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Root River Report

Fishing Wisconsin

Root river station


This page contains the latest fishing information for the Root River and the DNR Root River Steelhead Facility in Racine County. Check back for updates on the number of fish processed at the facility, eggs collected and future processing dates. Please note that fish are typically processed on Mondays and Thursdays, depending on water conditions and the number of fish in the weir. 

Updates are posted at 4 p.m. every Tuesday or Wednesday from September through December and March through May. 

Check out the Lake Michigan Outdoor Report for the latest fishing information on Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. 

Root River Steelhead Facility

Lake Michigan trout and salmon are unable to reproduce successfully in Wisconsin streams. As a result, DNR fisheries crews collect eggs and milt from spawning fish to create the next generation of steelhead to challenge anglers.

Learn more about steelhead spawning at the Root River Steelhead Facility.

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Root River Fishing Report for March 4, 2024

Anglers fishing the Root River have reported decent catches of steelhead downstream of the weir. The river is flowing at 92 cubic feet per second. There is some rain in the forecast for Monday night and Tuesday, which should help bring more steelhead into the river.

Root River Steelhead Facility Report for March 4, 2024

Root river fish display


The Root River Steelhead Facility was fired up for the spring steelhead season on Monday, Feb. 26. The water temperature in the facility is 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Our first processing day is scheduled for Monday, March 11.

Totals as of 
  Rainbow Trout Chinook Salmon Coho Salmon Brown Trout
Total Captured        
Passed Upstream        
Spawned at Facility