Fishing Reports by Captain Jim Hirt

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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.

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 10/7/2013 (10/07/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Big Numbers on Chinooks, Donít put the boat away !! West wind has cranked up the fishing for all species. It is some of the best fishing we had all year. One week left in my season if you have time to get out.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/21/2013 (9/21/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Weather rough fishing great! The wind and storms has limited our chances to get out but when we got out action has been good. Let me explain where and why.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/7/2013 (9/07/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Watch your temperature and fish in 55 0r less degrees of water. Fish are marking from 30 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 220 feet. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/27/2013 (8/27/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are marking from 70 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 120 feet. Have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/8/2013 (8/08/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are marking from 80 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 140 feet. Have a great fishing season.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/18/2013 (7/18/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] For Lake Trout magnum Reaper glow spoons presented within inches of the bottom will bring in some hogs with the most running 5-8 pounds.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/9/2013 (7/09/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] For Lake Trout magnum Reaper glow spoons presented within inches of the bottom will bring in some hogs with the most running 5-8 pounds. A size 0 dodger and Spin N Glow may be needed on some days.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/25/2013 (6/25/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] No changeÖ. fish are scattered from 70 feet and all the way out north or south of Milwaukee to 140 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/7/13 (6/07/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] It can be a zoo in close with all the traffic and it may be better to head out the north gap Milwaukee 70 degrees and fish northeast out to 70 to 140 feet of water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/23/13 (5/23/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho are coming on small size spoons and dodger flies. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/17/13 (5/17/2013)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho are coming on all size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/24/12 (9/24/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Anglers are catching all species and you find the fish of your choice by working the temperature preference of your quarry. Reaper spoons by Badger Tackle have been the ticket out deep and in the harbor.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/17/12 (9/17/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Harbor fishing is turning on and on lumpy days you will find big Chinook on plugs and spoons. Out in front of the water filtration plant in 60 feet of water is a good option for small boat anglers.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/5/12 (9/06/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Cold water is out over 100 feet of water 60 feet and down. Set up in 100 feet and troll east. Whitefish Bay is the shortest distance to deep water.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/29/12 (8/29/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] If you havenít been out for awhile now is the best time to fill the freezer with Chinooks, Coho and trout.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/21/12 (8/21/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Biggest King Salmon of The Year in Milwaukee! Surface temperature is down to 70 degrees and the fish are 40 feet to bottom.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/12/12 (8/12/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] The Gales of August are over! Two days at the dock but what can you do. Ten foot waves are gone and itís time to go hunting for fish.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/1/12 (8/01/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Now is your chance to wrestle the biggest KINGS of the year. Fishing has been exciting with a mixed bag of all species. Mostly Chinooks, Rainbows and Coho. Chinook to 19 pounds are screaming line and all are enjoying some great action.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/24/12 (7/24/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fishing has been Hot Hot Hot with a mixed bag of all species. Mostly Chinooks, Rainbows and Coho.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/12/12 (7/13/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] East Wind and the Fish Went Deep in Milwaukee! Surface temperature is up to 72 degrees and the fish are 40 feet to bottom. The weather has been great! Fishing has been good with a mixed bag of all species.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/27/12 (6/27/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] The weather has been perfect fishing has been consistent. Heavy coolers the last four days with mostly Chinooks, Rainbows (Bows) and Coho. Chinook to 18 pounds are screaming line and all are enjoying some great action.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/18/12 (6/18/2012)
[Sheboygan,WI] The weather has been perfect fishing has been consistent. Heavy coolers the last four days with mostly Chinooks and Coho.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/13/12 (6/13/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Kings! Coho! Lakers! Browns! Snapping in Milwaukee Surface temperature is up to 58 degrees and the fish are 30 feet to bottom.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/29/12 (5/29/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Many Kings Over Fifteen Pounds In Milwaukee! Surface temperature is up to 53 degrees and the fish are top to bottom.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/20/12 (5/20/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Limit Catches Are The Norm In Milwaukee! Only thing better than the weather has been the fishing. Donít miss this opportunity to crank in some great eating.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/12/12 (5/13/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Donít miss this opportunity to fill the box with an all species limit. Kings to 18 pounds yesterday!
