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 October 22, 2016
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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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2016 Fishing Reports

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MAY 24, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

The coho salmon have arrived here in Sheboygan. We caught everything but a brown trout this morning. We fished in 60 to 100 feet of water off the power plant. Our best action was using a variety of smaller dodger flies behing divers and planner boards. These fish just started showing up here in record numbers. Nows a great time to start planning your Lake Michigan charter fishing adventure.

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MAY 27, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

The coho salmon are still active here in Sheboygan. Caught a variety of cohos, kings and rainbows today while fishing between the commercial fishing nets south of town in 80 to 130 foot of water. Some of the best fishing action this year.

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MAY 29, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

The Memorial weekend fishing is still going strong with a combination of rainbows, coho and king salmon. We've been fishing sunrise to sunset the past few days. Now is the time to plan your Lake Michigan charter fishing adventure.

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JUNE 4, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Still great fishing here in Sheboygan. We are now fishing offshore in 120 to 200 feet of water. Catching mostly coho salmon but also catching a few king salmon and rainbow trout. This is one of the best starts to a fishing season I've witnessed in 33 years as a fishing guide here in Sheboygan.

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JUNE 9, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Still great fishing here in Sheboygan. We are now fishing offshore in 120 to 160 feet of water. Catching mostly coho salmon.

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JUNE 12, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Still great coho salmon fishing here in Sheboygan. We are now fishing offshore in 140 to 190 feet of water straight out of our harbor. Catching mostly coho salmon today and 2 rainbow trout.

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JUNE 14, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

The great coho salmon fishing here in Sheboygan continues. We are still fishing offshore in 140 to 190 feet of water straight out of our harbor and catching limits on most our am & pm trips. Best start to any fishing season to date.

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JUNE 16, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Another great middle of the day 40 fish coho salmon beat down. There's no hotter port on lake Michigan than Sheboygan right now. We are still fishing offshore in 100 to 140 feet of water straight out of our harbor. Absolutly the best start to any fishing season to date.

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JUNE 27, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Another great 3 hour limit of king salmon this morning. Also caught a couple of coho salmon and brown trout. Fished right outside the harbor this morning using standard spoons on downriggers and diver rods. We enjoyed fishing with this group who has fished with us for several years. Best start to any fishing season I can remember. This is the year to plan your Lake Michigan charter fishing adventure.

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JUNE 30, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Another great catch from a local group that fishes with us every year. Thank you so very much for trust in us to catch your party a bucket of fish every season. I am so furtunate to have such a loyal group of angler who choose to fish with us on a regular basis.

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JULY 10, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Another nice catch from some returning guests this morning. Fished in 50 feet of water south of town. I appologize for the lack of reports. At this time of year we are fishing every day, and generally from sunrise to sunset. It's been a busy and productive season.

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JULY 18, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Another nice rack of fish for this group during this record setting season.

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AUGUST 12, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Alot of fish for this group from the local Elks Club here in Sheboygan.

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AUGUST 30, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

A nice rack of fish for this mother and son team this morning here in Sheboygan.

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Another limit catch this afternoon here in Sheboygan.

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 - Captain James Schlegel

Team Sea Dog had e'm dailed in this morning. All trout today.

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Rainbow Trout Wisconsin Salmon Fishing

2016 Calendar of Fishing Events

  • January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 Sheboygan's Big Fish Contest
  • January 19, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • February 16, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • February 27, 2016 SAGLSF Awards Banquet
  • March 15, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • March 19, 2016 SAGLSF Fishing Swap Meet
  • April 1 to October 31, 2016 SAGLSF Club Fishing Contest
  • April 19, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • May 17, 2016 Ride a Charter Boat Day sponsored by the SAGLSF
  • June 4-5, 2016 Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend, no license required
  • June 21, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • June 25, 2016 SAGLSF Junior Coho Derby
  • July 10, 2016 SAGLSF Sheboygan/Ozaukee Club Fishing Contest
  • July 20, 2016 Women's Powder Puff Fishing Derby
  • August 6-7, 2016 Riverfront Coho Derby
  • September 20, 2016 Club Membership Meeting
  • October 18, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting
  • November 15, 2016 SAGLSF Club Membership Meeting


Wisconsin's State Record Fish

Species

Weight

Length

Date

Chinook Salmon

44 lbs. 15 oz.

47.5"

07/19/94

Coho Salmon

26 lbs. 1.2 oz.

38.0"

08/21/99

Rainbow Trout

27 lbs. 2 oz.

42.5"

07/26/97

Lake Trout

47 lbs. 0 oz.

na

09/09/46

Brown Trout

41 lbs. 6 oz.

40.6"

07/16/10


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