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9/16/14 1:59 PM CST
For all of you guys that may not know there is a meeting open to the public up in Cleavland WI , Lake Michigan Fisheries Forums. Here is the letter I received. The meeting takes place tomorrow evening.

DNR to provide highlights of Lake Michigan comments at Fisheries Forum event

CLEVELAND, Wis. — Leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries team will summarize high priority comments and seek additional feedback on the Lake Michigan Integrated Fisheries Management Plan at Wednesday’s (Sept. 17) meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum.

The event, free and open to the public, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wis. The meeting will be in the Cleveland Training Room.

The Lake Michigan Integrated Fisheries Management Plan will guide fisheries management of the lake for the next 10 years. While much has been accomplished through the previous 10 year plan, major ecological changes including the arrival and proliferation of aquatic invasive species such as the quagga mussel have made the lake less productive.

Input from anglers and other stakeholders is critical in developing the plan and the public comment period has been extended. Brad Eggold, Lake Michigan fisheries supervisor, said the Fisheries Forum meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the high priority comments already received and solicit additional feedback.

“The Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum’s connection with the Sea Grant Institute provides an opportunity for participants to share their wealth of knowledge about the lake,” Eggold said. “We anticipate the Fisheries Forum members will offer some innovative insights into the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

The Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum provides members with the latest in research, management news and trends affecting the lake. The forum is facilitated by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and operates independently from DNR. Representatives from major sport fishing clubs on Lake Michigan and Green Bay, commercial fishers, the Conservation Congress and the University of Wisconsin System are formal members of the forum. Meetings are open to the public.

Comments on the Lake Michigan Integrated Fisheries Management Plan can be sent by email to DNRLakeMichiganPlan@wisconsin.gov or by mail to: Wisconsin DNR, Attn: David Boyarski, 110 S. Neenah Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Details of the plan can be found on the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov by searching for keywords "Lake Michigan plan."

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Eggold, Lake Michigan fisheries supervisor, Bradley.Eggold@wisconsin.gov, (414) 382-7921; Jennifer Sereno, communications, (60Cool 770-8084, Jennifer.Sereno@wisconsin.gov.

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Bradley T. Eggold Fisheries Supervisor – FM/Water Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 600 E. Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204 Phone: 414-382-7921 Cell Phone: 414-303-0138 Fax: 414-382-1705 Bradley.Eggold@Wisconsin.gov

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9/15/14 7:09 PM CST
tie a trailer hook off your main jig when jigging the gulp and use the Gama darters 1/4oz super sharp or any big cast master or jiggin spoon works good too. its skein time!! dont attach trailer just let hang loose.

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9/14/14 6:32 PM CST
So I've caught salmon on different techniques in Milwaukee. Trolling, casting, spoons, cranks. I have yet to catch one on jigging. Any tips?

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9/14/14 5:46 PM CST
Fished today 7:00-11:30 going 2-3. Set up south of the river channel near the mouth then swung out and made a couple of passes in and out of the gap before leaving the crowd and trolling north. Went through several heavy bait pods (see screen shot) before getting a good rip on the 6 color in 40 fow. The 12 year old first timer did a nice job of landing an 8 lb brown on a #3 silver and orange J-plug. A little while later found a small brown hanging on a 2 color with a glow orange easter egg. Not sure how far we dragged that one. Had #5 silver J-plug 28 feet down on a downrigger pop with no one home. Never went deeper than 60' with the waves building and 2 newbies on board. The real excitement was back at the dock when the 10 year old fell off the elevated dock into the 55 degree water. Dad eventually went in too in a rescue effort just as two of us hanging precariously off the pier grabbed hold of him and pulled him out. Dad was too big to lift so we had to quickly disconnect the cooler to get him up onto the swim platform. It was a shocking reminder of how quickly things can go wrong when you're on the water! Fortunately other than being wet and cold everyone was fine.

