Milwaukee Salmon, Steady Kings!

July 04, 2016 by Jim Hirt

Trip Info

The Catch

Milwaukee Salmon, Steady Kings!
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 7/5/2016! Join us in Milwaukee!  Three generations of the Johnson family team up for a great catch of Lake Michigan salmon and trout.
Mixed bag all week. Very consistent. The action and location has not changed. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch and lots of Rainbows too. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Fish n Chip spoons in chartreuse /silver. No Chinook over twenty pounds this week most averaged 12-18 pounds. 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 175 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 57 is down 60 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 70 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 70 to 170 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been very slow with only a few Browns being caught. We did not get out over 140 feet of water yesterday. Head 55 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 70 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. Copyright© 2016, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.


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