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December, 2 2012
We have been recieving many calls for booking trips of late. People are looking to give trips for the Holidays and we do have gift certificates. But this made me think about sending out a reminder to all of you who book with Silver King Charters year after year. We were booked for ever Saturday morning in 2012 and this is a very popular day and time to book. If you know you are going to take a Lake Michigan charter fishing trip with us in 2013 the sooner you book the better chance of getting the date you want. We were booked 93% of all weekend openings from April through October and we were running 3 trips a day from May 20 through August 4 on many of those weekends. I will give a breakdown of the amazing 2012 season and a preview of 2013 on my next report.
October 30, 2012
Silver King Charters has put the boat away just in time for the big storm. There are 12 to 20 foot waves on Lake Michigan as I post this caused by hurrican Sandy. This is near record waves and it is safe to say we would have cancelled today. Our last three trips of the season went 8 for 13, 8 for 13 and 15 for 18 "limit". Most of these fish were Brown trout caught in 40 to 50 feet of water between 10 to 35 feet of water. The fishing is really good for Brown trout right now, when weather permits.
Spoons were the hot ticket accross the board. We ran them on leadcore, dipsies and riggers. This is one of the few times we will ever run a spoon on a dipsy rod. Stinger stingray size were the hot ticket. Milwaukee charter fishing has an outstanding Brown trout fishery from right now through April. We are now down for the year and will be back at it April 1, 2013 and look forward to another great year. I will give a breakdown on the 2012 season soon and go into to detail about the structure of our 2013 season.
October 14, 2012
Chartrer fishing Milwaukee remains really good when weather permits. We are only out on weekends during October, so this limits our trips considerably. We did two this weekend and went 22 for 25 "imit" and 3 for 4 "The group only had time to fish for 2 hours". Again it is Chinook salmon and Lake trout making up the catch. The 100 to 115 foot contour is were the action is and has been steady there for the last 6 weeks.
We are still using the white flasher and Howie Boy Blue fly to do the damage. The riggers are supper hot and almost no reason to use anything else. Everything comes 65 feet and down right to the bottom. Very good consentration of fish right off the Milwaukee harbor. Very easy fishing when weather permits and we are seeing some nice size 3 year old Kings in the 10 to 12 pound class.
We have a couple more weekends left and are over due for some calm seas, so call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 to catch your fall salmon. The 2012 season was one of the best for Chinook salmon in a long time and they are still biting!
October 8, 2012
Milwaukee charter fishing in October has started and Silver King Charters keeps on rolling. I must admit the weather has not been on our side, with strong winds almost every day. We are only running trips on the weekends during our final month this season but when we get out it is very good fishing. We only ran two trips this weekend and went 23 for 30 and 8 for 15 "shortened trip". Need to appologize to the Hooligan girls http://www.hooligansuperbar.com/. The day was too early, too cold and too rough. Next season you get two prestine summer days loaded with fish and sun! By the way Hooligans has the best bar food in Milwaukee and it is close to the marina.
The fish are still in 100 to 120 feet of water, starting at 75 feet down. We are exclusive white flasher and little boy blue Howie flies on the riggers and dipsies. Most of the fish are coming on the back two riggers. We at times run a 300 or 350 copper on each side with a stinger spoon but the riggers do most of the work. There are plenty of fish out there, mostly two and three year old Chinook salmon and Lake trout. The temperature in pretty much 58 to 50 degrees right to the bottom. Soon there will be a more sharp break from 50's to 40 degree water and this will make fishing outstanding.
Silver King Charters will run trips for 3 more weekends and yes it is colder but the fishing is still very hot. Get out with us before one of the best seasons in over twenty years is over. Call us at 414-460-1467.
October 1, 2012
Wisconsin charter fishing is in its final month for Silver King Charters and 2012 was a great season for catching salmon. This was the best catch rate in the last five seasons. We are still fishing and October is a great month for fishing! We have had some lousey weather over the last two weeks and the water on the lake is transistioning back to the way it was in spring. This means there is little temperature break and fish are all over the place. Usually by the first week of October we experience some of the best Chinook salmon fishing of the season. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Our last September trips went like this 15 for 22 "limit", 6 for 9, 1 for 1 "toughest day of the season", 18 for 22, 13 for 19 and 11 for 11. High winds during the last half of the month made things tough.
The harbor is dead except for the spawning Kings swimming around the marina. No need to talk about that. On the lake it has been hit and miss. Lake trout are the one constant but we are taking Chinooks, Rainbows and Browns too. Our best depth has been 100 to 130 feet and most fish are coming 60 feet to the bottom. We are using a mix of flashers and spoons on the riggers, flashers on the dipsies and spoons on copper sets off the boards. The coppers are 150 to 350 set ups. The dipsies are set at 150 to 215 feet out. The riggers are set at 50 to the bottom. White flasher still are best. Never got the green flashers out after mid June. Our favorite spoon is the blue dolphin Stinger. Nothing is hot right now and all rigs take some fish.
We are expecting some real good trips before the season ends. Over the last two Octobers we averaged close to 20 fish a trip and if the weather is half way decent we should see the same results this year. Just dress a little warmer. We are only running weekend trips in October, so call us at 414-460-1467 to get in on some fall salmon fishing with Silver King Charters.
September 17, 2012
Lake Michigan charter fishing is really good in mid September and October but sometimes the weather can be moody. It was moody this last week! We had multiple wind changes and fish were moving constantly. The trips went like this 12 for 17 "limit", 18 for 26, "Lake trout fest, we could have caught 30 of them!", 6 for 10 "2 hour trip", 6 for 10 "limit", 14 for 20, 3 for 6 "short trip", 17 for 26 and 16 for 24. We ran only one trip in the harbor and it was a one person trip. We took 6 four year old Kings. Out on the lake it has been 2 and 3 year old Chinooks, Lake trout and Steelhead.
Before I give a breakdown on hot set ups I need to appologize to an 18" boat on the lake Sunday morning. I make a lot of maneuvers on the lake each year and made a poor turn on this day. Appologize for getting upset it was my fault. My brother and I get cut off so much during the year we just deal with it but I should know better. I hope to appologize in person.
This week we started in 100 to 110 feet and fished 45 feet down to the bottom. It was supper hot! by Thursday it changed and a north wind made condition tough on the lake. We fished the harbor for a trip and a half. The best spot was the Milwaukee river channel and pearl or silver plugs fished near the bottom were good off riggers. Saturday the fish were sluggish on a flat calm morning and the seas got heavy in the afternoon but with south west winds the fishing really became solid on Sunday. The thermocline was 40 feet down on Sunday, right where it started on Monday. The best spot was 80 to 90 feet just north of Milwaukee at the end of the week.
Riggers with white flashers and green or little boy blue Howie flies are best. We set our up high riggers at 40 and 50 feet and third deepest at 65 feet and this has a spoon. The deepest rigger is right at the bottom. The dipsies were at 130 to 150 on the line counters all week with the same sets as the riggers. We had a set of leadcore and a set of copper out this week and the copper did better. The best was a 150 with a blue dolphin stinger spoon.
Silver King Charters runs through October and we have some great fishing coming up. Give us a call at 414-460-1467 and book a fall trip to catch salmon and trout before the season is over.
September 10, 2012
Charter fishing Milwaukee was up and down over the last several days. We had a strong north wind visit us Friday through Sunday, which lead to some harbor trips. This is a good time of year to be fishing the Milwaukee harbor for staging Chinook salmon but it can ;be hit and miss. We did get out on the lake today and last week a couple trips but this weekend was all harbor. We landed our first Chinook over twenty pounds for the year and it was just barely that. Folks I have heard of twenty pound Kings all year and they did not exist. Not enough bait. During the biggest big fish tournament salmon-a-rama, which last 9 days and has thousands of contestants there were only 2 twenty pound Chinooks entered. We cought a rare one this weekend. Well here is the stats, 12 for 16 "limit", 18 for 23, 6 for 11 "20 pound King", 3 for 12, 13 for 13 " all four year old Kings", 3 for 7, and 22 for 28 "limit". Folks there is some outstanding fish coming up the rest of September and October. When we get out on the lake there are lots of Chinooks, Rainbows and Lakers around.
In the harbor we are uning a mix of plugs, stick biats and spoons in the harbor. Our deep riggers produce the most and we run one spoon and one plug there. Pearl plugs and glow Moonshine spoons are working best. We have had some luck with stick baits off the 2 color boards. Jointed Rapala #11's are best. Spoons on the up high riggers and disies take a few fish too. It has been all Kings and Browns in the harbor so far. The best spots are around the gaps and the mouth of the river. The water is murky right now, so we have been doing better when the sun is up between 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Out in the lake it was great in 110 feet last week but now it is 110 to 150 feet because the thermocline has dropped to 90 feet. The back two riggers are so hot that they are all we need to catch fish. Set at 90 feet and 110 feet down, with white flasher and green flies. These rods are pulling fish as fast as they get set. The dipsies and copper boards take a few fish too. The great part of fall is that these fish are concentrated in a depth of water and once found are easy targets. Mostly 2 and 3 year old Kings and Lake trout, with a few Steelhead thrown in.
Silver King Charters will be running trips through the end of October and if it is anything like the last couple of years there will be many fish caught. Call us today at 414-460-1467 and get in on some outstanding action before this fantastic season ends!
September 3, 2012
Wisconsin charter fishing on Lake Michigan off Milwaukee was hit by a nice strong east wind. Things have calmed down and water temps are still decent close to shore but it was a tough go on a couple of trips. We went 15 for 24 "limit", 2 for 4 "afraid to leave the habor on calm day", 12 for 16 "limit", 5 for 13 "shortened trip" 10 for 15 "limit" and 15 for 16 "limit".
We fished in 50 to 60 feet of water and there were some nice mature Kings and Brown trout there. Our hot ticket for the most part was 4 to 10 color leadcore, using Stinger spoons. Although today our fly and flashers on the riggers and dipsies did produce today. I think it is because the temperature break went from 20 feet to 40 feet. Also the tail end of the full moon cycle probably lead to a good fly bite. Otherwise over the last week and a half it has been spoons and at times as quick as we get them out on boards they have been getting hit. We may start deeper tomorrow, with the temp break dropping.
There is some great fishing coming up through the rest of our season ending in October. We have the mature King run in the harbor and when this goes it can lead to some outstanding and fast action for a week or two. We also have the 2 and 3 year old Chinook bite out on the lake, along with Rainbow and Lake trout. This has always been a great time of year, so book a Lake Michigan charter fishing trip, with Silver King Charters by calling 414-460-1467 and catch some fall salmon.
August 29, 2012
Charter fishing Milwaukee salmon just keeps on rolling in 2012. When we tell people this is one of the best of five seasons out of the last twenty years we are not joking around. Our last two trips went 20 for 26 in four hours and 16 for 23 in 3 hours "limit". The fishing has been so consistent this year. The next three weeks will be the last and best time for mature four year old King salmon and this weekend looks to be another lock and load weekend.
Our hot sets the last couple of trips have been leadcore on boards, with Stinger spoons. We have had trouble keeping them in the water they get hit so often. Blue dolphin is our favorite right now. We are running 10 color right up to 3 color leadcores and our favorite depth in 110 feet of water. The flasher program is still taking fish but they want spoons right now.
Lake Michigan salmon fishing is hot right now and we hope to see some of you Harley riders is twon this weekend out fighting King salmon, with Silver King Charters. Call 414-460-1467 to get out fishing.
August 26, 2012
Milwaukee charter fishing remained solid this week as we went 19 for 24, 13 for 15 "limit", 14 for 23, 18 for 33, 15 for 20, 22 for 32, 13 for 18 and 14 for 18. We had good numbers for each trip but we failed to limit out most of the week. The catch has been a mixed bag but primarily Chinook and Lake trout. The water temperature is starting to cool as the break is now down only 30 feet in some areas. Silver King Charters is fishing between 105 and 120 feet of water, with fish coming anywhere from 30 feet down to right on the bottom.
We are still heavy on white flashers but we are now using a mix of boy blue and green Howie flies. The riggers are all flies for the most part. We have put a spoon on the second deep rigger when the bite slows and this seems to pick off fish when they turn off on the flies. Our favorite setting this week for wire dipsies was 240 feet on the line counter. We used white flashers and little boy blue flies. We are using leadcore on our board sets, with spoons. As the thermocline rises we are using 4 through 10 colors.
The mature Chinook salmon our starting to come closer to shore and tolerating the warmer water. We should begin to catch these Kings around the gaps of the harbor soon. This is fun and faster action fishing for big Kings. Labor Day weekend looks to be another great fishing weekend as so many have this summer, so call and book today before the rest of our times book up for this upcoming weekend.
August 20, 2012
We have survied the northeast blow from a couple weeks ago and Milwaukee charter fishing has considerably improved. The temperature break is anywhere from 65 to 95 feet down, depending on the day. Our last four trips have been 16 for 20 "limit", 19 for 24, 17 for 21 "limit" and 20 for 27. The catch has been 70 percent Chinook salmon, with the majority of the rest being Lake trout. Many of thes fish are big, with several fish in the 15 to 19 pound range.
Silver King Charters is running a 8 rod spread right now to target the fish near the bottom. We are fishing between 95 to 130 feet of water and the fish are starting at 60 feet right to the bottom. We are all white flashers and Howie aqua or little boy blue flies. Our wire dipsies are set at 200 to 280 feet out. The downriggers are set between 60 feet to the bottom. Most of our action is coming on the two dipsies or the deep rigger. We are running two copper boards. One with 400 feet and the other at 450 feet. Plug on one and spoon on the other. These pick up a fish or two each trip.
The fishing is pretty good right now and if we can just get a little more cool water it will be out- standing. But right now catching 15 to 20 fish averaging 12.5 pounds is realy good fishing. We have about two weeks before the Kings start to stage for spawning, so book now to catch these great fighting fish out on the lake beacuse the window is closing on the mature Chinooks. These fish are bitting out of temp now and fighting hard. Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 and book your trip to fight a King salmon.
The Silver King crew could not resist one more tournament in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. We fished the Salmon Unlimited Illinois Open. Had a good box and would have taken 6 place but the captain made a bone headed move and came in two minutes too late. I guess I learned something there, I hope. I appoligize to the crew. We had a great tournment season this year, with 1 first place, 3 second place and 1 forth place finish. We are very consistent at staying on top and you will see this during your charter trip.
August 12, 2012
I should have never mention the last northeaster we had in the my last report!!!. We had gail North winds Friday, with 8 to 12 foot waves. Needless to say we did not go. The thermocline is now down anywhere from 120 to 140 feet. Man what a blow and with all that warm water around it now has pushed up on shore. We did get out the night before and went 21 for 30 "limit". But now the fish are down in the deep water and we are fishing in 150 to 250 feet of water and most of our fish are coming down 120 to 230 feet. We did get three trips in this weekend but two were cut short and only delivered 3 and 6 fish. Our worst of the season. But do not worry we have the fish solved and went 16 for 25 this morning, with 10 nice King salmon. In some ways this concentrates the fish near the bottom and makes them very easy to target. Just a little more reeling.
Our program is the same even after the blow. White blades and aqua or boy blue Howie flies on the riggers and dipsies. We are running copper on the boards at 300, 350, 400 and 450. Plugs are working well here. Our two hot riggers are set at 115 feet down and 160 to 230 feet down. We are now using 15 pound balls on the riggers. The dipsies are set at one and out 300 feet and they are getting wacked. Milwaukee charter fishing is still good and there are tons of fish off Milwaukee. I would just like some west winds but this will work for now. Call Silver King Charters today and getting in on the big Kings before they spawn.
August 7, 2012
Been a while since my last report but we have been busy fishing. The Milwaukee charter fishing has remained great. There are a lot of fish in front of this port and August looks to be another great month. We went 16 for 28, 22 for 27 "limit", 25 for 32 "limit", 33 for 37 "2nd place in Brew City", 12 for 20 and 10 for 12 "limit". We boated our forth 20 plus pound Lake trout during this period and the mature Chinook salmon average is between 12 to 19 pounds. This fish are fighting hard.
Our spread is still all white flashers on downriggers and dipsies. We are using Boy Blue or Aqua Howie flies. These sets have been very effective for weeks now. On the boards we are running copper with plugs on one side and lead with spoons on the other. Both produce and our favorite plug is pearl and the spoon is cracked ice. The best overall depths are between 85 to 140 and this has been true for several weeks now, since the big northeast blow back in early July. Our fish are coming in from 35 feet right to the bottom. The catch is 65 percent Chinook salmon, with all four other species making up the rest.
August and early September is the best time of the to catch big Chinook salmon. We have a great bite out of Milwaukee this year and if you ever wanted to hook into a King salmon this is the year to do it. We took our fifth top four finish of the year in Milwaukee's 110 boat Brew City Salmon tournament. We came in 2nd place with 135 pounds in ten fish. It is our third 2nd place of the year along with one 1st place and one 4th place. Silver King Charters works hard to deliver these top place in tournaments and we will do the same for you. So call us today at 414-460-1467 and book your tournament winning Lake Michigan Charter.
July 30, 2012
Milwaukee charter fishing remains great as this season has been one of the best in a long time. The Chinook bite has been great and August is the best month of the year for catching mature Chinooks. Yeah its going to get better. We took 7 straight limits until tonight when we went 6 for 16 in a shorten trip. The mature Chinooks average 12 to 18 pounds and are great fighters.
Our top weapon is the downriggers with white flashers and either aqua, boy blue or green flies. The copper setups have been working in the 250 to 350 sets, using spoons. The wire dipsies are good too with the same set ups as the downriggers. We are between 100 and 150 feet fishing in the bottom half of the water column.
We took 2nd place in the Port Washington Salmon Shootout this weekend with 133 pounds in ten fish and our biggest tournament of the year, Brew City Salmon Tournament is this weekend. Great week to book a trip as we give extra time as we dial in for this contest. Lake Michigan salmon fishing is real special this year, so if you ever wanted to try it out this is the year to do it.
July 22, 2012
Charter fishing Milwaukee has been on fire!!!! In our last three days we have gone 20 for 26 "limit", 20 for 25 "limit", 30 for 37 "limit", 25 for 31 "limit", 30 for 38 "limit" and 17 for 24. This has been a great week of fishing and in recent years only 2007 can compare. This week has been mostly Kings and Lake trout, although we did get the grand slam on the last trip.
