The chinook salmon or “KING” is the most sought-after species on Lake Michigan. There is no better experience on our boats than hooking into one of these line-ripping monster fish. The peak of this bite has changed over the years, and it also depends on what you are looking for on your Milwaukee fishing charter. There are times of the year when numbers of these fish are available, with a broad range of sizes. In the fall, the numbers of chinooks per trip go down, but the size goes up! (Spawning time) With that being said, you will start to find chinook salmon in mid-June, and if there is a peak, I would say its during the month of July. Chinook salmon is the Lake Michigan’s trophy fish and a huge draw for charter customers! The hunt is on when it comes to kings!
World Record chinook salmon: 97lbs 4oz caught in Alaska in 1985 on the Kenai River
Lake Michigan Wisconsin state record: 44lbs. 15oz caught in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1994
Our Boat Record: 30.14 pounds caught in August 2017