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Captain Tim Hyvonen

Brew City Salmon Tournament

August 1, 2015

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 trips on my downrigger.  it wasn't until I went over a 20' reef my dipsy diver fired with a 5lb coho taking a J-plug.  I didn't like what I was seeing where I was at so I decided to run up to what I call the trough in front of Metro filtration plant.  Shortly after setting up again my downrigger fired with a nice 10lb brown trout.  Shortly after sending that rod back out, it fired again with a 12lb brown.  I decided to keep going north and work two 17' humps which paid off with a double header, a 6lb brown and a 19.5lb brown (where was that fish during Salmon a rama!!!)  After getting a report of a few decent fish being missed in 70fow I decided to pull lines and run deep.  I told my tournament partner, worse comes to worse we should be able to pick up a few lake trout.  While working my way north, a nasty little storm moved in making trolling a living nightmare.  With time ticking down I decided to pull lines and run North and back to shallow water in hopes to pick up a few smaller fish just for points.  With no avail on that we called it a day and headed into weighin.  Mark and I took 39th out of 96 boats with a total weight of 58lbs out of 5 fish.






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