Jim Hirt

Chinooks and Coho on the Golden Diablo

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/13/18

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt

Had limits on Coho Salmon and the Chinook are there if you can keep the Coho off the lines. To get my fish reports and how to videos first go to http://www.jimhirt.com By subscribing you will keep ahead of the other anglers. When I post you will get it fast!



Let me tell you about the new Golden Diablo spoon. When I started running this spoon I couldn’t believe how many fish it caught. I didn’t want to release it for purchase on my http://www.badgertackle.com website until all the testing was done. You can run it bare on lead core or 48 inches behind a dodger or flasher in any presentation for salmon or trout. I have had Chinook to 19 pounds on them. Fellow anglers are using them for Walleye and Bass with excellent results. The spoon is genuine Gold plated and comes in two sizes at this time. The Golden Diablo may be trolled, jigged and casts a country mile. Your probably thinking what do I need another spoon for. You won’t be disappointed. If the website is out of them send me a email captain.jim@bluemaxcharters.com and I will let you know when I get more in.

On with the fish report.

The small Reaper Peacock and Fish n Chip has been hot on the lead cores. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie peanut flies must be part of your presentation for Coho. A hot presentation for us was a size O orange dodger with a 22 inch lead to a medium size blue fly. Coho are in the top 35 feet and Chinooks are 60 to 85 down. Steady action on Slide Divers set to #3 no ring and 35 feet of line out. Run 4 and 5 color Cortland lead core and downriggers 60 to 95 feet down. Speed has been very critical with the 47 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The big Chinook are hitting on the Golden Diablo both sizes. The boat speed of 1.9 to 2.2 has been best. Tie your flies 16 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 18 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps.


Fish are from 80 feet and all the way out east of Milwaukee to 170 feet. It can be a zoo in close with all the traffic and it may be better to head out the Main gap Milwaukee 85 degrees. Fish east out to 100 to 140 feet of water for the best action. 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 Copyright© 2018, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.



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Jim Hirt

About The Author: Captain Jim Hirt

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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