Posts Tagged ‘lake trout’

WISCONSIN: Lake Michigan – Rainbow & Lake Trout on Badger Tackle Reaper Spoon

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Fish Everywhere You Go In Milwaukee!

Surface temperature is 70 degrees and the fish are in the harbor and out to 190 feet of water.

East wind again
Warm water is back in after the northeast wind last weekend. Anglers are catching all species and you find the fish of your choice by working the temperature preference of your quarry.

The father son team of Brian and Michael Greenlees boated this great combo of Rainbow and Lake Trout in 155 feet of water on a Badger Tackle Reaper spoon. Reaper spoons are made by http://www.badgertackle.com

Presentations
Our best presentations are 8 color Cortland lead core and 225 copper on Church Walleye Planner boards. Downriggers 40 to 100 down and divers set to #2 with 125 to 150 feet of line out with the ring. Fish have been on regular and magnum spoons in a blue and silver or green and silver pattern. Our best boat speed is 1.7 to 2.0 mph on the Depth Raider.

Where!
Cold water is out over 100 feet of water 60 feet and down. Set up in 100 feet and troll east. Whitefish Bay is the shortest distance to deep water. Harbor fishing is turning on and on lumpy days you

Bluemax Charters
Capt. Jim Hirt


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WISCONSIN: Big Kings Coho & Lake Trout filling the Cooler

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Fishing Milwaukee is excellent with Big Kings Coho and Lake Trout filling the cooler. Southwest wind has pushed the warm water out. Very good action on all species working 40 to 70 feet of water in White Fish Bay three miles north of Milwaukee’s north gap.

With 48 degree surface temperature 2,3,4,5,6 and 8 color lead core are working. Travel northeast out of the North Gap about 3 miles at a 50 degrees compass for the cold water that holds the fish. Look for fish from 10 to 40 down on all presentations. Slide Divers with 100 feet of line out are a steady producer with magnum Reaper Peacock or Fish n Chip spoons. Downriggers from 20 to 40 down on long lead spoons are my go to rig with magnum silver spoons. Customers are enjoying great action on Chinook salmon to 18 pounds. A combination of Salmon and Trout in all sizes are active. The boat speed of 2.0 gave the best results.

Capt. Jim Hirt
Blue Max Charters
P: 414-828-1094


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NEW YORK: Lake Ontario & Oneida Lake

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

How about this great weather we are experiencing this week! What better time to get outdoors and wet a line.

Lake Ontario fishing has been slow but there are some really nice fish being caught.
Along with some hefty browns, Captain Scott Lennox from Pole Position Charters in Henderson recently brought in a 38 lb. 4 oz. lake trout, and Captain Bob Dick ( Moby Dick Charters) had a 24 lb. catfish. I am hoping to have photos of these monsters soon.

The key to catching browns right now is all about getting to the spot early. The bite is very, very early so getting there before dawn makes all the difference.

The best baits are a black silver white belly smithwick, fished on the surface about 150 feet behind the boat and dream weaver spoons in black and silver, glow green, and orange, fished 10 to 30 feet down off of the downriggers.

The walleye action on Oneida Lake is up & down right now. Fish are being taken in the deep water (30 to 38) on the east end at buoys 109 and 111 by the trollers with leadcore and stickbaits. The Rapala Hot Steel floater seems to be a favorite among trollers.

North of Messenger Reef, jigging with black/purple 1/2 to 5/8 oz. jigs tipped with a crawler is also taking a fair share of fish.  I like pulling sonar’s and the north shore off of the half house and Carbone’s in 28 to 30 FOW as been working for us.

There are still plenty of sheepshead throughout the Oswego river, and some catfish near the powerhouse but the walleye seem to have moved out toward the lake. Look for rock bass, perch and other panfish around Wright’s Landing and the Coast Guard Station. The same bait continues to be working – worms, minnows, crayfish, bucktail jigs and stickbaits

Sandy Pond fishing has been good for bluegills, perch and walleye, but the Big Northern Pike have been the real story lately. Look for a lot of action with large shiners, large spoons and live bait. Fish the drop offs and weedbeds. I hear reports of numerous fish over ten pounds.

If you are looking to escape the crowds and catch some nice rainbow trout. Head up to Altmar and fish the Salmon River right where it dumps into the lower reservoir. Fish small egg sacs or worms under a float and let the line drift out into the lake. If you prefer fly-fishing an olive wooly bugger would be my first choice, but there has been a good caddis hatch coming off right before dark also. A size 16 has been doing the job.
The upper river was also just stocked with several thousand brown trout from 8 to 12 inches long same gear same techniques and some great dry fly action!

This is Captain Troy Creasy, Keep your line wet, and God Bless.

Troy A. Creasy
High Adventure Sportfishing
Lake Ontario Outdoors
P:315-298-2410


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