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Fishing WisconsinLake Superior Outdoor Fishing Report - November 11, 2019

Fishing reports will be updated based on availability of reports and work schedules of field staff.

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.

Chequamegon Bay:
In recent weeks, fisherman have been trolling along the western end of the bay looking for coho salmon and brown trout. Many anglers have been targeting the stretch between Whittlesey Creek and Bono Creek.

Apostle Islands:
When the weather has cooperated, anglers have been doing well trolling for brown trout and coho salmon around the islands or along the peninsula. Water temperatures are in the mid to low 40s and will continue to drop as the air temperatures decrease.

Salmon catch

Western Arm:
Fisherman have been fishing nearshore by the tributaries using running boards with crankbaits or dodgers and flies looking for coho salmon and brown trout. Water temperatures are in the low 40s. If you plan on going out anywhere on the lake, make sure to check on weather conditions before going and prepare accordingly.

Tributaries:
Bayfield County: The extended fishing seasons for the lower segments of many Lake Superior tributaries are open through November 15th, including the Bois Brule River from U.S. Highway 2 downstream to Lake Superior. Steelhead (rainbow trout) is the most common species that migrates into the tributaries during this time of the year. Brown trout and coho salmon can also be encountered. Anglers need to check the regulations to determine what segments of streams are open to fishing. The recent period of cold air temperatures has brought river water temperatures into the 30s, and fewer anglers have been observed on the river. Those anglers that brave the conditions need adjust to slower fishing patterns, as migrant fish have lower tendencies to move in cold temperatures.

Douglas County: The extended fishing seasons for the lower segments of many Lake Superior tributaries are open through November 15th, including Fish Creek, Sioux River, and Flag River. Steelhead (rainbow trout) is the most common species that migrates into the tributaries during this time of the year. Brown trout and coho salmon can also be encountered. Anglers need to check the regulations to determine what segments of streams are open to fishing. The recent period of cold air temperatures has brought river water temperatures into the 30s, and fewer anglers have been observed on the streams. Those anglers that brave the conditions need adjust to slower fishing patterns, as migrant fish have lower tendencies to move in cold temperatures.

Last revised: Monday November 11 2019