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Root River Report

Steelhead at Root River Steelhead at Root River

The following information is the latest fishing information for the Root River in Racine. We will post new information to this site every TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY at 4:00 pm from September through December and from March through May. We will also update the number of fish processed at the Root River Steelhead Facility to give you the exact number of fish passed upstream. Depending on water conditions and number of fish in the weir, fish are usually processed on Mondays and Thursdays.

In addition, you can check out our Lake Michigan Outdoor Report for the latest fishing information on Lake Michigan and Green Bay.

Root River Steelhead Facility

Lake Michigan trout and salmon don't successfully reproduce in Wisconsin streams, so DNR gives Mother Nature a hand. Watch fisheries crews collect eggs and milt from spawning fish to create the next generation of steelhead to challenge anglers on the big pond.

Root River Fishing Report for November 7, 2016

The Root River Steelhead Facility is closed as of November 7, 2016 and we no longer have a creel clerk working on suveying anglers on the river. Look for reports in the spring starting March 15th and starting of the facility to catch spawning steelhead.

For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions [exit DNR]  in Wisconsin.

Fishing Information

Upstream of The Steelhead Facility

Downstream of The Steelhead Facility

Root River Steelhead Facility Report

DATE: November 7, 2016 RIVER TEMP: 50
  Rainbow Trout Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Brown Trout
Total Captured 43 2,045 1,517 16
Passed Upstream 43 1,375 1,324

11

Taken to Hatchery        
Spawned at Facility

 

350,000 for Illinois 800,000  
Egg Take

 

     
Last revised: Wednesday November 09 2016