Our spread has been as straight forward as it gets. We are using 4 riggers and 2 wire dipsies and that is it. We did end up running two boards this afternoon but otherwise we have not even used them. All flasher fly all the time right now and white has been the best but at this point I don't think the collor matters. The break is 65 feet down and we are anywhere from 80 to 115 feet of water. Fish are coming out of temp to hit and we put one rigger up for this but for the most part our riggers down deep do most of the work. It is great fishing right now.
The http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/ is now over and tow of our clients won money and their checks will be in the mail this week. The $15000 fish was a 22 pound Chinook caught by a good friend of mine Brain, who's boat is slippped right next to me. The big fish has come out of Milwaukee three the last five years. We plan on offering this special next year. Captain Willy, my brother did most of these trips and at the end of the week our clients boated over 250 fish.
Milwaukee charter fishing is entering some of the best fishing time over the next several weeks and we have a great offer for you. All weekday morning trips for the next two weeks are now 6 yours for the price of five hours. This gives you more time to catch fish. I cannot emphsis enough how good the fishing is, so call Silver King Charters now and experience the finest salmon fishing around.
July 19, 2012
Milwaukee charter fishing was very good today. We took 50 fish in two trips even though it got bumpy on the last one. Kings and Lake trout made up most of the catch and the riggers caught most of the fish. We really could have just fished with four riggers and forgot the rest and done it faster. The fish are in 75 to 120 feet and 50 on down to the bottom. This is very good fishing and you never know when it will slow. Fish are all coming on flasher and fly combos and right now it really does not matter on color. Wind change will change the depth by this weekend but there are a lot of fish off Milwaukee right now.
Silver King Charters is offering a very special deal for weekday trips through August 3. All 5 hour trips are 6 hours for the price of 5. Mention the special when you call and it is yours. This is a $75 savings on a very good time to fish. Lots of big ones are being pulled now!
July 18, 2012
Wisconsin salmon fishing is at its half way point and has continued to be one of the best. We have had a solid couple of days going 25 for 38 "limit", 12 for 20, 2 for 5 "one hour: weather shortened", 18 for 27 "limit", 16 for 22. The northeast winds have pushed the bite deeper but the fish are bunched up again and easy to target.
Silver King Charters best bite has been off the riggers, starting 50 down and right to the bottom. The best depths have been 80 to 120 feet. White flashers and boy blue Howie flies are hot right now. Copper is taking some fish on the boards, with spoons. Our 250 up to 350 coppers are best and our favorite spoons are Pro King Oz or Dirty Oz. The warm water is back and the fish are near the bottom again until the next crazy wind switch. We are taking many big Kings and Lakers right now, which is making up most of the catch.
We would like to congradulate Dorota on her 17.68 pound Lake trout she caught Tuesday. This won her $250 in the http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/ for fish of the day and she is currently in 4th place for Lake trout. All of our clients are eligible to win cash prizes through July 22, including the grand prize of $15000 for big fish of the contest. We are still working on that. Call us today at 414-460-1467 to book a trip to catch Lake Michigan salmon.
July 16, 2012
Charter fishing Milwaukee salmon and trout has remained strong. There have been a couple of slow times but they have not lasted long. Several wind changes have moved fish at times and spreading them out but once we dial them in again it is lock and load. This is still one of the better seasons in the last 10 years. We finished the week and started this week by going 30 for 40 "limit" 30 for 35 "tournament", 6 for 10 "two hour trip", 18 for 24 "limit', 13 for 20, 25 for 36 "limit" and 15 for 21. The fishing has varied each trip and the primary fish are Chinook salmon, Lake trout and Rainbow trout.
We have been fishing from 55 to 160 feet searching for the best bite each day. We ran one trip out to 200 feet were we took a bunch of Steelhead. On that trip spoons fished on 3 to 8 color leadcores took everything. Lots of Rainbows out there. But for the most part we are in 65 to 125 feet. Downriggers with white flashers are still taking most of our fish. Boy blue, green crink and double aqua Howie flies are all working. We are running the rigger set from 50 to 110 feet down in the deeper water and in close 35 to 65 feet down. The fish are coming up in the warm water to feed, so we keep one or two riggers set there. Wire dipsies set at 125 to 200 on the line counters are very productived at times but you have to play around to get the perfect number for each day. The boards were all copper first with spoons then flies. We are now running a set of lead with spoons as the thermocline rises. Last week the 350, 300 and 250 coppers were red hot but now the leads at 8, 10 and 12 color are taking fish.
Wind changes and lots of warm water make it more challenging now but there are tons of fish off Milwaukee still. We fished Super Sweepstakes on Saturday our of Racine Wisconsin. This was the forth leg of the Southwest Salmon Series. We ended up taking forth place, with 126 pounds in 10 fish. We needed a few 12 pound fish to be 15 but it was still a solid performance. We have two more major tournaments and the best fishing ahead of us. The last two weeks of July and the first three weeks of August are the best weeks of the year for mature King salmon. Call us at 414-460-1467 and Silver King Charters will have you reeling in big salmon.
July 9, 2012
Milwaukee salmon fishing is on fire and today we boated 56 fish, including 28 mature Chinook salmon. The fish are in 100 to 135 feet of water and the thermocline was at 60 feet down. The hot depth was 55 to 110 feet in the water column. The riggers did much of the damage with white and green flashers followed with aqua or boy blue Howie flies. There are a good number of Rainbow trout in the area too. Copper sets at 200, 250 and 300 feet have been good with spoons. Pro King cracked ice has been good.
Silver King charters is down to a few openings for next weeks http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/. fishing contest. Look at our rates page for details. Folks the fishing is great and should continue, so call now to get in on some of the best fishing in years on Lake Michigan.
July 8, 2012
Lake Michigan salmon fishing continues to be outstanding. Milwaukee charter fishing has been very good all week, with the exception of Saturday when that nice northeaster blow came. We ended up in the harbor for those trips going 10 for 14 and 8 for 13. That broke our streak of double digit trips for all of 2012. The three trips before the blow and one on Sunday we went 15 for 21 "limit", 13 for 20, 20 for 28 "limit" and 20 for 30 "limit". We are still seeing a mix bag of fish but more than 50% of the catch are Chinook salmon.
We have a new big fish of the year caught by a Desert Strom veteran Larry. It was a 23.7 pound Lake trout and Larry fought the fish for 25 minutes before winning the battle. This would have certainly won money for Larry next week during our http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/ special. We have purchased a $500 ticket that makes all clients eligable for the big fish contest from July 14 throguh July 22. A fish like this would have paid for the trip and more. There are over 60 cash prizes, including the grand prize of $15,000. There are just a few openings left during the week, so call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 for details.
Wisconsin charter fishing has remained stable for several weeks now and our spread has not changed until today. The northeast wind has pushed the thermcline down to 60 feet and our best action is now in 100 to 150 feet of water. Copper sets are now on the boards and we ran all flasher and flies on these sets and everything else too. White falshers are on the shallower sets and green on the deep ones. Howie little boy blue and double aqua were best today anywhere from 50 feet down to 125 feet. It will be interestng to see what happens over the next several days as temps heat up again, bring southwest winds. It should not take long to rasie the thermocline this early in the season. We check temps with the Fish Hawk probe before fishing during big changes like this because there is a lot of warm water around and conditions change over night. Either way there is tons of fish around.
July 1, 2012
Milwaukee salmon fishing remains outstanding and this is shaping up to be one of the best years ever on for Lake Michigan charter fishing. We ended the week going 13 for 23, 22 for 29, 21 for 32 "limit", 25 for 40 and 20 for 30 "limit". Although over 60 percent of the catch is Chinook salmon we are catching all five species right now. THE FISHING IS HOTT RIGHT NOW FOLKS! The mature Chinook are still running 12 to 18 pounds and we still have not boated a 20 plus pound King but it should not be long before it happens.
We have been fishing between 55 to 120 feet of water depending on weather and time of day. Fish are coming from 15 feet down right to the bottom. We are running all leadcore on the boards with all spoons. We are liking the Stinger stingray size spoons right now. The leadcores are anywhere from 3 to 10 colors. The up high boards are taking Rainbows on a regular basis. We are running wire dipsy sets, with either green or white spin doctors. These are set out with 75 to 150 feet of line out. The riggers are all fly and flasher all the time. Green flashers down deep and white flashers on the up high riggers. The little boy blue Howie fly has been very good of late.
The fishing is really good right now and we hope it just keeps going. We are more the half way full for our fantastic http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/ special. We bought the ticket, so you can win the money from July 14 through July 23. There is a chance to win 60 cash prizes, including the $15000 grand prize for biggest fish overall. With Silver King Chartes we give you the chance to win cash for your big fish! Also check out our after work special. Just $400 for a 4 hour trip Monday through Wednesday 4:00PM-8:00PM. Call Silver King Charters today at 414-460-1467 and book you Milwaukee charter fishing trip to catch salmon.
June 25, 2012
Sorry for the delay on a report but we have been busy catching fish. Lake Michigan charter fishing has continued to be outstanding. This is the best season for salmon fishing on Lake Michigan since 2007. We went 25 for 38 and 12 for 20 earlier last week and then caught over 120 fish from Thursday through Saturday. We started Milwaukee charter fishing Sunday and went 22 for 30 and today 21 for 27 "limit". Many mature Chinook salmon have been in the catch ranging 12 to 18 pounds. We have been catching a mixed bag of fish though.
Our set has been leadcore on the boards from 3 to 10 color, with all spoons on these rods. The Stinger Hud and Blue Dolphin have worked in the stinger size. The dipsies and riggers are all flasher and flies. From day to day white or green flashers have been hot, so we run three of each on each side to see what is hot. The flies are Howie and in Little Boy Blue, Double Glitter Aqua or Green Crinkle. Bull Frog has also had its moments. Overall depth has varied from 55 to 100 feet of water and the fish seemed to move daily. Water has remained cool so the fish are still all over the water column.
We fished the Morris tournament this weekend and under tough competition finished 14th overall. There were a few fatile decisions that kept us out of the top three spots. Had a great start but just could not close the deal. Silver King Charters is now 2nd, 1st and 14th in the first three tournaments. We are hoping to rebound in the Super Sweepstakes in Racine on July 14.
The fishing is great and we have two great specials for you this summer. The first is the after work special. This is a 4 hour trip for $400 starting between 3:30PM to 4:30PM. The other is between July 14 through July 23. We have purchased a ticket for the boat that allows all of our clients that week to be entered into the largest big fish fishing tournament on Lake Michigan, http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/. This allows you to have a chance to win over 60 cash prizes, including the grand prize of $15000. Call for details. Call Silver King Charters today to try charter fising Milwaukee on Lake Michigan and experience some of the best salmon and trout fishing in years.
June 17, 2012
Lake Michigan salmon fishing remains one of the best in years. Silver King Charters went 27 for 39 "limit", 30 for 36 "limit, 22 for 26, and 25 for 40. The fish are again a mix of Chinook and Coho salmon and varies day to day on which we catch more of. The Coho salmon are now averaging 4 to 6 pounds and the Kings are 10 to 17 pounds for the mature ones. There is plenty of bait around and all the fish have been stuffed full, unlike earlier this season. The alewifes are the medium size three year old class. Good to remember when choosing spoon size.
Racine charter fishing has been very good in 40 to 70 feet of water. The fish are all over the water column and even though the water temperature is a little warm in these depths the fish cannot resist the enormous amount of bait in close. Out leadcore setups with spoons have been hot. Medium sized Stinger spoons in the dolphin series are our favorite right now. Little Boy Blue Howie flies, with white blades are very good on the dipsies and riggers. We still are running orange doggers for Coho and these sets produce 5 to 10 fish a trip. Fishing is very good and as long as the bait and cool enough water stay in close the fishing will stay outstanding.
We fishing the Kenosha Coho Classic on Saturday and won both the Classic and the Lake Michigan Southwest Series leg for the tournament. We had 139 pounds for the Classic in ten fish and 49 pounds for the Series in 3 fish. Check out the gallery for pictures. All the fish we weighted in were Chinook. Spoons on leadcore and boy blue flies with white flashers on dipsies ruled the day. First place feels so much better than second in the SU Open two weeks earlier. The difference was not as many lost fish. The Morris is this weekend and then we are back in Milwaukee for the rest of the season. Fishing for Chinooks has already been hot in Milwaukee and we cannot wait to start catching them for you. Call to book your summer adventure with Silver King Charters and start catching salmon.
June 11, 2012
Wisconsin salmon fishing remains very good. We are see more bait now and with this comes more fish. Our last five trips went 32 for 45 "limit", 15 for 22, 10 for 17, 20 for 27 "limit" and 25 for 32 "limit". Jim it is good to have goal! The fish have been predominantly Coho salmon of late. There are more 3 year Coho salmon around eating bait instead of little flies on the surface meaning bigger fish. The Coho's the last few trips are 4 to 6 pound average. There are still Chinook salmon in the catch and we are seeing a 10 to 16 pound average for the mature ones.
The fishing was outstanding in 90 to 140 feet of water Racine charter fishing on Friday and Saturday but cooler water moved the fish into 50 to 60 feet of water. Today our best bite was in 50 feet between Kenosha and Racine Wisconsin. We are running spoons on the leadcore sets with 5, 8 and 10 colors all working. On our copper sets we are running Spin Doctors at 75, 125, 200 feet. All board sets are taking fish and we still run an orange set on the outside of the lead and copper. These still produce fish. Our outside dipsies still use orange dodgers and peanut flies at 45 foot sets. The inside is wire dipsies, with Spin Doctors set between 75 and 150 feet of line. All riggers have fly and flasher sets. The hot one today was a large red dodger with a medium size green fly down 20 feet. This took 10 fish.
We will be in Racine until Thurday June 21 then in Winthrop Illinois for the Morris tournament and finally back home Milwaukee charter fishing on June 24. The fishing is great right now, so try us out of Racine before we leave. Don't forget about the big fishing contest, Salmon-A-Rama, from July 14 through July 23. We have purchased a ticket for this contest that makes all clients who fish with us that week eligible for over 60 cash prizes, including $15000! Book with Silver King Charters now before the week is filled up.
June 6, 2012
Racine charter fishing is still excellent as we went 10 for 13 "limit" and 20 for 24 "limit" in our last two trips. Same program as last week as we worked the second and third hills straight out of the Racine harbor. We were in 70 to 120 feet catching fish from the surface to the bottom. The thermocline has not set up yet and fish all all throughout the water column but there are plenty of them.
We are still seeing a mix of Chinook and Coho salmon, with the big Chinook this week weighing in at 17 pounds. Lake trout and Rainbow trout make up the catch right now. Both the last two trips saw all four species caught. We are now almost all flasher and flies, with are favorite set being a wire dipsy set at 3 and out 120 to 180 feet of line. Green Spin Doctor and a green fly on this set has been taking some nice Kings! Looks like the rest of the week will be great weather and great fishing. Silver King Charters starts charter fishing Milwaukee on June 24.
June 3, 2012
We are now in the peak Wisconsin charter fishing months on Lake Michigan, June through August. But the latter part of this week was more like April at times as a cold front bring strong north winds led to cancelled trips on Friday and Saturday. We did get a couple trips in earlier in the week and Sunday afternoon. We went 14 for 18 and 20 for 25 "limit". The fishing was real good despite the conditions.
We are now running more of a summer spread, with only for orange dodger peanut fly sets. These are found on the outside dipsies and outside boards and still are very productive. We are almost all flasher and flies on the riggers and inside dipsies. Green and white flashers have both been effective for us. I think the lead on the fly and area you work are more important. You find them they will hit it right now. Racine charter fishing has been best staight out of the harbor and in 70 to 120 feet of water. The best action has been changing day to day so we work a southeast heading until we get good amounts of hits and work that depth.
Silver King Charters has been using more copper than lead on boards early this year and spoons were the answer on these. We are now using spin doctors and flies. Our leads are between 22 and 26 inches from fly to flasher. The fly choice has been all over the map but they are Howie flies. We are still at a mix of Coho and Chinook salmon, with one better than the other almost ever other day. Fishing is still very good!!!
Even though we cancelled our trip for Friday morning because of 4 to 6 foot waves and probably an occasional 8 footer. We know because my first mate and I went out from 11:00AM-2:00PM. We need to pre fish for the Salmon Unlimited Open Tournament out of Racine Wisconsin. This paid off as we went 14 for 16 and found a good spot to fish for the tournament. The next day we went 35 for 42 and came in second place out of 55 boats. We were 1 pound out of first and had the winning fish on at the end but lost it. We weighed in 10 fish for a total weight of 134 pounds. We took 4th place in the Southwest Salmon Series, with a big three fish weighing in at 47 pounds. Oh so close but hopefully next time. Our top ten fish were 9 Chinook salmon and 1 Lake trout. Green fashers and green flies dominated the day. We trolled an east and west pattern in 80 to 120 feet of water. The best fish came 50 feet down right to the bottom.
Call us today and book a trip for Racine Wisconsin before we head back to Milwaukee on June 23. Don't forget about our Salmon-A-Rama special. You have a chance to win cash July 14 right through July 23 on any trip you book, including $10000! Call for more detials at 414-460-1467.
May 28, 2012
Racine charter fishing on Lake Michigan has been good if not great at times this Memorial Day weekend. We ran 4 trips going 15 for 18 "limit", 12 for 20, 5 for 6 in a very short trip, and 28 for 42 today. We are seeing more Coho salmon in the catch and they are starting to range in a 3 to 4 pound class. Our best success has been on the second hill in 70 feet of water. We are starting to run less orange Coho flags and more Chinook stuff but the Coho don't mind they are hitting it.
We have started using two and three color leadcore, with orange dodger and peanut flies. This is working a lot better than our mono and lead weight sets off boards. The two up high dipsies are still getting slammed with orange dodgers but the inside dipsies are now wire set ups. Spin doctors are working god on these. The deep leadcore setups have spoons on them and the best is Blue Dolphin Stingray Stingers and Kavorkian Stingers. We have been using spin doctors on the copper setups and 75 to 150 foot coppers work best. Riggers are a day to day thing. It seems they are on fire or they rot. Flashers on all of these and green is better than white.
Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and Lake trout are making up the bulk of the catch now and this a great time to catch a variety of species. Lake Michigan salmon fishing is in full swing now and the best three months for weather and fishing are here, so give us a call at 414-460-1467 and Silver King Charters will get you catching fish. We are still in Racine and will be back Milwaukee charter fishing on June 24.
May 23, 2012
Wisconsin Charter Fishing on Lake Michigan is still hot and Racine charter fishing remains a mix of Coho salmon and Chinook salmon. The last two mornings we went 19 for 31 and 15 for 16 "limit". The fishing is best off the third hill in 80 to 100 feet. The Chinook salmon are coming off copper set ups with spoons and on downriggers set 35 feet right down to the bottom on our back rigger. Many spoons are working but the magnum cracked ice Pro King has been best over the last 4 trips. The orange dodger and peanut flies are on up high boards and dipsies. These are still very productive in the top 12 feet of water.
Looks like Memorial Day weekend will be great weather for fishing and Silver King Charters still has openings for this weekend. Nothing better than Lake Michigan salmon fishing on a holiday weekend and then going home to grill your freshly caught fish. The salmon are biting, so call now to get in on the action.
May 20, 2012
Lake Michigan salmon fishing still remains outstanding! There are slow days but even then we see double digit catches. Only twice this week did we fail to reach a limit catch. Racine salmon fishing has seen an equal catch of Chinook salmon and Coho salmon. From the 62 fish caught over the weekend aboard the Silver King, 25 were Coho and 25 were Chinook but the biggest fish ended up being a 20 pound Lake trout! Our fishing hot spot in 200 feet of water staight out of Racine finally dried up. We now are taking most of the fish in 80 to 120 feet of water from the surface right to the bottom.
We have taken out a set of Coho set ups on the boards and switch to copper, with spoons on them. Our 100 to 200 foot coppers are working great, with kavorkian and hud stinger spoons working best. The cracked ice Pro King has been a stud on up high riggers. Otherwise it is flasher and flies on all other set ups. Orange dodger and peanut flies are still on all dipsies and one side of boards. These are important to have out because they can pick off Coho salmon quick when you run over a school.
This has been a unexpectedly great start for King salmon and the Coho salmon have not been as prevalent but the end result is great fishing. Memorial Day weekend should continue to see solid action and there are spots open to get in on the hot start to Lake Michigan salmon fishing, with Silver King Charters.
May 14, 2012
Wisconsin charter fishing remained very good for most of the week, with only a slow down on the weekend due to fairly strong north wind. The week day trips saw quick limits with Kings on riggers and Coho salmon mostly on up high dipsies. Saturday was tough for us after a front came through and left us with north winds and scattered fish. Our three weekend trips went 15 for 18, 11 for 16 and 11 for 12. I can't lie it was a tough weekend! Things got back to normal today, with a quick two man limit 10 for 13 in just an hour. This week looks spectacular weather wise and if Monday was any indication we are back on track.
Racine charter fishing seems to be better deep. At least for more consistent action. Our riggers have been on fire, with the exception of the weekend and this is where the Chinook salmon have come from. We have been all over but 200 plus feet is what seems to work best. Friday we did take some Kings in close on spoons but the action is steady out deep, althougth the fish are moving daily with multiple wind changes. The Coho salmon are around but have not been concentrated in big schools yet. This will happen soon with more stable weather. Water temperature on the surface have warmed but it is only 45 degrees in some spots and near shore almost 50 degrees.
Silver King Charters is offering a great Memorial Day special and there are still spots open. Friday through Monday all five hour trips become six hours for the same price as five hours. This gives you a great chance to catch more fish right when the fishing is hot. Racine salmon fishing has always been great for Coho salmon this time of year but we hope to have you taking a few King salmon home too. Call 414-460-1467 today and get in on some real good fishing.
May 6, 2012
Folks, Lake Michigan charter fishing is simple on fire and charter fishing Racine is better than last year! The big difference is there are more Chinook salmon in the area. This time of year is know for Coho salmon fishing but we are actually catching more Chinook salmon each trip. These fish are good size and great fighters. The mature Chinooks are running 12 to 18 pounds and this is outstanding for May. Silver King Charters finished strong this week, with are last two trips going 30 for 40 "limit" and 15 for 19 "limit". The fishing could start to turn into more of a Coho salmon bite but right now it is Chinook. If your looking for great fishing book now and fish now! It looks like this could be one of the best May's we have had for Chnooks ever and you through the Coho salmon bite in what more can you ask for out of Lake Michigan salmon fishing.
We are still fishing our hot spot in 200 feet of water staight off the harbor of Racine Wisconsin. The hot set is a green flasher and boy blue fly down 120 to 130 feet on a downrigger. This is taking 10 to 15 fish a trip. Spoons on the side riggers down 70 feet are also working. Stinger spoons like the natural born killer and the hud are very good. Orange dodgers and peanut flies are still producing most of the Coho salmon on the top 5 feet of water off boards. The Coho salmon are eating bugs on the surface now and the small flies are perfect for this situation. There are fish in close too but the Coho have not moved in yet. This should happen soon with more bait now near shore and warmer temperatures.
We see no reason for the fishing to slow down over the next several weeks and we are offering a great special for Memorial Day weekend. Book a 5 hour trip and receive and extra hour for free. Capitalize on this fantastic Racine salmon fishing during the next several weeks! Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 and here us say FISH ON!
April 29, 2012
Silver King Charters ran its last trip for April this morning and it was 39 degrees at game time. The last two weeks have been unseasonable cold but the fishing has remained good. Fishing did slow a little this weekend because of weather conditions but we went 10 for 13 and 22 for 30 for the two trips run. It was a mixed bag of Chinook, Coho, Steelhead and Lakers. We are seeing some nice Chinook salmon this year and for those who fished with us last year know how tough it was to catch Kings during the season. The stocking is up for this year and this will definetely help.
We have been charter fishing Racine for the spring and most of the early season the action has been in 190 to 200 feet of water. The Chinook and Lake trout are coming off the downriggers set anywhere from 60 to 130 down. There have been several over 15 pounds, with the big of the young season weighing in at 18 pounds. Flasher flies are on the real deep riggers and spoons run above them. Coho salmon and Rainbow trout are coming of orange dodgers and peanut flies. We are running these on board and dipsies set in the top 15 feet.
May is right around the corner with warmer weather to follow and this is what will really help out the action, even though it is pretty good right now. People always ask when is the best time of the year to go fishing on Lake Michigan. I always say any time is good but May and the first week of June is the best time of the year for shear consitent numbers of fish. The Coho salmon are a little smaller at this time of the year but when you catch bunches of them it is an awsome time. Throw in a couple of Chinooks and you have a great day on the lake.
Racine charter fishing is known for its outstanding Coho salmon fishing and this is why Silver King Charters comes here for the spring. We are offering a great special for Memorial Day weekend, which is always great fishing off Racine. When you book a five hour trip you get an extra your for free. This is a $75 savings! Call us at 414-460-1467 for details. The fishing is already good and looks to even get better. I hope not to see another 40 degree day, that is too chilly even for the captain!
April 22, 2012
Wisconsin charter fishing fell under a cold spell as north winds dominated the weather pattern. Silver King Charters managed two trips this week and did well on both, with Brown trout in close and Coho salmon out deep. The average high temperature for this time of the year is 60 degrees and we should start seeing temps close to this in the coming week. The main thing is fishing is still good. Each week the Coho fishing has improved and Racine charter fishing will be at its best over the next 7 weeks. Call us at 414-460-1467 and experience Lake Michigan salmon fishing.
April 17, 2012
Racine charter fishing is still heating up but we are catching good amounts of fish in several areas now and have decided to extend our special to include Friday's. This means you can run a trip with Silver King Charters for $450 on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday. This is for 5 hours and our 6 hour trip is $500. We are charter fishing Kenosha and Racine ports when fishing close to shore. When going offshore we are straight off Racine in 200 feet of water. Coho salmon and Brown trout are making up the majority of the catch but we have caught all five species this year multiple times. Call now and if you are unable to make this special in April the fishing only gets better in May but not by much its pretty good now. Fish On!
April 14, 2012
The boat is in and we are fishing! Silver King Charters has been Racine charter fishing on Lake Michigan and we have had success every trip including a limit of 25 fish today. The location we are fishing has determined the catch and location is weather dependant. When we are in front of the Racine harbor the catch is mostly Brown trout, with a few Coho salmon. When the lake lets us get out deep the catch is a mixed bag of Coho salmon, Chinook salmon, Lake trout and Rainbow trout. The fish are either close to shore or in 200 plus feet of water. The lake is starting to set up for the Coho salmon slam but fishing is real good now.
Silver King Charters is offering a great special throught out April. All weekend trips are $450 for five hours and $500 for six hours. This is a $50 or $75 savings for some great fishing. May will become mostly Coho salmon and some of the best fishing of the year. Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 today and have some great early season fun charter fishing Racine Wisconsin Lake Michigan salmon.
March 28, 2012
Silver King Charters is putting the finishing touches on the boat and equipment for the 2012 season. Racine charter fishing will be hot early this season and we have a great offer for you to start fishing Lake Michigan salmon and trout early. For all April weekends we are offering a 5 hour Lake Michigan fishing charter trip for $450. This is $50 off the normal price and for those of you who already know how hot the fishing is in May, well it looks like we will have a bonus month of this outstanding fishing.
How good is charter fishing Racine and Kenosha charter fishing during May? Well lets just say limit catches of Coho salmon is the norm. Once we find a school the fishing becomes catching and fast! The salmon are already showing up and we cannot wait to yell out FISH! Call now to get in on the hot early season action.
Silver King Charters is already receiving calls about winning $15,000! Hey this is just the tip of the ice burg. I guess that is not a good analogy for when you are on the water. There are over 60 ways to win cash on any Milwaukee fishing charter from July 14 through July 23, 2012. All you need to do is book a charter during this time and if you get lucky and catch a big fish you could win cash, including $15,000! We have purchased a $500 ticket to http://www.salmon-a-rama.com/ so all of our clients are eligible for the biggest fishing contest on Lake Michigan. This could catch a fish that pays for the price of a charter and more. Call us for details on this Lake Michigan Fishing Tournament - 414-460-1467.
March 20, 2012
We will be launching the boat in the first week of April and with the warm weather the fishing will be rocking! Lake Michigan salmon fishing was already looking good, with stocking numbers up but with this unusually warm weather this year we look to have one of the best years in a long time. Silver King Charters will be offering a $450 5 hour special for all April weekends and the fishing should be reel good. May is always outstanding and when asked about the best month to fish Lake Michigan I always say May. We catch the most limits during this month! We will be Racine charter fishing during these months to capitalize on superior fishing in the southern end of Lake Michigan.
We have only one more item to install before we put in and that is a brand new Raymarine radar. This will make your trips even safer. We have also put in a new sonar and graph, which means we have two of each aboard. Never want to be short fire power when Lake Michigan salmon fishing.
Silver King Charters has just announced that we will buy a $500 ticket to Salmon-A-Rama this year. This will make all our clients eligible to win over 60 cash prizes, including the grand prize of $15000 for big fish. The tournament is from July 14 through July 22, so book now and have a chance to win enough to pay for your trip or even more! See our rates page or call us at 414-460-1467 for more details. Anyone can do this a 13 year old girl won $10000 last year!
2011 Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Review for Racine and Milwaukee:
Silver King Charters would like to wish our family, friends and past clients a very Happy New Year. This is the last day of the year and a good time to reflect on the 2011 season. We ran over 100 trips this season and had only one trip that we did not land a fish. It was a day we should have cancelled but it was a bachelor party, damn the torpedoes trip. Otherwise we had some outstanding fishing for the most part. Here is the season in review.
Spring: May through Mid-June was probably some of the best action as it usually is. The Coho salmon fishing during this time of the year is almost unbelievable, with most trips ending in limit or near limit catches. We had several trips were we took 20 to 30 fish in less than 2 hours. But this is the time of year to catch a lot of great eating fun fighting Coho salmon. We depart are home port of Milwaukee for Racine to cash in on this bonanza of fish that will stay between the Illinois border and Racine for most of the early part of the season before breaking out to other parts of Lake Michigan. Silver King Charters took over 600 Coho salmon this season and with the Coho stocking up for 2012 we look to catch even more. All trips ran during this period saw double digits, with the exception of one trip were we struggled to catch only five fish. Most trips saw catches of 20 or better. During the spring we don't use the long leadcore or copper set ups and all the board rods have lines run on the surface. This means less reeling line and more fighting fish! Come Racine charter fishing in 2012 and help to catch a record number of Coho's!
Summer: Late June through August is when Silver King Charters returns to her home port of Milwaukee and is also the time for Chinook salmon but 2011was tough for mature King salmon. I have the privilege of releasing the Chinooks every spring for Milwaukee and 3 years prior to this season Wisconsin stocked a very low amount of Chinooks, so 2011 was tough. The Chinook stocking is back for 2012 and the next couple of years to come should be much better but in 2011 we needed to get creative for the early part of the summer. The Coho fishing remained strong for much of the year, with Coho's being caught over 10 pounds on a regular basis. The biggest landed on our boat was 14 pounds. It was a great year for Rainbow trout "Steelhead". Our customers landed a record amount, with many in the 10 to 15 pound range. All fish sizes were up in 2011 due to increased forage base and reduced stocking. There were a couple weeks early in July where Lake trout made up most of the catch. This came after a two fish trip one early July morning and we knew there just were not enough salmon in the area. After that we targeted the Lake trout that were around and catches went back to double digits. Again the trout were very nice size with the biggest just under 20 pounds. We slowly started to catch Chinook salmon and by early August size and amounts were decent. This year there were 14 Chinooks over 20 pounds, with one weighing in at 25 pounds and they were great fighting fish.
In 2012 we look to see more Chinooks caught, especially earlier than 2011 and double the amount of 20 plus pound Chinooks that were caught last season. There is a lot of bait in Lake Michigan right now and this will lead to larger fish. During this period we had only one trip end with 2 fish and this was the lowest catch for summer. Over 85% of our trips ended in double digits or limits this summer. Milwaukee charter fishing for Chinook salmon has waited 3 years for a real bump in stocking numbers and 2012 will be the first year to see the results. Silver King Charters is really looking forward to bring you some of the best Wisconsin charter fishing on Lake Michigan for salmon since 2007.
Fall: September and October was very good fishing, despite having our only no fish trip on a very rotten weather day. The only problem Silver King Charters had during the fall was weather and we had our most cancellations "5" because of this. The early spring and fall in 2011 was one of the worst seasons for weather we had in a long time but when we ran trips they were all double digit or limit trips, with only 1 exception. We capitalized on the mature Chinook salmon early in September and took some quick limits but like the last two years the harbor water warmed up. We did not stick around this fall and ran out 15 to 20 miles and fished Coho salmon, Rainbow trout and 2-3 year old Chinook salmon in 250 to 350 feet of water. The fishing was outstanding and the fish were good size. Silver King Charters recommends a 6 hour trip when going out deep because of the run time, which can take anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes. When we decide to go out deep the payoff is usually worth it. Past falls we probably tried too hard to force salmon to bite in warm harbor water.
2011 Tournament Season: Silver King Charters again fished 5 tournaments this year and we do this to stay sharp for you. Our first tournament was the Salmon Unlimited Open: Wisconsin. This was out of Racine, Wisconsin on June 4 and we placed 9 out of 42 boats. It was a tough day even though we boated 27 fish there were too few big ones. All contests are the same format, were you can only keep 15 fish and weigh in your best 10. You can only fish 9 rods.
The tournaments are all linked together in the Lake Michigan Southwest salmon series that account for 7 tournaments spanning from Winthrop, Illinois to Port Washington, Wisconsin. The point system for the Salmon series is based off your 3 biggest fish for each tournament and your best 3 scores out of 7 tournaments. We finished 6th in the Series out of 76 boats in 2011 and 2nd in 2010. Hope to win the series this year in 2012. I am also on the committee for the Salmon Series and the Vice President for the Great Lakes Fishermen-Milwaukee Chapter.
Our second tournament was the Geoffrey Morris Pro Division on June 23-24. This is the biggest tournament on this side of Lake Michigan and we came in 5th place this year, losing a fish near the end that would have put us in 2nd. We won this in 2010 for $15000. Our 3rd contest was the Salmon Shootout in Port Washington, Wisconsin on July 2nd. It was a very foggy day and convinced me to upgrade my radar, which is new for 2012. We lost too many big fish early but salvaged a 9th place finish.
The 4th tournament was a worst performance and was the Super Sweepstakes out of Racine, Wisconsin. We were dialed into to Lake trout and caught 13 of them but you can only weigh in 4 Lake trout. We could not get many salmon and finished 31st out of 72 boats. It hurt but this is what helps you on charter trips. We changed our strategy and the next day took a limit of 25 Coho salmon for our customers. Wish we would have adjusted sooner during the tournament.
The final tournament we fished was Brew City out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I co-chair this tournament and it is the second biggest of the season, with over 100 boats fishing it each year. Silver King Charters had a tough day but finished in 3rd place out of 101 boats, pecking away at the fish throughout the day. The weather changed the conditions drastically from what it had been the whole week before but patience paid off, while others panicked. We finished 2nd in 2010 and one of these days were going to win this darn thing.
All in all it was a sound year with only one time out of the top ten and finishing in 6th place for the Salmon Series. Charter captains must fish tournaments or technology and skill will pass them by and show up during their day to day trips. We use these tournaments to stay sharp and see what the hot styles are during that part of the season. Hopefully we are the ones using the hot baits.
2012: May through Mid June is the best time for anyone to experience Lake Michigan salmon fishing and 2012 looks to be another outstanding Coho salmon year. You may need an extra jacket but Racine charter fishing and Kenosha charter fishing is hot and almost every trip easily goes double digits or limit. We averaged 19 fish a trip over the last two years during this period and if you have run a trip with us you have heard me or Willy rave about this time of year. The Coho is the best tasting fish and fun for all ages to catch. The Coho puts up a great fight but you will not be reeling 300 feet of leadcore or copper to catch them. These fish can hit so close to the boat you can actually see them at times.
Silver King Charters hopes to see you in 2012 for the Coho run in Racine and the summer Chinook salmon action in Milwaukee. Finish the season with us in fall, whether we are in the Milwaukee harbor or offshore in 200-300 feet of water Silver King Charters will deliver fish all season or you don't pay! Stay warm until then and get ready to hear the words FISH ON!
