Shoto / Mishicot Steelhead, Manitowoc County

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4/30/11 @ 12:06 PM
Jeff Van Remortel
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Figure8out. Hard to say how old the fish actually was. Though size is a good guideline it is not always accurate. There are big people and small people. Fish are no different. If it had spawn and was small it was probably an Arlee. They are smaller on average to begin with.

Not a huge factor anyway since natural repro in WI is only estimated to be about 2%. That is why catch and release is important, even in a put and take fishery. There is nothing wrong with selective harvest but getting some nice photos and releasing them is a reward in itself. Let em go let em grow, especially if they do not have any fin or maxillary clips! There is a great deal of catch and release practiced in other sports (musky especially) so why not for steelhead and browns?

I know the Charter boats take a lot of fish but there isnt much we can do aside from cutting down to a 3 fish limit (which i support by the way). As with most hunting and fishing, the key is not to get greedy. Tight lines.

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4/30/11 @ 9:57 AM
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Worm Wiggler
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The water is high but fishable, some steelhead left but mostly suckers.

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4/29/11 @ 11:26 PM
IZZY Outdoors
IZZY Outdoors
USER since 4/24/08
how is the water looking. is it high and muddy,dont want to drive an hour for nothing I'm planning on heading out in the morning to give it one last try. i would think that it should be all right with not that much rain lately and hopefully there's still some steel swimming around any info would be helpful.

Thanks and tight lines Smile

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4/26/11 @ 6:49 AM
Streub
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Go figure! I spent the better part of Sunday afternoon fishing and all I saw were suckers rolling. Good for you. There still hope fo rme.

Steve

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4/26/11 @ 1:16 AM
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BiG_aPpLe
BiG_aPpLe
USER since 9/25/06
Went out 4-25-11 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the big dam today at shoto. Caught two steelies drifting spawn. No bobber, just two small splitshots sinkers with hook drifting in current. Lots of suckers in now but there is alot of steelies too. Saw a bunch of them jumping at dam.

Edited on 4/26/11 1:18 AM
Shoto / Mishicot Steelhead, Manitowoc County Photo
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4/17/11 @ 12:26 PM
Doorz
Doorz
USER since 4/23/02
Rivers are really flowing hard now.

Figure8out, not all fish that come up spawn. Immature fish will come back to feed when conditions are right. Arlee eggs tend to be smaller than the steelhead. If the egg skeins were like the size of "cream of wheat" it's a fish that won't spawn for a year or 2. This happens in winter all the time.

Edited on 4/17/11 12:27 PM
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4/17/11 @ 11:11 AM
figure8out
figure8out
USER since 10/9/04
Yeah, it looked footballish,not a 100 % on strains (2nd year after em')eggs definately under developed so thats why im curious do the arlees spawn last , is that still considered to young to spawn?

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4/17/11 @ 9:43 AM
Jeff Van Remortel
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figure8out, could have been an arlee with spawn. they run considerably smaller for the most part. They look a lot like the 2-5lb footbal browns caught off the pier/trolling in close in the spring, except they are rainbows. Good luck out there for those still poundin!

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4/16/11 @ 8:06 PM
machoprogrammer
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USER since 1/19/07
Water was high and muddy yesterday with lots of suckers, I cannot imagine it after all that rain last night and today. I think the run is nearing an end Crying

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4/16/11 @ 7:18 PM
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Worm Wiggler
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Water is high, suckers are in.

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