Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/4/2010

2010-05-03 19:09:00
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
50 feet 25 down

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 5/4/2010

By Capt. Jim Hirt

Early May fishing has been medium at best. We're taking a mixed bag of Chinooks, Coho and Brown Trout. You may target your species by working the temps the fish like. The Milwaukee harbor and gaps are holding the best Brown Trout fishing. This warm water fish is finding the best temp where the water flows out of the harbor. All size spoons in orange and silver are working also the Nestor Wobbler Sun Burn Glow has been a regular producer. Coho are north and south in 30 to 50 feet of water in the top 15 feet. No big numbers on Coho yet but this should improve in the next week. Orange 6 inch flashers or dodgers with green Johnny flies are my go to bait for Coho. There has been a morning and evening bite on the big Kings. Mid day is when we are catching most of our Coho and smaller Browns. On the early and sunset bite bigger spoons and plugs have produced fish. The Vulcan Silver, Reaper Magnum Peacock or J-plugs #3 silver and some fish on glow spoons in the larger sizes are working for kings. Downriggers 14 -24 down and Slide Divers at 10 to 20 feet have been best. I hear some of the boats have been out in deeper water but the water inside of 50 feet has worked for us. The boat speed of 2.2-2.5 gave the best results. 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 Copyright© 2010, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Fish Species: Coho
Bait Used:
Tackle Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth:
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:
Jim Hirt

About The Author: Captain Jim Hirt

Company: Blue Max Charters

Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bio: Please allow Captain Jim and his wife Anita, to entertain you and your guests with exciting Lake Michigan fishing or a relaxing cruise. We have over twenty years on the water experience and we will make every effort to provide a safe and enjoyable trip. Let us know if you require special accomodations so we can provide the services you need. We enjoy hearing your feedback. Please contact us via phone or email with your comments, questions or concerns. The captain is Coast Guard and state of Wisconsin licensed and insured.

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Jim Hirt