Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/21/14

2014-05-21 07:54:51
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/21/14

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt

Coho provide most of the action in Milwaukee!

Time to get a cooler of fine tasting Coho Salmon. To get my fish reports and how to videos first go to By subscribing you will keep ahead of the other anglers. When I post you will get it fast!


Coho are coming on small size spoons and crank baits. Reapers and Vulcans made by have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan has been hot on the lead cores. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie peanut flies must be part of your presentation for Coho. A hot presentation for us was a size O orange dodger with a 15.5 inch lead to a medium size blue fly. Coho are in the top 25 feet. Steady action on Slide Divers set to #3 no ring and 25 feet of line out. Run all boards with 3/8 ounce keel sinkers. Our fish have been very high in the water column. Speed is very critical with the 48 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. For spoons use the regular size Silver Vulcan. No Chinook yet as we are targeting Coho. The boat speed of 1.9 to 2.2 has been best. Tie your flies 14.5 to 16 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 18 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps.


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. Let's go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. with Blue Max Charters. He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at Copyrightę 2013, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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