Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 8/25/2008

2008-08-25 16:24:27
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
100 feet east of Milwaukee

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Reports 8/25/2008

By Capt. Jim Hirt

The wind is west the wind is east. Key in on 50 degree temperature for success. Surface temperature is 70 with the Temperature break at 60 feet. Currently the action down is at 65 to 120 feet. We are catching mostly Chinook and Lake Trout. The fish are from the 100 to 210 feet of water. The best action is over 150 feet east of the Filtration Plant and north. Church Walleye planer boards with 10 color Cortland Kerplunk leadcore and 300 feet of copper wire are taking Chinooks. For all species on sunny days use Reaper Magnum Monkey Puke, Peacock, Fish n Chip and Big Joe Silver spoons. Use all glow spoons early in the morning, down deep and overcast days. On overcast days and low light try the Reaper Magnum Blue Fox Glow spoons. We are getting good reports of action in the warm water conditions on both sides of Lake Michigan on these glow spoons. This makes sense as most of the fish are coming deep and the glow spoons are most visible for the fish in deep water presentations. For you anglers that have not tried the Reaper and Vulcan from Badger I recommend you give them a try. They are offering a buy 4 and get 1 free at this time. The fish ranged in size from 3 to 21 pounds. The 4-year-old Chinook have been active the last several days. I have found some marks of big fish in the river although reports are this action on spawners has not started. I am finding the big guys cruising around in the top 50 feet as well as in the colder water. Trolling at 1.8 to 2.0 miles per hour at the ball will get more fish. Experiment with speed up to 2.6 MPH. Lately a faster speed has worked for the big Chins. 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

Company: Blue Max Charters

Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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