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Milwaukee Fishing, Master the Kings !

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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

Speed
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.

Where!
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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Milwaukee Fishing, On The Bottom !

Milwaukee Fishing, On The Bottom !
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Chinook salmon report 8/9/2018 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!

How
I will leave this tip in my report because it is the answer to producing fish the last two weeks!
Lots of marks only a few are interested. Whatever your favorite bait you must fish the bottom. Pounding the bottom is the answer to putting fish in the cooler. This is not easy with the strong current we have had as of late. The worst scenario is when the current and wind are cross path. The best presentation is with or against the current. When you set up align your tackle with the current. Lower you deepest lines until they bump the bottom and keep adjusting to keep them there. Your focus should be on presentation. This may be more effort than some anglers want to expend.
The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down to the bottom. A mixed bag of Rainbows, Chinook and Lake Trout made up the catch. The big Chinooks were missing yesterday but I would look for them at the temp break at first light 55 down. Chinook are coming on 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 with flies set at 3 with 150 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom and 8inch flashers with flies.
No Browns were caught last week.
Rainbows are far and few in between. When we did catch them they went for the flasher flies

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 70 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 55 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 1.7 to 2.0 has been best.

Where!
Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished north and south in 80 to 150 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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Milwaukee Fishing, Pounding Out Some Fish !

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Milwaukee Fishing, Pounding Out Some Fish !
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Chinook salmon report 7/30/2018 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!

How
Lots of marks only a few are interested. Whatever your favorite bait you must fish the bottom. Pounding the bottom is the answer to putting fish in the cooler. This is not easy with the strong current we have had as of late. The worst scenario is when the current and wind are cross path. The best presentation is with or against the current. When you set up align your tackle with the current. Lower you deepest lines until they bump the bottom and keep adjusting to keep them there. Your focus should be on presentation. This may be more effort than some anglers want to expend.
The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 300 copper or downriggers 100 down to the bottom. A mixed bag of Coho, Chinook and Lake Trout made up the catch. The big Chinooks are getting slightly easier to find right now with some up to 25 pounds. Chinook are coming on 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 with flies set at 2 with 250 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom.
No Browns were caught last week.
Rainbows are far and few in between. When we did catch them they went for the Golden Diablo spoons in the top 25 feet.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 70 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 95 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 1.7 to 2.0 has been best.

Where!
Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished north and south in 80 to 150 feet. We did not get out over 140 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.

Milwaukee Fishing, King are On, Right On!

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Milwaukee Fishing, King are On, Right On!
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Chinook salmon report 7/9/2018 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!

How
It was mostly a Reaper Magnum Spoon bite the last several days. with a few fish on white 8 inch flasher and 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 getting easier to find right now with some up to 25 pounds. Chinook are coming on flies and on magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan 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 100 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on 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.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 65 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 25 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.

Where!
Fish are in the colder water out over 70 feet. We fished east west out to 190 feet. We did not get out over 190 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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Milwaukee Fishing, Deeper Water Is Better!

Milwaukee Fishing, Deeper Water Is Better!
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 6/25/2018 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!

How
It was mostly a white 8 inch flasher and Howie fly bite with a few fish on spoons. The pattern for me yesterday was deeper presentation on 150 or 225 copper or downriggers worked the best. A mixed bag of Coho, Rainbow and Chinooks added to the catch. The big Chinooks are hard to find right now with some 6 to 8 pound fish filling in. Chinook are coming on flies and on small or magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green, blue or orange has been working on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 85 feet down to the bottom. I hope this helps. Wire magnum divers are producing with flies set at 2 with 100 feet of line out.

Lake Trout today were on 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom.
No Browns today.
Rainbows are part of most trips on Golden Diablo spoons in the top 25 feet.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 60 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 25 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.

Where!
Fish are in the colder water out over 150 feet. We fished east west out to 190 feet. We did not get out over 190 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. 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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Milwaukee Fishing, Whitefish Bay is the Place for Rainbows!

Milwaukee Fishing, Whitefish Bay is the Place for Rainbows!

