Milwaukee River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Swinging streamers and dead drifting egg patterns/stones for Salmon and Trout. Rubber legged buggers and big streamers for Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike, big natural colored streamers with trailer hooks for any lake run fish that might be in the river so far. Chuck-n-Duck w/ egg patterns. Dead drift nymphs.

Seven-day forecast 

Temps during the day in the mid 60's this week dropping to the mid 50's during the nights. With rain in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday we should see water levels push up slightly as well. This should make for a great weekend on the water. Fish will continue to move in and up. As water continues to cool, we may start to see more Browns and an occational Steel move in to feed. Good weather to get out and enjoy what the river may have to offer.

Smallmouth bass can still be targeted with a 5-6wt rod. Lake run fish and Pike should be targeted with a 7-9wt rod.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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Bead Head Flash Bugger red/white, yellow 3/0 Buy from Orvis.com
Conehead Rubber Bugger black, Purple, Olive 10 Buy from Orvis.com
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