Went for a solo fish & scouting trip yesterday afternoon, May 1st. Launched out of Racine WI onto Lake Michigan looking for signs of salmon. Water temp was ~43-44.5 degrees. Ended up going 3 for 5, landing two fat brown trout and one nice coho. The action should only get better from here!
I kept the coho and one of the seeforellen brown trout for dinner and a side by side taste comparison. Both fish had beautiful orange flesh with the coho being a little brighter orange. I have to say that they were both excellent! The coho was the winner for sure and possibly the best eating fish in Lake Michigan. I was very impressed with the brown trout, which was also delicious and had more of the classic trout flavor to it.