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Boat traffic is high, but find a spot and get in on the action

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Dave Duwe | June 30, 2014

Delavan Lake Fishing Report 6/29 through 7/6

Delavan Lake fishing remains excellent. The only problem, as always, is the excessive fishing and boat traffic. However, if you find a good spot, the fish are actively biting and can be readily caught. The game fish can be caught on medium suckers, night crawlers or jumbo leeches. Lakeside Bait and Tackle has an ample supply of all bait and they open at 5 a.m.

Smallmouth bass have been above average. The fish are located on the deep rock in 12-15 feet of water. They are being caught on night crawlers or on medium suckers. The best location has been by Three Flags or the Oriental Boat House.

Largemouth bass are on the deep weed lines in 12 -15 feet of water. They can be caught on an AT All Terrain jig in black and blue with a green pumpkin trailer or a split shot rigged night crawler. The best location has been by Three Flags, the Yacht Club and Assembly Park Point.  I've been catching most of my larger fish beneath a Thill slip bobber with a medium sucker. There is a secondary top water bite the first thing in the morning, so use chrome and blue chug bugs for the most action

Northern pike fishing has been very good off the deep weed line in 16-18 feet of water. Fish the bait about one foot above bottom.  Medium suckers fished on a lindy rig are producing the most fish. The best location is by the Yacht Club and by Browns Channel.
Since the spawn, bluegill fishing has been a little slow. The bigger fish are in 10-12 feet of water. Look for the fish by Browns Channel or west of Willow Point. You want to fish for them with leaf worms on a split shot rig.

The crappies are biting on the outside of the weed line in 12 feet of water. The best location is by Belvidere Park, west of Willow Point or by Browns Channel. They are readily being caught on purple or chartreuse plastics. 

Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 608-883-2050.

 

Lake Geneva Fishing Report 6/29 through 7/6

Fishing overall has been very good. The largemouth and smallmouth bass have been a bit up and down with some days being very good and others being a bit slow. If you are interested in just catching fish, Lake Geneva is great for kids right now. The rock bass and bluegills are abundant and fairly easy to catch.

Largemouth bass have been biting in the shallows and underneath piers in 10-12 feet of water. The best location has been in Williams Bay and in Trinkes Bay. The largemouth have completed their spawn and are still in the shallow weeds. The bass can be caught on a chrome/blue chug bug, green pumpkin Houdini worm or a split shot rigged night crawler.  Once the water warms a little more, the bass will go deeper,  this should happen in the next week or so.

Smallmouth bass have been spotty. The fish are chasing the pods of shiners and are not concentrated in any one particular area. The best location has been by Elgin Club or by Linn Pier. The best approach has been a split shot rigged nightcrawler or a Rapalla husky jerk bait. The best color for the jerk bait is chrome and blue.
Rock bass fishing has been good. The best depth is 10-12 feet of water. The highest concentration has been by Belvidere Park or by Linn Pier. The best approach is a split shot rigged night crawler.

Lake Trout fishing has been fantastic in the main lake basin about 100 feet down in 110-120 feet of water. Nickel/blue and nickel/green spoons are producing most of the action. The lake trout action should be good until the middle of September. The best times are early a.m. or late p.m.

Walleye fishing has started to pick up. They are biting at night by Abbey Springs and in Trinkes Bay. The best depth is 12-15 feet. You want to troll medium diving crank baits along the weed line for the best success. During the day, I still have not caught any legal walleyes.

Bluegills are still full of spawn. They will be spawning in the next couple of days. The bluegills I've been catching are a little deeper in 12-14 feet of water. A split shot rigged leaf worm is the best approach.  Look for them by the Military Academy and in Geneva Bay by pier number 10.

Good luck and I hope to see you on the water.  For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 608-883-2050.   




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