Fishing Info

Wisconsin Salmon Fishing Seasons

May – June July August – Sept October
Most Likely Coho Salmon Chinook salmon Trophy King Salmon King salmon
fishing species catch likelyhood Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout
Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Coho Salmon Lake Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout Brown Trout Brown Trout
Least Likely Brown Trout Brown Trout Lake Trout Coho Salmon

Cooking your Catch

Fish Boil
12 small potatoes
6 small onions
6 carrots
¼ box pickling spices placed in pouch
¼ c. salt
4 lbs. filleted fish, skin removed
Drawn butter, parsley and lemon

Heat 5 quarts of water in a large kettle. Put potatoes, carrots, onions, salt, and pickling spices in kettle and boil for 10 minutes. Add basket of fish an bring back to boil for an additional 15 minutes.

Steelhead Trout Bake with Dijon Mustard

1 lb. skinless steelhead trout fillets
1/4 c. dry white wine
2 1/2 T Dijon mustard
2 pressed garlic cloves
1 T lemon juice
1 t dried dill weed
1 t lemon-pepper seasoning (lemon zest, pepper, sea salt)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange fillets in the baking dish. Mix seasonings in a bowl, spread over fillets, letting some run underneath the fish.
  3. Bake until fish is opaque and flakes easily, 10 – 15 minutes.

Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

1.5 lb. trout or salmon – 2 large fish fillets with skin on the bottom
2 T. olive oil more, if needed
1 T. Italian seasoning dried thyme, oregano, parsley, combined
1/4 t. salt to taste
4 garlic cloves diced
3 t. lemon juice freshly squeezed
2 t. white wine
2 t. butter softened
2 t. parsley chopped

  1. Season the top of fish fillets with Italian herb seasoning and salt (generously). Fish fillets will have skins on the bottom – no need to season the skins.
  2. In a large skillet (large enough to fit 2 fish fillets), heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat until heated but not smoking. To the hot skillet with olive oil, add fish fillets skin side up – flesh side down. Cook the flesh side of the fish for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat, making sure the oil does not smoke, until lightly browned.
  3. Flip the fillets over to the other side, skin side down (add more oil, if needed). Cook for another 2-4 minutes on medium heat (to prevent oil from burning).
  4. Remove the skillet from heat, close with the lid, and let the fish sit for 5-10 minutes, covered, in the skillet, until flaky and cooked through completely.
  5. After the fish is cooked through, off heat, using spatula, carefully remove fillets to the plate, separating the fish from the skin. Carefully remove or scrape the fish skin off the bottom of the pan, making sure to leave all the cooking oils in the pan.
  6. Add diced garlic, lemon juice, and white wine to the same pan with oil. Cook on medium-low heat for about 1 minute, until garlic softens a bit. Remove from heat. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley, and 2 tablespoons of butter, off heat, to the sauce, stirring, until the butter melts and forms a creamy mixture.
  7. Add fish to the pan, spoon sauce over the fish, top the fish and sauce with the remaining 1 tablespoon of parsley, and serve.

Fishing Reports

Wisconsin Lake Michigan Fishing Report: Lake-Link Port Washington, WI

WI DNR Outdoor Report