Fishing last night was more then a pleasant surprise. It was off the hook good! Turns out last weeks NE wind blew a whole pile of Cohos into the Milwaukee area. Get out there if you get a chance and want a shot at a limit of delicious Cohos. I haven’t seen this many Coho around Milwaukee in a few years.
We caught a three man limit actually we went 17 for 23 with two toss backs since we couldn’t get the rods out of the water fast enough. We fished less then 2 hours. All Coho’s, minus one surprise 10# King that ate a orange easter egg Warrior spoon on a rigger down 22. That was the only rigger bite. Every other fish came on the boards and dipsys loaded with 00 Orange Jensen dodgers and Poseidon peanuts. Best rig was a board with a 3/4oz snap weight set 2 passes back, trailing behind was an orange dodger and Poseidon Sidewinder, that took 7 hits. Originally that line had a Green n Gold peanut, but after an hour with no bites we switched out. Once the Sidewinder was in the water it started getting smoked. It never ceases to amaze me how picky Cohos can be.
Every single board line as I detailed on the last post took hits. Only one fish came on a five color and that was our deepest leadcore. Other standout rods were the two color leadcores, one with a Black and Blue Peanut the other with a Firefly peanut. The Firefly peanut is new this year, but it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites.
Best depth of water was 40 to 50feet, vast majority of the fish were in the top 10 feet. We caught the fish going north and south didn’t matter one bit. You have to love days like yesterday, and it makes you appreciate just how good Lake Michigan fishing can be.