Lake Michigan Brown TroutSpring is upon us and the itch for Charter Fishing Lake Michigan simply needed to be scratched. So with that in mind, I booked an early morning charter on 04-22-2007 with Captain Rich Tanner of Stellar Charters out of Kenosha Wisconsin.

Early spring fishing on Lake Michigan can be hit or miss but, as Captain Rich explained, fishing out of Kenosha can boast nice catches of Brown Trout before the Coho Salmon move in from the south and east. We found this out first hand when shortly after leaving the harbor the first fish in the boat was a stellar Brown Trout weighing a hefty 10 pounds.

The weather was perfect that morning with sunshine and a light 1-2 foot chop on Lake Michigan. By the end of our 5 hour charter our group had boated 11 Brown Trout missing only 2. A very nice way to christen a couple of members of our group who had never been fishing on Lake Michigan before on Captain Rich’s inaugural charter for 2007 fishing season.

I’m looking forward to doing some more Lake Michigan Charter Fishing as the Coho Salmon, Steelhead Trout and hard fighting King Salmon are caught in greater numbers throughout the spring and summer. You can bet that our group will be aboard the Stellar with hard working Captain Tanner at the helm for our next fishing charter.

Thanks for the memorable trip Rich!


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