Thanks for fishing with us in 2011:
Captain Kurt Pokrandt
Captain Willy Pokrandt
October 13, 2011
Forgot to update the site! Milwaukee charter fishing has been outstanding for the last 3 weeks period. We have taken limit catches on every trip except two and the action has been fast. We are seeing 2 and 3 year old Chinooks along with a couple Lake and Rainbow trout. The fish are coming in 150 to 200 feet of water and hitting anywhere from 80 feet to the bottom. The only thing that slows the fishing or should I say catching down is high winds. October is known for this, so we are unable to get out as frequently as during the summer.
Flasher and flies are working on riggers and dipsies. Color does not seem to matter much because the fish are feeding hard. We will be running trips through the end of October and the fishing should continue to remain great throughout.
September 24, 2011
It has been a couple of weeks since our last update but we have been busy catching fish. I will start out with the ugly. We had our first true skunk in over 4 years. It happened last Saturday on a day that most charters cancelled shortly after starting. We worked the warm water in the harbor because the lake had 4 to 6 foot waves and we ended the trip 0 for 3. The rest of the trips were outstanding. Silver King Charters went 15 for 18 "limit, 8 for 15, 10 for 15, 20 for 23 "limit", 25 for 31 "limit", 10 for 12 "limit, 18 for 23, 20 for 28 "limit", 17 for 24, and 25 for 30 "limit". Milwaukee charter fishing is on fire when Lake Michigan and the weather cooperate. The catch is made up of 2 and 3 year Chinooks, Lake trout, Rainbow trout and some Coho salmon.
If you are looking to catch great eating fish this is the time of year to book a trip. These fish are running from 2 to 14 pounds and are some of the best fish for the grill. The fish are coming in 90 to 120 feet of water right now and flasher flies are the super hot bait. This action will continue right through October. The morning trips start at 6:15AM and afternoons start between noon and 2:00PM. This is the best fishing we have had since the Coho salmon slaughter this spring. Book your end of the season trip with Silver King Charters now and even though the air temps are cooling the fishing will keep you warm.
September 12, 2011
The strong northeast winds finally subsided Saturday morning and allowed us to get back onto the fish out deep. We ran 4 trips going 8 for 13, 10 for 15, 10 for 12 "limit" and 15 for 20 "limit". Milwaukee charter fishing is really good when Lake Michigan behaves and there are good amounts of fish off Milwaukee. We are fishing from 150 to 300 feet of water and the fish are coming 100 to 240 feet down. There is a lot of warm water around pushing the fish deep into the water column. Flasher and flies are taking most of the fish, with downriggers being the top set up.
This is a great time to Charter fish Lake Michigan because morning trips start at 6:00AM and the fishing is good throughout the morning. The afternoon trips are also very productive at this time of the year. Silver King Charters is running trips through the end of October, so book a trip for your salmon adventure aboard the Silver King.
September 7, 2011
Lake Michigan charter fishing has been outstanding and the only thing slowing us down at times is the weather. We have had a steady stream of northeasters but this will eventually turn. The good news is that when the winds are strong we are able to fish the very large Milwaukee harbor and catch mature Chinook salmon that are running between 15 to 25 pounds. We are also catching many nice Brown trout. When we are on the lake the fishing is off the hook and we are catching all five species. This has been and outstanding September and we have been taking an average of 13 fish a trip, with 25 and 20 fish limits and the low catch was 6 fish during the last week.
Silver King Charters will be Milwaukee charter fishing through the end of October and there is a load of fish out front of Milwaukee and this should be an outstanding fall. Last season we limited out on ever October trip accept one. In the harbor a mix of plugs, stick baits, flasher flies and spoons are working. On the lake it is mostly flasher flies and some spoons. Get in on the hot action this fall and catch your salmon and trout before the season is over.
Don't forget to book a 2012 May Coho salmon trip. Racine charter fishing was great this year but next season more Coho's were stocked than during any other year. We took limit catches every trip last May with the exception of two trips. It was outstanding and 2012 will be the best year ever for spring Coho salmon based on the stocking numbers of 1.6 million fish. We put in mid April and start catching fish!
August, 30, 2011
Milwaukee Charter Fishing salmon and trout is excellent right now. We are fishing for Steelhead, Lake Trout, monster Coho and Chinook salmon offshore in 200 to 300 feet of water. Limit or near limit catches are coming on flasher/flies and spoons off the boards. This is a very hot bite right now and should continue. We are also catch Brown trout and mature Chinook salmon in the harbor on days it is to rough to go deep. Some of these Chinooks are 25 plus pounds. Either way we are catching fish and with the exception of one 4 fish trip all trips in the last 10 days have been double digit catches.
Labor Day weekend will be a great time to hook into this great fishing and we have some openings available, so give Silver King Charters a call today and hook up with some assume action charter fishing on Lake Michigan. This is a great time to book an offshore trip for 6 hours at $600 and really get into some great fishing.
August 21, 2011
Lake Michigan charter fishing is now focused on catching the four year old Chinook "King" salmon. These fish will be spawning in late September and this is the time of year to catch them as they are putting on weight before spawning. Silver King Charters has landed another four twenty plus pound Chinooks this week and multiple catches of 15 plus pound Chinooks on each trip. We are waiting for that 25 to 30 pound King this season and you could be the lucky person to land this fish. The next three weeks will most likely see a fish like this.
Milwaukee charter fishing was tough to start the week as Northeast winds pushed the thermocline down 90 feet. This means 65 degree water was as deep as 90 feet down. The thermocline is now back up to 50 feet deep and we are taking more fish in the top 50 feet of water. The next three weeks will see the best big fish catches of the year before we start targeting fish offshore again, so give Silver King Charters a call at 414-460-1467 and catch a trophy fish before summer is over.
August 15, 2011
Milwaukee charter fishing has been very good last week and Silver King Charters has been out every day. We have had double digit catches in the mornings and 8 to 16 fish catches in the afternoons. The bulk of the catch has been Steelhead and Chinook salmon. These fish are big with a 10 plus pound Steelhead being landed on each trip, with the biggest one being 13 pounds! The mature Chinook salmon are averaging 16 pounds, with eight of them over 20 pounds and one running 24.5 pounds. We have a month before these big Kings spawn, so book your Lake Michigan charter fishing trip today and see if you can land a big fish aboard Silver King Charters.
The fish have been coming up high in the warm water were the bait has been located. We are running spoons on the boards and flasher flies on the dipsy's and downriggers. This is the best season in years for big fish and we expect to catch several more trophies tis season. Silver King Charters ended the week fishing the biggest one day tournament on the western shore of Lake Michigan, The Brew City Salmon Tournament. There were 101 boats fishing Saturday and it was a very tough day of fishing but Silver King Charters managed 3rd place overall and took 2nd place in the 336, which is the top three fish for weight in your box. We were 8 points out of first. It was the last tournament of the season and we were in the top 10 in four out of five of the major tournaments. We apply these same winning techniques for you on your fishing trip, so you will go home with a successful catch each time. Call 414-460-1467 and book your trip today.
August 8, 2011
Charter fishing Milwaukee salmon and trout has definitely picked up this last week. We have taken double digit on all trips in the morning, except for a trip shortened by storms and all evening trips are now 8 to 12 fish, with one trip seeing 19 fish. The catch is mostly Chinook and Rainbow trout. The Steelhead are running 8 to 12 pounds and we are sure to see a 15 plus pound Rainbow soon. The mature Chinooks are in the upper teens and reports of 25 pound plus Kings are starting to show up. This is the year of BIG FISH and the rest of August is the time to catch them. There is more bait fish in Lake Michigan than anytime over the last ten years and this will lead to trophies.
Milwaukee charter fishing has been best straight out of the harbor and we have been anywhere from 50 to 180 feet of water. The action has been moving but Silver King Charters has been able to stay on the hot bite. We have the riggers, dipsy's and boards going, leading to nice catches. Call today and catch your BIG Lake Michigan salmon.
August 1, 2011
We have had an up and down week on Lake Michigan charter fishing. Some trips the Chinook salmon have been going crazy and other days they have complete lock jaw. We have been all over the place from the harbor to 300 feet of water and from 13 miles north and south of Milwaukee. Silver King Charters is working hard to put fish in the boat and when the Kings don't bite we have been taking Lake trout, Steelhead and Coho salmon. We ran 10 trips that saw catches from 2 fish trips to 20 fish trips but there has been no consistence to the bite. The mornings have been slightly better but not by much.
The good news is we are catching more Chinook salmon each week and this is the best month for them. Also the fish are big this year. We landed an 11 pound Coho last week and have seen several upper teen Chinooks. There should be several 20 pounders landed this month. Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 and find out about our special that we are running through August 11.
July 24, 2011
The temperature has been hot in Milwaukee over the last couple of weeks and now Milwaukee charter fishing is starting to heat up. After last weeks tough bite things started to turn this week and we ended the week with some nice catches. We went 12 for 14, 15 for 20, 15 for 21 "limit" and 15 for 19 during the last four trips of the week. The difference this week is there are more Chinook salmon in the catch. We are also taking 1 to 5 Rainbow trout "Steelhead" during each trip. Along with Lake trout and Coho salmon these are the fish making up the catch. It has been a strictly flasher and fly bite in about 80 to 110 feet of water. Lake Michigan charter fishing at this time of the year relies on Chinook salmon for big numbers of fish, so we hope to see the trend improve.
Call soon to book your Milwaukee fishing charter with Silver King Charters because the next three weeks tend to be some of the best summer fishing of the year on Lake Michigan.
July 18, 2011
Sorry for the delay in reports but we have been super busy Lake Michigan charter fishing these last 3 weeks. July has been solid for salmon and trout fishing but we expect it to become really good from now through August. The Chinooks have just begun to show up more consistent in the catch but trout and Coho salmon are still a big part of each catch. The bite has been primarly off downriggers and dipsy divers, with flasher flies being the real only good baits. Our board lines have been virtually dead except with the outside ones that still have Coho baits on them. When the boards go our catches will increase.
Milwaukee charter fishing has still been very good for Silver King charters over the last several weeks with some limit catches of 30 for 38, 27 for 47, 25 for 28, 20 for 22, 20 for 28 15 for 19 and 12 for 20. There have been some tough trips as Lake Michigan is still setting up for summer. We had some trips at 8 for 12, 7 for 10, 4 for 8 and our worst trip of the year at 2 for 2. Sorry about that. But the rest of our trips were in double digits and mixed bags of trout and salmon.
This is a busy time of the year for charter fishing Milwaukee and if your looking to get out on Lake Michigan and catch salmon and trout call early to get the date you want and try to have a couple dates in mind. We have the best equipment to find and catch fish for you, with years of experience to deliver every time. Our great days far exceed the tough ones, so call for your salmon fishing trip with Silver King Charters today.
June 28, 2011
Lake Michigan charter fishing is in full swing now and the summer weather is finally here. We are back in Milwaukee after a long stint in Racine that ended up being and outstanding Coho salmon season. We boated close to 500 Coho's this spring. Last weekend we fished the pro side of the Morris tournament out of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois and took 5th place. We lost the fish that would have made it 2nd place. This is the biggest payout tournament on the western side of Lake Michigan and we won it last year. Fifth place was still an outstanding finish in this tournament.
Silver King Charters is now Milwaukee charter fishing and we are starting to catch Chinook salmon along with Coho, Lake trout and Rainbow trout. We are fishing from 120 to 200 feet of water anywhere from the surface to 150 feet down. The hot baits are flasher flies off downriggers. The mature Chinooks are running 13 to 16 pounds, with many reports of 20 pound fish. This looks to be a great season and all 5 of our first Milwaukee fishing trips have seen Chinooks in the box. Soon this will make up the bulk of the catch. Book now for your summer adventure with Silver King Charters, Milwaukee salmon fishing.
June 18, 2011
Racine charter fishing for salmon has remained strong this week. The best fishing has been found in 50 to 60 feet of water. Orange dodgers and peanut flies along with white flashers and aqua flies have been catching the fish. Our latest catches have been 17 for 27, 14 for 23, 19 for 32 and 20 for 21 "limit". Most of these were Coho salmon and a case of lost fish has prevented more limits but the catches were still outstanding. We have started catching some nice Chinooks in the 14 to 17 pound range.
Silver King Charters only has two more dates open for Racine salmon fishing and these are Wednesday afternoon 6/22/11 and Thursday morning 6/23/11. The Coho fishing is still hot so call now for a Racine charter fishing trip.
Milwaukee charter fishing for Silver King Charters begins Sunday morning 6/26/11 and we are excited to fish are home port again. Milwaukee is consistently one of the best and most productive ports from July through October and early reports look real good for 2011. We will be transitioning from Coho salmon to Chinook salmon fishing but for now it will be a mixed catch. Call us at 414-460-1467 to experience the best Wisconsin salmon fishing has to offer.
June 12, 2011
Wisconsin charter fishing on Lake Michigan was like the deadliest catch when a strong northeaster took over our weather for several days. We are still not into a summer pattern but next week looks like the start of it. We finished the week with four trips and all were limits except one. Silver King Charters went 10 for 12 "limit" 13 for 16, 18 for 21 "limit" and 20 for 28 "limit. Most of the catch is still Coho salmon but we are seeing Chinook salmon, Lake trout and Rainbow trout also. We have been fishing 80 to 200 feet of water. The fish are coming from the surface down to 120 feet.
We are starting to run more flasher/flies but orange dodgers are still productive. We will be Racine charter fishing until June 22 and start up Milwaukee charter fishing June 25. There are still a couple of weeks to catch Coho salmon is great numbers and these fish are now running 4 to 6 pounds. This is a great time to catch good numbers of fish along with some bigger fish. Call Silver King Charters today and get in on the last weekend we are Racine salmon fishing.
June 5, 2011
Lake Michigan charter fishing is still red hot off Racine, Wisconsin. We took limit catches this weekend of 27 for 33, 22 for 30 and 30 for 38. Most of these fish were Coho salmon but we did catch a few Chinook salmon and Lake Trout. We fished our first contest on Saturday and after catching over 30 fish it was only good for 9 place but we have five more tournaments to improve. This is when Racine charter fishing will start to transition into more Chinook salmon but we still should have one or two more outstanding Coho salmon weekends left.
Wisconsin salmon fishing for Coho's is fast paced and really fun for fishermen of all ages because you get a fun fight that does not take 15 to 30 minutes to bring in. This is a great time to bring younger anglers fishing. Silver King Charters has openings for this weekend, so call now and get in on the hottest action of the season so far.
May 30, 2011
Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing is off the hook! Racine charter fishing is the place to be as we continue to take limit catches of Coho salmon and we are now catching Chinook salmon too. We ended the week with 25 for 33 and 20 for 23, which were both limit catches. Most of these were Coho salmon averaging 4 pounds. These fish are the best eating fish you can catch and are perfect for a cookout.
The fish are coming from 15 to 120 feet of water but the top 15 feet is still the target area. Orange dodgers and flies still rule the waters but we are starting to run some of our summer spread for Chinooks. We are booked Thursday through Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon and Sunday are still open. Silver King Charters moves back home June 24 and this looks to be one of the best seasons in the last four years for Milwaukee charter fishing salmon. Call 414-460-1467 to catch salmon and trout this season.
May 24, 2011
Racine charter fishing remains outstanding for Coho salmon. We went 27 for 39 "limit" today and all the fish were Coho salmon. These fish are in tight to shore, which means we are fishing minutes after leaving the dock. You will be fighting fish early into your trip. The orange dodger and slightly larger flies are the ticket now. Memorial Day weekend should be some of the best Coho fishing of the season so far. Call and book your Coho fishing trip today at 414-460-1467 and you will be saying "Fish On!" aboard the Silver King.
May 22, 2011
Wisconsin salmon fishing on Lake Michigan remains outstanding. Racine charter fishing has been red hot throughout the week. As the air temperatures continue to rise and water temps become warmer the fishing will only get better. We struggled on only one trip last week but the rest of the trips saw limit catches. Silver King Charters ended the week with a 33 for 55 limit catch of Coho salmon. The hot Coho bait is the orange dogger and peanut fly fished in the top 10 feet of water. The schools have been constantly moving but when we find them the action is fast. We have been fishing from 15 feet of water to 210 feet of water but 40 to 60 feet has been best.
Lake Michigan salmon fishing has just begun for the season and in several weeks Silver King Charters will be at its home port Milwaukee charter fishing Chinook salmon. But Memorial Day weekend is coming up and it will be another great weekend for catching Coho salmon out of Racine, Wisconsin. Call 414-460-1467 for a salmon fishing trip this Memorial Day weekend with Silver King Charters.
May 15, 2011
Racine charter fishing was outstanding until Friday afternoon when the gusty north winds started blowing, making Lake Michigan unfishable. The wind have been gusting to over 40 mph for the last two and a half days. The winds are supposed to subside on Tuesday and we should be back to the fantastic spring Coho salmon fishing. The real good Coho fishing was just getting started and once things settle down on Lake Michgan again it should continue through mid June. After that we will begin Milwaukee charter fishing and targeting Chinook salmon. This upcoming weekend and Memorial Day weekend look to be the best weekend of the season so far and there are still some openings available. Wisconsin salmon fishing for Coho salmon is fast paced and will peak over the next three weeks. Silver King Charters runs a 16 line spread for these fish, giving you a great chance to catch your fill. Call today at 414-460-1467 and schedule your trip today.
May 8, 2011
Wisconsin salmon fishing in the southern half of Lake Michigan is starting to take off and Silver King Charters is located in the perfect spot for you to catch salmon. Racine charter fishing is starting to see some limit catches of Coho salmon and the last several days have been some of the best of the early season. We finished the week on Mother's Day with a three man limit, going 15 for 18 in a couple of hours. The catches have been mostly Coho salmon caught off orange dodgers and peanut flies. Warmer temperatures have helped to improve the action and this upcoming week will see some of the warmest temperatures of the season. This will lead to some great action and a great time to book a charter. Call Silver King Charters today to get in on the best Coho salmon fishing of the year.
