After a fantastic week last week, fishing has slowed down with the ice cold water moving in. Monday the 24th I got out for a few hours before the wind decided to kick up but still managed a 16lb buck brown and a 5lb coho full of spawn and missed a screaming chinook on the down rigger. Yesterday the 27th I made a solo trip and decided to run north of where I had been fishing due to curiosity. Within 5mins of setting lines I hooked into a nice lake trout that I popped off beh
I was able to get out with a fellow Raven Tackle Pro Staffer on Friday August 21st to target chinooks trolling. With only four rods set in the water, my first one fired with a quality 13lb chinook at the end. No sooner than one entered the boat, my second rod fired. Once again the second that one was in the net my third rod fired. After that initial furry, we would go 30-45mins with nothing then get two more rods to fire. Despite loosing three fish we ended up with a two
There has been an influx of chinooks starting to show up in the shallow water this week. It won't be long before you will be able to see them jumping in the harbors of Lake Michigan. It's only a few weeks before they start entering the rivers for their annual spawning run.
Saturday, August first I competed in my first Brew City Salmon Tournament hosted out of McKinley Marina in Milwaukee WI. After a new boundry was set preventing fishing within 200yrds from the gaps and pier heads, I decided to roll the dice and make a run 13mi south to the Oak Creek Power Plant. Shortly after arriving where I wanted to fish I had a short hit on my 3 color leadcore while setting rods. Once all rods were set I had another short hit on the 3 color and two trip