Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 10/8/2008

2008-10-08 11:32:52
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
east in 150 feet of water

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 10/8/2008

By Capt. Jim Hirt

The last four days two and three year-old Chinooks have been active with action in 150 to 200 feet. This has been an all spoon bite. Work from 25 to 60 down on Magnum Fish N Chip and Fish Fry spoons. Read my report to get the best tips and presentations for the silver Chinooks. I do have openings on my schedule to put you on some great eaters in the 5 to 12 pound size give me a call.

We fished every day the last four days catching mostly Chinook and Brown Trout. The main and north gap Milwaukee has been holding some Brown Trout but that area has been slow. We did pick up this 15 pound 9 ounce Brown. It was caught by David Miller of KC Missouri. Our most productive presentation at the gaps has been Reaper Magnum Silver or glow spoons. The best colors are Peacock, Fish N Chip and Green Fox Glow.

The best action is to go deep to 150 feet and deeper. We are fishing due east off the US Bank building. I tried north but found better action south. Downriggers, divers and 10-color leadcore are all working. To optimize this presentation troll slow at 1.8 to 2.0 MPH. The Reaper Spoons work very well at these slow speeds and slower is better most of the time for Chinook. I run my divers set at #2 with 150 feet of line out. Downriggers 30 to 60 down are also productive. First light and last light fishing will yield the most fish on the sunny days.

You must check the water temps look for cooler water. Most of the water is 60 degrees. We are finding our fish in this warm water. On Saturday the fish were 30 to 65 down and Sunday about the same. Church Walleye planer boards with 10 colors Cortland Kerplunk leadcore are taking Chinook. Leadcore with magnum spoons has been my best producer on sunny calm water days.

For anglers that have not tried the Reaper and Vulcan spoons from Badger I recommend you give them a try. They are offering a buy 4 and get 1 free at this time. The fish out deep ranged in size from 5 to 12 pounds. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on the Badger Tackle web site at Jim charters out of Milwaukee, WI. With Blue Max Charters He can be reached at 414-828-1094 or visit his web site at I am always available for a comment or update. Thanks!!

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Jim Hirt

About The Author: Captain Jim Hirt

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Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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