Southeast Region: Kettle Moraine State Forest, Lapham Peak Unit - All the skating lanes were groomed Sunday night. There are still some icy areas and it's very hard under the inch or so staff was able to loosen up on the surface. We'll keep trying this week to break up the hard pack. Lights are on until 10pm Monday through Saturday. - Jay Abts, ranger
Sheboygan County - In Sheboygan a few anglers have been ice fishing off the docks in the marina, as well as near the boat launch ramps. A few browns have been reported in the harbor, and golden shiners have taken the most fish.
Ozaukee County - In Port Washington a few browns and rainbows have been caught on crankbaits and spawn sacs near the power plant. The discharge area will provide an open water fishing opportunity throughout the winter months, and decent numbers of browns should remain in the harbor.
Milwaukee County - In Milwaukee the river mouth and harbor have some chunks of ice, but the Riverfront Ramp could potentially be used as of Monday, February 24. Ice conditions near the river mouth can change quickly based on air temperatures, the winds, and freighter traffic. Brown trout will remain in the Milwaukee harbor throughout the winter months, and at times can be accessible from shore and by boat. The Lower Menomonee River near the MMSD offices stays open this time of year and provides a good spot for brown trout fishing. At the lakefront, ice anglers in McKinley Marina report ice depths up to 15 or more inches, and some brown trout have been taken through the ice. Minnows and jigging spoons have been more productive than spawn sacs recently.
Racine County - In Racine, the ice depth in Reefpoint Marina is variable, but anglers report 10 or more inches in many locations. Brown trout in the 4 to 5 pound range and a few rainbows have been caught on tube jigs, minnows, and jigging spoons. Other anglers have had success fishing for browns through the ice in the lower sections of the Root River.
Kenosha County - Ice anglers in Kenosha have been working the area around the boat docks in Simmons Island Marina. Browns and rainbows should be in the area, but fishing has been slow overall.