Salmon Fishing Hot during May Sheboygan WI

2012-05-29 08:48:11
Sheboygan, Wisconsin - Freshwater Fishing Report
Lake Michigan

Fished the past several days in depths from 120 to 160 feet of water straight out of the harbor. Had many limit catches while landing all Great Lakes species every day except for the elusive brown trout. We were able to land a number of larger kings weighing in the upper teens. Water temperature is still cold in the forties and the fish are still scattered all over the water column. We are catching fish from the surface to 120 feet deep on downriggers and wire diver set ups. A variety of green and white rotating flashers and flies have produced most of the fish down deeper. Some spoons such as rattlesnakes, hooksters and pro-kings worked well on our lead core set-ups and shallow divers. This has been by far my best start to the fishing season, as well as the most consistent fishing in many years. I posted a short video of our fast paced fishing action on my website at:

Capt. James Schlegel

Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters

Fish Species: chinook salmon, coho salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout
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Water Depth: 120 to 160 foot
Water Temperature: 45
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Limit Catch 5/26/12
Limit Catch 5/26/12

Limit Catch 5/16/12
Limit Catch 5/16/12

About The Author: Captain James Schlegel

Company: Fish Sheboygan

Area Reporting: Lake Michigan Sheboygan Wisconsin

Bio: Captain James Schlegel has been a Great Lakes licensed guide since 1984, and has fished out of the port of Sheboygan the entire time. Captain Schlegel has been Sheboygan's premier guide for the past several years, leading all area guides in both fishing trips and fish harvest. Captain Schlegel is an active member of the Sheboygan Area Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Club and currently serves as vice president, newsletter editor, and organizes several club events. He is a member of the Sheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sheboygan's tourism advisory committee. He is also the only recognized "Picked-By-You" top rated fishing guide out of the port of Sheboygan.

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