So, this is that tough transition period where the bites are less frequent compared to how it has been over the past month. We went 3 for 4 today. 2 we're browns and one was a coho. As much as I would have loved to venture out deep do to the wind and waves we kept things close to shore spending most of our time in 30 ft or less. Our coho rigs didn't take a single fish today. We took one fish on a uv blue veggies and two on a blue and silver flicker shad. Fish were puking up massive amounts of tiny black flies. Good luck, be safe.
Lake Michigan Bender Park, Milwaukee County
Thanks for the input. Yeah i think we are going to put in in the Milwaukee harbour and if we want to make the run from the we will. I was thinking bender was almost half way in between the Milwaukee harbour and power plant but after looking it looks like bender is only about a mile north of power plant.
MOON PHASE (37%)
Keep in mind the harbor is ~10miles from Bender. If you're looking to cast my guess is you're in a smaller boat. Perhaps you may want to consider also launching from Mckinley if fishing the harbor is on the game plan.
Is the bender park landing a safe/secure landing? Is the a history of vandalism or theft there? We have fished in the Milwaukee harbour a few times but would like to put in here so we have the option of going to the harbour or power plant. We will be casting not trolling.
Just a short report from yesturday. We went out between the morning and evening rain and finally got on some hungry fish. The water clairity was better than it was the previous three days. We ended up going 11/15 with all but one being browns and the one was a 29 lb Lake trout. Fish stomachs were filled with smelt. Larger silver and blue spoons were our best producers. All fish were caught trolling.