Milwaukee, Fishing Back On Top !

August 01, 2016 by Jim Hirt

Trip Info

The Catch

Milwaukee, Fishing Back On Top !
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 8/2/2016! Join us in Milwaukee!  The Jeff Albarado family and friends had a great mix of salmon and trout.  The only problem they ran out of fingers to hold all of their fish for the picture.
East wind for five days slowed the fishing. Now the lake calmed down and bite is back on. Mostly a spoon bite on lead core. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 75-170 feet. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch and lots of Lake Trout. Chinooks went for regular size Vulcan spoons in silver or green/silver. Many Chinooks over ten 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 45-90 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 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 71 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 55 feet in 75 feet of water. 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. 

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 slow. Some Chinooks and Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 170 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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