Milwaukee Salmon, Twenty Pound Naturals!

June 26, 2016 by Jim Hirt

Trip Info

The Catch

Milwaukee Salmon, Twenty Pound Naturals!
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 6/26/2016! Join us in Milwaukee!  Master Evan Krull after a long battle landed this natural 24 pound 12 ounce Chinook. We had a ball almost a grand slam. Brown Trout was the only fish that was missing.
Mixed bag all week. Very consistent, lots of fun. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch and lots of Rainbows too. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Fish n Chip spoons in chartreuse /silver. We had several over twenty pounds this week. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by Badger Tackle have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 75 feet behind the ball 55 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 1.5 set at 125 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action picking up they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was just ok on 2 color lead core with small spoons. One here and there on the Vulcan Silver Sky.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 15 feet. Three and four color leadcore best.

For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 65 degree water. The temp break to 53 is down 50 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

I fished mostly out over 80 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 80 to 200 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been very slow with only a few Browns being caught. We did not get out over 120 feet of water yesterday. Head 55 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 80 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season.  Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter.  Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters.

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