Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/28/14

2014-05-29 07:23:20
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
2.5 miles south of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/28/14

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt

Coho eighty percent of the catch in Milwaukee!

Jason Schultz was not complaining with great Coho Salmon fishing. 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!


The unsettled weather with storms and rain has not effected the fishing. With two foot or less waves presentation has been easy making for very productive fishing. 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 12 inches long. The Coho are not all that picky on color most green or blue Howie flies will work. The majority of the fish are Coho on most trips. Reaper Magnum and Vulcan Magnum spoons in blue/green or silver/ green on the downriggers are taking Chinooks and Lake Trout 8 to 15 pounds 35 to 45 down fifty feet behind the ball. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on their web site at The wind has brought the temperatures near shore is up to 61 degrees on the surface and that action in has slowed. Start your trip in 50 feet of water and fish out to deeper water. Look for 52-degree surface water and fish the top 20 feet for the best action. Our best presentations are Yellow Bird planer boards with 25 foot leads behind the boards and downriggers 25 to 45 feet down. Slide Divers are also producing set to #1 with 35 feet of line out. Our best speed was 1.7 to 2.0 mph.


Fish have moved out as the water temperature has went up to 56 on the surface. Action seems to be better as you move south of the green can or about 2.5 miles 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 2014, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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Jim Hirt

About The Author: Captain Jim Hirt

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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