|Estabrook Park- view from the boardwalk below the Biergarten|
I stopped at Estabrook and Kletzsch Parks, and spoke with some fishermen. Only a few salmon were caught while I was there, but you could see plenty of jumping (unsuccessfully I might add) at the waterfalls at Kletzsch. In the 10 minutes I stood there watching, I probably saw 100 fish jump...or maybe just the same fish jumping a bunch of times. Anyway, it's fun to watch and cheer them on. From what I learned, this is the start of the salmon run, and it will become larger as the water cools. It's also a great week for biking along the Oak Leaf trail that follows the river, as well as hiking the Milwaukee River Greenway. You can start at Silver Spring and walk all the way to the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, if you feel ambitious. Get out and enjoy the nice weather while we have it!
|salmon on a line at Estabrook Park|
|Fish caught at Kletzsch|
|Look closely in the center and you'll see a fish jumping|