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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/9/2016

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/9/2016

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Best Chinook fishing of the Season!
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! Russ and Carol Drew got a work out with screaming Kings! We had a great time.

How
It was a all spoon bite. The pattern hasn’t changed but the big Chinooks are 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 or blue has been hot on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 15 feet down to the bottom. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies also caught fish. Ripped one Chinook on a Slide Diver today. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 24 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps.

Lake Trout action was slow today but we didn’t fish there favorite spots.

Coho fishing has been spotty. We did find some action in 80 feet off the Filter two days ago on spoons.

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 2.2 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. It can be a zoo in close with all the traffic and it may be better to head out the north gap Milwaukee 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© 2016, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/29/2015

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/29/2015
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Doubles on Rainbows Lots of Lake Trout Fishing Milwaukee!
West wind continues and has pulled the fish into fifty to eighty feet. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done in the regular or magnum size. Mike Crisman and family had an exciting trip and caught a cooler full of fish. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
The Reaper Fish N Chip Magnum spoons are best when on SWR’s off the downriggers. Run from 34 to the bottom. Divers set at #1.5 with 150 feet of line out another option. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on my web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Action for Lakers has been steady. Same presentation as for Chinooks have been best. Over the last 3 days I have taken Lakers 40 to 80 down over 60 to 100 feet of water. Option #2 Copper and Lead cores are also good. Best action has been in 85 feet.
How Coho
Coho have slowed down. One here one there on white flashers and Howie LLB flies
Rainbow Trout
Vulcan regular Green Dolphin spoons on 4,5 and 6 color lead core best. They have turned on over the last 7 days. You must fish deep to catch this jumping fish in about 110 feet of water.
Where!
Fish are north or south of Milwaukee. Fish the complete water column for the best action. Set up in 50 feet and fish out to 110 and back in. Fish the gaps at first light is another option for Brown Trout and a few Chinooks. Our best speed was 1.9 to 2.0 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider. The current has been strong watch your speed!
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2015, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/25//2015

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/25//2015
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Chinooks and Lake Trout Great! Fishing Milwaukee!
Get on the water all species active. Arnold Stebem enjoyed this nice 15 pound king when he was fishing with his family. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done in the regular or magnum size. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
Glow spoons first or last light are the best bet. The spoons are best when run 100 feet behind the downrigger ball and 45 feet down. Divers set at #2 with 120 feet of line out another option.
How Lake Trout
Arnold Stebem 3x5How Coho
Coho have slowed down. Only a couple per trip mostly caught on flies
Rainbow Trout
Vulcan OL Sherbet Orange spoons on 2,3,4, color lead core best.
Where!
Fish are north or south of Milwaukee. Fish 60 feet and up. For the best action set up in 75 feet and fish out to 120 and back in. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2015, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/14//2015

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/14//2015
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Chinooks and Coho are in! Fishing Milwaukee!
Out all weekend a 50/50 split on Coho and Chinooks. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done in the regular or magnum size. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
My first choice is first light with glow spoons. The spoons are best when run 100 feet behind the downrigger ball and 25 feet down. Three, four, five color Lead Core are also taking Chinooks. Chinooks being taken in 65 to 100 feet of water anywhere out of Milwaukee. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on my web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Action for Lakers has been steady for fish in the cooler. Try long lead spoons and SWR rigs 45 to 60 feet down. Lead cores are also a good choice. Best action has been in 75 feet.
How Coho
Get out the flashers with Howie peanut flies. Some scattered reports of Coho being caught on spoons as well. The surface is 53 degrees and the Silvers are 15 feet down to the surface in 40 to 100 feet of water. Our average has been 10 to 12 per trip.
Rainbow Trout
If you have time and good lake conditions try 250 feet of water for good action on Rainbows. Vulcan OL Sherbet Orange spoons on 2,3,4, color lead core best.
Where!
Fish are north or south of Milwaukee. Fish the entire water column in 20 to 100 feet of water for the best action. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2015, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/25/2015

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 5/25/2015
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Small But Steady Improvement In Fishing Milwaukee!
Harbor and gap fishing good to slow for Brown Trout with a few small Chinook. Small spoons or crank baits best bait in the harbor. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done in the regular size. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
Harbor and gap Chinook are coming first light on Vulcan or Reaper regular combinations of green/silver, all silver and blue/silver. My first choice is first light with glow spoons. The spoons are best when run 100 feet behind the downrigger ball and 26 feet down. There are also Chinooks being taken in 65 feet of water in White Fish Bay 45 down to the bottom. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on my web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Action for Lakers has been the best bet for fish in the cooler. Try long lead spoons and SWR rigs 45 to 60 feet down. Lead cores are also a good choice. Best action has been in 65 feet.
How Coho
Some scattered reports of Coho being caught. The surface is 49 degrees and they will be here in numbers soon.
Rainbow Trout
If you have time and good lake conditions try 250 feet of water for good action on trout. Vulcan OL Sherbet Orange spoons on 2,3,4, color lead core best.
Where!
Fish are mixed up and scattered. Fish the entire water column in 20 to 100 feet of water for the best action. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2015, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/16/2014

