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Root River Report

Steelhead at Root River Steelhead at Root River

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.

Root River Fishing Report for November 5, 2018

The Lake Michigan creel survey program is officially completed for the year. Because of this, fishing information on this website will not be updated until mid-March. Limited information for the entire lake can be viewed here - Lake Michigan Outdoor Report

For up to date river conditions, check out the USGS web site of stream flow conditions [exit DNR]  in Wisconsin.

Fishing Information

The Lake Michigan creel survey program is officially completed for the year. Because of this, fishing information on this website will not be updated until mid-March. Limited information for the entire lake can be viewed here - Lake Michigan Outdoor Report

Root River Steelhead Facility Report

FINAL TOTALS: November 8, 2018  
  Rainbow Trout Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Brown Trout
Total Captured 20 1,125 2,487 80
Passed Upstream 20 326 2,397 79
Taken to Hatchery        
Spawned at Facility     510  
Egg Take

 

  555,000  
Last revised: Monday November 12 2018