Jim Hirt

Milwaukee Fishing, Down and Deep

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt

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It was mostly a Reaper Magnum Spoon bite the last several days. with a few fish on silver 8 inch flasher and green Howie flies. The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down. A mixed bag of Coho, Rainbow and Lake Trout added to the catch. The big Chinooks are in and around the harbor but very few have been caught. Lakers are coming on Spin N Glows and on magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan spoon in green, blue or orange has been working on the downriggers for Rainbows. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 25 feet down. I hope this helps. Wire magnum divers are producing with flies set at 2 with 150 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on size 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom.

Huge 14 to 18 pound Browns were caught last Thursday on 4 color lead core with a Reaper Magnum Peacock spoon.

Rainbows are part of most trips on Golden Diablo spoons in the top 25 feet.


For all fish speed has been very critical with the colder 50 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 15 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Rainbow action.


Fish are in the colder water out over 110 feet. We fished east west out to 150 feet. We did not get out over 150 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing! Call for dates!! 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© 2019, 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

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