Milwaukee, Strong September Fishing!

September 06, 2016 by Jim Hirt

Trip Info

The Catch
Lake Trout

Milwaukee, Strong September Fishing!
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 9/7/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! Hard fighting three year old Kings and humongous Lake Trout dominate the catch.  When the rod went off and the line started to peel off the reel I knew it was a big one. After a long fight Patty Hampson landing this 14 pound 15 ounce Laker and you can tell by the smile she was very proud and happy.
Winds out of the East then West then East again! Wind every day is different. The key right now is to find the break to cold water. Let your locator tell you if the bait fish are around. Your reward will be a steady bite on all size and types of fish. Howie flies are my go to on the wires and Reaper or Vulcan spoons on the 2,4,6 and 8 color lead core are taking the Rainbow Trout. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 150-220 feet of water. Chinooks went for regular size Vulcan spoons in silver or green/silver. Many Chinooks over ten pounds this week most averaged 8-13 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 100 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 and free shipping. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 100 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 2.0 set at 155 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action is great they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was good all week on Magnum Reaper spoons.

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 100 feet in 150 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 120 feet all week. Action for us has been in 120 to 180 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been slow. Some Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 180 feet of water yesterday. Head 90 degrees north in Milwaukee Bay and set lines in 120 feet. Troll north to south 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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