Southeast Region: Sheboygan County - Fishing pressure in Sheboygan has been very low overall. One Rainbow Trout was caught from the South Pier on Friday. Saturday had very strong winds, and waves were crashing over South Pier. One Brown Trout was caught from North Pier on Saturday. One boat was interviewed on Friday and caught a Brown Trout while they were fishing for Smallmouth Bass. Two people were seen fishing the Pigeon River this weekend, but said they didn't see any fish.
Ozaukee County - All fish cleaning stations in Port Washington are now closed for the season. The power plant discharge area in Coal Dock Park still has high fishing pressure, but angler success has slowed down. A couple Coho were caught on Friday morning, and one Chinook was caught on Saturday morning. The north slip marina area has also slowed considerably. Nothing was caught on Friday morning and only one Chinook was caught on Saturday morning. Two anglers were interviewed on the North pier on Saturday morning, and nothing was caught. Both Chinook and Coho salmon were caught in Sauk Creek this weekend. The water temperature was 44 degrees on Friday morning. No boats were interviewed this week.
Milwaukee County - Small rainbows, brown trout, and a few nice size coho have been landed recently by anglers fishing with shiners and fathead minnows on the shoreline behind Summerfest. A large number of trout and salmon were stacked up in the Lakeshore State Park lagoon, but very few anglers were fishing for them. Anglers fishing near the McKinley boat launch have landed a few Chinooks with spawn sacs. A few Chinooks have been caught in Oak Creek on yarn flies, and fish can be seen along the shoreline in Grant Park. Fishing off the Oak Creek Power Plant pier has been spotty. Occasional Chinooks and rainbows have been taken on jigging spoons and small spinners. Over an inch of rain fell in Milwaukee County early Sunday morning, and flows increased on area rivers. Fishing effort on the Milwaukee River has been heavy at times at Kletzsch and Estabrook Parks. Anglers have been catching Chinooks along with a couple of browns, coho, and rainbows. Egg pattern flies, woolly buggers, and green nymphs have been effective. On the Menomonee River good numbers of Chinooks moved upriver during the week. They have been caught around Three Bridges Park and Miller Park on small spinner baits and orange egg pattern or black leech flies.
Racine County - Shore fishing in the Racine harbor and off the piers has been slow. A few chinooks and rainbows have been caught on skein and spawn sacs. The harbor temperature is 62 degrees. Over an inch of rain fell across the Root River watershed this weekend, and increasing river flows brought in an increasing number of salmon. Fish were processed at the Root River Steelhead Facility on Monday, October 17, and 829 fish were passed upstream. So far this fall, DNR crews have handled 1,585 Chinooks, 336 coho, 6 rainbows and 7 browns. The next processing days will be Thursday, October 20 and Monday, October 24.
Kenosha County - One trolling boat in Kenosha reported catching a few lake trout on a flasher and fly combination in 200 feet of water. Shore anglers are focusing their efforts in the harbor, with a few browns, chinooks, and steelhead taken. Shrimp, spawn sacs, spoons and live shiners have produced. Anglers fishing the Pike River have taken a few chinooks on orange yarn eggs just upstream from the Highway E bridge. The mouth of the Pike had been sand blocked, but should be open now after the Kenosha area received over an inch of rain early Sunday morning. The Pike River was 54 degrees.