Southeast Region: Sheboygan County - In Sheboygan fishing has really improved most boats heading out are catching better numbers than most of the season, best depths have been all over from 30 feet of water out to 140 feet of water the most consistent bite seems to be from 80-120 feet of water fishing in the top 50 feet. Dipsy divers and leadcores have been hot best lures have been magnum spoons and jplugs in pearl or silver. The fishing should only get better as more and more salmon head near-shore on their annual spawning migration. Unfortunately there is still very warm water near-shore and most pier fishermen struggled with little to no activity, colder water will be needed to improve pier fishing.
Ozaukee County - In Port Washington fishing has also picked up with boat trollers getting some of the best catches of the summer with many boats getting limits, best depths seem to be a little deeper off of port in 130-150 feet of water fishing anywhere from 30 to 60 feet down. There has also been an early morning bite in some-what shallower water in 50-60 feet of water but that bite window is short and the most consistent action has been coming from the deeper water through the day. Best lures have been just about everything white flashers and flys, spoons, and jplugs all seem to be taking fish, fished off of leadcore, dipsys, or downriggers. Shore anglers fishing off of the south pier and the power plant discharge area are beginning to catch a few salmon early in the morning along with a few smaller browns and an occasional smallmouth. Best baits for the salmon and trout have been a spawn sac fished near bottom or drifted in the current on a 3 way rig, night crawlers fished off of a jig has worked for the smallmouth.
Milwaukee County - In Milwaukee fishing has improved as well for boat trollers, limit catches have been reported many times this week and most boats are doing very well fishing in 80-100 feet of water best times have been early morning of right at dark. All lures have been taking fish but spoons and jplugs have been taking some of the larger chinooks fished down deep. Downriggers and dipsys seem to be the hottest presentations with 100-300 foot copper rods taking some fish as well. Fishing should only get better in the coming weeks. Shore and pier fishermen are still struggling with the warm water but a few chinooks have been taken through the night off of the Mckinley pier, glow spoons worked near bottom seem to be the best lures, shore fishing should improve nears shore with some rain and cooler weather in the coming weeks.
Racine County - Activity at the Pershing Park boat launch was low this week. The few boats did that venture out had decent success fishing in 70-8- feet of water any were from 30-50 feet down, jplugs and magnum spoons fished off of downriggers or dipsy divers seem to be the best methods. Pier fishing remains slow but there was some reports of a few chinooks and coho biting very early in the morning off of the south pier, best lures have been glow in the dark spoons have been the most productive spoons jigged off bottom. A few browns have also been taken on crank baits and jigs and plastics. Pier fishing will improve in the coming weeks for all species with some colder water and rain expected.