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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 By subscribing you will keep ahead of the other anglers. When I post you will get it fast!

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 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

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.

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 Copyright© 2018, James J. Hirt All Rights Reserved.

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