Milwaukee Fishing, King are On, Right On!

2018-07-09 17:02:37
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report


It was mostly a Reaper Magnum Spoon bite the last several days. with a few fish on white 8 inch flasher and Howie flies. The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down. A mixed bag of Coho, Rainbow and Lake Trout added to the catch. The big Chinooks are getting easier to find right now with some up to 25 pounds. Chinook are coming on flies and on magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green, blue or orange has been working on the downriggers for Rainbows. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 25 feet down. I hope this helps. Wire magnum divers are producing with flies set at 2 with 100 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom.

Huge 14 to 18 pound Browns were caught last Thursday on 4 color lead core with a Reaper Magnum Peacock spoon.

Rainbows are part of most trips on Golden Diablo spoons in the top 25 feet.


For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 65 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 25 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Rainbow action.


Fish are in the colder water out over 70 feet. We fished east west out to 190 feet. We did not get out over 190 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. I have openings to join a group this week. Call for dates!!  

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Jim Hirt

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