May 5, 2011
Coho fishing is really starting to pick up and with warmer weather this weekend and all next week it should be outstanding. The catch is about 80% Coho salmon, with Lake trout and Brown trout filling out the cooler. The early trips this year have seen catches from 8 to 15 fish but with warmer temps this weekend and next the action will accelerate. Coho salmon just need a little warm water on the suface and they go crazy. orange doggers and peanut flies are the top bait in 20 to 60 feet of water. Most fish are coming in the top 10 feet of water. Wisconsin salmon fishing is outstanding at this time and spring Coho salmon are the best tasting fish in Lake Michigan. Call 414-460-1467 and get in on the action.
April 23, 2011
After Silver King Charters put the boat in the water it started to snow and there were periodic snow showers for the next 4 days. What a way to start the season. I thought it was spring! But more seasonal weather is back and the fish are biting. The catch is Brown trout, Coho salmon and Lake trout. There are a few Kings in the mix. The fish are coming anywhere from 10 to 75 feet of water off orange dodgers and peanut flies or spoons. Racine Charter fishing and Kenosha charter fishing will be very productive over the next 6 weeks and Coho salmon will make up the majority of the catch. Call today and get in on the action.
April 11, 2011
We begin the 2011 fishing season on Saturday April 16 when the boat goes in at Racine's Reefpoint Marina. We will be already fishing both days and the early reports are excellent. The Coho salmon and Brown Trout action is already good off Racine and will only improve in May and early June. Boats are already taking 10 to 15 Coho salmon a trip and this is just a taste of what is to come. The Brown trout action is even better, so call now and get in on some of the best action of the year.
March 22, 2011
Silver King Charters has spent the last couple months getting ready for the 2011 season. We are schedule to put in out of Reefpoint Marina on April 16 and will be ready to fish that weekend. Brown trout, Lake trout and a few Coho salmon will be our primary target for the first 3 weeks. After that it will be Coho madness for the next several weeks. It looks to be a great year for Coho salmon because of solid stockings over the last two seasons of the Coho. We have added high speed reels for all of our long leadcore and copper rods, so you can do half the reeling you did before. I know people found it challenging to reel 300 feet of copper or leadcore and I didn't like it much either. We will be updating weekly for the rest of the season.
Remember we run trips out of Racine through the 3rd week of June to give you excellent early season action. We are back in Milwaukee June 24 to battle the Kings. If you book a Racine trip with us and are from out of town you can book a hotel room at the Radison, which is located at the Reefpoint marina. This is walking distance from the boat. Call and book your trip for the fast action Coho fishing this spring.
November 1, 2010
The 2010 season is over for Silver King Charters and it finished with a bang. After one of the worst September in recent years, a month that usually deliver's outstanding action, October more than made up for it. We only had one trip that did not end in a limit catch and the last 10 days saw all 5 trips end with 20 fish limits in less than five hours. These were good size fish and has the 2011 season is looking very good.
Clients always ask when is the best time to schedule a trip and it is always difficult to say. Every year has its quirks that will make fishing real good or very bad for periods of time. This spring right through June was fantastic because of unseasonable warm temperatures. Mid July, which is usual the best time of the year was awful due to a 24 hour rain storm that dumped 11 inches of rain and scattered fish for several weeks. August was a solid month that saw the best 10 day strech of the season. September was full of high winds that never allowed fish to set up in a pattern. Twice during September winds reached gusts over 50 mph. October was fantastic thoughout the whole month and only May and June were as good.
The Lake Michigan fishing season is weather dependent, so plan your trip around the primary salmon you want to catch and what works best for your schedule. Leave the fishing up to us and if the fish don't cooperate your trip is free. Silver King Charters did not have a skunk during any scheduled trips, although we had one trip that only landed a 15 inch Brown trout. We ran a group trip for another charter and did have a skunk but out of 85 trips this season that is not bad. We ended up with a 9.5 fish average for each 5 hour trip.
October 11, 2010
Charter fishing Milwaukee really was hot last weekend and we enjoyed excellent weather. Silver King Charters ran three trips going 16 for 24, 21 for 34 and 10 for 12. All trips enjoyed limit catches. We were fishing in 260 to 300 feet of water about 13 to 17 miles off shore but that is where the fish are. The catches included Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, Lake trout and Rainbow trout or Steelhead. This is some of the best action we have had in 6 weeks as far as quick action. These fish have been putting up great fights. Flasher and fly combinations have been working down 80 to 100 feet and boards are taking fish at the surface down to 50 feet.
Give us a call today at 414-460-1467 to hook up on this great action. We will be running trips through October.
September 26, 2010
I can't wait for September to be over. We have spent most of this month in the harbor. It was the toughest month of fishing this year and one of the worst Septembers in recent years. In our last 11 trips we had two one fish trips, a two fish trip and several 3 to 5 fish trips. Most of these fish have been small Brown trout. The good news is that two of the last three trips out on the lake this week have been 10 and 16 fish trips. October has always been a great month on the lake for 2 to 10 pound Chinooks, Browns, Rainbows an Lake Trout. I am so looking forward to fishing out on the open waters next month and Milwaukee charter fishing looks promising.
Silver King Charters will be running trips through October and though the temperatures can be cool in the mornings the fishing can warm you up fast. Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 to book an October trip and catch some of the last salmon of the season.
September 8, 2010
Lake Michigan charter fishing came to a halt over the last week. Gale force winds hit the Milwaukee area twice and made the lake unfishable for 4 out of 7 days. The few times we ran trips the fishing was tough and fish scattered by high winds. We had two of our worst trips going 2 for 3 and 3 for 3. The other trip was better but not by much going 9 for 10. The good thing is the lake has now turned over for the fall and fishing will be good for the fall but it was the toughest week since the rains in mid July.
Silver King Charters will target mature salmon and trout near the harbor mouths and out in the lake we will be fishing Steelhead, Lake trout and 2 or 3 year old salmon. This is also a great time of the year to catch Brown trout. We beleive this is some of the best fishing of the year and we run trips through October and longer if weather permits. We paid our dues this weekend and apologize to those we had to cancell trips due to wind or the poor fishing caused by this situation but the fishing is rarely slow for long off the shores of Milwaukee.
August 30, 2010
The last 12 days Milwaukee charter fishing has been full of wind switches moving fish constanly but we have managed to stay on top of fish. Silver King Charters has been fishing the the harbor gaps, the 100 foot contour and out in 300 plus feet of water where we have been catching Rainbow trout. We have been on the move to continue to put fish in the boat for our clients. We ran 12 trips over the last 12 days and the toughest trip was a 5 for 8 outing. There were two trips were we took 20 fish and these were both limit catches. Most or the trips during this period we averaged 9 fish a trip.
Labor Day weekend is coming up this weekend and we have openings. Silver King Charters will either be targeting the big schools of Steelhead out deep or big Chinook salmon around the harbor or just north of the city. Call us at 414-460-1467 to experience charter fishing Milwaukee at its best.
August 18, 2010
Saturday we fished the biggest one day tournament on Lake Michigan and finished in 2nd place out of 115 boats. We landed the 2nd biggest Lake Trout at 16 pounds and finished in 1st in the big three fish contest at 48 pounds. The contest was the Brew City Salmon Tournament held on Saturday August 14. You can weigh-in up to 15 fish and you receive 10 points per fish and 1 point per pound. We ended with 157.4 pounds and 307.4 points. The Silver King crew was outstanding going 27 for 34 on fish. We kept 4 small ones early that took us out of first but we were the fifth boat in. I co-chair this tournament and it was a very busy week but the fishing was great.
This was a great tournament year for Silver King Charters. We came in 2nd place in the Salmon Unlimited Opener and 2nd place in the top three fish for the tournament. We finished in 2nd place in the GLSF Fish-In. The best finish was first place in the Geoffrey Morris Pro Division Invitational. This is the top tournament for the western shores of Lake Michigan and we blew out the field of the best on the lake winning $15,000. Silver King Charters fishes these tournaments so we stay on top of our game for you. When you are Milwaukee charter fishing or Racine charter fishing you know we have the ability to put fish in the boat for your big day.
Silver King Charters has openings for the next two weekends and this is the time of year we start to catch the 4 year old Chinook salmon before they start to stage around the river. These fish put up a great fight, so call 414-460-1467 to get in on the action.
August 14, 2010
It has been a couple of weeks since I have given an update but we have been very busy. The fishing was tough for about ten days after the big rain storm. It scattered the salmon and almost half our catch was Lake trout. The Lake trout were good size with 10 to 15 pound fish almost every catch and one that was 21 pounds. But the Kings are back and in big numbers. Last week we started catching them and we are putting 10 to 20 salmon in the boat a trip. Our last 5 morning trips saw 27 for 34, 22 for 27, 16 for 20, 23 for 28 and 27 for 34. Not bad fishing for 5 hour trips.
We are booked for both morning and evening for the rest of this week, with the exception of Friday evening. But we have dates open for the following weekend and Labor day weekend. This fishing looks to be outstanding right through September and dates are booking fast, so call 414-460-1467 to book a trip with Silver King Charters. We will be Milwaukee charter fishing right through the second week of November.
July 28, 2010
Silver King Charters has run 9 trips since our last report and fishing has been really good with the exception of the big rain storm when Milwaukee was drenched in almost nearly 10 inches of rain in less than a day. This caused dirty water and lots of debris in the water. Milwaukee charter fishing did have some tough times for several days but fishing is back to normal and Chinook salmon are King of the catch.
We netted over 90 Chinooks for clients during these last nine trips along with some really nice Lake trout. We are fishing 80 to 100 feet of water and the fish are coming down 50 feet and right to the bottom. Lake Michigan water has finally warmed up creating a temperature break 50 feet down. Flasher flies are catching 80 percent of the fish right now and charter fishing Milwaukee is about to really get outstanding. There are a lot of fish in front of Milwaukee right now! Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 to get in on the action.
July 19, 2010
Milwaukee charter fishing is very good, with 80 percent of the catch being Chinook "King" salmon. We ran four trips last week, with is the two morning trips going 20 for 22 "limit and 25 for 31 "limit. The two evening trips were 8 for 12 and 3 for 12. The evening are very good if we run the trips from from 3:30PM to 8:30PM. The bite is has been much better later in the evening for the last couple of weeks. We were out tonight and went 10 for 15 in and hour and a half and were back at the dock by 6:00PM. The bite is definetely day to day at night.
Charter fishing Milwaukee has been very hot in and around the breakwall of the Milwaukee harbor. The bait fish are spawning and the water is cold near shore. This sets up some great fishing close to the harbor. We are fishing within 10 minutes of leaving the dock and tonight we had the first fish in the boat 5 minutes after setting a line. Looks like this action should hold up through the weekend and Silver King Charters has some opens still available this week, so call 414-460-1467 and catch your King salmon this summer.
July 11, 2010
Charter fishing Milwaukee has been outstanding, with the exception of storm shortened trips. The two things that will cancel or shorten trips is high winds or lightening. We usually have a few trips each year this happens to and this week we had two trips cut short due to potential lightening. Silver King Charters believes in safety first and being fair to customers. Both trips only last two hours and we did catch fish but were under a limit. In this situation we go by an hourly rate, if the trip is under four hours on a five hour trip. When we start a trip it will be $250 and after the third hour it is $350 and if we start the forth hour the trip is full charge. Many people ask about this and we want to be fair with are customers, so you will come back and you have a safe trip.
Back to fishing. The two shortened trips went 5 for 7 in 1 hour and 6 for 10 in two hours. Both were evening trips and missed the best part of the bite near the end. We had 4 other trips going 18 for 20, 10 for 12 "limit", 16 for 20 and 22 for 26. Silver King Charters also fished the Super Sweeps tournanment and went 14 for 15. It was a very disappointing day but they happen. The fish have been coing between 30 to 60 feet of water from the surface one down to the bottom. Fish can be very finicky when this shallow but the water is very cold due to southwest winds keeping fish close to shore. We are running spoons on leadcores from 2 to 8 colors and fly dodger combo's off downriggers and dipsies. when we are in shallow water there are days we only run 3 lines close to the boat to avoid spooking the fish.
This is still the best year we have had in several and it will only get better through the next couple of months. Call us at 414-460-1467 and we will do our best to get the days you want to fish.
July 4, 2010
We are taking July 4 off but the last two days of fishing have been good. Friday we went 8 for 10 in an afternoon trip. The lake was rough at 3 to 5 foot waves but we managed to catch for of the five different fish on the lake, only missing the Brown trout. On Saturday the fish moved into shallower water and some boats were catching fish in 25 feet of water. We went 17 for 20 and caught 8 Lake trout. The strong south winds have brought the cold water and fish closer to shore for now and should remain the same for the next week. The next two months of charter fishing Milwaukee will be the best of the season and with dates booking fast you will want to call and reserve the date you want soon.
July 1, 2010
The end of June was outstanding for Chinook salmon and we had 3 over twenty pounds. The fish are mostly coming on flasher and fly set ups and downriggers have been very productive. We are fishing straight out of Milwaukee and a little north in 85 feet of water. Our last trip we went 19 for 19 in two and a half hours. Charter fishing Milwaukee has not been this good in the last couple of years and we are just getting started. Call today to book a trip at 414-460-1467.
June 23, 2010
Milwaukee charter fishing is on fire and the Chinook salmon are abundant and fighting hard. We have run six trips since returning from Winthrop after are big first place win. We have gone 11 for 11 "limit", 20 for 23 "limit", 18 for 21, 8 for 20, 18 for 22 and 16 for 20. Out of these fish 80 were Chinook salmon. This is the best start to a summer and a season we have had on Lake Michigan in the last three seasons. The best action is in 80 to 100 feet any where from 30 to 80 feet down. Flashers and flies are doing the damage. This is a great time to book a trip while the fishing is smoking hot!
June 19, 2010
Silver King Charters won the the Pro Division Geoffrey Morris Memorial fishing tournament this weekend. The two day tournament has a first place prize of $15000 and the biggest tournament ever won by a Milwaukee charter boat. We had all our first mates and my brother Willy aboard to pull off this impressive win. The Geoffrey Morris is the biggest paying tournanment on the west side of Lake Michigan. The Silver King crew won in impressive fashion by the second largest weight the first day and the largest on the second. The next closest boat was 35 points back. We landed 15 fish each day, which was the most you could weigh in. Add this to our second place finish in the Salmon Unlimited Opener we are off to a great tournament start.
We start Milwaukee charter fishing Sunday and fishing is very good right now. Chinook salmon are already off the shores of Milwaukee in good numbers and this is why Milwaukee is the best port for summer Kings. Call to experience the rush of fighting a "King" Chinook salmon.
June 15, 2010
The fishing remains good this year as we have had one of the best starts to a season in the last several years. Both Coho and Chinook salmon are caught during these trips along with some trout. This is the best time to catch a mix of salmon before the catch becomes mostly Chinook. We will be fishing a major tournament Friday and Saturday and the we will begin charter fishing Miwaukee for salmon and trout the next day. The season is setting up to be a good one for big Kings! Call Silver King Charters to take advantage of this great action.
Our hot set ups are 7 and 8 color leadcores with silver or purple spoons. The wire dipsy divers have been hot for big Chinook salmon. We use green spin doctors with green flies on this set up. The action has been between 50 to 90 feet from the surface right to the bottom. The thermocline is setting up and will make fishing only better.
June 12, 2010
Silver King Charters ran two trips Saturday and we are still catching some nice Coho salmon. These fish are averaging 5 pounds with some running up to 10 pounds. The Chinook salmon fishing is starting to pick up and we are starting to see a transition to when 80 percent of the catch will be Chinook. Are second trip today was a charter we donated to help raise money for a child with luekemia. We ended up going 10 for 18 on this trip and the people really had a great time. The trip helped raise much needed money for medical expenses.
We have some openings before heading back to start Milwaukee charter fishing on June 19. Before we head back will fish the Geoffrey Morris Inventational out of Winthrop harbor in Illinois. This is a big time tournament and runs on June 18 and 19. Fishing out of Milwaukee should really start to pick up that last week of June, so call to book a trip during a time when you can catch both Coho and Chinook salmon equally. This will only last a couple of weeks.
June 9, 2010
Fishing is still very good off Racine as the week started off with a 10 for 13 "limit" and 14 for 16 trips. We are still catching about 70% Coho salmon but a few nice Chinooks in the 10 to 20 pound class are coming on almost every trip. Leadcores at 7 and 10 colors, with spoons are hot right now. The wire dipsies are also taking fish with green flashers and flies. Orange dodgers and green peanut flies are still producing Coho salmon. We have some slots open before moving back to Milwaukee, so call Silver King Charters to take advantage for the last part of the Coho season.
June 6, 2010
Silver King Charters had another good week of fishing off Racine Wisconsin. The week was highlighted by a 2nd place finish in the SU Opener. This is the first tournament off the western shores of Lake Michigan. Captain Willy Pokrandt guided the Silver King to a 19 for 23 fish performance. We could only weigh in the best 12 fish and the total weight was 105.3 pounds. The crew was made up of all of Silver King's first mates Chris, Andy and Matt. There will be many more tournaments this year but this was an outstanding start against some tough competition out of Racine. Our captains and crew fish tournaments to stay sharp so our charter clients will experience the best trips possible. We have openings for this week and we only have a couple more weeks in Racine before charter fishing Milwaukee begins June 19 for Silver King Charters.
May 31, 2010
The Coho fishing keeps on rolling off the shores of Racine Wisconsin during Memorial Day weekend. Although are last trip was a little slow the fishing is still very good. Silver King Charters ran four trips this weekend. We went 21 for 27, 20 for 26 "limit", 20 for 24 and 15 for 19. Out of the fish landed 70 of them were Coho salmon. The orange dodger and green peanut fly ruled the weekend and took 70 percent of the fish. This will be changing soon as we start using bigger flashers and spoons on copper or leadcore set ups.
This outstanding Coho fishing is coming to an end but we should have a couple more weekends of very good fishing for these salmon. There is not a better eating fish on the lake. We have only a couple more weeks before we are back in our home port of Milwaukee hunting for the Chinook "King" salmon and Milwaukee charter fishing is one the best ports in all of Wisconsin for the Kings.
Silver King Charters has some open dates for Coho fishing in the next two weeks, so call to book a trip before this great part of the season is over.
