Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/8/09
By Capt. Jim Hirt
The fish are starting to set up on thermocline on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee. Action is in 100 to 260 feet. Set up at 100 feet and run spoons every 10 feet from 90 feet and up. Magnum spoons have been my best producer for the last five days.
Patterns and program under 45 feet
Fishing near shore has been very slow except for Brown Trout. Use small spoons Like the Vulcan regular size Vulcan Silver Sky or the Vulcan OL Sherbet. The baitfish are about Two inches and small spoons are best. Water has warmed up to over 60 degrees and Browns are along the shoreline to the north of Milwaukee's north gap. You can also try inside the green can and south along the shoreline.
Patterns and program 100 to 260 feet
Out in the deeper water east of Milwaukee is the best fishing for Chinook, Rainbow, Lake Trout and Coho. I start off the north gap in 100 feet of water and work east.
This has been a mixed bag fishery with steady action on Rainbows on two and three color leadcore. Once again small baits are best for Rainbows. Coho over 7 pounds are common on Reaper Magnum Peacock spoons 50 feet and down. Downriggers or leadcores 35 to 90 down are taking Chinooks big Coho and smaller Lake Trout. Magnum Reapers on the deep lines are getting the job done. I use Church Walleye Planner Boards for all my lead cores.
Some of our best producing spoons have been Reaper Magnum Peacock Silver and Magnum Fish n Chip on sunny days. Try the Reaper Magnum Glow spoons on overcast cloudy days. For small spoons the Vulcan Dolphin Green Silver and combinations of silver spoons with green or blue accent colors. Run the boat speed at 1.9 to 2.3 MPH. Vulcans, Nestor Wobblers and Reapers are sold only on the web at http://www.badgertackle.com 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 2009, 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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