By Capt. Jim Hirt
Report for June 18th 2018
The lake is warming and a thermocline is setting up. The surface action has slowed and the temperature break is at 30 feet to 50 degrees. Rainbow Trout action has been best in the warmer water just above the break in sizes of 4 to 14 pounds. All our action on Rainbows has been on the Reaper Magnum Fish N Chip Silver spoon or Golden Diablo spoon presented on one and two color lead core or Slide Divers with 60 foot leads set to #2 with 35 feet of line out. 150 to 200 feet of water has been best depths With two foot or less waves presentation has been easy. Coho are at or below the break from 35 to 65 feet. We are still getting Coho on 6-inch flashers or OO dodgers with peanut, small hair cut or Mylar flies tied 15 inches long. The Coho are slowing down green or blue flies will work. Reaper Magnum Fish N Chip, Peacock and Vulcan Magnum Silver Leaf, Silver Sky spoons on the downriggers are taking Chinooks and Lake Trout 8 to 15 pounds 90 to 135 down 25 feet behind the ball. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on their web site at http://www.badgertackle.com The wind has brought the temperatures near shore up to 61 degrees on the surface and that action in has slowed. Start your trip in 110 feet of water and fish out to deeper water. Look for 52-degree or colder water. Our best presentations are planer boards with 1,2,3 or 4 lead cores and downriggers 90 to 130 feet down. Our best speed was 1.7 to 2.0 mph. 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
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Chinooks and Coho on the Golden Diablo

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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!

How
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.

Where!
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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Milwaukee, Pounding Coho On Flies!

Milwaukee, Pounding Coho On Flies!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 6/6/2018 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!

How
It was mostly a 00 dodgers and Howie fly bite with a few fish on spoons. The pattern hasn’t changed. A mixed bag of Coho, and Chinooks with limits possible. The big Chinooks are also in. Chinook are coming on small or magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green, blue or orange has been hot on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 25 feet down to the bottom. Six inch dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies also caught fish. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers. Use all orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps. Slide Diver are producing with flies set at 3 no ring 35 feet of line out.

No Lake Trout today.
No Browns today.
No report of any Rainbows

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 55 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The Chinook are hitting Reaper Magnum Glow spoons at first light and blue or green with silver back all day. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
Fish are in the colder water out over 80 feet. We fished east west out to 160 feet with steady action all day. We did not get out over 160 feet of water yesterday. Have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. 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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Milwaukee, Coho Season Has Arrived!

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Milwaukee, Coho Season Has Arrived!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 5/21/2018 Salmon are here! 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! Great fishing morning for Kris and company! Limit of Coho not bad. We had a great time. Two 17 pound Kings on Saturday morning trip

How
It was mostly a 00 dodgers and Howie fly bite with a few fish on spoons. The pattern hasn’t changed. A mixed bag of Coho, and Chinooks with limits possible. The big Chinooks are also in. Chinook are coming on small or magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green, blue or orange has been hot on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 25 feet down to the bottom. Six inch dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies also caught fish. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers. Use all orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps. Slide Diver are producing with flies set at 3 no ring 35 feet of line out.

No Lake Trout today.
No Browns today.
No report of any Rainbows

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 51 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The Chinook are hitting Reaper Magnum Glow spoons at first light and blue or green with silver back all day. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.4 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
Fish are hanging in close to shore or the break wall. We did not get out over 50 feet of water yesterday. Follow the shoreline working 40 feet of water. Have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note All alone we put together groups at $125 per person. 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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Milwaukee Fishing, Always Hot In Spring!

Milwaukee Fishing, Always Hot In Spring!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing Report 5/3//2018 Hello all thank you for reading my reports. 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!

Early May fishing is very good. Most of our charter trips are catching 10 to 17 fish. Mostly Browns with some Lake Trout, Rainbows and Chinooks. We fished cloudy skies on Thursday with the wind out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. The water flowing into Milwaukee harbor is 52 degrees. We have been fishing the temp breaks in front of the river mouth and harbor gaps marking fish at all depths. This will change with the recent rain. Our best presentations are Church Walleye planer boards with 25 foot leads behind the boards and downriggers 20 to 25 feet down. The way I set up a planer board is with 20 lb. mono to a 1/4-ounce bead chain sinker. Use 6 feet of 15 lb. fluorocarbon leader from the sinker to a size #1 Cross Lock snap and lure. The fish have not been too particular. Most 3-4 inch spoons and J-Plugs are taking fish. Some of our best producers have been Vulcan OL Sherbet, Orange Slush and Reaper Cheese Weasel sold at http://www.badgertackle.com Michigan Stinger Natural Born Killer and most of their silver orange spoons. Inside the harbor and depending on wind direction the north and south gaps are producing fish. The fish at the north gap came on small spoons. Silver blue spoons worked best for us running 60 feet behind the ball on downriggers 8-15 feet down. Our best boat speed was 2.2 mph. Slide Divers are producing very well set to #2 with 30 feet of line out. 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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