Sheboygan Wisconsin Charter Fishing Reports
Provided by Captain James Schlegel of Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters of Sheboygan, with contributing reports from other area anglers.

Updated June 15, 2017
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Stay tuned throughout the season for current Lake Michigan charter fishing reports from Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  Area charter captains will keep you informed with up to the minute reports describing the latest fishing activity.  Sheboygan is well known for its excellent trout and salmon fishing, and has held numerous state records over the years.  With a plentiful bait fish supply, deep water access close to shore, three unique rivers, and a varied lake bottom structure, Sheboygan continues to produce a record number of fish all season long.

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2017 Fishing Reports

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APRIL 22, 2017 - Captain James Schlegel

A great start to the season here in Sheboygan. We fished right outside the pier heads to the filtration plant in 30 to 40 foot of water. Water was cloudy due to the rains earlier this week and in the upper 40’s for temperature. We caught most of our fish on boards and diver rods using a variety of spoons & stick baits. We can’t ask for a better start to the year as we caught a number of larger king salmon, a huge lake trout and a bunch of browns. Join my crew and I for the 13th annual “Ride a Charter Boat Day” Tuesday May 16th starting at 6:00 pm. Free boat rides & salmon recipes sponsored by the Sheboygan Area Great Lakes Sport Fishermen’s club membership. This is always a fun time with family & friends.

sheboygan charter fishing reports April 2017

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MAY 21, 2017 - Captain James Schlegel

After more then two straight days of strong northeast winds and canceled trips, we finally were able to get out on the water this Sunday. We fished right outside the pier heads where huge schools of bait fish were gathering. The coho salmon have finally started showing up at our door step. Our boats had some luck catching a number of chinook and coho salmon. No real fishing pattern at all. We used smaller spoons, plugs and the smaller orange dodgers with peanut flies. Also thanks to all the club volunteers, charter boat captains and Coast Guard for making our annual “Ride a Charter Boat Day” another success this past Tuesday. The weather cooperated and we set a new record for attendance, boat rides and smiling faces.

Sheboygan salmon fishing report May 2017

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MAY 30, 2017 - Captain James Schlegel

After a busy Memorial Day weekend on the water, more and more coho salmon are showing up here in Sheboygan. We are having a good chance at catching limits of coho salmon if the conditions are right. Many anglers are reporting great fishing anywhere from the harbor out to more than 200 feet of water. A good number of larger salmon and rainbow trout are also now being caught here in Sheboygan.

sheboygan fishing salmon

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JUNE 7, 2017 - Captain James Schlegel

The beginning of June has produced some great fishing here in Sheboygan. We started the month with all limit catches for our guests. When conditions are right, the coho salmon fishing can be none stop fishing action. This is our mornings catch from Thursday June 1st.

fishing sheboygan June 1

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JUNE 15, 2017 - Captain James Schlegel

The coho salmon fishing here in Sheboygan is still excellent. We have been getting consistant double digit catches on a daily basis. We've been fishing the 120 to 180 foot range right out our port. Theres never been a better time to get out on the water and experience this world-class fishing.

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Rainbow Trout Wisconsin Salmon Fishing

2017 Calendar of Fishing Events

  • January 1 to December 31, 2017 Sheboygan's Big Fish Contest
  • January 17, 2017 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • February 21, 2017 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • March 4, 2017 SAGLSF Awards Banquet
  • March 18, 2017 SAGLSF Fishing Swap Meet
  • March 21, 2017 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • April 1 to October 31, 2017 SAGLSF Club Fishing Contest
  • April 18, 2017 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • May 16, 2017 Ride a Charter Boat Day sponsored by the SAGLSF
  • June 3-4, 2017 Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend, no license required
  • June 24, 2017 SAGLSF Junior Coho Derby
  • July 9, 2017 SAGLSF Sheboygan/Ozaukee Club Fishing Contest
  • July 19, 2017 Women's Powder Puff Fishing Derby
  • August 12-13, 2017 Riverfront Coho Derby
  • September 19, 2017 Club Membership Meeting
  • October 17, 2017 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • November 21, 2017 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting

Wisconsin's State Record Fish





Chinook Salmon

44 lbs. 15 oz.



Coho Salmon

26 lbs. 1.2 oz.



Rainbow Trout

27 lbs. 2 oz.



Lake Trout

47 lbs. 0 oz.



Brown Trout

41 lbs. 6 oz.



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