View Full Version : Lake Michigan Brown Trout

04-23-2008, 08:02 PM
We got alot of browns today, but I cannot post the rest of them, I keep getting error messages. Oh well

04-23-2008, 08:31 PM
That thing's a beast!

04-23-2008, 09:21 PM
SICK!!!! Nice work.

04-23-2008, 10:24 PM
Out of what harbor Waukegan??

04-24-2008, 12:00 AM

That is an awesome fish MM! What months are best to fish these bad boyz? I may be up there in the fall....congrats!


04-24-2008, 12:40 AM
Jeeze, that's one lunkin fattie!!!! It's the Ted Kennedy of Great Lake fish.

04-29-2008, 12:16 PM
Gotta love the colors on those open water Browns. Nice fish.

04-29-2008, 02:36 PM
Hey Dave, can you ship that overnight express to me on thursday the 15th just to make sure it gets here in time for the Smackdown?.........j/k of course.

What, no report? :rofl:

04-29-2008, 02:58 PM
That looks like a salmon to me. I been there once and caught some when I was living in minnesota.

04-29-2008, 03:09 PM
muskyman, thats a nice brown !!! how much does the beast weigh ?

04-29-2008, 03:11 PM
That looks like a salmon to me. I been there once and caught some when I was living in minnesota.

Naw, they're Browns.


Definitely not the 12 inch browns I'm accustomed to seeing, though.

04-29-2008, 10:15 PM
Cool. Now that one looks like a brown. Nice fish man. You didnt go after the salmon?

04-30-2008, 05:28 AM
the trip was intended to be a smallie trip ; so we ended up catching about 25 brown trout, all between 6-15lbs - all on crankbaits and bass setups. So it was fun you could say. Salmon fishing is just taking off now ; but with brown trout action like this, minutes from downtown, it just can't be beat. No people to speak of in terms of crowds. I was the only person fishing the lake front in downtown chicago that day. Unreal. I have alot more pics that day but for some reason, I cannot post them on this site. Too many restrictions on size of pics, or fish for that reason !

04-30-2008, 08:31 AM
Way to go, Man! Sure beats Socal fishing. Thanks for the report.

05-05-2008, 05:54 AM
It has been pretty sick out here on big browns. If you can cast a lure, then your pretty much gonna get railed

05-05-2008, 08:05 PM
hope this doesn't make everyone jelous,but I get to try for those monsters before me and muskyman head up to Canadia to enjoy some real fishing

05-06-2008, 07:26 PM
I should pay you a visit Dave. Can I sleep on the hidabed for a couple days? Then I can jet over to Minnesota for some huge Muskies and Washington for the Salmon and Steelheads.

Greg Madrigal
05-10-2008, 10:44 PM
That is one sick beast! Nice job! Thanks 4 keeping us abreast of the upper M.W. happenins.


05-12-2008, 05:43 PM
Nice brown trout you got there MM.

Thanks for the post .


05-15-2008, 05:45 AM

Can that thing even swim!?!?!

07-05-2008, 09:31 AM
Fat Brown. keep the pics commin

07-05-2008, 10:12 AM
That fish has no trouble finding food.

07-30-2008, 04:10 PM
hey dave--

psffft lol, FAlbert call him! lol

Granny Fish
07-30-2008, 04:18 PM
Muskieman.... you finally did it! You finally managed to make me consider moving to the northern hemisphere. :Evil: My husband will love you for it.

Nice fish! :LOL:

08-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Words cannot describe how incredible the fishing is out here. Within 1/2hr of my house I have lake michigan for salmon and gi-normeous brown trout, rivers with big walleye and smallmouth. The fox river has huge flathead catfish - which you can fish alllll night long and no one to kick you off the water. Never pay to get on the water anywhere too. Ponds among all the neighborhoods and business complexes - full of bass,bluegill and catfish. Bass Pro and Gander Mountain both 10 min from my house. I live 1 mile from a canal and a river. And I have deer in my backyard from time to time. Honestly, it does not get any better than this. And houses that are affordable. I own a house. Pretty weird to say that, coming from O.C. Now the question is, can you survive the winter ? I do well, cause I snowmobile. But I still fish browns all winter long.

08-02-2008, 11:58 AM
Yeah the winters are too much, but the fishing is good once all that snow/ice thaws..Not even good fishing could get me to give up living in Cali :Cool: