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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 4/29/12

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 4/29/12

By Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Fishing Hot, Chinooks Heavy!
Weather blew us off on Saturday but Sunday was great. In the morning we had Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, one ten pound Lake Trout and Chinooks in the teens. Our new Lowrance HDS Gen 2 is keeping us on fish. The hot bait was the regular size Reaper Peacock made by We also had action on Spin Doctors or orange flashers and flies. Check out the photo of Andrew Blade with a great 15 pound 8 ounce Spring King!!

April fishing remains average to good when you can get out. The weather has created some problems with presentation and access to the best fishing areas. Our best presentations are 2,3,4,and 5 color Cortland lead core and downriggers 12 to 45 feet down. The fish have been on regular and magnum spoons. The Reaper Magnum and regular Peacock Silver spoon by Badger Tackle have caught most of our fish. Six inch orange dodgers and Johnnie Peanut Flies are also doing a good job. Our best boat speed is 1.7 to 2.0 mph. Slide Divers are producing very well set to #2 with 70 feet of line out.

Head northeast out the north gap Milwaukee and fish north in 45 to 70 feet of water. Out in front of the water filtration plant is a good option for small boat anglers. Water color may be an issue if it is cloudy move in and out of the cloudy water for the best action. The color break is holding most of the fish.
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 Copyright© 2012, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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