Milwaukee River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Milwaukee River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
If a trip out the driftless isn't in the forecast, it's a good week to tie some flies fill up tackle boxes for the spring or go through your gear ready to go for ice out. Stop into the shop and outfit yourself with any missing items. Buy 2 get 1 free Superstrong Plus or Mirage leader packs through 2/28!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Milwaukee River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Low

Visibility: 1 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 32 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Full ice cover. N/A

Best stretch: Between North Ave in the City of Milwaukee and Kletsch Park Falls in Glendale.

Best access point: Hubbard Park Lodge, Estabrook Park falls, Kletsch Park falls

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

None applicable

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Steelhead, Chinook/Coho Salmon, Lake Brown Trout

Fishing season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Nearest airport: General Mitchell International Airport

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Milwaukee River Description

The Milwaukee River runs from the northern suburbs of Milwaukke through the heart of the city and offers seasonal steelhead, brown trout, and salmon fishing in the spring and fall, as well as a great warm water fishery for smallmouth bass in the summer.

Techniques & Tips

Our home stretch is iced up and will most likely be frozen over from this point on until we get warmer weather until ice-out. Warmer weather, frozen ground and rain in the forecast has put Milwaukee under a flood watch so fishing is out of the picture for now. If you're really looking to scratch that itch and catch some fish there will be open water in the driftless region of the state. Stop in the shop for details.

7-Day Forecast

Warmer weather this week. Lows starting out in the thirties but dropping down to low twenties through the rest of the week. Highs will be in the mid to thirties to upper forties. Rain in the forecast with a flood watch until Wednesday morning, chance of snow late in the week.

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