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Fishing WisconsinLake Michigan Outdoor Fishing Report - February 19, 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: February 6, 2018

Milwaukee Co.

  • In Milwaukee most of the inner harbor and shoreline areas are froze over, boat ramps at both Riverfront in Milwaukee and the Bender boat ramp in Oak Creek were iced in and closed for boat access this week. Ice fishermen fishing in the Mckinley Marina or the Summerfest lagoon within Lake Shore state park are finding good ice conditions ranging from 10”-15” of solid ice, some ice depths vary near current areas or along the breakwalls and piers these areas should be avoided, and please remember safety first and that no ice is ever considered 100% safe. Anglers putting in the time are having success catching a few browns and steelhead early or late in the day, best presentations have been soaking either spawn bags or medium shiners a foot or two off bottom. Jigging white hair jigs or plastic tubes and spoons has also been effective on some days. Trying several techniques through the day to see what the fish prefer is crucial for getting the trout to bite, best of luck and be safe.

Northern Lake Michigan Fishing Report: November 7, 2017

The 2017 creel survey season is now over. Weekly fishing report updates will resume after the creel survey starts again in mid-March.

Green Bay Fishing Report: February 19, 2018

Door Co.

  • Sawyer Harbor – No interviews were taken early in the week, but toward the end of the week anglers had good luck. Anglers could come in with their limits of whitefish after a half day out on the ice.
  • No interviews were taken from any other landings. Early in the week fishing pressure was low, with a maximum of 10 vehicles and trailers parked at various landings. Later in the week the lot averaged 15 vehicles at Potowatomi Park, the Cabots Point lot averaged 20 vehicles, the Sand Bay lot averaged 15 vehicles, the Carmody Park lot averaged 30 vehicles, and the High Cliff Road lot averaged 15 vehicles

Kewaunee Co. - Bay side from Sturgeon Bay area south

  • Red River – No anglers were interview this week at Red River.

Brown County

  • Bayshore, Volk’s Landing, Lipsky’s – No interviews were taken this week.
  • Fox River at Voyageurs – Fishing is slow. A few walleyes and whitefish are still being caught on spoons and jigging raps tipped with minnows. Anglers report lots of short/light bites. Finding the current breaks behind structure seems to be the key to finding fish that will bite.
  • Longtail area – Area fisherman report catching a few perch with a couple of big pike being caught on tip-ups with large shiners.
  • Sunset Beach – Perch fishing has been slow; however, a few fish are still being caught. A couple of whitefish were also being caught.

Oconto Co.

  • Oconto Breakwater – Whitefish are still being caught off the Oconto Breakwater in decent numbers. Anglers are using slider rigs and Swedish Pimples tipped with waxies to catch whitefish. Anglers are also catching a few perch and the occasional walleye.
  • Geano’s Beach – Fishing has slowed for whitefish and perch. Reports of very few fish are coming in.
  • Oconto Park I and Peshtigo Harbor – Northern Pike fishing has been hit or miss. Lots of anglers are out in both spots with few fish to show for their effort. Tip-ups with large shiners took a few smaller fish.
  • Menomonee River – No reports were taken and very few angers out. Only one truck was seen on the ice both days out of the sixth street slip and none at Menekaunee Harbor or Mystery Ship.

Marinette Co.

  • Peshtigo Harbor – Anglers report catching a few smaller northern.
  • Little River – Anglers are reporting catching good numbers of whitefish now that the cracks have frozen up again.
  • Menomonee River – No reports on the Menomonee River. Fishing pressure has been low but there is still one gate open on the Hattie Street Dam.
Last revised: Monday February 19 2018