Milwaukee Fishing Reports

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon

May 09, 2016 by Jim Hirt

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/9/2016

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Best Chinook fishing of the Season! Russ and Carol Drew got a work out with screaming Kings! We had a great time. 
It was a all spoon bite. The pattern hasn’t changed but the big Chinooks are in. Chinook are coming on small or magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by Badger Tackle 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. Ripped one Chinook on a Slide Diver today. 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.

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

Coho fishing has been spotty. We did find some action in 80 feet off the Filter two days ago on spoons.

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. It can be a zoo in close with all the traffic and it may be better to head out the north gap Milwaukee 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. Copyright© 2016, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.


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