Southeast Region: Sheboygan County - The Sheboygan River has been producing a few steelhead, primarily around the Kohler Dam area, but fish can be found right now throughout the river. Fish can be caught on spawn under a bobber or drifted with a three-way rig on the bottom. Fishing pressure on the Pigeon River has been fairly low, but there are some steelhead to be found. Most anglers have been using spawn under bobbers. The harbor area has seen little effort lately, but typically brown trout or steelhead can both be found around the harbor or even off the beaches. Typical baits are spoons or small crankbaits for either casting or trolling.
Ozaukee County - The Port Washington harbor has been producing a fair amount of brown trout as of late, with the occasional steelhead. Anglers have been using spawn sacs on the bottom near the power plant discharge or casting jigs with plastic minnows, various spoons, or crankbaits throughout the harbor. The North Pier is currently undergoing construction in the area known as "the catwalk" at the very beginning of the pier and will be closed until the end of June. No boats were interviewed this past week, but anglers often troll the harbor or shallow along the beaches to target the brown trout this time of year. Sauk Creek has become very low and clear this past week, but a few steelhead are still being caught. Spawn Sacs under a bobber or casting spoons have both caught a few fish in the creek.
Racine County - Only a few anglers were fishing in the harbor this week. Only one fish was reported caught. The angler caught a brown trout on a tube jig with a piece of shrimp. The Root River is currently flowing at 333cfs. The water is much more turbid from the melting snow runoff, reducing visibility to about 12 inches. Overall fishing has slowed down with only a few steelhead being caught. The water temperature upstream and downstream of the steelhead facility is 40 degrees. There was not as much angling pressure upstream of the Steelhead Facility this week. Most anglers have concentrated their efforts at Quarry Lake Park. Only a few fish were reported caught. Anglers that had success reported catching fish on hair jigs or tube jigs tipped with a wax worm. The colors that seemed to work best were black/chartreuse, pink/white, and Chartreuse/white. One angler reported catching fish on orange spawn sacs. More anglers chose to focus their efforts downstream of the facility, and mainly at Lincoln Park and Island Park. Not many fish were reported caught. The anglers that did catch fish reported that they had the most success with a single bead, or spawn sacs. A few anglers also caught fish on white tube jigs tipped with a wax worm. A couple of brown trout were reported caught as well.
Kenosha County - Only one angler was interviewed this week. The angler reported catching one brown trout on orange spawn on the bottom. Only a few anglers were fishing in the harbor this week. Only one fish was reported caught. The angler caught a brown trout on a chrome/blue spoon. One angler was interviewed fishing from the beach near the mouth of the Pike River but did not report catching anything.