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 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.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/6/2008 (5/07/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had our best action working 30 to 50 feet of water outside the break wall between the main gap to the north gap and off St. Mary's Hospital.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 4/28/2008 (4/28/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had our best action working 30 to 40 feet of water outside the break wall between the main gap to the north gap. We also fished the temp breaks in front of the harbor gaps and marked fish at all depths with good success.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 4/21/2008 (4/21/2008)
[Milwaukee,WI] Brown trout are hot for Vulcan Spoons. Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 4/21/2008 By Capt. Jim Hirt. April fishing is very good. Most of our charter trips are catching 18 to 22 fish. Mostly Browns with some Lake Trout, Rainbows and Chinooks.
Our best spoons have been the Reaper Silver Peacock and Big Joe Silver. (10/16/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Our best spoons have been the Reaper Silver Peacock and Big Joe Silver. You must know the temperature and speed at your lure to find consistent action.
Good numbers on Chinook Fishing Lake Michigan (10/10/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Good numbers on Chinook, Browns and Lake Trout with an occasional Coho. The wind has kept the water cold near shore. The surface is 46 degrees with a break to 43 at 15 feet down. The fish have been high in the water column.
Fish Report 10/1/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (10/01/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] I have been out the last five days and action has been average to excellent. Good numbers on Chinook, Browns and Lake Trout with an occasional Coho.
Fish Report 9/27/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (9/28/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish Report 9/27/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan
Fish Report 9/18/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (9/18/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] The wind has been switching directions and the currents have been strong on some days. This has been the challenge to finding fish. You must know the temperature and speed at your lure to find consistent action.
Fish Report 9/11/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (9/11/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] West wind moved out most of the warm water. Look for fish very high in the water column. We had fish from 20 to 50 down in 60 to 110 feet of water. The action has been steady with all species active.
Fish Report 9/4/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (9/04/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish Report 9/4/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan
East Wind and Rain! (8/21/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] East wind and rain has made for tough sledding on our charters the last three days. However, we have found steady action with good catches on all species. Warm water has moved in and the most consistent action is out over 125 feet of water fishing down 50 to 80 feet. Big four-year-old Chinooks, lots of two and three year olds are making up the catch. All species are active in all sizes.
Fish Report 8/15/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (8/15/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Big four-year-old Chinooks, lots of two and three year olds are making up the catch on most boats. Now is the time to get out on the water. All species are active in all sizes. The wind has been light with east wind and west moving the temp break up and down. Check for the location of 52-degree water for the best action.
All species are active in all sizes (7/20/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] have been out twice a day everyday for the last two weeks. All species are active in all sizes. The west wind has brought fishing to a frantic pace. All presentations are working with fish from 15 to 75 feet down in 35 to 110 feet of water...
The Lake Is Warming (7/06/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] The lake is warming and a thermocline is setting up. The surface action has slowed and the temperature break is at 45 feet to 50 degrees. Rainbow Trout action has been best in the warmer water just above the break in sizes of 4 to 14 pounds.
Lake Michigan Thermocline (6/25/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] The lake is warming and a thermocline is setting up. The surface action has slowed and the temperature break is at 35 feet to 50 degrees. Rainbow Trout action has been best in the warmer water just above the break in sizes of 4 to 14 pounds. All our action on Rainbows has been on Reaper Magnum Fish N Chip Silver spoons
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (6/18/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish Report 6/18/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan
Fish Report 6/4/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (6/04/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] With fourteen rods out the action is steady. Most of the fish are in the top 45 feet on 6-inch flashers or OO dodgers with peanut, small hair cut or Mylar flies tied 10 5/8 inches long.
Lake Conditions Are Excellent (5/31/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fishing keeps getting better Lake conditions are excellent for easy presentation making for very productive fishing. With fourteen rods out the action is steady.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Fishing Report (5/24/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish Report 5/24/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (5/17/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fished on Wednesday afternoon for 3 hours. The lake was 1-3 and the wind was out of the east. The best action was in 40-60 feet of water north of Milwaukee from the north gap to Atwater Beach.
Fish Report 5/11/2007 Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (5/14/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] We have been fishing the temp breaks in front of the river mouth and harbor gaps marking fish at all depths. Lots of bait fish around. Our best presentations are Yellow Bird planer boards with 25 foot leads behind the boards and downriggers 18 to 22 feet down.
Fish Report Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (5/04/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] We have been fishing the temp breaks in front of the river mouth and harbor gaps marking fish at all depths. Lots of bait fish around. The south gap was very good due to the northwest wind pushing the warm harbor out the gap.
Fish Report Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (4/23/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] The water flowing into Milwaukee harbor is 52 degrees and the lake is 44. We have been fishing the temp breaks in front of the river mouth and harbor gaps marking fish at all depths. Lots of bait fish around.
Fish Report Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan (4/19/2007)
[Milwaukee,WI] April fishing is very good. Most of our charter trips are catching limits on Browns and Chinooks. Clear skies with the wind out of the northeast at 5-10 mph have been the norm.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Wisconsin (10/04/2006)
[Milwaukee,WI] Milwaukee fall fishing has never been better. The west wind has moved the Alewives in from 160 feet to 50 feet and the temperature is 45 degrees at 30 feet down. All presentations are working.
Four Year Old Chinooks Coming Up The River (9/13/2006)
[Milwaukee,WI] The four year old Chinooks are coming up the rivers. This year, if it is like most years, the peak of the run is mid September. Good fishing with near shore opportunities for all size boats .
Salmon and Trout Fishing In Milwaukee (9/07/2006)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fishing report for Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin 9/7/2006. There are two different patterns for you to fish for salmon and trout out of Milwaukee. The 4 year old mature Chinook are entering the north and main break wall gaps.
Fishing Charters Milwaukee Report (8/21/2006)
[Milwaukee,WI] Salmon Fishing Milwaukee. The big Kings are hot!!
Charter Salmon Fishing Milwaukee (8/09/2006)
[Milwaukee,WI] The Chinooks are between 12 and 20 pounds. Coho are running up to 8 pounds. We have had good numbers on Rainbows 8-14 pounds look for them in the top 40 feet as they like the warm water in depths over 100 feet.
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