Milwaukee River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Milwaukee River, Wisconsin Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Rain blew out the river wait until safe flows under 600 cfs
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 21 / 2015
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Milwaukee River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: high

Visibility: 10 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 47 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

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:

None applicable

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

Fishing season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Nearest airport: Mitchell International

The All New Silver Sonic Waders

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

Chuck and duck with glo-bugs and egg sucking leeches for steelhead and browns and salmon

7-Day Forecast

Falling and clearing. End of the steelhead run is nearing.

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