The spring "Coho Run" starts anywhere from Mid March thru June depending on which part of the Lake you fish. They will start down at the Southwestern tip in Indiana early, then as the water temps warm they`ll follow the Western shore up and usually arrive at the Waukegan/North Point area around the beginning of May. This again is all based on water temps. They may arrive (at North Point) mid April but generally May is a good time to start. Last year the schools stayed out in the deeper water (80` plus) for most of the spring. They are following the schools of alewife and will be as close to or far from shore as the bait. I`ve trolled in as shallow as 8` of water in past seasons. Generally the bait of choice is a "00" size dodger ahead of a "Peanut" size flie in the top 10` of the water column. It can be presented behind planer boards, dipseys, flat lines or downriggers.
The schools of coho are generally pretty big and aggressive, so once you`ve found them, you`ll have your hands full. Six man limits don`t happen on every trip but in the past they have been more the "norm" than the exception.
Good luck to all
,hopefully we`ll have another productive season out on the "Big Pond" :P See `ya on the water :wink: