Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: March 22, 2010
In Kenosha flows on the Pike River are good, but steelhead fishing has been rather slow. In the harbor anglers are catching a few steelhead and browns on white tube jigs or spawn sacs.
In Racine water levels and clarity on the Root River are good. Fair numbers of steelhead and browns have been found throughout the river, and most have been taken on spawn sacs or small tube jigs. Fly anglers have had the most success with woolley buggers and egg imitations. The Root River Steelhead Facility is running, and the first fish processing day will most likely be on Thursday, March 25. Fishing in the Racine harbor has been slow.
In Milwaukee anglers fishing the Milwaukee River along the wall under the Hoan bridge have been catching a few browns and rainbows. Spawn and small shiners have produced the most fish. Flows are good on the Menomonee River and Oak Creek, and some steelhead have been taken from both. In the Milwaukee River anglers have been catching fair numbers of steelhead on yarn flies at Kletzsch Park. Boaters jigging the gaps in Milwaukee continue to catch lake trout.
In Port Washington anglers have been catching a few rainbows and browns on spawn both in the north slip and near the power plant discharge. A few steelhead have been taken in upstream stretches of Sauk Creek on yarn flies and spawn sacs.
In Sheboygan, the water levels on the Sheboygan and Pigeon Rivers are somewhat high but dropping. Anglers on the Sheboygan River have been catching steelhead on spawn sacs at the Kohler dam. A few rainbows and browns have also been caught off the south pier on both spawn sacs and crank baits.
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: March 23, 2010
Boats dominate the waterscape at Voyageur Park. Shore fishermen are casting for walleye with twister tails and Rapalas. Boaters are vertical jigging with lead staying within a foot of the bottom; hooks are tipped with gulp or minnows.
The Menominee River from Stephenson Island to the Hattie Street Dam is seeing moderate to heavy pressure. Early mornings and evenings are seeing some walleye being caught using twister tails and Raps. Brown trout are being caught in significant numbers close to the dam casting spoons. Silver/green, silver/orange, and silver/blue in 3/4 oz is working well. The occasional rainbow has also been showing up. All these fish are being being caught in open water.
The Green Bay Fishing Report is updated once a week until October 31, and then again during the ice fishing season.