Lake Michigan Charter Fishing - May

May Charter Fishing on Lake MichiganMay is the month Silver King charter trips start targeting the top stocked salmon in Lake Michigan. Coho salmon have been stocked at 2.5 million fish a year for over 25 years, giving you plenty of opportunities to catch them. From early May through late June are our highest catch rate and best time to catch Coho salmon. I cannot emphasize this enough! If you want excellent weather and fishing, May is your best bet for a great charter fishing trip.

Coho Salmon Fishing Limits

What makes Coho salmon so great? They are the best-tasting fish on Lake Michigan and fun to catch. They average 2 to 6 pounds but what they lack in size they more than make up for in action. This is the time of the season we catch our most limits. The early part of May is a mixed bag of trout species but once the Coho salmon show up it is game on.

Over the last 10 seasons, we have averaged our most limits on Coho salmon. They school up, making them easy to catch once you find them. We are fishing anywhere from 10 feet to 300 feet of water but usually in the top 20 feet of water. The top bait is a peanut fly and orange dodger. We will run this setup on just about every rod.

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Milwaukee Charter Fishing in May

What to bring when charter fishing in May

If you love the taste of salmon and want a fun fishing experience, book a charter fishing trip with Silver King this May. And Silver King Charters, we have a No Fish – No Pay policy. 

Contact Silver King Charters to book a day in May full of hooking big Coho salmon on Lake Michigan.
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