By Milwaukee Wisconsin fishing charter Capt. Jim Hirt
Chinook salmon report 7/30/2018 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!
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 Coho, Chinook and Lake Trout made up the catch. The big Chinooks are getting slightly easier to find right now with some up to 25 pounds. Chinook are coming on flies and on magnum size spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by http://www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. I hope this helps. Wire magnum divers are producing with flies set at 2 with 250 feet of line out.
Lake Trout today were on 0 dodgers and spin n glows at or near the bottom.
No Browns were caught last week.
Rainbows are far and few in between. When we did catch them they went for the Golden Diablo spoons in the top 25 feet.
For all fish speed has been very critical with the warmer 70 degree water. A temp break to 52 degrees is at 95 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 140 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 http://www.bluemaxcharters.com Copyrightę 2018, James J. Hirt All Rights Reserved.