Southeast Region: Milwaukee County - Some anglers were catching brown and rainbow trout as well as the occasional large northern pike through the ice until conditions deteriorated. Anglers in boats have been having mixed results in the Milwaukee Harbor and in Oak Creek. Some coho salmon and brown and rainbow trout were caught in Oak Creek. Some browns were caught in the Milwaukee Harbor. - Matt Groppi, conservation warden, Waukesha
Kettle Moraine State Forest, Northern Unit - Anglers should use extra caution on the deteriorating ice. Forest staff do not monitor ice conditions, thickness or safety. You must use your own judgment in deciding to venture out onto any ice. Tips on staying safe on ice. - Deb Harder, visitor services associate
Milwaukee County - Lake Michigan anglers reported significantly improved results for many species in 2016, reeling in nearly 385,000 salmon and trout, including the third highest number of coho salmon since 1992. Factoring in other species such as northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass and yellow perch, the 2016 harvest totaled 557,375. The sport harvest from ramps and marinas totaled 395,549 fish, while charter captains helped clients bring in 112,150 fish.