Fishing Report:

Season Kickoff 2018

Author: Capt. Brandon Jacobson

Finally the weather has warmed here in the Midwest and we were able to get out on Lake Michigan and start our 2018 fishing season. Some good numbers of Coho salmon and Brown trout being caught on 20# bullbuster mono fishing line. As the water continues to warm the Coho fishing will continue to improve and we will start seeing more Chinook (king) salmon, Lake trout, and Rainbow trout showing up in solid numbers. Our first trip we landed 13 of 18 hooked all Coho salmon our second trip we had a nice mixed bag of Coho salmon and Brown trout. The following day we landed 11 of 16 Coho salmon looking for their morning meal. All our fish were caught in 15 to 30 feet of water with most of the fish feeding on the surface due to the gnat and flies hatch this past weekend. Air temperatures were in the sixties while water temperatures are warming to near fifty degrees. We are looking forward to spooling up additional reels with bullbuster braid fishing line in addition to fluorocarbon leader line needed when fishing clear, deep water when a stealthy presentation is needed. Get out and enjoy some time on the water and take a kid fishing!!