Fishing Reports by Captain Jim Hirt

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Company: Blue Max Charters

Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bio: Please allow Captain Jim and his wife Anita, to entertain you and your guests with exciting Lake Michigan fishing or a relaxing cruise. We have over twenty years on the water experience and we will make every effort to provide a safe and enjoyable trip. Let us know if you require special accomodations so we can provide the services you need. We enjoy hearing your feedback. Please contact us via phone or email with your comments, questions or concerns. The captain is Coast Guard and state of Wisconsin licensed and insured.

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Milwaukee, Shallow or Deep Water stacked with Fish! (5/16/2017)
[Milwaukee,WI] It was mostly a spoon bite with a few fish on flies. The pattern hasnít changed. A mixed bag of Coho, Chinooks, Browns and Lake Trout are filling the box with limits possible.
Milwaukee, Chins in Chins out Fishing! (9/13/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] Headed out to deep water with the Hutchins family to wrestle a nice mixed bag of Chinook, Rainbows and Lake Trout.
Milwaukee, Strong September Fishing! (9/07/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] 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.
Milwaukee, Fishing Grand Slam ! (8/23/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind has been good to us providing 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.
Milwaukee, Fishing Huge Rainbows ! (8/15/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] 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
Milwaukee, Fishing Back On Top ! (8/03/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] 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.
Milwaukee Salmon, Awesome Kings! (7/12/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] I fished mostly out over 70 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 70 to 140 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been very slow with only a few Browns being caught.
Milwaukee Salmon, Steady Kings! (7/05/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] 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.
Milwaukee Salmon, Twenty Pound Naturals! (6/27/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] 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.
Milwaukee, All Silver Salmon! (6/20/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] Mixed bag all week. Very consistent, lots of fun. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Peacock spoons in blue/silver.
Milwaukee, Coho Run Is on! (6/14/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] I fished mostly out over 90 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 90 to 200 feet but anglers near shore are catching some fish.
Milwaukee, Winning Salmon Fishing ! (6/07/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] We did not get out over 160 feet of water yesterday. Head north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 50 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee, Coho! In or out itís all good! (5/26/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] Where! Fish are hanging in close to shore or 125 to 200 feet. We did not get out over 200 feet of water yesterday. Head straight out to 125 or fish inside of 50 feet. Have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee, Shallow water is stacked with Hungry Coho! (5/16/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are hanging in close to shore or the break wall. We did not get out over 50 feet of water yesterday. Follow the shoreline working 40 feet of water. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing!
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/9/2016 (5/10/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are hanging in close to shore or the break wall. We did not get out over 50 feet of water yesterday.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 4/27/2016 (4/28/2016)
[Milwaukee,WI] Chinook are coming on small or magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan has been hot on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 15 to 25 feet down.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/24/2015 (9/24/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] Limits of fish the rule in Milwaukee! Cold water the key to success. Check out this nice mixed bag of fish caught by Jason and company.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/29/2015 (7/29/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind continues and has pulled the fish into fifty to eighty feet. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done in the regular or magnum size.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/22/2015 (7/22/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are north or south of Milwaukee. Fish 60 feet and up. For the best action set up in 65 feet and fish out to 80 and back in.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/29/2015 (6/30/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are moving out. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done in the regular or magnum size.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/25//2015 (6/25/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] Rainbow Trout Vulcan OL Sherbet Orange spoons on 2,3,4, color lead core best.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/7//2015 (6/08/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] How Coho Get out the flashers with Howie peanut flies. Some scattered reports of Coho being caught on spoons as well.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/25/2015 (5/25/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] Some scattered reports of Coho being caught. The surface is 49 degrees and they will be here in numbers soon.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/17/2015 (5/20/2015)
[Milwaukee,WI] Action for Lakers has been the best bet for fish in the cooler. Try long lead spoons and SWR rigs 45 to 60 feet down. Lead cores are also a good choice. Best action has been in 65 feet
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/16/2014 (9/16/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Action out deep is slow. Try long lead spoons and SWR rigs 80 feet down.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/10/2014 (9/10/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Chinooks, Lake and Rainbow Trout Milwaukee! Harbor fishing good for Chinook with spoons or crankbaits. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/26/2014 (8/27/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] This is the hot location. Water temperatures near shore are warm. This is no problem for mature salmon.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/21/2014 (8/21/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Water temperatures near shore are too warm too get a bite. The bite has been hit or miss all over.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/29/2014 (7/30/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Chinook are coming on Reaper Magnum Big Joe Silver spoons run long behind the downrigger ball or on SWR rigs 40 feet to the bottom.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/22/2014 (7/22/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Robert, Christian and Ethan Woolums worked together to boat a great cooler of fish. Most of the fish were caught on a Badger Tackle Reaper Magnum spoons.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/7/2014 (7/08/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Lake Trout fill the box in Milwaukee! Catch the buzz from the cleaning station and get full detailed fishing info. James Grugal boated several monster Trout
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/29/2014 (6/29/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Water temperatures near shore warmed to 61 degrees on the surface. Coho fishing was good in 80 to 100 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/23/2014 (6/23/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Water temperatures near shore warmed to 55 degrees on the surface and Coho fishing was good in 50 to 60 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/18/2014 (6/20/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] The rainy days continued this week. This has kept many anglers off the lake. When we can get out we caught Coho
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/11/2014 (6/11/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind has dropped water temperatures near shore to 52 degrees on the surface and Coho fishing was good in 30 to 50 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/1/2014 (6/02/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish have moved out as the water temperature has went up to 61 on the surface near shore. Action seems to be better as you move south of the green can
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/1/2014 (6/01/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Early or late bite has been very productive fishing. Calm seas the last several days has made it a little more difficult to get the fish to bite all day.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/28/14 (5/29/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho eighty percent of the catch in Milwaukee!
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/21/14 (5/21/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are in close to the break wall and shore line. It can be a crazy in close with all the traffic and it may be better to fish the shore line south of Milwaukee. Have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/15/14 (5/15/2014)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho are coming on small size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 10/7/2013 (10/07/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Big Numbers on Chinooks, Donít put the boat away !! West wind has cranked up the fishing for all species. It is some of the best fishing we had all year. One week left in my season if you have time to get out.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/21/2013 (9/21/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Weather rough fishing great! The wind and storms has limited our chances to get out but when we got out action has been good. Let me explain where and why.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/7/2013 (9/07/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Watch your temperature and fish in 55 0r less degrees of water. Fish are marking from 30 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 220 feet. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/27/2013 (8/27/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are marking from 70 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 120 feet. Have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/8/2013 (8/08/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are marking from 80 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 140 feet. Have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/18/2013 (7/18/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] For Lake Trout magnum Reaper glow spoons presented within inches of the bottom will bring in some hogs with the most running 5-8 pounds.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/9/2013 (7/09/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] For Lake Trout magnum Reaper glow spoons presented within inches of the bottom will bring in some hogs with the most running 5-8 pounds. A size 0 dodger and Spin N Glow may be needed on some days.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/25/2013 (6/25/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] No changeÖ. fish are scattered from 70 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 140 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/7/13 (6/07/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] It can be a zoo in close with all the traffic and it may be better to head out the north gap Milwaukee 70 degrees and fish northeast out to 70 to 140 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/23/13 (5/23/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho are coming on small size spoons and dodger flies. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com
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