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 Fishing Salmon Reports June 7th 2010 (6/07/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] Charter Fishing Milwaukee customers are enjoying great action on Chinook salmon to 17 pounds. The best action is four to six miles off shore All anglers are catching fish.
Milwaukee Fishing Salmon Reports June 1st 2010 (6/01/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fishing is outstanding out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The best action is four to six miles off shore All anglers are catching fish. You will find Coho, Chinook, Rainbow and Lake Trout steady and predictable. A combination of Salmon and Trout in all sizes are active.
Milwaukee Fishing Salmon Reports 5/25/2010 (5/25/2010)
[Sheboygan,WI] In May all anglers are catching fish. You will find Coho, Chinook, Rainbow and Lake Trout steady and predictable. A combination of Chinooks and Coho are filling the box up quickly.
Milwaukee Fishing Salmon Reports 5/17/2010 (5/18/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] May Coho season is in full swing. Great numbers on these tasty 4 pound fish is being enjoyed by all. As a bonus we have found a presentation for Chinooks in the 4-6 pound range.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/4/2010 (5/03/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] Early May fishing has been medium at best. We’re taking a mixed bag of Chinooks, Coho and Brown Trout. You may target your species by working the temps the fish like.
Fish Report 4/25/2010 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (4/25/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] April fishing remains very good when you can get out. The weather has created some problems with presentation and access to the best fishing areas.
Fish Report 4/19/2010 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (4/20/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] Hot fishing for Lake Trout out of Milwaukee
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/29/09 (9/29/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] Gale force winds will change everything. The water temperature will be the key to finding fish on your next trip out.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/21/09 (9/21/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] The warm water is in and the fish are out. A temperature break has set up in 110 to 195 feet of water. The best action for Chinooks is 75 to 120 down.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/14/09 (9/15/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind continues and the fish have adjusted to the warm water. A temperature break has set up in 110 to 195 feet of water. The best action for Chinooks and Rainbow Trout is 75 to 120 down.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/9/09 (9/09/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind continues and the fish have marched out to deeper water. A temperature break has set up in 110 to 195 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/31/09 (8/31/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] If you were waiting for east wind it has arrived. A temperature break has set up in 80 to 125 feet of water. The best action for Chinooks and Rainbow Trout is 25 to 70 down.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/24/09 (8/24/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind has not changed the fish location or attitude. A lot of cold water has moved the fish high in the water column. Shore, gap and near shore action for pier and small boat anglers remains steady and consistent.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/19/09 (8/19/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind continues to provide shore, gap and near shore action for pier and small boat anglers. Steady and consistent action has been the norm for all species especially big Chinooks.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/10/09 (8/10/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind is providing 45 degree water near shore with steady and consistent action for all species.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/03/09 (8/03/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] Anglers are enjoying action on Chinooks, Coho and Rainbows lots of Rainbows to 12 pounds and some Lake Trout. Action is in 65 to 110 feet. Set up at 60 feet and run spoons 15 to 50 feet down for Rainbows and Coho. The four year old kings some over 19 pounds are coming near the bottom in 65 feet on magnum Reaper Spoons.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/27/09 (7/27/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] Chinooks over twenty pounds are becoming part of most every trip with Coho to 10 pounds and Rainbows lots of Rainbows to 11 pounds.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/21/09 (7/21/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] The fishing has become predicable and productive during the past week. Good numbers of Chinook, Coho and Rainbows lots of Rainbows to 16 pounds. Action is in 60 to 120 feet. Set up at 55 feet and run spoons 10 to 25 feet down for Rainbows 40 to the bottom for salmon. All size spoons are working magnum spoons have been my best producer for salmon the last five days.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/13/09 (7/13/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] The fish are Now on thermocline on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee. Action is in 120 to 260 feet. Set up at 120 feet and run spoons 10 to 25 feet down for Rainbows.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/8/09 (7/08/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] The fish are starting to set up on thermocline on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee. Action is in 100 to 260 feet. Set up at 100 feet and run spoons every 10 feet from 90 feet and up. Magnum spoons have been my best producer for the last five days.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/30/09 (6/30/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] The fish are scattered on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee. Action is in 76 to 270 feet. Set up at 50 feet and run spoons every 10 feet from top to the bottom. Magnum spoons have been my best producer for the last five days.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/23/09 (6/23/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] Late June the action on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee has moved offshore. The surface temperature is up to 61 degrees and the fish are deeper and scattered. Go deep and fish for Chinook, Coho, Rainbow and Lake Trout.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/15/09 (6/15/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] Mid-June the action on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee heats up. The surface temperature is up to 50 degrees and the fish like the warmer water. Go deep and fish for Chinook, Coho, Rainbow and Lake Trout.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/8/2009 (6/08/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] June has started with decent fishing for Chinook, Coho and Lake Trout. Deep and shallow water are all producing.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/1/2009 (6/01/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] May ended with decent fishing for Chinook, Coho and Lake Trout. You may have to move around to get a respectable cooler of fish.
