By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing Report 8/14/2017! Austin Lamb of Stevens Point triumphed over this 38.5 inch that weighed in at 24.6 pounds. Congratulations Austin hope to see you again next season. 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!
When you find them stay on them. The fishing is improving. We are finding pockets of colder water and schools of baitfish in 100 to 180 feet of water. When you pick up a fish head back over that area as you will likely find more action in that spot. Chinook numbers were up the last two days with some large Lake Trout also active on the bottom. We have good days and difficult days. Chinooks went for Magnum Reaper spoons in blue/silver or green/silver. White or green Howie’s flies also working well run behind a white flasher. The big 20 pounds plus Chinooks are more frequent part of the catch. 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 the bottom small spoons. One here and there.
Rainbow Trout were hitting Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver spoons in the top 40 feet.
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 68 degree water. The temp break to 55 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.
I fished anywhere from 100 to out over 180 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 100 feet. Troll north east 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© 2017, James J. Hirt, All Rights Reserved.