Blue Max Charters Salmon Fishing

1933 South 1st Street
Milwaukee WI, United States

Fish the Salmon and Trout filled waters of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee Bay and beyond with Blue Max Charters. The team has well over twenty years’ experience fishing these waters, and they will provide you with all the latest fishing equipment you need to make sure your trip with them is one to remember.

The Blue Max is a 38 ft Welcraft motor yacht that is powered by twin Mercury engines to get you to the fishing grounds quickly and efficiently. The boat can take up to six passengers in comfort, and features both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a large head. The incredibly spacious deck will ensure everyone has plenty of room to fish and enjoy the sunshine, while the boat’s electric downriggers will give you a high chance of success when trolling.

During your trip you will be motor trolling with up to 14 rods with lures that are placed in various depths of water to maximise your coverage of the lake. The species you will be targeting depends on the time of year and can roughly be judged as follows:

April - fish for Lake Trout and Brown Trout
May - enjoy a workout battling Coho Salmon and Rainbow Trout
June thru August - target Chinook Salmon, known as ‘Kings’ for their brute strength and size. Great tasting Brown and Rainbow Trout are also good at this time of year.
September and October - fish for King and Coho Salmon and Brown and Rainbow Trout as all the species gather in Milwaukee harbor before starting their journey up the rivers.

The use of great quality fishing equipment is included in the price of the trip, and ice will also be supplied to keep your catch fresh. Please note that every angler must bring a valid Wisconsin fishing license and a Salmon stamp on board with them - two-day licenses can be purchased from Blue Max Charters at $14 (prices subject to change). Cleaning and bagging of your catch is included in the price of the trip.

Fish the Salmon and Trout filled waters of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee Bay and beyond with Blue Max Charters. The team has well over twenty years’ experience fishing these waters, and they will provide you with all the latest fishing equipment you

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Boat Specs

Welcraft (Convertible) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 330HP 454 Merc engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

33 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Targeted Species
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

Jim Hirt
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Member since April 2016
Captain Jim Hirt has more than 30 years experience fishing for Salmon and Trout on Lake Michigan. He works with his wife Anita to provide exciting fishing adventures from Milwaukee as well as relaxing cruises around the local area. The couple make every effort to ensure that your trip is both safe and enjoyable. Blue Max Charters’ claim to fame: a line class world record of the somewhat rare Atlantic Salmon was caught during a fishing tournament with this outfit!
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 87%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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We were their last charter of the year. Water temp was all over. They did their best to get us into fish and we did ok. The crew are the the owners. Enjoyed our time and will rebook for next year.

Fished October 22, 2016
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Captain Jim and his wife run a great charter.  Don’t be alarmed by the location.  The boat docks at a boat yard and Jim comes out and unlocks the gate and you drive to the boat.  Translated…its not a yacht harbor where other charters would be.  You motor out and are fishing right out of the harbor.  While we only caught one fish, it was an experience to see Milwaukee from the water.  I would recommend this charter in a heartbeat.

There were small communication issues with regarding remaining payment options to Captain, but after speaking to Captain Jim, everything was fine.  I am so glad we made this charter.

Fished September 5, 2016
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Capt. Jim extremely knowledgeable taking time to explain the different types of equipment and techniques he would use on our fishing trip. We were very quickly catching fish. Overall extremely fantastic outting. Would recommend Blue Max Charters - Phenomenal crew, very clean boat and great value for charter price.

Fished July 7, 2016
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Fishing Reports

Milwaukee, Deep Water stacked with fish

May 14, 2017

Milwaukee, Shallow or Deep Water stacked with Fish! By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt Coho and Chinook Report 5/14/2017 Salmon are here! Join us in Milwaukee! Great fishing morning for the Madison graduation party ! We had… Read Full Report →