Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/27/09

2009-07-27 17:14:23
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
Off the filter in 75 feet

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/27/09

By Capt. Jim Hirt

Chinooks over twenty pounds are becoming part of most every trip with Coho to 10 pounds and Rainbows lots of Rainbows to 11 pounds. Action is in 70 to 110 feet. Set up at 70 feet and run spoons 15 to 50 feet down for Rainbows and Coho. The big kings are coming 30 to 50 down on all size Vulcan and Reaper spoons. Bryan Pallen of Fargo ND. was excited to catch this 10.3 pound 27 inch Coho on a Vulcan Blue Dolphin Glow spoon

Patterns and program 70 to 110 feet

Out in the deeper water east of Milwaukee is the best fishing for Chinook, Rainbow and Coho. I start off the north gap in 70 feet of water and work east.

Steady action on Rainbows with three, five and six color leadcore continues to be the better part of our catch. Once again small Vulcan spoons are best for Rainbows. Coho over 7 pounds are common on Reaper Magnum Peacock spoons 30 feet and down. Downriggers or leadcores 30 to 50 down are taking Chinooks big Coho and all size Lake Trout. Magnum Reapers on the deep lines are getting the job done. Check the down temperature and look for 50 degrees. The temperature changes with wind direction today it is 49 degrees at 40 feet. I use Church Walleye Planner Boards for all my lead cores.

Some of our best producing spoons have been Vulcan Magnum Silver Lizard, Magnum Silver Sky, Reaper Magnum Peacock Silver, and Magnum Fish n Chip. For small spoons the Vulcan Dolphin Green Silver and combinations of silver spoons with green or blue accent colors. Run the boat speed at 1.6 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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