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Milwaukee, Mixed Bag Continues!

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Milwaukee, Mixed Bag Continues!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing Report 7/24/2017! 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
Mixed bag all week. Hot and cold action this past week has lead to inconsistent catches. We still had lots of fun. Chinooks and Coho numbers were down the last two days with Lake Trout picking up the slack. We have good days and difficult days. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Peacock spoons in blue/silver. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are a guess however we had some excellent days fishing them in the warm water with spoons or flies. Downriggers on the bottom with size 0 dodgers and Spin n Glows are taking the Lakers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the lead cores for exciting Rainbows. I hope this helps. Slide Diver are producing with #3 silver J plugs set at 2 with small ring. Run them 70 feet of line out 70 behind the diver .

Lake Trout action was some what improved all week on magnum spoons on the bottom.

Brown Trout action was just ok on 2 color lead core with small spoons. One here and there.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 40 feet.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 68 degree water. The temp break to 53 is down 100 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
I fished anywhere from 70 to out over 150 feet. Follow the temperatures and fish the zone. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been very slow with only a few Browns being caught. Head north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 80 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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© 2017, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.

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Milwaukee, Shallow or Deep Water stacked with Fish!

Milwaukee, Shallow or Deep Water stacked with Fish!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 5/14/2017 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 the Madison graduation party ! We had a great time.

How
It was mostly a spoon bite with a few fish on flies. The pattern hasn’t changed. A mixed bag of Coho, Chinooks, Browns and Lake Trout are filling the box 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 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. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 24 inches for 6 inch flashers. 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.

Lake Trout action was great today they are 30-40 down.

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 2.2 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. Follow the shoreline working 40 feet of water. Some reports of Coho in 150 feet or more on the surface. 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© 2017, James J. Hirt All Rights Reserved.

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Milwaukee, Chins in Chins out Fishing!

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Milwaukee, Chins in Chins out Fishing!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Chinook Report 9/12/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! Hard fighting three year olds or harbor four year old Kings take your choice. Headed out to deep water with the Hutchins family to wrestle a nice mixed bag of Chinook, Rainbows and Lake Trout. 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 first!

How
West wind has not changed the report or fishing. The key right now is to find the break to cold water. Let your locator tell you if the bait fish are around. Your reward will be a steady bite on all size and types of fish. Howie flies are my go to on the wires and Reaper or Vulcan spoons on 8 color lead core are taking the Rainbow Trout. The big three year old Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 150-220 feet of water. Chinooks went for regular size Vulcan spoons in silver or green/silver. Many Chinooks over ten pounds this week most averaged 8-13 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 100 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season and free shipping. The small or magnum silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 100 feet down to the bottom. Running all wire divers now with a 2.0 set at 155 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action is great they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was slow in deep water with reports of some being caught in the harbor on Magnum Reaper spoons.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 40 feet.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 75 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 100 feet in 150 feet of water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 100 feet all week. Action for us has been in 100 to 160 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been improving. Some browns or kings being caught on Magnum Vulcan spoons. Boat anglers are getting four year old Chinooks as they come to the end of there life. It’s a zoo inside the harbor and not for the faint of heart. We did not get out over 160 feet of water yesterday. Head 70 degrees north in Milwaukee Bay and set lines in 100 feet. Troll north to south have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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, Strong September Fishing!

It was a beautiful day to to make new friends!

It was a beautiful day to to make new friends!


Milwaukee, Strong September Fishing!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 9/7/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! Hard fighting three year old Kings and humongous Lake Trout dominate the catch. When the rod went off and the line started to peel off the reel I knew it was a big one. After a long fight Patty Hampson landing this 14 pound 15 ounce Laker and you can tell by the smile she was very proud and happy. 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 first!

How
Winds out of the East then West then East again! Wind every day is different. The key right now is to find the break to cold water. Let your locator tell you if the bait fish are around. Your reward will be a steady bite on all size and types of fish. Howie flies are my go to on the wires and Reaper or Vulcan spoons on the 2,4,6 and 8 color lead core are taking the Rainbow Trout. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 150-220 feet of water. Chinooks went for regular size Vulcan spoons in silver or green/silver. Many Chinooks over ten pounds this week most averaged 8-13 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 100 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season and free shipping. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 100 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 2.0 set at 155 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action is great they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was good all week on Magnum Reaper spoons.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 45 feet.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 75 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 100 feet in 150 feet of water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 120 feet all week. Action for us has been in 120 to 180 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been slow. Some Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 180 feet of water yesterday. Head 90 degrees north in Milwaukee Bay and set lines in 120 feet. Troll north to south have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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 Huge Rainbows !

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Milwaukee, Fishing Huge Rainbows !

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 8/12/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! You should have seen this 14 pound 11oz Rainbow Trout go air born. Brad LeClere kept cool and boated the biggest Bow 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 first!

