Monday, August 6, 2012

milwaukee river fly fishing pike

Recently after posting on a local forum I received a private message. It went like this-

Something to think about.
Positive reports for waters in large metro areas bring unwanted pressure.
You might want to think about that when debating a report about the Milwaukee River.
I'm basing this on fact.

a nice bridge pool somewhere on the Milwaukee River
I replied-
It's a long river, over 100 miles and all of it has fish. I think the secret is out!

Milwaukee River pike on the fly "seaducer"
I thought forums were for sharing reports? Am I going about it wrong? Should I be making up shitty ones?

Here we go, I'll give it a try then-

Been fishing the Milwaukee River for the past 2 years. Haven't caught much other then a few bulhead and rock bass, some nasty carp, a few old tires, and a bathtub. If your looking for smallmouth bass, pike, musky, and crappie I would just move on. The last few years the salmon, steelhead, and brown trout runs have been dismal. Less then 10 fish per species have move in from the harbors. Spend your time more wisely somewhere else where you actually have a chance of catching a game fish. As for me I'm happy just flogging this empty scum pit over and over with no results.

Honestly buddy, try promoting catch and release fishing and selective harvest, you might get more bang for your buck.

16 comments:

  1. looks like I won't be fishing the Milwaukee River, as it sounds horrible. Thanks for the great report...

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    1. yes please stay away, hate for you to waste your time, but as for me I'll keep wasting mine there

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  2. Take it to the next level and totally ignore the newbie in need of help on the river bank or better yet... head off any potential competition when they're buying their licenses or bait!

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  3. I agree Blake, additionally, don't waste your time on the Brule, the Au Sable, the Galiton, the Madison, the Colorado etc. They are all tire filled mudholes. Also, I hear Patagonia is like a nuclear wasteland.

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    1. yes, for sure all those are shit too!

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  4. People like that need to get a life. You try to help a few people out looking for pointers and some guy always comes along thinking he owns the water and gives you the "or else" treatment. I would like to see the guys proof that giving out a stretch of water has totally been fished out because of a blog post. Same thing with naming a stream name and where to access the body of water. It's a joke. That is why they call it "Public Water". F that clown!

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    1. funny, it wasn't even a detailed stretch or an access, it was just mentioned as the milwaukee river, good luck finding where the hell im fishing

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  5. Very nice, really kicking myself for not attempting harder to get out and fish wisconsin with you before I moved.

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    1. all good, we can just be pen pals...

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  6. What a tool. The Milwaukee isn't even an urban river. If he thinks so, then he's fishing all the wrong places.

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  7. Good looking pike. Thanks for sharing your "secrets."

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    1. anytime, i cant wait for more people to not fish there

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  8. i know a killer drainage dish i can't wait to tell everyone about. it's always dry unless it rains. but when it does rain, it's filled with mermaids! MERMAIDS!

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    1. I've got a great spot to catch tarpon here in wisconsin, wanna trade?

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