May 24, 2010
Silver King Charters was out Thursday, Saturday and Sunday this week. The fishing is great and the Coho fishing is at its best right now. In our first trip we went 15 for 20 "limit" and all were Coho salmon except one. On this trip we worked the mouth of the Root river and orange dodgers followed by green peanut flies running off boards were the hot ticket.
Saturday morning started out hot off the river mouth but died off after an hour. We needed to slide out to 40 feet of water to hook up with a more consistent bite. We ended at 18 for 23 and just could get the last two for a limit. The fish came off riggers, dipsies and boards equally once we found the fish. Most fish were coming in the top ten feet of water.
On Sunday we went back to 40 feet of water and the fish moved on us a third time. We ended up about three miles south of Racine and in 55 to 65 feet of water. Once we found the Coho's we went 21 for 28. Lost to many at the end to limit out but our clients from Texas had a blast.
From these three trips 56 of the fish landed were Coho salmon. The filets off these fish are bright orange and outstanding tasting. Spring Coho's are the best eating fish caught all season. The next three weekends should be very good Coho fishing before they start to give way to Chinook salmon. Charter fishing Racine Wisconsin is going strong right now and if you want to experience the best Coho fishing of 2010 call to book a trip soon. Silver King Charters will begin charter fishing Milwaukee Wisconsin starting June 20 for the outstanding Chinook salmon fishing found off the port of Milwaukee.
May 17, 2010
Charter fishing Racine Wisconsin is outstanding. Silver King Charters took limits every time out this week and finished strong on Saturday and Sunday. On 5/15 we went 20 for 30 "limit" and on 5/16 we went 22 for 24 "limit". Friday both trips were the same but we need fewer fish for limit catches. All the action is in 170 to 210 feet of water and the fish are from the surface to the bottom because there is not a temp break. White flasher and aqua fly combinations are working best deep and orange dodgers with green flies are working near the surface.
This will equal some of the best fishing this season. The up coming weekend should continue to produce great catches and we have times avaliable this weekend. These fish are fighting hard in this cold water and are very aggressive. Coho salmon are making up the majority of the catch but some real nice Chinooks as big as 18 pounds are also coming on almost every trip. We are going to be in Racine through June 20 before Milwaukee charter fishing starts up on the first day of summer. Call now and take advantage of some of the best fishing of the year while it last at a great rate for Lake Michigan charter fishing.
May 14, 2010
The fishing is really heating up this week and except for high wind days this week the action has been fast. Today we had a two person trip and took went 12 for 14 in an 90 minutes. Fish are coming out deeper in 160 to 240 feet but the action is fantastic. We are catching Coho salmon from the surface down to 120 feet on riggers. Chinooks are mixed in and range from 10 to 15 pounds. This has been a great start to the year and it looks to continue. We have Sunday and Saturday afternoon open and for those two trips we are offering $400 for four hours, with a limit of 4 people or fewer. Come experience this outstanding fishing and call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467.
May 9, 2010
This week was tough for fishing. There was a lot of bad weather and we only ran one trip on Saturday that went 2 for 5. The good news is there are plenty fo fish being caught and the best of the Coho salmon fishing is just about to start. There were boats out this week that had limit of near limit catches when weather permitted. The hot set up still is the orange dodger followed by a peanut fly. The Coho's just cannot resist them.
We are booked for all the mornings Thursday through Sunday but afternoon trips are still open Friday through Sunday. Coho salmon will bite just as good during the day, so afternoon trips can be very productive. We will be charter fishing Racine through June 14 out of Reefpoint marina. This is just a half hour south of Milwaukee. We are back charter fishing Milwaukee near the end of June when this area becomes the most productive on Lake Michigan.
May 2, 2010
Silver King Charters ran two trips this weekend and charter fishing Racine and Kenosha has begun to heat up. We went 22 for 26 "limit" and 14 for 17. Most of the fish were Coho salmon but there were 4 Chinooks, 1 Brown and 1 Rainbow. The Chinook salmon ranged 10 to 14 pounds. Most of the fish came off boards or dipsy set ups. The hot bait is orange dodgers followed by peanut flies. The fish are coming if the top 10 feet of water in a depth of 20 to 40 feet. The Coho fishing will only become better throughout May as the water temperature warms up. The current surface temps are between 42 to 50 degrees. The key has been finding these warm pockets of water. We still have openings for the up coming weekend and the fishing should continue to improve.
April 26, 2010
We are now slipped in Racine's Reefpoint marina and ready to fish. The Coho salmon are biting and good numbers are being caught off orange dodgers and small flies. Most of the action is in the top 10 feet in 40 to 70 feet of water. This looks to be a very good May for Coho salmon. These fish are some of the best eating fish you will catch all season. Racine and Kenosha charter fishing is in full swing and Silver King Charters will be fishing off both shorelines. Lake trout, Brown trout and Rainbow trout will also be in the mix but right now it will be primarly Coho salmon. We still have some weekend dates open so call 414-460-1467 to book your trip.
April 5, 2010
The warm spring is setting up for an excellent start to the season. We will be putting the Silver King in on April 16 and running several shakedown trips to get ready for the season. We have installed all new electronics and speedriggers to give you the best fishing experience possible. Silver King Charters fishes out of two ports, so we can follow the salmon as they migrate north at the start of the season. The boat will be in Racine through the balance of April and May. We are back in Milwaukee in early June. The Coho salmon are already being caught in the southern part of Lake Michigan and we expect to see Coho's showing up off Kenosha and Racine by the first couple weeks of May. This should be an outstanding spring and we are looking foward to giving our clients another fun season. We run trips for 1 through 6 people at outstanding rates, with one of the best boats ever made to fish Lake Michigan and the experience to deliver fish.
March 8, 2010
The Milwaukee harbor is ice free and filled with fish. Brown trout, Lake trout and Rainbow trout are all being caught in the harbor. Rainbow trout are coming in to the harbor area and will be heading up the river to spawn soon. The fishing is outstanding on many days now and this should continue through April. Give Silver King Charters a call for the best 1 and 2 person charter rates in Milwaukee. We are the only charter offering a no fish- no pay policy for these spring trips!
February 23, 2010
The new Silver King is almost completely rigged with the most updated equipment and electronics to fish Lake Michigan salmon and trout. The downriggers are all high speed Big Jon Brutes. These downriggers can retrieve a ball from 200 feet in one minute. This allows us to set hot baits faster than ever. All 30 of the rod holders are new in 2010. The electronics are all new for this season too and will give us the most up to date equipment to find fish fast for you to catch. The boat will be in the water during the third week of April and I will be running trips by the first week of May out of Racine. Brown trout trips will be starting in early March and the fishing looks to be very good this spring. Call for early season specials.
January 25, 2010
The Wisconsin Charter Fishing season is not far away and Silver King Charters is already preparing for another great season of fishing. I will begin running trips in the 18' boat during the first week of March or maybe sooner if weather permits. The target fish on these trips are Brown Trout and Lake Trout and the fishing takes place in and around the Milwaukee harbor. These trips are hands on and for 1 to 2 people. The price is $300 and for more details please look at the Brown Trout page.The Silver King will be in the water by mid April and trips will begin shortly after a few sea trails have been run. The trips are run out of Racine for the first part of the season to capitalize on Coho salmon, which migrate from the southern part of Lake Michigan. The boat is rigged with all new 2010 equipment and electronics. Call today and ask about many great early season specials and specials for booking early.
November 30, 2009
Silver King Charters has purchased a new boat and it is a 29' Tiara Open. This boat has a 10 foot beam and lots of space in the back to fish from. The hull has a keel, which gives her excellent stability in the water. The boat is powered by twin Crusader inboard engines with 540 horsepower. The Tiara Open is the ultimate weapon for trolling Lake Michigan salmon and trout and I am excited to offer this new boat for you to charter from.
I will be also offering spring and fall charters from a 18' Wellcraft, which is also a new addition. This boat will take 1 to 2 people fishing for spring Brown trout and fall Chinook salmon. This boat is fully rigged just like the Tiara but gives you a more hands on experience.
I will be looking for a sister boat to the Tiara and hope to have one within a year. It is tough to find boats of an excellent standard that Silver King Charters like to offer. Silver King Chartes really is looking foward to the 2010 season and there will be more details to come on the new Silver King. Have a Happy Holidays.
October 10, 2009
Milwaukee charter fishing is over for 2009 season. Silver King Charters ran 4 more trips in October and fishing remained deep but active. We were in 100 to 150 feet fishing 60 to 100 feet down. The catch was primarily 2 and 3 year old Chinook salmon. Some of the 3 year old Chinooks were 12 to 14 pounds. This is a good sign for the 2010 season. During the final four trips we went 8 for 12, 10 for 12 "limit", 10 for 11 and 5 for 7 "limit". The season was good and we ended up with one skunk, one trip with a shaker and one trip with just one fish. over 35% of Silver King Charters trips went for limits and 90% of our trips were 5 fish or more.
We end are charter fishing season early because we are selling the boat and buying a 27 foot boat. We will still give you great quality and service but with more comfort. We will also be Charter Fishing Racine for the first two months of the season. We want to give you better and more consistent fishing in May and June. The Coho salmon migrate from the southern part of Lake Michigan and by starting further south we can put you on these fish sooner. Racine Charter Fishing is outstanding in May and early June for Coho's. We will be back in Milwaukee for the great Chinook salmon fishing in mid to late June. Silver King Charters will also be offering 1 and 2 person Brown trout charter fishing trips in Milwaukee during March and April. We run these trips in and around the Milwaukee harbor. This is an outstanding Brown trout fishery and is considered one of the best on the Great Lakes.
As soon as we have the boat or boats purchased for next season we will update you with details and pictures. Thanks to all who booked a charter with Silver King Charters in 2009 and we hope you will be back in 2010.
September 28, 2009
Silver King Charters ran 3 trips this weekend and the fishing was very good. We went 7 for 9 "limit", 10 for 14 and 10 for 13 "limit". Every fish we landed was a Chinook salmon and most were two or three olds. The biggest was 13 pounds and most averaged between 5 to 10 pounds. The fish were still deep in about 110 feet of water coming between 65 to 95 feet down. This was the best weekend of fishing in a month and with strong west winds coming for the next couple of days we should see some more good fishing next weekend. Give Silver King Charters a call to get out on Lake Michigan and catch some of the last good salmon fishing of 2009.
September 21, 2009
We ran two trips this week and fishing was slow. The first trip was Thursday night and we went 7 for 12. This sounds good but all the fish came in the first hour and a half. All were Chinook salmon around 3 to 10 pounds. The fish were still deep in about 120 feet and biting 65 feet down to the bottom. The second trip was the worst of the year. We went 0 for 0 with only two hits and was Silver Kings first skunk of the year best a shaker trip just two weeks ago. We were forced to fish in the harbor due to 5 to 8 foot waves on the lake. The water in the harbor was 70 degrees from top to bottom and the salmon are very sluggish in this warm of water. The water temperature is usually between 54-62 degrees this time of year and the fishing is outstanding. We need west winds.
There will be some outstanding fishing still to come this season and it should turn around any day. Silver King Charters runs trips through October and Milwaukee Charter Fishing for salmon and trout will continue to improve as water cools.
September 14, 2009
Silver King Charters Ran 4 trips on Labor day weekend, one weeknight trip and four trips this last weekend. The fishing still remains deep due to warm water and the harbor fishing is still tough for the same reason. We still took fish each trip but the fishing was on again and off again. The trips went as follows: 10 for 13, 6 for 8, 3 for 6, 12 for 13, 3 for 8, 12 for 15 "limit", 7 for 8 and 5 for 9.
There is plenty of Milwaukee charter fishing left this season and west winds will really help out the harbor fishing for mature Chinook salmon. We will continue to catch 1, 2 and 3 year old Chinooks, Lake and Rainbow trout. There also will be some good Brown trout fishing in a few more weeks.
Call Silver King Charters today and book a trip this season and receive $25 off a 2010 trip charter fishing Wisconsin Lake Michigan salmon.
September 2, 2009
We were out Thursday through Tuesday and things got very tough starting Saturday morning when we had 20-30 mph winds from the north and made things difficult to say the least. It also turn Lake Michigan upside down. The thermocline is now down 115 feet and this is were the salmon. Silver King Charters went 10 for 12 "limit" , 5 for 8, 2 for 4, cancel Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning due to high winds, 7 for 10, 1 for 3 and 5 for 8. Fishing is getting back to normal as the salmon have begun to adjust after the blow.
Silver King Charters almost had its first skunk on Sunday night and the only fish we caught was a 1.5 lb Chinook salmon. We want our customers back and these clients recieved the trip for $50 because a shaker King salmon is not a fish aboard Silver King Charters. Hopefully mother nature cooperates the rest of the season and fishing continues to be good through October.
We have all of 9/4 and the afternoons of 9/6 and 9/7 open for Labor day weekend and the weather looks fantastic for fishing. So call 414-460-1467 and book a trip charter fishing Milwaukee Wisconsin salmon this weekend. The big four year old salmon are starting to show up outside the habor and are outstanding to fight.
August 27, 2009
Last trip was Wednesday night and we took 7 Chinook salmon including 4 that were over 12 pounds. Silver King Charters is book through September 1, 2009 but we still have openings for Labor Day weekend. This is always a great weekend for Chinook salmon fishing on Lake Michigan and one of the last weekends to catch the mature four year old Chinook salmon out on the lake before they begin their spawning run. Call today to try Wisconsin charter fishing for salmon and trout aboard Silver King Charters.
August 24, 2009
Milwaukee charter fishing Lake Michigan salmon remains good. Silver King Charters ran three morning trips Saturday through Monday and all were good trips. We went 13 for 13, 15 for 18 "limit" and 11 for 13 "limit". Most of these fish were Chinook salmon and ranged in size from 5 to 18 pounds. This week we have Wednesday-Friday nights open and Sunday morning. Labor day is starting to fill up too so call 414-460-1467 now to secure a trip to catch Chinook salmon and trout on Lake Michigan aboard Silver King Charters.
August 21, 2009
Silver King Charters ran 3 trips Wednesday through Friday and though weather played havoc on all three trips we took fish each day. We went 15 for 18, 11 for 14 and 5 for 7. Most of the fish were Chinook salmon and several were over 15 pounds. There is still excellent fishing out on Lake Michigan but salmon are starting to show up around the harbor now and with all the cold water around we run trips just outside the harbor for bigger fish. In a couple of weeks we will be targeting the mature Chinooke salmon around the Milwaukee harbor and this is some of the best Milwaukee charter fishing of the year.
Silver King Charters runs weekday evening specials for harbor fishing through September for only $300. This is the lowest price for charter fishing Milwaukee Chinook salmon in town and the most exciting of the season. Come experience salmon fishing along the Milwaukee skyline this fall aboard Silver King Charters by calling 414-460-1467.
August 16, 2009
The fishing has been tough the last several days due to extremely cold water from top to bottom. Surface temps have been as low as 47 degrees and the temp break is only 10 to 15 feet down. There is a lot of warm water off shore and with a little east win the fishing will improve. Silver King Charters is still taking nice fish but we are working for them in as shallow as 20 feet of water at times. Are average catches over the the last several days has been 8 fish, with 75% of the catch being Chinook salmon. Several on these fish were 18 to 21 pounds and are putting up great fights in this cold water.
The fish have been coming off flasher/flies on downriggers early and spoons on boards using 2,3,4,5 and 6 color leadcore. The fish are very picky in the shallow cold water and patients is required to catch these fish.
Even though the fishing is challenging we have had many happy customers with more than enough fish after we clean them. There will be several outstanding weeks yet to come for Chinook salmon and cold water can blow out in less than 48 hours, making the fishing more consistent throughout a trip. Lake Michigan Milwaukee charter fishing is still one of the best salmon fisheries in the world and Silver King Charters can have you catching salmon today. Call 414-460-1467 to book a trip today.
August 12, 2009
Lake Michigan Milwaukee charter fishing has remained very good, with the best action of the season occuring right now. Silver King CHarters ran 10 trips last week and had limit catches for customers on 7 of those trips. We took 20 fish on two of those trips and 15 on 3 more. Size has been very good and there has been a 15 pound or better Chinook salmon caught on every trip. This kind of action should contimue through the middle of September.
The water is ice cold right now and we are fishing between 40 to 70 feet of water and anywhere from 10 to 60 feet down. Flasher/flies, spoons and plugs are all working with white and aqua flasher and flies doing the best.
This week the Wisconsin State Fair is going on and we are located just 10 minutes from the fair. So book a trip to fish Lake Michigan salmon and trout this week and then check out the fair. Silver King Charters will be running trips right through October when Brown trout fishing and 3 and 2 year Chinook fishing is really good.
August 3, 2009
Charter fishing Milwaukee is continually improving each week making up for a cold and slow start. Silver King Charters is averaging 8 fish on our night trips and 12 fish on our morning trips. We are taking many nice Chinook salmon over 15 pounds now and these fish are a great fight. We have 14 trips already in the books for this month, so booking ahead is important to get the best date for you.
The salmon fishing will only get better during the next 6 weeks and we should see several more 20 plus pound King salmon landed during this period of time. Flasher and flies are producing best on the downriggers and spoons or plugs have been hot on the board lines. We have been fishing between 50 to 90 feet of water for most of the season due to all the cool water around. We are the only charter boat that still offers a No Fish-No Pay policy for a 5 hour trip. Early mornings and trips starting at 3:00PM for afternoons are the best times to book. Come try your shot at fighting a salmon this season by calling 414-460-1467.
July 27, 2009
Lake Michigan Milwaukee charter fishing has really improved this last week. Silver King Charters is starting to see double digit catches on a more consistent basis. We had a 10 for 12, 11 for 16, 13 for 15 and 17 for 21 trips during the week. Again the best times are early and late during the day, so starting your trip as early as possible is key. For evenings we are leaving the dock at 3:30PM to capitalize on the best bite. Customers landed several Chinook salmon over 15 pounds and the largest of the week was 19.5 pounds. Every spiece of fish was landed this week including several Brown trout over 15 pounds.
The action was from 60 to 85 feet of water and between 30 to 60 feet down. The board and dipsy rods took over 75% of the fish. The 7 to 10 color leadcores nd 125 to 200 foot coppers with spoons worked good. Green flasher and fly combinations caught the fish on the dipsies.
