Southeast Region: Sheboygan County - In Sheboygan over the weekend found most anglers up the river from Taylor Street to the Kohler Dam and behind Nemschoff. Water flow was higher than normal with good flow and most anglers were spread out fairly well up river. Action was slow with only a few chinook salmon taken at most access points. Chinook salmon were present in the entire river from 14th st and up, but were heavily concentrated at the Kohler Dam and the deeper pools near the dam were full of spawning fish but over-all action was rather slow with only a few chinook salmon being caught on spoon, spawn, or spinners worked in the deeper pools.
Ozaukee County - In Port Washington the weekend bite was better in the morning hours in the inner harbor and along the utility areas. The utility area had a heaviest concentration of anglers, with only a few chinook salmon and small browns being caught on spawn drifted along bottom in the current. The south pier had a few anglers casting for chinook salmon over the weekend but overall action was very slow. There are many fish jumping and being seen but they were not active this weekend. Anglers in Sauk Creek were catching a few chinooks in the deeper pools of the creek but by Sunday the water level dropped some and most fish were trapped in some the deeper sections of river and were in poor condition. The best area seems to be the WE energies power-plant discharge, early in the morning or late afternoon seem to be the best times, most anglers are having some luck on spawn fished off bottom on a 3 way rig.
Milwaukee County - Fishing in Milwaukee over the weekend was slow, high winds and poor weather kept most fishermen at home. A few chinooks and browns were taken by pier anglers fishing on the harbor side of the pier using fresh spawn below a bobber early or late in the day. The Milwaukee River got a decent push of fish with the recent rains but overall action remains slow at most access points along the river, a few chinooks and browns are being caught near the North Ave. Bridge and up to Estabrook Park. Best times have been early mornings fishing the deeper pools with fresh spawn or small egg imitating flys worked slowly along bottom. A few chinooks and browns have also been caught near the Summerfest grounds by anglers fishing spawn off bottom with a 3-way rig.
Racine County - Boat traffic at the Pershing Park boat launch was very low during the weekend. North winds at 20-25 mph (gusting to 30 mph). Most anglers left their boats at home this weekend and fished the shoreline. Brown trout and chinook have been schooling up in ReefPoint Marina recently and a few boats anchored up in ReefPoint Marina to fish for them with skein, spawn sacks, and crank baits. Fishing pressure on the piers was low during the weekend. Fish were jumping along the piers and near the mouth of the Root River but the anglers interviewed reported that the fish weren't biting. Fishing pressure on the shoreline increased this week. Brown trout and chinooks were stacked up in the current that flowed through the marina and a few anglers had good luck catching them with skein under slip bobbers and skein on the bottom. Nice catches of brown trout and chinook were landed in the marina over the weekend with shrimp, skein, and white tube jigs. A few chinooks were also landed in the Pershing Park boat harbor during the weekend with spawn sacks and skein fished 10 feet down under a bobber. Some decent catches of browns and chiooks was reported from Kenosha; the best area has beenthe Simmons Island boat ramp, small crankbaits or fresh spawn below a bobber was the most productive bait
Waukesha County - Salmon have been observed in Menomonee Falls on the Menomonee River at Lime Kiln Park and nearby Rotary Park. Anglers are reminded to purchase a Great Lakes Trout and Salmon Stamp if they are fishing for trout and salmon on Great Lakes tributaries. - Matt Groppi, conservation warden, Waukesha