Jim Hirt

Milwaukee Fishing, Master the Kings !

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt

Chinook salmon report 8/28/2018 Join us in Milwaukee! 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! Nate Lorch spent 15 minutes wrestling with this 25.5 pound monster. We had to back down on this one which made for an exciting catch. The way he was ripping off line I didn’t think he was ever going to stop.


The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentations on 200 and 225 copper or downriggers 90 down to the bottom. A mixed bag of Chinook and Lake Trout made up the catch. The huge Chinook action is picking up as the kings make there way to the river. We had many fish over twenty pounds this last week. They are still on the feed and in great shape. Chinook are coming on Howie flies and on magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. I hope this helps. Wire magnum divers are producing a few Rainbows and Browns with flies set at 3 with 160 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on eight inch flashers and 0 dodgers and spin n glows 90 to the bottom.

Browns were caught last week on six color lead core with Reaper Magnum Peacock spoons.

Rainbows are slow. When we did catch them they went for the flasher flies


For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 75 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 50 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 has been best.


Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished north and south in 80 to 120 feet. We did not get out over 120 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let's go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. I have openings to join a group this week. 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© 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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