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/8/12 (5/08/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] If its slow in close to shore head east for deeper water! Most anglers reporting good success on all species.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 4/29/12 (4/30/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] Check out the photo of Andrew Blade with a great 15 pound 8 ounce Spring King!!
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 4/21/22/12 (4/23/2012)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had two charter trips this weekend with good action both time periods. In the morning we had a few Coho, one twelve pound Lake Trout and two Chinooks in the teens.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/27/11 (9/27/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Try trolling the harbor with magnum glow spoons at first light. Magnum Reapers in silver or glow on 75 foot leads are my go to bait for shallow water trolling.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/22/11 (9/21/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] My top producer the past two days for all species is Reaper and Vulcan magnum spoons
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/13/11 (9/14/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] The big 20 pound Chinooks are coming in with some action from 55 feet to the inner harbor. Glow spoons inside the break wall have been good at first light.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/29/11 (8/29/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Eight to twelve pound Chinooks are plentiful with an occasional Lake Trout and Rainbow.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/18/11 (8/19/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Weíre seeing great Rainbow Trout action with fish to 12 pounds and 18 pound kings and a few Lake Trout. Leadcores and divers best with action on downriggers as well.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/8/11 (8/10/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Milwaukee enjoys good fishing after east wind ! Our numbers have been great the last four days. All species have been active with warm water on top the fish have pushed down.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/29/11 (7/29/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Currents are crazy out there if your not catching fish change directions and speed.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/18/11 (7/21/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho are the majority of the catch with some Chinook salmon to 19 pounds like this 16 pound 12 ounce King caught by Bill Smith
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/27/11 (6/27/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Head out the Main gap Milwaukee 85 degrees. Fish east out in 180 to 240 feet of water for the best action
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/13/11 (6/13/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Coho Everywhere In Milwaukee! Had limits on Coho Salmon and the Chinook are there if you can keep the Coho off the line.
Best Coho Fishing ever in Milwaukee! 6/1/11 (6/01/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Had fantastic action on Coho Salmon and the Chinook are coming on strong. Photo of Joe Milton and company. They know how to put them in the box.
Coho Fever and it just got better in Milwaukee! (5/23/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are up to the break wall and all the way out north of Milwaukee to 100 feet.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/19/11 (5/19/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] 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.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/9/11 (5/09/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] We were out the last three days and action is good to excellent. Finally a weekend with moderate to light wind this allowed everyone to enjoy the great fishing on Lake Michigan out of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/3/11 (5/03/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Early spring Coho plentiful in a mixed bag! We were out the last five days except for Saturday. High winds and waves have held down the pressure of the small boat anglers.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 4/24/11 (4/25/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] Early Coho! Early Coho! Early Spring Coho! We had two charter trips this weekend with great action both time periods. In the morning we had good numbers on Coho
Limit of Lake Trout 3/31/11 (4/02/2011)
[Milwaukee,WI] We had a great time fishing on the Glory Days !! If you would like to see a video fish report
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 10/11/10 (10/11/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] Fish are moving deeper. Sunday afternoon we had a great trip with action on Chinook, Coho, Rainbow and Lake Trout. There are some big Rainbows out there and lead core with spoons is the way to catch them.
Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 10/6/10 (10/06/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] The high wind out of the north has not effected the fishing. The water temperature will be the key to finding fish on your next trip out. As of Monday morning the warm water is in and the fish were out.
Milwaukee Fishing Salmon Reports September 21st 2010 (9/21/2010)
[Mendota Lake,WI] Fish are in the gaps and out to 50 feet of water The gaps are on most days. Good numbers on all size and age of fish. Overcast days are best and sunny day are slower.
Milwaukee Fishing Salmon Reports September 13th 2010 (9/13/2010)
[Milwaukee,WI] Most of our charters trips are in the gaps and out to 40 feet of water The gaps are on most days. Good numbers on all size and age of fish. Overcast days are best and sunny day are slower. Get out at first light for the best action.
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