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Smelt netters will have expanded access to the Milwaukee Port this spring after voicing concerns over an existing ordinance

By: Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Smelt fishers will be able to tend their nets until midnight this spring in a traditional Milwaukee harbor spot, according to a plan announced last week by Port Milwaukee officials.

For security reasons, the popular smelting area under the Hoan Bridge is typically closed to public access from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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