Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/03/09

2009-08-03 20:21:06
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
100 feet due east

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/03/09

By Capt. Jim Hirt

Anglers are enjoying action on Chinooks, Coho and Rainbows lots of Rainbows to 12 pounds and some Lake Trout. Action is in 65 to 110 feet. Set up at 60 feet and run spoons 15 to 50 feet down for Rainbows and Coho. The four year old kings some over 19 pounds are coming near the bottom in 65 feet on magnum Reaper Spoons. Greg Klos of Milwaukee was very proud of this 20.25-pound Chinook he caught.

Patterns and program 65 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 60 feet of water and work east. I fished the water closer to shore with some success however the deeper water has been better.

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 Vulcan Magnum Lizard Silver spoons 40 to 50 feet down. Downriggers or leadcores 30 to 50 down are taking three year old 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

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Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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