Milwaukee, Fishing Huge Rainbows !

August 11, 2016 by Jim Hirt

Trip Info

The Catch
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Milwaukee, Fishing Huge Rainbows !
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 8/12/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! You should have seen this 14 pound 11oz Rainbow Trout go air born. Brad LeClere kept cool and boated the biggest Bow of the season.  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 first! 
East wind continues and fish are deep and still biting. Mostly a spoon bite on 200 to 300 copper. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 75-170 feet. It’s an all species bite and it may be the best time of the season for a trophy. 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 75-90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by 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 down with little or no pressure.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 45 feet. 

For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 75 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 85 feet in 100 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 100 feet all week. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 75 to 170 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been slow. Some Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 225 feet of water yesterday. Head 45 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 75 feet. Troll northeast 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.  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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