Haven’t been there since beginning of April. Hammered steelhead during 1st April snowfall. Then the suckers were spawning along with steelhead. Pretty sure fish are out. You’re too late!??
Menomonee River by Miller Park, Milwaukee County
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Was out yesterday for a few hours in the afternoon. water level was still a little high from the rain and visibility was limited. Didn't see any fish. Suckers are not even in yet.
46° - 50° F
41° - 45° F
Went out today primarily targeting suckers with a 3 way rig. River is about 2’ high at the moment and very cloudy. River empty’s fast though so should be down in a couple days. Seen zero fish, not even a sucker.
66° - 70° F
All the fish from this weekend have seemed to move out with the exception of the same few I’ve seen all season. The suckers have come in surprising numbers, I seen at least 50 of them in a small stretch of river. Can’t seem to get the steelhead to bite on anything until you cast enough to piss them off. May go back tomorrow or Saturday. Will report back.
46° - 50° F
Lots more fish this weekend. Saw many guys catching fish with spawn sacs and flies. River is low again and fish are easy to spot. Try and avoid the schools of suckers...they scare the steelhead away.
No problem. I was just asking cause I used to live near the river in several places from north west Milwaukee to Menomonee falls and fished most of that stretch of the river when I was younger and know that it is shallow and skinny most times and was unaware of all the dams being removed.
Thanks for extra information fish to live & live to fish
Oncebitten, sorry for delayed reply. Nope. These are chromers, chins, and cohos at their appropriate times, all the way from the Milw. harbor. Not too many make it that far and they need the water levels up at their right time. Doesn't always happen and often doesn't last too long. I know they do stock trout in the millpond just upstream from Main St. each spring.
I've never gone down here, where is the parking/access?
Saw more fish today than last weekend. The river is back to normal height. Only saw one fish caught so probably still early in the run. Good luck to everyone this upcoming week and weekend!
Do you think that you are possibly seeing fish that came from the urban fishing lepper dam millpond just above the falls on main street Menomonee falls