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Root River Report
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 September 26, 2016
Fishing pressure on the Root River has been very light. The water flow and water levels are a little higher than normal for this time of year. However, the river temperatures are fairly warm and have been about 63 degrees. This higher temperature may inhibit fish movement into the river.
For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions in Wisconsin.
No anglers reported catching any salmon, but a few small rainbow trout were caught on prince nymphs. Although no salmon were caught many anglers reported seeing salmon running upstream this week. The water temperature was 69F.
Root River Steelhead Facility Report
|DATE: September 26, 2016||RIVER TEMP: 63|
|Rainbow Trout||Chinook Salmon||Coho Salmon||Brown Trout|
|Taken to Hatchery|
|Spawned at Facility||