Thanks Ray I don't have Facebook but that helps I'll be jigging in early morning.
Lake Michigan - Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee County
I haven't been but am headed out tonight after work. There's a Lake Michigan page on Facebook. You'll see guys posting pics of their catches from shore in the marina. If their catching from the shore then the same should be for the boat. Most I've seen catching was either st night in cranks and skein or jigging in the morning. Hope that helps
Looking to get started with Lake Michigan fishing (targeting Salmon), specifically launching at McKinley park and fishing in or near the harbor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
1. What is the launch fee?
2. What types of presentations for this time of year, I do have boards with the ability to troll.
3. What areas should I key on - inside the harbor or out?
4. Do spawn sacks work in the fall? slip bobbers, or deadstick over the side? how deep do run them?
5. Is there a quality bait shop in the area?
6. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
MOON PHASE (5%)
Fished from shore, didn't catch anything but a few gobies. No one else was catching anything either. I tried fishing for smallmouth since salmon weren't biting, didn't get anything either. Water temp from shore was 63 degrees. Some day I'll own a boat.............
76° - 80° F
66° - 70° F
Figured I would give it one more try. My grandson was able to get out there with me before going back to his last year at UW Madison. I started in 90' of water north off the towers on a N/E troll. We ran a 10, 4, dipsie at 150 out, swr down 60 w/FF and a couple of naked riggers with a nbk and a FF at various depths. Marked a couple of fish but not many. Cold water is high about 30 to 40 down in most places. Did find some bait pods in 120 plus that we worked for a couple of hours. Followed a charter that was working 120 or so for awhile. (Many be he knows were they are.) Started west all the way in to 70 ft. Pulled and ran out to 200' and worked our way back to 130. Not a sniff.
Hope this helps you guys on what not to do. Gene
Well at least the sunrise was nice.
Time to resurrect this thread. Decided to hit the harbor yesterday to see if any kings were beginning to show up. Three of us fished it pitching and jigging plastics and blades from 3 till 7 pm. Hit all three gaps with not even one hit. Water temps were 68 to 70; no major bait fish pods. Should start to show up any time now.