Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/13/09

2009-07-13 12:52:32
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
200 feet east

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/13/09

By Capt. Jim Hirt

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. Thirty to 100 down for Lakers and salmon. Magnum spoons have been my best producer for salmon the last five days. Check out Scott Hamstra of Madison Wisconsin with the huge Rainbow Trout.

Patterns and program under 45 feet

Fishing near shore has improved for Brown Trout. Use small spoons Like the Vulcan regular size Vulcan Silver Sky or the Vulcan OL Sherbet. The baitfish are about Two inches and small spoons are best. Water has warmed up to over 64 degrees and Browns are along the shoreline to the north of Milwaukee's north gap. You can also try inside the green can and south along the shoreline.

Patterns and program 120 to 260 feet

Out in the deeper water east of Milwaukee is the best fishing for Chinook, Rainbow, Lake Trout and Coho. I start off the north gap in 120 feet of water and work east.

This has been a mixed bag fishery. We had a Grand Slam twice over the last four days. Steady action on Rainbows on two, three and five color leadcore continues to be the better part of our catch. Once again small baits are best for Rainbows. Coho over 7 pounds are common on Reaper Magnum Peacock spoons 50 feet and down. Downriggers or leadcores 35 to 90 down are taking Chinooks big Coho and all size Lake Trout. Magnum Reapers on the deep lines are getting the job done. I use Church Walleye Planner Boards for all my lead cores.

Some of our best producing spoons have been Reaper Magnum Peacock Silver and Magnum Fish n Chip on sunny days. Try the Reaper Magnum Glow spoons on overcast cloudy days. For small spoons the Vulcan Dolphin Green Silver and combinations of silver spoons with green or blue accent colors. Run the boat speed at 1.7 to 2.3 MPH. Vulcans, Nestor Wobblers and Reapers are sold only on the web at Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing!! 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 2009, 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

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