Jake Wallace gives his latest Buzz Bite Report on the salmon and trout fishing on the Western shore of Lake Michigan on October 18th, 2022.
Lake Michigan Fishing (Western Shore) Buzz Bite Report 10-18-22
The salmon run is in full swing on the western side of Lake Michigan and its tributaries. The bite has been good for several weeks and a majority of the fish have been big this year, especially the cohos.
King salmon and coho salmon can be caught on skein under a float in many of the harbors including Port Washington, Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha.
Focus on areas with current, bridges, and look for fish jumping and breaking the surface.
Even with the low water conditions, salmon are running many of the tributaries along the western shore from the UP down to Chicago.
When fishing the tributaries look for deeper holes directly below rapids or shallow areas. With the lower water conditions the fish are really stacked up.
A few steelhead and brown trout are starting to appear in the rivers and in the harbors. Spawn sacs and beads are a couple of the go-to presentations for most anglers.
Look for a big wave of fish to make a push into the rivers as soon as the area receives some much need rain.
The salmon bite should last for a little while longer so head on over to Lake Michigan and enjoy the great fishing it has to offer!