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9/14/14 2:21 PM CST
Sat 8am-2pm we had a great time first time I took my 5yr old son out he had a blast . At first I couldn't get any thing going saw a ton of fish on the graph then I put on a green mini big Jon disk with a dirty white boy spoon and then we started catching fish . We got two small browns on that then landed my biggest king of the year 4yr old . (At around 11:am ) Then we had the Coast Guard check us out , and they gave my son a official hat off there head he thought that was the coolest thing ever . We unhitched from them and hooked into a 2nd big one I fought him for 5 min and he broke us off . And then had a third on the money rig which got off . Sun 8am-1pm Day two not as much action as the day before. I loaded all the rigs with dipsys and dirty white boy spoons with the exception of one large dipsy that had a flasher fly . We got another brown and lost it . Then we landed a 15lbser and got one last little brown . All on the mini green dipsy / dirty white boy spoon . All fish were on the south side of the bridge with the exception of one little brown

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9/14/14 1:03 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Lines set at 6:30AM out the north gap. First hours with nothing. Went in the harbor to Finnish 3 for 6. One four year old and 2 browns. All on spoons ,dolphin was best. Off the water at noon.

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9/14/14 9:35 AM CST
As promised we made it to the harbor last nite,what a sight. I never saw so many ppl shore fishin for salmon&trout. We took Jeff's 16fter out into the harbor. I got broke off maybe my 3rd cast on a glow in the dark Rat-l-trap. Not how you wanna start the nite. Long story short,I was 2for4. Jeff 1for 6. Kevin,well we won't mention Kevin. All 18-20lb kings,all but one on cranks. You guys got an incredible shoreline and the fireworks show wasen't too bad either. Good times!!!!

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9/13/14 7:24 PM CST
Slow morning overall. Started with a troll in the river. Very few marks and zero hits. Picked up and ran to the north gap around 8. Was not much better there as far as marking fish, but we did end up finding two kings willing to eat. One hit a j plug the other on a crank. Also did see a few fish landed but for the amount of people fishing not many fish were landed. Watching the graph it was easy to see why not many fish were being caught they were just not there in big numbers.

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9/13/14 6:17 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Was out this am with my cousin, went 3 for 4 losing the biggest king at the boat. Got a few Lakers all in the harbor. All on crank/stick baits. Two on 3 color and one on a down rigger. The wind near the gaps was pretty wicked. Looked to be some 6 ft swells. Also tried jigging for a bit with no luck. Not a bad day but could have been better had we landed that big king

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9/13/14 3:27 PM CST
I'm getting my weapons rdy for some evening casting. I've never fished Milwaukee Harbor being from Ill. and all. I heard they wr gettin em on Gulp&jigs. Can someone plz tell me what size jig and any other info I may need. I got plenty of spoons and other terminal tackle. I just need any helpful tips I can get. I'll be hittin the road in a couple hrs. Thanks guys!!!!

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9/13/14 1:16 PM CST
Sea Monkey check your pm

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9/12/14 5:32 PM CST
Thanks for the good report Sea Monkey

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9/12/14 2:40 PM CST
Little cool this morning to say the least. Started out in North gap at 6:00 am, made one pass, nada and few marks so headed to main - we finally had a good day going 13 for 18, mostly small browns (12), only getting one (15lb) of three kings on into the boat. Quit fishing about 10:00. One beast that hit the dipsey so hard it broke the the ring on the swivel in one fell swoop. Drag adjustment probably would have been in order there. So it goes. Oddly - or maybe not, all the kings came on orange flashers and black/yellow, dark blue/yellow flys. 2 of 3 on dipseys 25-40 back on 2 setting. All kings heading up into river, past the Hoan and toward the boat launch. Browns came on spoons - 15-22 down, all types, but probably most common theme was glow spoons with blue - not the Blue Knight type, more so blue ladderbacks and finish. No browns in river, all out in break area and most when on a northerly heading. Nice to finally be the one at the station with lots of fish as plenty of guys there with a couple or nothing. Got busy for a bit with all the boats and most doing a good job, two yahoos trolling back and forth across very front of mouth made some passes more entertaining than they needed to be.

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9/12/14 2:07 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Went 3 for 5 this morning on 4 yr. olds and 2 for 2 on browns all in the harbor. All on 2 lines with cranks. Fighting these kings and netting them solo is a real experience.

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9/11/14 7:46 PM CST
Cool! Those going to be on North American Fisherman next year?

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