Lake Michigan Is World Class Salmon FishingJune 07, 2016
On the south end it seems that the fish have moved out a bit, and there are some kings as well as good steelhead action on spoons and dodgers and flies.
The coho have slowed down and a mixed bag of fish are being caught on the north end near Waukegan and North point Marina. Reports are that 00 orange dodgers with peanut flies in blue and black and purple are star producers .Now is the time to start switching up to even lager flies and dodgers they will work just fine to catch larger fish.
The kings are out there and are hitting magnum spoons on the riggers. Bloody nose, Hey Babe, Kevorkian, and Blue dolphin are a few of the hot ones lately. Start your trolls shallow and work your way out to deeper water. About 35 feet of water seems to be one of the key depths now.
Make sure you run your spread to cover the entire water column. Cover the water column with spoons down low in the alewife or bloody nose pattern and dodger/flasher and fly in a white or aqua pattern. Switch up to bright orange spoons up near the surface to entice a nice steelhead. Double orange crush is a good spoon to use up high. Don’t be foolish and make sure you check the weather and recent conditions prior to heading out. The lake can get pretty rough in a hurry.