Milwaukee,Water is stacked with Coho

May 15, 2016 by Jim Hirt

Trip Info

The Catch

Milwaukee, Shallow water is stacked with Hungry Coho!
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 5/15/2016 Salmon are here! Join us in Milwaukee! To get my fish reports and how to videos first go to By subscribing you will keep ahead of the other anglers.  When I post you will get it fast!  Great fishing morning for the Scherbarth bachelor party ! We had a great time. 
It was mostly a spoon bite with a few fish on flies. The pattern hasn’t changed. Coho are filling the box with limits possible. The big Chinooks are also in. Chinook are coming on small or magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has been hot on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 15 feet down to the bottom. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies also caught fish. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 24 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps.  Slide Diver are producing with flies set at 3 no ring 35 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action was slow today but we didn’t fish their favorite spots.

For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 51 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The Chinook are hitting Reaper Magnum Glow spoons at first light and blue or green with silver back all day.  The boat speed of 2.2 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Fish are hanging in close to shore or the break wall. We did not get out over 50 feet of water yesterday. Follow the shoreline working 40 feet of water.  Have a great fishing season.  Let’s go fishing! Note   All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters.  He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at Copyright© 2016, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.


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