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Fishing Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Fishing Lake Michigan
in Kenosha, Wisconsin

     Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Pike River mouth

The Pike River is a Lake Michigan tributary that enters the lake approximately one mile north of the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The river is a small stream with a light to moderate water flow. The USGS does not measure the flow of the Pike River.

Directions to the Pike River Mouth:
From I-94, take Highway 158 (52nd Street) east.
North (left) on Highway 32 (Sheridan Road)
after 35th St the Pike River bridge is visable.
Parking is available on the side of Sheridan Rd past the bridge. or
Turn right on 7th Ave prior to the bridge, there is a parking lot on the east side of 7th Ave and another parking lot on Kennedy Drive next to the Lake.
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Fishing options at the mouth of the Pike River:

Tight line bottom fishing with bait in the lake can be very productive at low water flows because the fish will stage off the river mouth. Sand spike rod holders are required.

Tight line bottom fishing with bait in the river. Sand spike rod holders are required.
Wading the lake and casting either spoons or lures.
Wading the lake and casting with a fly rod.
Drift fishing the river mouth.

Best times to fish the mouth of the Pike River:
  • Chinook - mid-August though mid-October
  • Coho - mid-September through the end of October
  • Brown Trout - mid-August through the end of October
  • Steelhead - mid-October through the end of November
  • Steelhead - mid-March through mid-April

  • Coho, Chinook and Brown Trout caught at the Pike River mouth:


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