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Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - November 17, 2016

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.

REMINDER - Anglers must carry a paper copy of their license/stamps while fishing on the waters of Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the WI/MI, WI/MN and WI/IA boundary waters.

Southern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: November 7, 2016

Kenosha Co.

  • No new report.

Racine Co.

  • Root River: The final fish processing day at the Root River Steelhead Facility occurred on Monday, November 7, and an additional 186 fish were passed upriver. Throughout the fall season, DNR crews have handled 2,045 Chinooks, 1,517 coho, 43 rainbows and 16 browns. Over 760,000 coho eggs were collected from 352 females. The facility will be reopened for steelhead spawning after ice out in Spring 2017.

Milwaukee Co.

  • No new report.

Ozaukee Co.

  • No new report.

Sheboygan Co.

  • No new report.

Northern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: October 31, 2016

Manitowoc Co.

  • No new information. Reports will return in late March after the start of the creel survey season.

Kewaunee Co.

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

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

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

Green Bay Fishing Report: November 17, 2016

Brown Co.

  • No new report.

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

  • No new report.

Oconto Co.

  • (As of November 7) Fishing pressure was low with the exception of Oconto Breakwater Park and Oconto Park II. A few anglers at Stiles were catching some bluegill and crappie below the Dam on the Oconto River. One 8 pound rainbow was also caught below the Stiles Dam using a Rapala. Most of the trailers at Pensaukee, Oconto Breakwater, and Oconto Park II were waterfowl hunters. Perch anglers are doing well at the Municipal Landing in Oconto, the Breakwater and Oconto Park II using minnows and crawler pieces. Some small fish are being caught, but most anglers are keeping fish in the 7 to 9 inch range.

Marinette Co.

  • (As of November 7) Fishing pressure was low with the exception of the Menominee River. No interviews were conducted on the Peshtigo River. Walleye, browns and whitefish are being caught on the Menominee River mainly from the Dam at Hattie Street down to Stephenson Island. Jigs tipped with minnows or crawler pieces, stick baits, flies and spoons are all being used. The walleye bite seems to be best during periods of low light.
  • Survey Update: Lower Menominee River 11/17/2016: The target species for the daytime electroshocking survey was lake whitefish, and around 100 were sampled and given a pink floy tag with a unique number. Anglers catching a tagged fish are asked to call the phone number on the tag to report it. Additionally, 7 brown trout ranging from to 22.8 to 30.5 inches were sampled and released. Eight rainbow trout ranging from 17.5 to 30 inches were sampled and released. Flow was at 2230 cubic feet per second at the McAllister gage upstream, and water temperature was 47F. Lower Peshtigo River 11/17/2016: The target species for the daytime electroshocking survey was lake whitefish, and 40 were sampled and given a pink floy tag. One 22.7 inch female brown trout was captured and released. Flows were at 532 cubic feet per second at the Peshtigo dam and water temperature was 45F.

Last revised: Thursday November 17 2016