Lake Trout Has Been Steady With Chinooks Up To 18 Pounds (5/26/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] May fishing for Lake Trout has been steady and predictable with a few Chinooks to 18 pounds. We have been out over this Memorial Day weekend. Water Temperatures are coming up and this should improve the action on all species.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/19/2009 (5/19/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] May fishing is improving and action on Chinooks has been good. We have been out everyday for the six days. Tons of baitfish around and this should crank up the action.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports (5/11/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] May fishing is good. On the overcast days the number of fish are better. We have been out every other day for the last week. Mostly Browns with some Lake Trout and Coho.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/3/2009 (5/03/2009)
[Milwaukee,WI] April fishing is good to ok could be better. Most of our charter trips are catching 4 to 7 fish. Mostly Browns with some Lake Trout, Rainbows and Chinooks.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 10/8/2008 (10/08/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] The last four days two and three year-old Chinooks have been active with action in 150 to 200 feet. This has been an all spoon bite. Work from 25 to 60 down on Magnum Fish N Chip and Fish Fry spoons.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 9/29/2008 (9/29/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] The last six days four-year-old Chinooks have been active with action in the gaps and out to 40 feet. Work the areas near the gaps with Reaper Spoons and plugs.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 9/23/2008 (9/23/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] By Capt. Jim Hirt The spawning Chinooks are active with action in the gaps and out to 50 feet. Work the areas near the gaps with Reaper Spoons. Read my report on to get the best tips and presentations for the biggest Chinooks of the season. I do have openings on my schedule to put you on trophy kings give me a call.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 9/18/2008 (9/18/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] The River Hogs are in. Read my report on to get the best tips and presentations for the biggest Chinooks of the season. I do have openings on my schedule to put you on trophy kings give me a call.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 9/9/2008 (9/09/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind is improving fishing. The cold water is moving in and the strong north to south current has been diminished in most areas. The last three days of west wind has brought the temperature break to 65 feet. With currents down presentation is easier.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports (9/03/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] The last three days of wind has kept the temperature break and currents on the move. Correct boat speed and presentation has been the answer to catching fish.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 8/25/2008 (8/25/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] The wind is west the wind is east. Key in on 50 degree temperature for success. Surface temperature is 70 with the Temperature break at 60 feet. Currently the action down is at 65 to 120 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 8/19/2008 (8/19/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] Please read the whole report as I have added a lot of extra details, which may help you, catch more fish. We had several days of west wind and fishing has improved with cooler water moving in.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 8/12/2008 (8/14/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind and warm weather continues to push the fish into deeper water. Surface temperature is 72 with the Temperature break at 80 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports (8/07/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind and warm weather has brought the warm water into Milwaukee. Surface temperature is 70 with the Temperature break at 70 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports (7/23/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind and warm weather has brought the warm water into Milwaukee. Surface temperature is 60 with the Temperature break at 40 feet. It is important to check your down temps every trip as wind direction will rapidly change the thermocline and location of active fish.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 7/15/2008 (7/16/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] Continuous west wind has pushed the warm water out of Milwaukee. Surface temperature is 46 with the coldest water north of the filtration plant. This has brought the fish to the top 30 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 7/8/2008 (7/08/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] Continuous west wind has pushed the warm water out of Milwaukee. Surface temperature is 55 with the coldest water north of the filtration plant. This has brought the fish to the top 40 feet. We are catching all five types of Lake Michigan fish Chinook, Coho and Lake, Brown and Rainbow Trout.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/30/2008 (6/30/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind has pushed the warm water out of Milwaukee. Surface temperature is 46 degrees this has brought the fish to the top 40 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/24/2008 (6/25/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We are catching Chinook, Coho and Lake Trout. The fish are from the 50 to 155 feet of water fishing the top 50 feet. A thermo cline is setting up at about 25 down with temps of 50 and colder below.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/17/2008 (6/17/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] By Capt. Jim Hirt We are catching Chinook, Coho and Lake Trout. The Rainbows have disappeared for now. We had our best action in 55 to 110 feet of water. The fish are in a little closer to shore than they have been.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/9/2008 (6/09/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] The unsettled weather and storms has not effected the action Lake Michigan. Great catches of Chinook, Coho and Lake Lobsters better known as Lake Trout. Some rainbows as well. We had our best action in 55 to 110 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 6/3/2008 (6/03/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had our best action in 75 to 120 feet of water. We started south of Prince Wilhelm wreck that lies 3 miles due east of the main gap Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports (5/27/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had our best action working east and west from 65 to 180 feet of water. We started south of Prince Wilhelm wreck that lies 3 miles due east of the main gap Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/18/2008 (5/18/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had our best action working east and west from 80 to 170 feet of water. We started south of Prince Wilhelm wreck that lies 3 miles due east of the main gap Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/12/2008 (5/12/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had our best action working 70 to 90 feet of water between the north gap and off the Water Filtration Plant.
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