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Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - November 24, 2014

In general, fishing reports will be updated once per week, usually on Tuesdays. This may change based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.

Recorded versions of this information are also available. For Northern Lake Michigan and Green Bay, call 920-746-2873. For Southern Lake Michigan, call 414-382-7920.

Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: November 18, 2014

General Conditions

  • This recent cold snap has Southeast Wisconsin area tributaries starting to freeze over, but local harbors still have open and fishable water. Brown trout and rainbow trout are drawn to the rivers and harbors this time of year and can provide good fishing action.

Kenosha Co.

  • No report.

Racine Co.

  • In Racine shore anglers fishing in Reefpoint Marina have been catching a few browns and steelhead on skein, spawn sacs, and white tube jigs fished under slip bobbers. Slow moving stretches of the Root River are iced over, but there is open water below the Horlick dam as well as below the Main Street bridge. DNR crews conducting boomshocking surveys saw fewer brown trout this week compared to the past couple of weeks. Occasional steelhead have also been seen in the river and harbor.

Milwaukee Co.

  • In Milwaukee some browns have been caught by anglers fishing the Milwaukee River from North Avenue to Estabrook Park. Shoreline anglers near the Summerfest grounds have also been taking a few browns here and there. The fishing pier at the Oak Creek Power Plant is now closed for the winter months, and it is scheduled to reopen on March 15.

Ozaukee Co.

  • Port Washington anglers fishing the harbor have been catching a few browns and rainbows near the power plant. Skein and spawn sacs have both been effective.

Sheboygan Co.

  • In Sheboygan stretches of the Sheboygan River below the Kohler dam should still have open water. At the lakefront, anglers working the docks near the Deland Marina have picked up a few rainbows. Spawn and skein under a bobber have been effective.

Northern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: November 9, 2014

Manitowoc Co.

  • Manitowoc County fishing report will return after the start of the creel survey season in mid-March.

Kewaunee Co.

  • Kewaunee County report will return after the start of the creel survey season in early April.

Northern Door Co. and Sturgeon Bay (Lake and Bay sides)

  • Northern Door report will return after the start of the creel survey season in early April.

Green Bay Fishing Report: November 24, 2014

Brown Co.

  • No report.

Door/Kewaunee Co. - Bay side from Sturgeon Bay area south

  • Fishing report will return after the start of the creel survey season in early April.

Oconto Co.

  • Cold and snow made fishing next to impossible. Reports will resume in January after the start of the ice fishing creel season.

Marinette Co.

  • Cold and snow made fishing next to impossible. The only open water fishing observed was below the Dam at Hattie Street on the Menominee River. Anglers, when weather permits, are still catching some very nice whitefish, ranging in size from 17 to 23 inches. Most anglers are using small jigs tipped with minnow heads or crawler pieces. Anglers fishing the Wisconsin side of the river on the cement platform are catching whitefish and walleye with the occasional brown trout. Jigs tipped with crawlers or minnows, along with small spoons, are being used. Reports will resume in January after the start of the ice fishing creel season.

Last revised: Tuesday, November 25, 2014