Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/10/09

2009-08-10 09:24:32
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/10/09

By Capt. Jim Hirt

West wind is providing 45 degree water near shore with steady and consistent action for all species. Most presentations are working and anglers are enjoying action on Chinooks, Coho and huge Lake Trout. We had a Laker over twenty pounds this past week. Set up in 40 feet and run spoons 15 to 35 feet down for some of the best fishing of the season. Eleven almost twelve year old Adam Brigmann battled this 11 pound 4 ounce Coho to a successful end.

Patterns and program 40 to 80 feet

The temperature break to 50 degrees is at 20 feet down in most areas. The deepest we have caught fish is 60 feet down with the majority of our fish coming above 45 feet. I start off the north gap in 40 feet of water and work northeast.

You will find steady action on mostly Chinooks with three, five and six color leadcore with Vulcan Magnum spoons. Coho over 7 pounds are common on Vulcan Magnum Lizard Silver spoons 30 to 40 feet down. Downriggers or leadcores 30 to 45 down are taking all size Chinooks big Coho and all size Lake Trout. 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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