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Honey Creek - Wauwatosa - Wisconsin

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Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Warmest part of day #20-#24 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph
February Midges Warmest part of day #20-#24 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph
March Early Black Stoneflies Midday #14-#18 Black Stonefly Nymph, Adult Patterns
Blue Winged Olives Overcast days, Midday-Afternoon #18-#20 BWO Dry Fly, Emerger Patterns
April Blue Winged Olives Midday-Afternoon #16-#20 BWO Dry Fly, Emerger Patterns
Caddis Late Afternoon-Evening #14-#18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
May Mayflies (Various) Midday-Evening #12-#16 Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tail Nymph
Caddis Afternoon-Evening #12-#16 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
June Mayflies (Various) Midday-Evening #12-#16 Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tail Nymph
Terrestrials All day #10-#14 Ant Patterns, Hopper Patterns
July Terrestrials All day #10-#14 Ant Patterns, Hopper Patterns, Beetle Patterns
Tricos Early Morning #20-#24 Trico Spinner, Trico Dun
August Terrestrials All day #10-#14 Ant Patterns, Hopper Patterns, Beetle Patterns
Tricos Early Morning #20-#24 Trico Spinner, Trico Dun
September Terrestrials All day #10-#14 Ant Patterns, Hopper Patterns, Beetle Patterns
Blue Winged Olives Overcast days, Midday-Afternoon #18-#22 BWO Dry Fly, Emerger Patterns
October Blue Winged Olives Overcast days, Midday-Afternoon #18-#22 BWO Dry Fly, Emerger Patterns
Midges Warmest part of day #20-#24 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
November Midges Warmest part of day #20-#24 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph
December Midges Warmest part of day #20-#24 Zebra Midge, Griffith's Gnat
Winter Stoneflies Midday #16-#20 Black Stonefly Nymph

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Honey Creek in Wauwatosa, known as an angler’s destination, offers excellent fly fishing spots.

  • The Waterfall Area: Its rapidly moving water makes it a great spot for trout.
  • Mid-Stream: This zone holds enormous potential. Submerged rocks and structures provide an ideal habitat for fish.
  • Estabrook Park: This park’s section of Honey Creek is well-maintained for fly fishing.
  • Jacobus Park: Classic fly fishing area, neatly tucked away amongst nature.
  • The Village Area: Albeit urban, it houses some surprising fish hot spots.

Remember, regulations and conservation efforts are continuously updated. Practice catch-and-release to ensure Honey Creek’s fishing continues. Seasons and licensing apply to protect fish populations. Whether you’re a pro or beginner, Honey Creek offers something for every fly fisher.

Best Access Points

The Honey Creek has various access points for exemplary fly fishing. Popular amongst local anglers in Wauwatosa, here are the top locations:

  • Hoyt Park: Common amongst beginners, Hoyt Park offers a spacious area for fly fishing. The natural population of trout in Honey Creek is ideal for a pleasant fishing experience.
  • Menomone Avenue Bridge: Located near the business district, this location provides a spot for fly fishing close to amenities and shops.
  • The Village: This location is near the heart of Wauwatosa, providing a charming backdrop while casting your line on Honey Creek.
  • Charles Jacobus Park: An often underrated spot, Charles Jacobus Park provides a serene environment with ample space for a peaceful fishing day.

Remember, all of these locations require a proper fishing license in adherence with local regulations.

Local Fish

  • Trout: Known for its variations, Trout is a popular fish among fly fishers. Honey Creek accommodates a healthy population of these species.
  • Bass: Both smallmouth and largemouth Bass are found in Honey Creek. They are challenging and fun to catch.
  • Walleye: Walleye aren’t known to be very active but are prized for their fight once hooked.
  • Pike: Northern Pike are large and aggressive, making them a favorite among fly fishers.
  • Carp: Known for their size and strength, Carp are an excellent target for those looking for a challenge.
  • Bluegill: Not only are Bluegill delightful to catch, but they are also great for cuisine. Fly fishers can find plenty of these fish in Honey Creek.
  • Musky: Musky is a sought-after species due to their size and aggressive behavior. They are considered a trophy fish among fly fishers.
  • Catfish: Flathead and channel Catfish are populous in Honey Creek, providing fly fishers with a different kind of fishing experience.

About The River

Happily tucked away in the enchanting surroundings of Wisconsin, you’ll find the charming neighborhood of Honey Creek. Famous for its scenic beauty, the heart of Honey Creek lies in the city of Wauwatosa. Its history spins charming tales of tranquility and community.

Stepping back into the 1800s, Honey Creek was originally settled by Welsh immigrants seeking a peaceful place to call home. Highly valued for its fertile land and prospering milling business, it swiftly evolved into a farming community.

Notably, Honey Creek was named after the stream that meanders through the community, known for its slightly sweet-tasting water.

  • 1840s – Settled by Welsh immigrants.
  • Early 1900s – Evolution into a farming community.
  • Present Day – A serene neighborhood in Wauwatosa, celebrated for its historic charm.

Today, Honey Creek continues to charm locals and visitors with its captivating history and unique cultural spirit.

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