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/16/2014
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Chinooks, Lake and Brown Trout Milwaukee!
Harbor fishing good for Brown Trout with a few Chinook. Spoons or crank baits best bait in the harbor. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
Harbor Chinook are coming on Vulcan Magnum combinations of green/silver, all silver and blue/silver. My first choice is first light with magnum glow spoons. The Reaper or Vulcan glow spoons best when run 100 feet behind the downrigger ball and 6 feet down. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on my web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Action out deep is slow. Try long lead spoons and SWR rigs 80 feet down. High lead cores are also a good choice. Best action has been in 70 feet and out to 170 feet
Where!
Fish are mixed up and scattered. Cold water has driven the fish to shallow water one day and out deep the next. They can be caught on high presentations. Fish the entire water column in 25 to 160 feet of water for the best action. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2014, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/10/2014

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 9/10/2014
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Chinooks, Lake and Rainbow Trout Milwaukee!
Harbor fishing good for Chinook with spoons or crankbaits. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
Harbor Chinook are coming on Vulcan Magnum combinations of green/silver, all silver and blue/silver. My first choice is first light with magnum glow spoons. The Reaper or Vulcan glow spoons best when run 100 feet behind the downrigger ball and 6 feet down. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on my web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Cold water is in and action out deep is slow. Try long lead spoons and SWR rigs. High lead cores are also a good choice. Best action has been 30 feet and out to 70 feet
Rainbows are reliable.
Run 2,3,4,5,6 color lead cores with orange, red or green spoons. Best action in 100 to 200 feet of water.
Where!
Good numbers of fish have moved in. Cold water has driven the fish to shallow water. They can be caught on high presentations. Fish the entire water column in 25 to 60 feet of water for the best action. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2014, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/26/2014

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 8/26/2014
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt
Chinooks and Coho moving in Milwaukee!
Quick update!! A huge swing in activity out of Milwaukee. This update is to let you know the big King Salmon are turning on. Coho Salmon fishing is also improving. Badger Tackle Reaper or Vulcan spoons getting it done. 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 by e-mail!
How Chinook
Chinook are coming on Reaper Magnum Big Joe Silver spoons run long behind the downrigger ball or on five color lead cores. Vulcan Magnum spoons in blue/green or silver/ green on the long lead cores are also taking Chinooks. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on my web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Beat the bottom with long lead spoons and SWR rigs. Best action has been 85 feet and out to 150 feet
Rainbows are reliable.
Run 2,3,4,5,6 color lead cores with orange, red or green spoons. Best action in 100 to 200 feet of water.
Where!
This is the hot location. Water temperatures near shore are warm. This is no problem for mature salmon. The Kings have moved in as they do late August and September. They can be caught on high presentations. Fish the entire water column in 50 to 60 feet of water for the best action. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2014, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/7/2014

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 7/7/2014
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt

Lake Trout fill the box in Milwaukee!
Catch the buzz from the cleaning station and get full detailed fishing info. James Grugal boated several monster Trout including this 14lb 7oz beauty. It was caught on a Badger Tackle Reaper Magnum Peacock spoon. 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 by e-mail!
How Coho
Coho are in the top 25 feet on 6-inch flashers or OO dodgers with Howie peanut, flies tied 14-16 inches long. The best place to find them is off wind point in 60 feet of water or 250 feet out of Milwaukee.
How Chinook
Chinook are coming on Reaper Magnum Big Joe Silver spoons run long behind the downrigger ball or on SWR rigs 40 feet to the bottom. Vulcan Magnum spoons in blue/green or silver/ green on the long lead cores are also taking Chinooks. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on their web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
How Lake Trout
Beat the bottom with long lead spoons and SWR rigs. Best action has been 85 feet and out to 150 feet
Where!
Water temperatures near shore warmed to 60 degrees on the surface. Coho fishing was good in 250 to 300 feet of water. Start your trip in 250 for Coho and go to 125-160 feet of water for Chins and Lake Trout. Fish the entire water column for the best action. Anglers are finding Chinook action 10 miles north of Milwaukee in Whitefish Bay. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
Have a great fishing season. 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© 2014, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/29/2014

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Milwaukee Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon Report 6/29/2014
By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Captain Jim Hirt

King fishing improving in Milwaukee!
Catch the buzz from the cleaning station and get full detailed fishing info. Check out John Hartig’s 20lb 10oz king. Caught on a dodger and Howie fly. 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 by e-mail!
How Coho
The foggy days continued this week. When we can get out we caught Coho in the top 25 feet on 6-inch flashers or OO dodgers with Howie peanut, flies tied 14-16 inches long. It’s a mixed bag for most anglers. Our best presentation is Side Divers or 8 color lead core.
How Chinook
Chinook are coming on Vulcan Silver spoons run long behind the downrigger ball or on SWR rigs 40 feet to the bottom. Reaper Magnum and Vulcan Magnum spoons in blue/green or silver/ green on the long lead cores are also taking Chinooks and Lake Trout 8 to 15 pounds. The only place you will find Reaper and Vulcan spoons is on their web site at http://www.badgertackle.com
Where!
Water temperatures near shore warmed to 61 degrees on the surface. Coho fishing was good in 80 to 100 feet of water. Start your trip in 75 for Coho and go to 125-160 feet of water for Chins and Lake Trout. Fish the entire water column for the best action. Anglers are finding Chinook action north of Milwaukee in Whitefish Bay. Our best speed was 2.0 to 2.2 mph measured at the ball with the Depth Raider.
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© 2014, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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