Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report

Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: January 25, 2010
Kenosha Co.
No report.

Racine Co.
The Racine harbor is still iced over, with reports of 6 inches in Reefpoint Marina. There are some large open areas near the docks, though, so please use extra caution if you venture out. Anglers in the marina have been catching brown trout on spawn. The Root River is open from the Horlick dam through Colonial Park, but flows are very high.

Milwaukee Co.
In Milwaukee open water anglers fishing the Menomonee River at the MMSD offices have been catching a few northern pike, and brown trout have been taken on spawn by anglers fishing the river under the Hoan bridge. Most of Oak Creek is ice-free, but the water is high and muddy after the rain this past weekend.

Ozaukee Co.
In Port Washington open water anglers have been catching browns and occasional rainbows near the power plant discharge. Both spawn and crankbaits have produced fish.

Sheboygan Co.
No report.

The Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report is updated twice per week from March 1 to December 1 each year. This report is a copy of the fishing report we post on our fishing hotline at (414) 382-7920.
Green Bay Fishing Report: January 26, 2010
Volk's Reef

Volk’s Reef has had some activity over the last week with anglers fishing for perch and whitefish. Most perch are being caught in 15-20 feet of water with a few anglers finding some very nice sized fish. The best action has been on waxworms or minnows.
Bayshore Park

Anglers have put in a lot of time on the ice in the areas between Bayshore and Red River. Anglers are seeing whitefish and some nice catches of perch. Most anglers have been fishing in 10-30 feet of water. Anglers that are having the best luck on whitefish are jigging a Hali or Swedish pimple tipped with either a minnow or waxworm.

Little Sturgeon Bay
There has been a lot of pressure for perch over the last week. Anglers have reported that fishing slowed a bit, but there are still some nice perch being caught. Most anglers have been jigging or setting tip-ups for perch. Whitefish action continues to be good from Henderson Point to Limekiln Road with the best action in 10-30 feet of water. Jigging continues to be the most successful approach for whitefish.

Sturgeon Bay
Anglers have been fishing in front of the State Park. Perch have made up most of the catches, with some nice fish around 10 inches being caught. Anglers have been jigging minnows for the best results.

The Green Bay Fishing Report is updated once a week until October 31, and then again during the ice fishing season.

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