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  • Finding the King Salmon and 5/4/23 Waukegan Fishing Report

    5/4/2023 Waukegan Fishing Report The coho bite is still going strong and the bait is stacked. The fish moved out to 25’ – 40’ feet of water with 27’-30’ being the best today. Dodger/Flies and spoons are productive. Our best spoons are still the Michigan Stinger UV NKB and UV Killer Dolphin on the riggers…

  • 4/27/2023 Waukegan Harbor Fishing Report and Rod Selection

    4/27/2023 Fishing Report – Waukegan Harbor Coho fishing remains consistent with fish coming on dodger/fly combos and spoons. Fish are holding between 20’-40’ working the bait in the area. Speaking of bait, there is so much bait, more success has come from working the outside of the bait than running right in it. If you’re…

  • Dry Cured Smoked Salmon and Smoked Fish Spread Recipe

    Hey all,  Now that we’ve been filling the freezers with fresh salmon, we thought we’d share a couple recipes with you. Also, if you don’t have access to a smoker; many places will smoke your salmon for you. If you fished with us or in the NE Illinois area I can think of three places…

  • 4/20/23 Fishing Report, About our Blog, Dodger/Fly Combo, Coconut Coho Salmon Recipe

    Fishing Report 4/20/2023 Coho fishing has been on fire this week. Fish are anywhere between 20-30’ foot of water both in front and South of Waukegan Harbor. Probably to the North as well, but we haven’t fished there. The water temp is heating up along with the bite and spoons are coming into play. The…

  • 4/12/23 Waukegan Fishing Report and Coho Catching Tips

    Coho Report Out of Waukegan Harbor This season is starting off strong with limits getting caught pretty quickly. The power-liners fishing from the piers are taking limits too. What’s that tell us? We start fishing in front of the harbor and typically will work south as that is the direction the coho migrate up from.…

  • Get excited for the 2023 charter fishing season – Boats go in April 1st!

    We are inching closer to the start of the 2023 Lake Michigan charter fishing season. We are almost ready to drop the boats in, and with a little help from mother nature, we will begin chartering April 1st.  As of right now, the entire Waukegan Harbor and Marina is ice free and has been since…