Salmon Are Feeding In Harbor Area
Some of the fastest fishing action of the season the past few days. Salmon are feeding all day long around the harbor area. Had as many as 20 to 30 fish on each trip the past few days. The fish have been very hard to land in the shallow waters and our landing percentage has been suffering. Still plenty of action to keep everyone on their toes and ready for the next strike. Basic old school fishing with spoons, plugs and stick baits. Cold water still close to shore for all boaters and pier fishermen.
AUGUST 6, 2006 - Captain James Schlegel
Fast paced early morning fishing for Punkin and his party (Punkin is on the left). Caught our 25 fish limit in 50 to 70 feet of water. Most of the action was on the side poles using dodgers and flies as well as J-Plugs. Fished in the rain the last 2 hours, but had good fishing action. Started to see plenty of smaller fish today as well as huge schools of bait fish in the area we fished. In contrast, a huge 29.90 pound chinook salmon was caught in Sheboygan yesterday by angler John Ahsasd and registered in the "Sheboygan Big Fish Contest" (see link above). Water temperature was around 61 degrees and crystal clear. A special thanks to first mate Kevin for his effort in keeping all the lines straight during the early morning fishing chaos and the late morning down pour. The Sheboygan Coho Derby is scheduled this upcoming weekend.
AUGUST 9, 2006 - Captain James Schlegel
Another great day on the water this morning. Caught 16 fish in 60 to 80 feet of water straight out of the harbor. East winds have brought warmer water to the shoreline pushing the fish out deeper in search of the cooler water they prefer. Caught all chinook salmon and one rainbow trout. The Sheboygan Coho Derby is scheduled this upcoming weekend.
AUGUST 18, 2006 - Captain James Schlegel
Caught our 4 person limit this morning in less then 4 hours. The group from K & J Construction has been fishing with us for the past 5 years. Fished offshore in 120 feet of water just south of the harbor. All the fish were taken on small spoons trolled 80 feet deep and above.
AUGUST 26, 2006 - Captain James Schlegel
Our catch on Saturday morning for the Wilson party who has been fishing here in Sheboygan with us for years.
About The Author: Captain James Schlegel
Company: Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters
Area Reporting: SHEBOYGAN
Bio: For the past several years Captain Schlegel has been Sheboygan's top guide, leading all area captains in both fishing trips and fish harvest. This doesn't happen by accident, but is the result of 23 years in the guiding business, operating the area's newest 34' charter fishing boat and providing the public with the most detailed unbiased charter fishing reports. Our success is driven by our knowledgeable and professional staff and our consistent ability to deliver a quality Great Lakes fishing experience. You'll never find us at sport or travel shows, making exaggerated claims or offering deceptive guarantees. Our advertising is kept to a minimum and our business is based primarily on return guests, old fashion word of mouth and an honest, hard work ethic. Our unmatched past fishing results and our passion for this sport fishery offers the best charter fishing value in the area and sets the standard for the industry.