The Milwaukee is slowly returning to fishable levels this week after the torrent of rain that fell on the area last week. Keep in mind that with the last of the King Salmon entering the river recently that this sustained high rate of flow will help to bring the winter run Steelhead and the fall run Brown Trout into the system.
Reputable sources say that experienced fly fisherman swinging large streamers in the Milwaukee River in the last few days have come up with some beautiful fresh chrome Steelhead and they still continue to land nice Lake Trout. Brown trout and of course kings have been landed recently as well.
Oak creek is experiencing a push of lake run Brown Trout and while I was there on Sunday I saw a dandy 15 pound male caught.
The root river is returning to normal flows and has produced some steelhead along with a stray Coho Salmon or two. Watch for a run of Coho to start soon.
Get out and fish before you have to worry about your eyelets freezing up, and it's darn tough to operate those reels with gloves on. It won't be long...
See ya out there.