This is a page that describes all the fish that you can catch in Lake Michigan and its tributaries.
LATE WINTER SPOTS
Winter is a fairly slow time for fishing. There are a few good spots to ice fish; however, I don't wish to mention them because the spots I like to ice fish are small, easily overtaken and mercilessly raped by hordes of fishermen. I have observed this phenomenon after various local television programs aired shows in these spots. Other oppertunities for winter fishing occur during warm thawing periods when the ice breaks up on the area tributaries. Some steelhead as well as brown trout "winter" in the tributaries. Durring these warm periods the water temperature rarely gets above 34 degrees; consequently, the fish are languid and rarely hit anything but spawn or live golden shinners.
THE POST OFFICE
The post office is located downtown at the confluence of the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers. Fish mainly for browns here. They are magnated here by the warm water discharge from a power plant. The best bait here is live golden shinners.
NORTH AVENUE DAM
Steelhead congregate here over winter. Fish here with spawn or shinners.