Water flow: flooded
Visibility: 30 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F
Water condition: Muddy
Best time of day to fish: All Day
Best stretch: Between North Ave in the City of Milwaukee and Kletsch Park Falls in Glendale.
Best access point: Estabrook Park falls, Kletsch Park falls
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Steelhead, Chinook/Coho Salmon, Lake Brown Trout
Fishing season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Nearest airport: Mitchell International
Recommended fly fishing leader: 7 ½ Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 1X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line
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.
Use glo-bugs and streamers for steelhead, salmon, and brown trout migrating on spawning runs.