Chinook salmon are going to make up over 65% of the catch through the first couple weeks of September. After a real late start to the season it looks to be some great fishing coming up, so book ahead to make sure you get the date you want.
July 21, 2009
Milwaukee charter fishing has been consistent and the best weeks are yet to come. We ran a trip last Wednesday night and landed 5 nice fish, including a 14 pound Chinook salmon. Saturday Silver King Charters did 3 trips. The morning trip was tough due to a wind change to the North right at the start of the trip. We struggled to catch 4 fish but again there was a 15 pound Chinook caught. The mid day trip was exceptional for size and we went 6 for 6. We caught a 14 lb Lake trout, 13 lb Rainbow trout and a 23 lb Chinook salmon right in a row. This is the second 23 ponund Chinook caught in a week.
The evening trip on Saturday agian suffered a wind switch and we ended up with 6 fish. We had one nice Chinook Salmon along with a 9 pound Rainbow trout. The evening bites have been very productive along with the early mornings and we have been catching 6 to 8 fish in the first and last hours of trips. Silver King Charters starts trips to give you the best chance to catch fish.
Sunday mornings trip was good but lost to many fish. The fish were not very agressive when striking baits. We ended up 6 for 12 and had on nice Chinook weighing in at 17 pounds and also landed a Lake trout, Rainbow trout and Coho salmon. This was a nice mixed bag. The mid day trip was the best of the weekend. It was a one person trip and I wish it was for four people. The fish were hitting good after the weather finally held steady for more than half a day and this helped the bite. We went 6 for 7 in two hours and all the Chinook salmon were nice size. We offer single person trips with a first mate at $300 and on our 18 foot boat it cost $200. These our outstanding values for one peson to fish salmon on Lake Michigan. The 18 foot boat also offers 2 person trips for $250. We do not have a first mate for this boat.
Silver King Charters 18 foot Wellcraft is an excellent boat to fish out of and has all the equipment the 24 foot boat has. The motor is a 125 horsepower Yamaha and also has a 8 horse trolling motor.
This weekend has lots of events going on downtown. The air show will be on both Saturday and Sunday along the shores of Lake Michigan. You will have an outstanding veiw for all the different planes while charter fishing Milwaukee salmon. When your done fishing German Fest is going on at the Summerfest grounds and is walking distance from the dock. I stlll have a couple of good openings for this weekend, so call 414-460-1467 and catch a Lake Michigan salmon.
July 14, 2009
Wisconsin charter fishing is continuing to improve and Silver King Charters ran 2 trips Saturday, 1 trip Sunday, 2 trips Monday and 1 trip Tuesday. Saturday was slow and we went 4 for 7 and 5 for 8 during the trips. We landed 5 beautiful Rainbow "Steelhead" trout during these trips.
We had an outstanding trip on Sunday going 11 for 13 and landing 7 fish in the first 30 minutes of the trip. It is very important to start your morning trips as early as possible to capitalize on the early morning bite. We also landed a 23.7 pound Chinook salmon during the trip and this was Silver King Charters biggest of the season. This fish wound up first place in Racine's http://www.bigfishbash.com/ Steve Lesch landed the fish after a twenty minute fight. We hope he wins when the contest finishes next Sunday but this is still impressive with over 3,000 people fishing the contest. Steve also caught a 10.4 pound Coho on this trip and told me it was in second place for the Coho Division. Not bad for a morning of fishing.
On Monday we ended up with 8 fish for each trip. Both trips caught some nice size Chinook salmon. Chinooks are now becoming the primary catch and these are great fighting fish. Tuesday night we went 8 for 9 and had four fish hit at once near the end of the trip. We laned all 4 fish and two were over 15 pounds. The hot set up over these trips was a green flasher and green fly. We ran these on all set ups.
Lake Michigan Milwaukee charter fishing is really starting to heat up and sould only continue to improve. Festa Italiana is going on this weekend at the Summerfest grounds and is in walking distance from the slip. So fish in the morning and go to the fest at night or do and evening trip and stick around for some fantastic fireworks. http://www.festaitaliana.com/
July 9, 2009
We ran two trips yesterday and fishing has begun to improve. On the morning trip we went 8 for 9 and started at 6:00AM. I cannot stress enough that starting earlier is better. A friend of mine was out an hour earlier and took 6 fish during that hour. He caught only two in the period we were out. The afternoon trip started at noon, so the guys could get to the baseball game. On this trip we went 10 for 11. Again I like to start at 3:00 or 4:00PM to hit the best fishing hours for you on an evening trip. Both trips turned out good and we are marking lots of fish now.
Charter fishing Milwaukee is starting to target Chinook salmon now and this is some of the best action of the year. July and August are the best times to tartget Chinooks and some of these fish are reaching over 20 pounds. Silver King Charters has times available for this weekend, so call 414-460-1467 and start catching salmon today.
July 6, 2009
Charter fishing Milwaukee has been slow over the last two weeks. Silver King Charters is the last service that still offers a No Fish-No Pay policy for a five hour charter during morning and evening trips. We have averaged five fish a trip and though we have not been skunked there have been some very slow trips. The good news is the summer pattern is just about set up and fishing will pick up again. The other good item is there are some real nice size fish being caught this year. Milwaukee Charter fishing should see several 30 pound Chinook salmon this year and Siver King Charters has landed several Chinooks over 15 to 18 pounds.
There is very little consistentcy to report and we have a new hot bait every trip but as soon as the summer pattern sets up we will dial into the hot set ups for the summer. I cannot emphisis enough to start your morning trip as early as possibly. For evening trips I start at 3:00PM to give you the best possible fishing times. To start a Milwaukee fishing charter trip earlier will be taking fish out of your trip.
We have been running as many as 15 lines during these tough times to give you the best chance at catching salmon and trout. The board lines with cracked ice pro kings and the riggers with green cracked ice spin doctors and green flies have worked best lately.
Silver King Charters has two captains with with a combined 50 years experience and 4 first mates with over 10 years experience fishing on Lake Michigan. This kind of knowledge is what gives you a great chance to land fish.
This weekend the Milwaukee Brewers are in town for a series with the Cardinals and Bastile Days will be going on downtown. This is one of Milwaukee's best festivals. Some come to Milwaukee and experience a great day charter fishing Milwaukee salmon and trout and then go to the festival or Brewer game. I have the Brewer link further down this page.
June 30, 2009
Silver King Charters was down in Racine Wisconsin fishing the Bob Uecker Make-A-Wish tournement. We had a good pre-fishing day going 10 for 18 but come the two days of the tournement we couldn't stay on active fish and the results were not as we hoped. It was still great to fish for a tournement supporting the Make A Wish Foundation. The fish are scattered from 35 to 350 feet of water but when we find active fish they are qualitly size.
The mature Chinook salmon are running 12 to 20 pounds and Coho salmon are 5 to 10 pounds. Summerfest is still running this weekend and we are located within walking distance of the park. Charter fishing Milwaukee salmon on Lake Michigan is a great way to start your day before going to Summerfest.
June 22, 2009
Silver King Charters ran 6 trips last week and averaged 8 fish a trip. Lake Michgan is setting up for the summer as a thermocline begins to form. Once there is a layer of warm water over cold the fishing will really turn on again. This last week we landed some real nice size Chinook Salmon on every trip and soon Chinooks will make up the bulk of the catch. We landed 3 that weighed 15 lbs. There should be several over the season in the twenty pound range.
Charter fishing Wisconsin Milwaukee is in demand through the summer and Silver King Charters is booked through Sunday morning 6/28/09. We have openings starting Sunday afternoon and many during the worlds largest music festival Summerfest. Are boat is located within 12 minutes walking distance from Summerfest. Charter fishing for salmon is a great way to start the day before going to the fest and you can leave your car by the marina and walk to the grounds. For more infomation on Summerfest go to http://www.summerfest.com/. Book soon for a date during this week. The fishing should be outstanding.
June 14, 2009
Great morning of fishing on Sunday, going 19 for 23. The bite was in 200 feet of water, with most of the fish coming in the top 20 feet of water. Coho salmon came off of 3, 4 and 5 color leadcore, using orange B&B dodgers with green flies. We took some fish off the downriggers and all hits coming on flasher and fly combinations. We landed a 12.4 pound Coho, which is a monster for Coho salmon and is the biggest caught on Silver King Charters in three years. Two nice Chinooks were landed that weighed 12 and 13 pounds. The Chinooks came 100 feet down on the riggers.
Charter fishing Milwaukee is starting to heat up and dates are being booked, so call today and make sure you get the day you want for a great experience on Lake Michigan.
June 12, 2009
Was out Thursday night and it was bumpy. The wind was NNE at 10 to 20 knots, which lead to 2 to 4 foot waves. The guys were tough and we made the best of it going 9 for 11 by the end fo the trip. All fish came on white flashers and aqua or green flies. The hot depth was 85 feet and all fish came 50 feet down or deeper.
This weekend looks much better wind wise and the fishing continues to approve as more fish are moving into the area. Call Silver King Charters to get on the lake this weekend to catch salmon and trout.
June 10, 2009
Ran a trip on Tuesday night and went 7 for 8. Caught 4 nice Coho, 2 Chinook and 1 Lake trout. All fish were caught on flasher and fly combinations, with white flasher and boy blue flies working best. The downriggers saw most of the action set between 45 to 75 feet. We worked between 80 to 110 feet of water. Fishing looks to only improve over the next week as water temps continue to warm up and there is plenty of bait fish in the area.
The White Sox are in town this weekend to play the Milwaukee Brewers, so book a morning trip Charter fishing Milwaukee salmon aboard Silver King Charters and then go see the baseball game located 10 minutes from the marina afterwards. Go to http://www.brewers.com/ to find out more about the Milwaukee Brewers.
June 5, 2009
We did a trip tonight and it was outstanding! Finally we have good surface temp for this time of year and it was around 51.5 degrees. We went 10 for 12 and they were all nice fish. The catch was made up of 2 Lakers, 1 Coho and 7 Chinooks. Five of these Chinook salmon weighed between 12 and 15 pounds. This is great size for early June and good promise for seeing some twenty pound fish soon.
There has already been two 30 pound Kings caught on the Wisconsin side of Lake Michigan this year. Flasher and fly combinations on power pro dipsy rods were the hot set ups. We ran these with 100 feet of line out, which gets down to 50 feet of water. The flasher was a white pro troll e-chip with either an aqua or green fly. Dipsy set ups are great for catching big Chinook salmon throughout the season aboard Silver King Charters.
Charter fishing Milwaukee Wisconsin for Coho salmon is also in full swing with orange dodger and fly combinations working best for these excellent eating fish. We were working in anywhere from 80 to 140 feet of overall water and from the main gap of the harbor to Bender park for the last ten days. Real good fishing is here!
June 4, 2009
Fishing is starting to improve as water has warmed several degrees in the Milwaukee area. Silver King Charters went 13 for 15 this morning. Fish were coming in 130 to 140 feet and the best depths were between 50 to 90 feet. All but one fish came on flasher and flies. The hot set up was a wire dipsy that had a green flasher with silver tape and a green fly trailing it. Seven of these fish were Coho salmon and we should see a lot more of these over the next three weeks. This was the best weekend we have had so far in the short season for solid action. Come try Charter fishing Milwaukee this weekend and then go to the River Splash festival just minutes away in downtown Milwaukee
June 1, 2009
Fishing was tough this weekend with strong winds and cold temperatures the action slowed some. We still caught fish on every trip and there was good diversity. We caught Lake trout, Rainbow trout, Coho salmon and Chinook salmon. The action was between 100 to 150 feet of water between Milwaukee and Oak Creek, with most of the fish coming off flasher/fly combinations. More consistent action should happen this week with a warm up in temps. Charter Fishing Milwaukee is just one event you can do this weekend. After fishing with Silver King Charters you can enjoy River Splash in downtown Milwaukee. This is the 20th year for this music and food festival located around the Milwaukee River. Fishing in the morning or afternoon then a great festival at night is a great way to spend the weekend.
May 26, 2009
Well fishing out of Milwaukee has really improved, with Chinook and Coho salmon along with Lake and Rainbow trout making up the catch. We fished Friday and Monday and the action is definitely heating up. The next month will be solid Coho action and this is also a good time to catch Steelhead. We are catching Chinook salmon just below the Coho salmon and some of these fish are 12 to 15 pounds. The Coho salmon are coming on orange flashers and green or blue peanut flies and the Chinook are coming on green or white flashers with aqua flies. I was not out on Saturday and Sunday because I was putting a new prop on the boat. The best action is south of Milwaukee and we need to run about 10 miles south for solid action.
Charter fishing Milwaukee will be outstanding for multiple species during a trip and Coho salmon make the trip exciting with periods of very fast action. We have our first tournament trip on Sunday and this is a great deal. You get 6 hours of fishing time for the price of a five hour trip. You get to weigh in your fish at the tournament and a chance at winning a trophy. You also receive a lunch with brats, burgers, sides, beer and soda. At the end we clean and bag your fish. This trip is limited to 2 people and you are fishing against 20 plus boats. Call Silver King Charters at 414-460-1467 this week to book this trip.
May 21, 2009
The water is starting to warm up on Lake Michigan and so is the salmon fishing off Milwaukee. The Coho salmon are still south of us but should be here by next weekend. The Chinook salmon are around and being caught on most trips. Some of the fish are in the upper teens for weight and put up great fights. The salmon are coming on green flashers with aqua flies on downriggers and spoons off leadcore and copper set ups. We are fishing anywhere from the Milwaukee harbor gaps to 120 feet of water and this varies from day to day.
Call Silver King Charters this Memorial Day weekend at 414-460-1467 to book a trip charter fishing Milwaukee salmon and trout. Next weekend is Silver Kings first tournament trip on 5/31/09. This is an outstanding deal and the details for this special can be found on the rates page.
May 18, 2009
Fishing remained the same this week, with the catch made up of Chinook salmon, Lake trout and Brown trout. Silver King Charters has been fishing the early part of trips in the harbor and running out between 100-200 feet for the second half of trips in the mornings. This is in reverse for afternoon trips. We have yet to see Coho salmon in good numbers but it is only days before the orange dodger and peanut flies are running on 8 lines catching them. The Chinook salmon are good size ranging 10 to 18 pounds for 4 year old fish. Memorial Day weekend looks to be good fishing and we have a few openings still available, so call before we are booked up.
Charter fishing Milwaukee is outstanding fun and one of the best ports on Lake Michigan to catch salmon and trout. Milwaukee also offers many other great festivals and sporting events to attend when you come to town for charter fishing. I will be posting links to events and what is on tap for the up coming weeks, so you can plan some activites around your fishing trip.
May 11, 2009
Had a couple of trips early in the week and caught all Brown trout. These fish came in and around the harbor were the bait is bunched up and the water temperature is a little warmer. All fish came on spoons. We ran a trip Monday night and landed several fish including 3 nice Chinook salmon. Two of these fish were over 12 pounds and put up excellent fights. We fished just outside the main gap of the Milwaukee harbor. Silver King Charters has good rates for May afternoon trips and the main gap is just 12 minutes from the slip. We can put you on salmon and trout shortly after you arrive at the marina for a May evening trip.
The bait is stacked in the harbor and the water temperature should be excellent for the next couple of weeks. Salmon and trout will hold in and around the gaps making this area one of the best places to fish this time of year. We should start catching Coho salmon this weekend and for the next several weeks charter fishing Milwaukee will be mostly Coho with some Chinook salmon in the mix. These fish are putting up great fights in the cold water and are really exciting to catch.
The net pens were put in by the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Club on Saturday and the DNR put the salmon fingerlings in the pens on Monday. They will be realesed on Tuesday. We estimate 50,000 fish will be planted.
May 3, 2009
Silver King Charters ran two trips this weekend and it was all about the Brown Trout. We had one nice Lake Trout that weighed 14 pounds on the first day but the rest of the fish were Browns. These fish were between 2 and 9 pounds and are good eaters. We are finding them just outside the south end of Milwaukee harbor. We should be able to have one more good weekend of Brown Trout fishing before they disperse until fall and are difficult to catch in numbers.
Wisconsin charter fishing on Lake Michigan is in full swing and Coho salmon will be showing up in good numbers within a couple of weeks in Milwaukee. We should see a couple in the catch next week. The boats in Waukegan and Winthrop, at the border of Illinios and Wisconsin, are catching good numbers now. These fish migrate north as the water temperature increases by a couple of degrees.
Charter fishing Milwaukee looks to be starting out better than last year's rough, cold and wet start. This should be a solid year throughout the season. I have times available for next weekend, so call now and book a trip with Silver King Charters.
April 30, 2009
This is the first weekend of the 2009 season for Silver King Charters and we have two trips planned on Saturday and Sunday. Both Lake Trout and Brown Trout are hitting in and around the harbor and some salmon are biting out deep. The action should be good but the weather is going to be chilly. The boat is running great and set to catch fish right now. So give us a call and book a May trip. We have many specials for the 2009 season and May already looks to be a great month for charter fishing Milwaukee salmon and trout.
Silver King Charters still is one of two boats that offers a NO FISH - NO PAY policy and we have the best value for charter fishing in Milwaukee. Few Wisconsin charter fishing companies offer no fish - no charge policy. Come have a great time charter fishing this season aboard Silver King Charters.
April 1, 2009
The weather is still winter like and it seems like salmon fishing is months away but Silver King Charters will be wetting lines on May 1. This is just 30 days away and people have already been booking trips for the season. We are cleaning and waxing the boat now and checking all of the pumps, electronics and engine for the long season ahead. All new line is put on the over 35 reels we use during the year. I will be posting weekly reports for the rest of the season. It looks to be another great year Wisconsin charter fishing.
For those of you interested in the Brew City tournament please call me at 414-460-1467 for information. This year we offer $2650 in cash prizes for first and second place in all five spiecies. For the second year we have a $4000 cash prize for the top boat in the tournement. This is an outstanding tournament and for only $125 entry fee it is a great deal, so don't miss out.
