MENU
Lake-Link Home
LOGIN
LOG IN
CURRENTLY 74°
OVERCAST
WINDS WEST @ 9MPH
HUMIDITY 71%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 64°

Milwaukee River/Estabrook Park, Milwaukee County

Milwaukee River/Estabrook Park, Milwaukee County
SHARE THIS PAGE
Kwik Trip Fish Report Store Specials
Kwik Trip @ the lake
$1.49 LARGE HOT DOGS AND BRATS
DISPLAYING 1 TO 10 OF 2,230 POSTS
FILTER OPTIONS
5/9/19 @ 10:08 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (25%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
JJAMES1990
User since 1/10/19

Caught the first smallmouth of the season. Little guys but put up a great fight in the current. River water level is high after rain fall and super muddy but glad to hook into something. Caught with crankbaits 

5/7/19 @ 5:26 PM
Will Comply
User since 9/11/11

I've fished most of the river from North ave. to Green Tree rd. Large stretches are wadeable. Many sm bass further north but a fair number down there.

5/7/19 @ 4:49 PM
DierksyDog
DierksyDog
User since 4/24/19

Not a report, I apologize. More an inquiry. I live right by Estabrook park and am wondering if you can wade the majority of the river past the falls. 

Looking to fly fish for some smallies here and am not too knowledgeable on the Milwaukee River as I just move to MKE. 

Any tips or recommendations are much appreciated. 

4/11/19 @ 7:28 PM
Screamin Reels
User since 9/8/11

Sorry to say but your about a month late to the party, I would say peak run was last week, there will still be fish moving up mostly smaller garnaraska strain that run into early may.  Keep in mind that these fish enter the rivers in early February so any warm up will trigger spawning activity, last year late Feb we hammered talking 15 fish days on the root. Come April most fish had already come and gone. This years be real weird weather wise but I've been on fish last 4 weeks

4/11/19 @ 5:16 PM
Blitzfish
Blitzfish
User since 10/1/05

Steelhead go before the suckers. I would assume the fish blew way upstream this year with all the high water.

4/11/19 @ 4:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent
AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
sprint10
sprint10
User since 4/11/19

Went last weekend, River was still high and cold. Tons of suckers with 0 steelhead caught or seen. From this weekend I could make the assumption and now with the weather we got today and yesterday we are at least a week till peak run.  

4/6/19 @ 10:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent
cabinfever73
User since 4/26/14

Thanks for the input on line. I bought some berkley vanish 12# floro. I was going to replace the whole spool with it, but maybe I'll just add a 6ft leader out of the floro. 

4/5/19 @ 5:47 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
New Moon
Colossians2.5
User since 1/20/18

I run Sufix braid on my medium action spinning and then tie on a 3’-4’ leader of florocarbon with a float.

4/5/19 @ 5:29 PM
catchinabuzz
catchinabuzz
User since 8/1/11

Or cast cleo on med heavy action rod in slower water deeper spots.

4/5/19 @ 5:26 PM
catchinabuzz
catchinabuzz
User since 8/1/11

Mono 10 # xlt trilene low vis green long rod smaller the float the better. Get there early.

DISPLAYING 1 TO 10 OF 2,230 POSTS
Advertise here
Advertise here
Please take a moment to visit our sponsors. Without them we would not be here.