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Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - November 20, 2018

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 20, 2018

The 2018 open water creel season has ended for Southern Lake Michigan including Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan Counties. Thank you to anyone who participated in the survey this year. We look forward to seeing everyone again next spring!

Northern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: November 20, 2018

The 2018 open water creel season has ended for Northern Lake Michigan including Manitowoc, Kewaunee, and Door Counties. Thank you to all those who participated in the survey this year. We look forward to seeing everyone again next spring!

Green Bay/Fox River: November 20, 2018

Green Bay/Fox River

  • Fox Point – Walleye anglers reported some luck or very small sized fish coming in. They were marking most of their walleye near the dam. No luck was had for muskellunge anglers this week. Water temperature was reported to be in the low 30s
  • Brown County Fairgrounds – There were no trailers spotted at the Perkofski launch. No interviews were taken. The ramps have been taken out of the water.
  • Voyageur – There was low fishing pressure this weekend with folks out for walleye and yellow perch and very little luck. Gizzard shad was spotted in abundance.
  • Metro Boat Launch – Folks that came in off the ramp had no luck with muskellunge. Water temperature was reported to be 36-37°F.

Green Bay West Shore: November 20, 2018

Brown County

  • Suamico – There was low fishing pressure along the river this week and a small catch rate for yellow perch. The remaining folks were bringing in their boats to winterize and the docks were pulled in. The water temperature was reported to be in the low 30s at the surface.
  • Long Tail – No angler interviews were taken. Many of the boats coming in from the launch were duck hunters.
  • Duck Creek – The Duck Creek launch had low fishing pressure. The River’s Bend dock had been pulled in. Thicker ice was beginning to form making access limited or severely restricted for watercraft.

Oconto County

  • Geano’s Beach – No angler interviews were taken. Many of the boats coming in from the launch were duck hunters.
  • Oconto Park II – Oconto Park II had good action with limit catches of perch reported by shore anglers. Skim ice was starting to form.
  • Oconto Harbor – Slower fishing with mainly small perch caught.
  • All Other Locations – No other activity at other access locations on the Oconto creel route. This is the final creel report for the open water fishing season. Ice creel surveys for Green Bay waters will begin in January.

Marinette County

  • Menominee River – The water temperature of the Menominee River ranged between 35 F and 42 F throughout the week with an overall downward trend. Discharge ranged between 4500-7800 cubic feet per second and continues to be high for November.
    • Menominee River – Water temperatures ranged from 33-35F over the last week. Flows are slowly decreasing closer to the seasonal normal. Less than 100 whitefish were captured and tagged by DNR crews on Thursday 11/15. Numbers dropped significantly from the week before, indicating that the whitefish run is winding down. A few impressive brown trout over 30 inches were sampled during the whitefish survey.
    Last revised: Tuesday November 20 2018