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Brook Trout in Lake Michigan

3/1/21 @ 7:00 PM
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jiggindahump
USER SINCE 1/13/09

Did the DNR ever follow through and stock Lake Michigan with Brook Trout in 2020?

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3/5/21 @ 4:53 PM
John13
USER SINCE 2/6/21

I caught a few brook trout off Port Washington,but that was in 1980's-90's.Hope they stock them again.

3/5/21 @ 10:03 AM
riverrat61
riverrat61
USER SINCE 12/26/11

manitowoc and milwaukee rivers got brookies

none for sheboygan not sure about other tribs

you can look up all fish stocking data for WI on dnr website

3/4/21 @ 9:49 AM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER SINCE 2/16/04

I caught one back then too (80's). It was not a splake, like my friend caught ice fishing in Bay de Noc. I fish Kewaunee and caught a whitefish on a flutterspoon trolling for kings once too. I fished for coasters (shore oriented brookies that are native to the cold waters) by walking a miles long beach on Lake Superior, dragging a planer board 'till it got out a ways from shore. Nothing bit the small spoon I tried.

 

3/4/21 @ 9:26 AM
KOWZDEER
USER SINCE 4/25/09

this winter I caught a fingerling brook trout in the same tributary I also caught a fingerling steelhead. It was a beautiful fish.

3/4/21 @ 8:20 AM
Shellfish
USER SINCE 7/19/03

In the late 80's I caught a few brook trout like fish in the Milwaukee harbor.   I thought the fish were Splake.  A cross between brook trout and lake trout.  

3/4/21 @ 6:42 AM
JDs Customs
USER SINCE 9/16/20

Caught 1 this winter. Around 12” long. Pretty Fish! Still swimming.

3/3/21 @ 11:16 PM
wskiph
wskiph
MEMBER SINCE 9/3/11

During 80s and early 90..Kenosha harbor had a population..some nice size too

Actually you cld see them. Rising to flies early mornings 

Some guys Actually tried for them wth fly tackle and wre successful 

3/3/21 @ 8:58 PM
goju
USER SINCE 12/30/10

There were Brookies in Lake Michigan waters in the mid 80s.  An ex girlfriend caught one while we were fishing the Sturgeon Bay canal.  I also remember seeing them caught in the Oconto harbor around the same time frame.  Also saw them caught at the Kewaunee Nuclear Plant outflow - when we could still fish there. 

3/2/21 @ 1:22 PM
Skippy Lou
USER SINCE 2/24/14

The DNR stocked brookies in lake michigan this past fall


3/2/21 @ 6:48 AM
jumpsteady
USER SINCE 12/25/01

Did you call the Milwaukee DNR office?

Edit: 414-263-8500

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