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Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - November 11, 2019

As ice season approaches, please remember the DNR does not verify or guarantee any reported ice conditions. Anglers should proceed at their own risk. Please use extreme caution as conditions can change rapidly.

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 11, 2019

The 2019 open water creel season has ended for Southern Lake Michigan including Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan Counties. Thank you to all those who participated in the survey this year. We look forward to seeing everyone again next spring!

Northern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: November 11, 2019

The 2019 open water creel season has ended for Northern Lake Michigan including Manitowoc, Kewaunee, and open waters of Door Counties. Thank you to all those who participated in the survey this year. We look forward to seeing everyone again next spring!

Fox River and Green Bay Creel Report: November 11, 2019

Oconto County

  • Good perch fishing was seen at Oconto Park II and the Oconto City docks. Better catches were coming from Oconto Park II as the Oconto River was yielding smaller size perch primarily. Minnows were the best bait with anglers fishing them on the bottom having better luck than using slip bobbers. On average 10 to 12 keeper perch over 2 hours of fishing was seen with fish of 7 to 10 inches being common. Some of the back waters and shallow ditches were seeing ice this week as temps have dropped. Water temps were in the mid 30’s by the end of the week.

Marinette County

  • Some of the area launches had their docks removed this week as cold weather has started. The launches on the Peshtigo River were still being used by duck hunters but no fishing pressure was observed. Most fishing pressure was ssen on the Menominee River from the Highway 41 bridge upstream to the dam. Shore fishing and fishing off Hattie St. Bridge were popular as anglers were searching for whitefish, walleye, and brown trout. Overall the whitefish bite was good this week with catches of 2 to 5 fish reported over a 2 hour period. Many other whitefish were being fouled hook while targeting all 3 species. Anglers were using jigs with crawlers or minnows off the Hattie St. Bridge with success for whitefish with the occasional walleye caught. A few anglers were targeting brown trout this week with a couple fish caught casting rapalas and spoons below the dam. Water temps were in the mid 30’s by the end of the week.
Last revised: Monday November 11 2019