will be going out later today, I will post tonight on the water levels.


I finally landed a couple of steelhead yesterday. They were pretty beat up though, probably got stuck up river when the levels went down.

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3/27/18 @ 9:05 AM
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machoprogrammer
machoprogrammer
USER since 1/19/07

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What are the water levels like after last night's rain? I am coming up next week, so any information will help me plan out my week...

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