February 1, 2009
Well we are a couple months away from the Wisconsin charter fishing on Lake Michigan to start full throttle again but Silver King Charters is already making preparations for another successful season. I offer a special for people booking a Charter with Silver King Charters in February or March. You will receive $25 off your 2009 Charter by booking early. I offer the best value on charter fishing in Millwaukee. Because I run a mid-size fuel efficient boat my cost are lower allowing me to offer the lowest price trips out of Milwaukee Harbor. My boat is very safe and the results outstanding. I tournament fish at the highest level and the Silver King is very competitive. Because of this high standard I offer a no fish-no pay policy and I am one of a very few Wisconsin charter fishing companies offering this guarantee. So book a trip this year with Siver King Charters and get more bang for your buck in these tough economic times. We will also clean your catch after the trip and this is all included in the trip and you will have a tasty supper that night. Stay warm and we will see you on the water.
Milwaukee charter fishing season is over for Silver King Charters for 2008. We did two more trips before calling quits and went 5 for 6 and 6 for 6. Most of the fish we took were small Brown Trout and 2 or 3 year Chinook Salmon. Lake Michigan Charter Fishing for Salmon was a tough one in 2008. After 3 consecutive record seasons for Chinook Salmon this year turned out to be very challenging. We averaged 12,13.5 adn 16 fish a trip the last 3 years but this year it was 8.5 fish. Everyone had tough times and there are many reasons for it but 8 fish trips are still very good catches and we hope to be back on track in 2009.
September 23, 2008
We have done 6 trips in the Harbor and it has been hit and miss. The catch has been Brown Trout and Chinook Salmon. The catches were 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11. This has been a challenging year in the harbor for Milwaukee Charter Fishing because the water temps are 68-70 degrees from top to bottom and this causes fish to be less aggresive. There should be a couple of good days for Coho Salmon and the water should be cooler than. I have done 2 trips out in the lake and one we took 10 fish and the other we netted only 4 but they were all great eating fish. Most trips for the rest of the year will be out on Lake Michigan for 2 and 3 year old Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout and Lake Trout. It is not too late to try Charter Fishing Milwaukee in 2008 aboard Silver King Charters.
September 2, 2008
Labor Day is now past but there is several more great weeks to fish Salmon and Trout in 2008. It was a real exciting weekend with Harley's 105th going on. Bruce Springsteen played 1/2 mile from where my boat is slipped. This weekend was solid, with 4 trips catching between 8-12 fish. The mature Chinook Salmon will be in the harbor starting next week and this will continue throughout September. This is an outstanding time to try Milwaukee Charter Fishing and catch 12-20 lb Chinook Salmon. Call Silver King for special rates on harbor trips.
August 26, 2008
Milwaukee Charter Fishing continues to be excellent. I had trips Thursday through Sunday mornings and took 3 man limits on two trips and a two man limit on another. Only Sunday we failed to reach a limit and the trip was cut short due to rough seas. We still managed to land 8 fish. Both on Thursday and Friday trips a customer landed a 20lb Chinook Salmon. This is a great time to catch a four year old King Salmon before they start spawning. Charter Fishing Milwaukee will continue to be outstanding over the next several weeks so book a charter today aboard Silver King Charters.
I would like to thank my first mates Chris Brand and my brother Willy for their excellent work this year. They help to put more fish in the boat for you and are probalbly some of the best and most experienced first mates for Charter Fishing Lake Michigan Salmon. Thanks again guys!
August 18, 2008
I was out Friday-Sunday mornings this week and had two person charters each day and each day we had a 2 man or 10 fish limit. Most of these fish were Chinooks and many of those wer 4 year old fish averaging 12-16lbs. Milwaukee Charter Fishing has really picked up this last week and looks to be a good rest of the month. This is a great time of the year to catch big Chinook Salmon and Silver King Charters will be out every evening and mornings Friday-Sunday, so book today and get in on the action.
August 13, 2008
This week I was not Charter Fishing Milwaukee because I was pre-fishing for Milwaukee's biggest Salmon tournament "Brew City". Although I fish many tournaments each year this one is special because I co-chair the tournament and spend many hours each year improving it. This year we had 115 boats register and the grand prize was $4000. The tournament was on Saturday and begins with a shot gun start at 5:30AM. You can fish until 2:00PM and weigh in 15 fish. We finished with 12-20 good enogh for 18th place. Most of my customers don't lose this many fish in five hours. Respectful but not were I wanted to be. We lost 3 fish at the back of the boat which would have put us in 10th place were my brother finished. I have finished no worse than 30th and my best was 5th place in eight years. I am certain that in the next couple of years we will win. I will be back Milwaukee Charter Fishing this week so give Silver King Charters a call so you can catch tournament winning Salmon in August and September.
August 4, 2008
Milwaukee Charter Fishing was really good until Saturday when a northeaster shut the fishing down for several days. On Thursday nights trip we went 18-20 in four hours, with 11 fish coming in the last half hour. We caught 11 four year old Chinooks all over 12 lbs. The customers were from Minnesota and had an outstanding time. Milwaukee Charter fishing continued to be good on Friday night when we took a two man limit in 3 hours. Again all nice Chinooks with the big going 18.6 lbs. Saturday morning with the wind change we hit a wall and the fishing became tough. We went 4-5 in five hours. The next day was not much better going 6-8. We still caught some nice fish and the people were pleased with the results but I am always tring for a limit. Fishing should pick up again for the rest of August. This is when the big ones are caught while Milwaukee Charter Fishing aboard Silver King Charters.
July 28, 2008
Milwaukee Charter Fishing was outstanding this weekend, limit or near limit catches. On Friday morning we went 18-20 and the bite was very consistent. Most of the fish were Chinook Salmon with the big fish running 20.75 Lbs. On Saturday morning we went 17-20 and again had a very consistent bite with many Chinooks in the mix. Saturday nite was outstanding. We went 15-17 in 3.5 hours all were nice size Chinooks. Sunday morning was a little more challenging but we managed 18-23 in 6 hours. The bite really died off. The final weekend trip on Sunday night was a two charter and went 10-12 in 3 hours. Six of these fish were four year old Salmon.
I have pictures from these trips in the gallery. Milwaukee Charter Fishing is only going to get better in August, especially for big Salmon. So book a trip aboard Silver King Charters there are many great times still open and experience Charter Fishing Milwaukee for yourself.
July 21, 2008
Milwaukee Charter Fishing has finally improved to what it should have been by the last week of June. The season started out so cold that it put the fishing behind by at least 3 weeks and almost eliminated the Coho bite. The good news is we are about to make up for the tough times. This week was the first time we saw several good trips in a row and the size was outstanding.
Thursday we went 10-12 on an evening trip. All 10 fish were Chinook Salmon and that is what the target fish is for Milwaukee Charter Fishing in July and August. All the fish were nice size, with 5 Kings running over 10 lbs. On Friday we went 10-13 and caught all five spiecies. This is the second time this year Silver King Charters has accomplished this. On Saturday we went 22-25 and took a 20.85 lb Salmon, which took 5th place in the Racine Wisconsin www.BigFishBash.com. You can see the results in the Boat Chinook Division. We caught these fish in under 5 hours.
This is going to be the best time of the year in 2008 for Milwaukee Charter Fishing so book your trip today aboard Silver King Charters. Look at the gallery section to see the big Chinook Salmon.
July 17, 2008
Well this season has been a little tougher than last year. Silver King Charters is averaging 9.5 fish a trip and this is typical of the Milwaukee Charter Fishing in the area. The season is way behind to where it should be due to cold water. But more Chinook Salmon are showing up daily and we are catching fish in the 14-18lb range now.
I had two evening trips on July 2nd and 3rd and we went 5-8 and 4-5 but both trips were cut short due to weather. On July 4th we took 11-12 fish with 8 Chinook Salmon. July 6th was slow with a 5-6 outing and 4 of the fish were Lake Trout. I did two trips on July 12th and we took a two man limit in 3 hours on the morning trip but only managed 7-9 in the afternoon. The afternoon trip saw 6 fish over 10lbs with the biggest at 16lbs. Sunday it was too rough to fish on the lake so we fished the harbor and took 6 nice Brown Trout. We had a trip on Monday and went 10-10 landing several nice Chinook Salmon and Rainbow Trout.
Milwaukee Charter Fishing should be outstanding through September. Silver King Charters knows where to catch your big King Salmon, so come experience Lake Michigan Salmon Fishing in Milwaukee Wisconsin this season.
July 1, 2008
It has been a while since my last report because I have been doing a lot of fishing. The fishing has improved and the good days are much more consistent. On Friday's trip we went 4-5 and they were all nice fish over 10lbs, with the biggest being a 18lb Chinook caught by Norb who was celebrating his 85 birthday. Saturday we went 14-17 and took many Chinook Salmon. On Sunday we went 17-17 and took all 5 spiecies. We landed 10 Chinooks and 9 were over 10 lbs, with the big weighing 16 lbs. The 4th of July weekend looks to be great weather and fishing is just going to get better. So book a trip for Milwaukee Charter Fishing aboard Silver King Charters and catch Salmon today.
June 22, 2008
Summer is finally here and the prime Milwaukee Charter Fishing season for Chinook Salmon is just starting. I was Salmon Fishing Racine Wisconsin this weekend starting on Thursday. The fishing was tough but we managed to catch fish each day.
Thursday we went 12-14. Most of these fish came between 50-60FOW off the Oak Creek Power Plant. The catch included 8 chinooks, 3 Lake Trout and 1 Brown Trout. On Friday we went back to the same spot. The fish were there, but were more challenging to catch. We went 7-9 and really had to work for these fish. On Saturday we went further North just past Bender Park and went 13-15. The fish were still difficult to catch but with constant changes to baits as clouds gave way to sun we were able to get some fish to go.
On Sunday I was back in Milwaukee and went a little north of the Milwaukee Harbor. The fishing was slow but it was a beautiful morning and flat calm conditions. We went 6-9 but had some real nice fish. This is the transition period on Lake Michigan and it is tough to track fish from day to day. It is still a lot of fun and we are still catching fish on Siver King Charters. Charter Fishing Milwaukee will just keep getting better each week from here. Already I have heard of reports of 3 Chinooks weighing over 20lbs and we should see more of these throughout the season. The lack of Coho Salmon has hurt us this year, but there are plenty of Chinooks. This year will be another outstanding season.
Summerfest starts on Thursday June 26 and Silver King Charters is within walking distance of the grounds. There is no better way to spend the day than catching Salmon on of the worlds best fishery and then going to the worlds largest musical festival, Summerfest. So call today and book a trip with Silver King Charters and try Milwaukee Charter Fishing for yourself.
June 16, 2008
I spent most of my week pre-fishing for a tournament in Racine Wisconsin on June 20-21. We did one charter on Saturday. I wish the report was better but we went 5-5 on the trip. We took 4 Lake Trout and one 13 lb. Chinook Salmon. With all of the run off over the last week the fish are scattered and the water murky all the way out to 150 FOW. Silver King Charters has 10 trips this year and averaging 10 fish a trip. Look for this to go up after the water clears up. Fishing was just starting to pick up before the big rains effected the midwest. The next 2 1/2 months will provide excellent Milwaukee Charter Fishing for Chinook Salmon, so book now and join in the fun.
June, 9 2008
We fished in Racine this weekend for the Cash On The Line Tournament. On Friday we pre-fished and ended up 15-16. Most of the action was in 60-70 FOW and the fish came off a mix of spoons and flies. Salmon Fishing Racine Wisconsin on Lake Michigan has been much like Milwaukee this year but is starting to really turn on after a unusually slow start.
We caught a couple Lake Trout and the rest were a mix off Chinook and Coho Salmon. These tournaments give the crew and myself an opportunity to try new setups and make your fishing trips better aboard Silver King Charters.
The tournament was on Saturday and we went 12-15. It was not the trip we were hoping for but that is fishing. We started in 60-70 FOW with half spoons and half flies. We had only 5 fish by 10:00AM and changed up our entire spread and moved into the 50 foot contour. In the last hour and a half we went 7-9 and salvaged the trip.
Orange dodgers and green peanut flies took these fish and the majority were Coho Salmon. We caught a nice 7.5 lb Coho, which is large for this time of the year. Adjustments are key in catching Salmon and although this would have been a nice charter catch, it was not enough for a tournament.
Silver King Charters is looking foward to Charter Fishing Milwaukee Wisconsin this weekend and the fishing is getting better every day. Summerfest is around the corner and is a popular time for Milwaukee Charter Fishing, so plan ahead. We are located within walking distance of the World's Largest Music Festival.
June, 2 2008
I was looking forward to some outstanding catches (numbers wise) this weekend, but the water is not quite warm enough on the surface. We still had good success both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Saturday morning we Charter Fished North of Milwaukee in 100-160 feet of water. We landed 11 out of 14 fish, with several nice Chinook Salmon over 10 lbs. Fish were taken primarly on flasher flies off downriggers. We used boards with copper set ups to take the last 2 fish of the trip.
Sunday was a beautiful flat calm morning, with sunny skies. We set up in 150 feet of water straight off the north gap of Mckinley Marina. We went 11 for 14 and everyone aboard had a great time. The big fish of the trip was a 12 lb Chinook Salmon caught off a board using copper wire and white flasher/aqua fly. The Coho Salmon are now showing up in better numbers and their average size is going up to 4 lbs.
I am booked next week Thursday-Saturday but have Sunday morning avaible. The following Sunday is also open. Come June 19-21 I will be in Racine Wisconsin fishing Bob Uecher Make-A-Wish tournament. I have that Sunday morning, June 22, open. So book now and join the excitment of Milwaukee Charter Fishing aboard Silver King Charters.
May, 27 2008
We had trips all three mornings of Memorial Day weekend. Although the water was still a little cold Milwaukee Charter Fishing is in full gear. I fished in 120-150 feet of water all three days. Most of the fish were coming 40-110 feet down on a mix of spoons and flies.
Saturday's trip was a lot of fun with Robin, Pam and Al from Iowa. They caught 8 fish on their trip and only lost one. The big fish of the day was a 13 lb Chinook Salmon. They also caught a Rainbow, several Coho Salmon and Chinook Salmon. Pam's husband fish aboard Siver King Charters last September. After the trip she e-mailed me saying "I look forward to getting back out again this summer and still water fishing will never trip my trigger again."
Sunday's trip was with Natalie and her twin sons Vince and Michael. They caught 6 of 8 fish they fought. This trip was all Chinook Salmon and good size for this time of year. The boys brought in all the fish, with the biggest Chinook weighing 14 lbs. The wire dipsy diver set ups took 4 of these fish using flasher flies and a couple more came off spoons on downriggers. Natalie was also from Iowa and e-mailed me saying "The boys came home proud of their catch. I'm sure they'll remember this trip for a lifetime. Come July, we'll have shorts and t-shirts packed and be ready to come back and catch our limit!"
Monday's trip was with Fulton and two friends from Green Bay. Lake Michigan was a little bumpy for this trip but the fishing was good. They caught 11 fish, with several of them over 10 lbs. The catch was made up of Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon and Lake Trout. The season is just starting for Charter Fishing Milwaukee and Silver King Charters is looking forward to another excellent year.
May, 19 2008
Fished both Saturday and Sunday mornings. On Saturday Silver King Charters went 14 for 15 landing 10 Chinook Salmon, 2 Coho Salmon and 2 Lake Trout. We fished South of Milwaukee off Oak Creek and worked 120-150 feet of water. The best action came deep between 70 to 110 feet down. We were looking for Coho's but the water temp was a little too cold, so we set the deep lines to capitalize on Chinook Salmon. Two of the Kings were 14lbs and 3 others were between 10-12lbs. Nice size for this time of year.
The Sunday trip netted only 6 fish. We had one customer and 5 fish is the limit. This was a nice mix of fish though. He caught 1 Chinook Salmon that was 10lbs, 3 Coho's, 1 Steelhead and a Lake Trout. The water is a little too cold for good action on Coho Salmon this weekend but it should start heating up by Memorial Day. The Coho's are just starting to show up off the shores of Milwaukee due to the cold weather early this season.
Silver King Charters is booked Saturday and Sunday mornings but the evenings and Monday morning are still open. Memorial Day Weekend should be excellent for Fishing Milwaukee Salmon.
May, 12 2008
The Mother's Day Charter was cancelled due to poor conditions and rescheduled for Memorial Day weekend. The dates are starting to book up on the weekends. For the next 3 weekends I have every evening open except May 17th. The mornings still open in May are 17, 18, 26 and 31. The Coho's are now showing up in Racine and by this weekend should be a good part of the catch.
The tournament is now up to 49 boats. We released 40,000 Brown Trout from the Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Club net pens. We will release 58,000 Chinook Salmon on Tuesday. The DNR releases the fish into the net pens and we release them from here 24 hours later at dusk. This gives the fish time to acclimate to the water before being released. This leads to a higher survival rate. As a Charter fisherman this is very important to me and for all who fish the Great Lakes.
May, 6 2008
Silver King's Charter Fishing boat is slipped at McKinley Marina, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and everything ran perfectly on the shake down cruise. My first scheduled trip is on Mother's Day and I will have a steady stream of reports for the rest of the season from Silver King Charter Salmon and Trout Lake Michigan fishing trips. The Coho Salmon should be showing up South of Milwaukee within the next week.
We now have 45 boats registered for the August 9th Lake Michigan Salmon fishing tournament! At this time last year we had 21 boats and it filled up two weeks before the actual date. Last year we had over 20 people on the waiting list. Milwaukee Salmon Fishing on Lake Michigan was outstanding for last year's tournament and we hope for the same this year.
April 28, 2008
The 2008 Lake Michigan Salmon season is under way and I will be slipping my boat at Mckinley Marina on May 1st. The fishing around and in the Milwaukee harbor has been excellent this April. Anglers are catching a lot of Brown Trout, Lake Trout and a few Chinook Salmon. I heard reports of a couple Chinooks in the mid teens. Most of the action has come on stick baits off of boards.
I will be running a shake down cruise on May 4th and then the season begins for Silver King Charters. Milwaukee Charter fishing usually occurs around the harbor or South of Milwaukee. Last Season I ran as far as Wind Point to put clients on fish.
I will be looking for the Coho's. Although there has not been many reports of them yet it shouldn't be more than a couple weeks and Silver King Charters will be filling up on the Silver Salmon. I hope to have fishing reports soon.
For those of you interested in the Brew City tournement it is coming along nicely. Todd has been able to get some new sponsors and retain some old ones. Silver King Charters is sponsoring 2nd place for Chinook, Rainbow, Brown and Laker. We are at 35 boats as of April 21st and expext to fill up. So don't wait until it's too late.