I live right by the Root River and let me tell ya, it's really hit or miss (mostly miss). Occasionally in early summer, you can really slam the Pike, but I have only caught a handful of other fish. If you go closer to the river mouth, you will catch more bass, more inland for the Pike. My best luck with pike is between 38 and hwy V, however hwy V gets a lot of pollution which can throw off the ecosystem and is just an eyesore. I have recently tried for cats but have not had any luck, please let me know if you know of any spots. I have also been thinking of trying for walleye and perch in the Milwaukee area but don't know where they'd be, besides Lake Michigan.