As far as fishing from the pier goes, the kings are already in, there are fish all over the harbor. The king salmon run starts around early to mid-October when the kings start running upstream.
We do get some limited natural reproduction on our part of the lake. Very limited. There is some that occurs in Sauk Creek as well as Mineral Springs Creek. There is a bit in the Sheboygan River drainage as well and they've been seeing pinks there for a few years now. These are most likely strays from there and we could be more likely to see more in years to come farther south in the lake.
Whats your call on that fish Cap?,,Eiether way,,its a young fish in my opinion, call it went 4 for 3.25? Again,,asking the captain,,or qualified dnr response in reguards to that catch ,, ,,tissue sample,,tagged,,?specie,,if they are that rare. ,,I would think a captain would do so if that is trully a rarity in the great lakes. Thanks,,So what was it,,?,,Cap?
Fished a solo trip yesterday starting out shallow looking for 4 year old kings. Picked 1 up and headed out deep. Worked 200-260 with flasher/flies and spoons. With only three rods to work with I had to choose my baits and setup wisely. Ended up 4/4. I have a few openings left this month, Sept. 18,19,26,27 and 30th. I can accommodate between 1-4 people. Click on the link for more information.
The law changed that you can clean your fish while on the water of Michigan as long as you are the required distance from the shore, becasue the DNR cared along with the fleets on lake Michigan wheather it be a charter of weeknd warrior. The reasoning for the change was to replace the micro organisms back into the water that the zebra mussles and baitfish like alwives where competing for.