Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/19/11
By Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho Fever Hits Milwaukee!
Eight to twelve foot waves have kept everyone off the lake until yesterday. We went out in the rain and two to four footers with an occasional six. Had fantastic action on Coho Salmon and Lake Trout. Six man limit in four hours with many lost fish in the high waves.
Coho are coming on all size spoons Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Johnnie peanut flies must be part of your presentation for Coho. A hot presentation for us was a size O orange dodger with a 21.5 inch lead to a medium size blue fly. Coho are in the top 20 feet and Chinooks are 30 to 45 down. Steady action on Slide Divers set to #2 and 25 feet of line out. Run 2,3,4,and 5 color Cortland lead core and downriggers 12 to 48 feet down. Speed has been very critical with the 43 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. For spoons Use the regular size Silver Vulcan. 1.6 to 1.9 has been best speed! Tie your flies 10.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 12 inches for 6inch flashers and 22 inches on the size O dodgers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps.
Head out the north gap Milwaukee 60 degrees and fish northeast out to 70 to 125 feet of water. 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 http://www.bluemaxcharters.com Copyrightę 2011, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.
About The Author: Captain Jim Hirt
Company: Blue Max Charters
Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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