How
East wind continues and fish are deep and still biting. Mostly a spoon bite on 200 to 300 copper. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 75-170 feet. It’s an all species bite and it may be the best time of the season for a trophy. Chinooks went for regular size Vulcan spoons in silver or green/silver. Many Chinooks over ten pounds this week most averaged 12-18 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 75-90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 75 feet behind the ball 55 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 1.5 set at 125 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action picking up they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was down with little or no pressure.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 45 feet.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 75 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 85 feet in 100 feet of water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 100 feet all week. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 75 to 170 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been slow. Some Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 225 feet of water yesterday. Head 45 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 75 feet. Troll northeast have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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 Back On Top !

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Milwaukee, Fishing Back On Top !

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 8/2/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! The Jeff Albarado family and friends had a great mix of salmon and trout. The only problem they ran out of fingers to hold all of their fish for the picture. 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 first!

How
East wind for five days slowed the fishing. Now the lake calmed down and bite is back on. Mostly a spoon bite on lead core. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has been from 75-170 feet. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch and lots of Lake Trout. Chinooks went for regular size Vulcan spoons in silver or green/silver. Many Chinooks over ten pounds this week most averaged 12-18 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 45-90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 75 feet behind the ball 55 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 1.5 set at 125 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action picking up they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was one here and there on the Vulcan Silver Sky.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 15 feet. Three and four color leadcore best.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 71 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 55 feet in 75 feet of water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 70 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 70 to 170 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been slow. Some Chinooks and Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 170 feet of water yesterday. Head 55 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 70 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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, Great Fishing For All!

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Milwaukee, Great Fishing For All!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 7/20/2016! 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 first!

How
Mixed bag all week. Very consistent. Mostly a spoon bite. The big King Chinooks are active every trip. The action and location has not changed. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch and lots of Rainbows. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Monkey Puke spoons in Yellow puke /silver. Many Chinooks over twenty pounds this week most averaged 12-18 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 45-90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 75 feet behind the ball 55 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 1.5 set at 125 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action picking up they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was one here and there on the Vulcan Silver Sky.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 15 feet. Three and four color leadcore best.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 67 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 30 feet in 75 feet of water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 70 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 70 to 140 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been picking up. Some Chinooks and Browns being caught on Vulcan spoons. We did not get out over 110 feet of water yesterday. Head 55 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 70 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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 Salmon, Awesome Kings!

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Milwaukee Salmon, Awesome Kings!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 7/11/2016! Join us in Milwaukee! Young Ben Erikson caught an Awesome King with his family. 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
Mixed bag all week. Very consistent. The size of the Chinooks this year is crazy good. The action and location has not changed. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch and lots of Rainbows too. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Monkey Puke spoons in Yellow puke /silver. Many Chinooks over twenty pounds this week most averaged 12-18 pounds. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 45-90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. They have a Buy Four get one free special this season. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 75 feet behind the ball 55 feet down to the bottom. Coho have been on standard size Howie flies. Running all wire divers now with a 1.5 set at 125 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action picking up they were hitting the Chinook tackle.

Brown Trout action was one here and there on the Vulcan Silver Sky.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 15 feet. Three and four color leadcore best.

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 68 degree water. The temp break to 57 is down 60 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 70 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 70 to 140 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been very slow with only a few Browns being caught. We did not get out over 140 feet of water yesterday. Head 55 degrees north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 70 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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, All Silver Salmon!

Milwaukee, All Silver Salmon!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 6/20/2016! 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
Mixed bag all week. Very consistent, lots of fun. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Peacock spoons in blue/silver. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 90 down on downriggers. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 55 feet down to the bottom. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies have been my go to bait for Coho. Tie your flies 15 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 11 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps. Slide Diver are producing with flies set at 2 small ring 60 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action was slow all week but we didn’t fish their favorite spots.

Brown Trout action was just ok on 2 color lead core with small spoons. One here and there.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 15 feet

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 60 degree water. The temp break to 53 is down 50 feet. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed and temp at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 80 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 80 to 200 feet. Near shore action on McKinley pier has been very slow with only a few Browns being caught. We did not get out over 140 feet of water yesterday. Head north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 80 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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, Coho Run Is on!

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Milwaukee, Coho Run Is on!

By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Coho and Chinook Report 6/14/2016! 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
Mixed bag all week. Chinooks and Coho have dominated the catch. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper Peacock spoons in blue/silver. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big Chinooks are active 40 to 50 down on 200 copper rigs. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan in green or blue has also been good on the downriggers. Run them 50 feet behind the ball 45 feet down to the bottom. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Howie’s peanut flies have been my go to bait for Coho. Tie your flies 15 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 11 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps. Slide Diver are producing with flies set at 2 small ring 50 feet of line out.

Lake Trout action was slow all week but we didn’t fish their favorite spots.

Brown Trout action was just ok on 2 color lead core with small spoons. One here and there.

Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan OL Sherbet spoons in the top 15 feet

Speed
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 57 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The boat speed of 2.0 to 2.2 has been best. The faster speed triggered the Chinook action.

Where!
I fished mostly out over 90 feet again. East wind has pushed the warmer water in. Fish 90 to 200 feet but anglers near shore are catching some fish. We did not get out over 190 feet of water yesterday. Head north in Whitefish Bay and set lines in 80 feet. Troll north east have a great fishing season. Let’s go fishing! Note We are offering an extra hour for $35 when added to a five hour fishing charter. 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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