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FISHING REPORTS
10/10/16 through 10/17/16

Lake Geneva Fishing Report

Lake Geneva’s water has been cooling slower than I can remember. The water temperature is still 64-66 degrees.

The best bite has been largemouth bass. They are in the medium depth rocks with weeds in 15-18 ft of water. The best location has been by South Shore Club or by Trinkes. They can either be caught while drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms or lindy rigging nightcrawlers. As the water cools, small suckers or fat head minnows will start producing a lot more fish.

Yellow Perch action is starting to pick up as the water cools. The best location has been by Belvidere Park or by Knollwood. The best depth is 10-12 ft of water. You want to fish small fat head minnows on Thill slip bobbers 1 foot above the weeds.

Bluegill fishing has been very good in 20-24 ft of water. Look for the fish in front of Elgin Club or Gage Marine. You want to fish a small leaf worms and a split shot approximately 6 inches to 1 foot off bottom. Find the active schools with your fish finder and then concentrate your efforts in that location.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been hit or miss. The key is finding the pods of bait fish and then you’ll find the schools of smallmouth bass. They are not as concentrated as years past, but they are out here. They can be caught on 4 inch Kalin Grubs or Rapala Husky jerks.

Walleyes are being caught at night in 15-17 ft of water. The best location has been by Trinkes or off the weedline in Williams Bay. The best time to fish for them is at night when there is a slight chop on the water. You want to use very large Rapalas in chrome and blue or chrome and black. You want to make sure the bait is about 3-4 ft above the weedline.

As the water cools, the crappie action is improving. The crappies are suspended 5-8 ft down in 12-15 ft of water. The best approach has been slowly trolling smoke or chartreuse colored twister tails.

There have been some 15 inch fish caught in the last few weeks. The best location is by South Shore Club or Covenant Harbor.

Delavan Lake Fishing Report

Lake Geneva’s water has been cooling slower than I can remember. The water temperature is still 64-66 degrees.

The best bite has been largemouth bass. They are in the medium depth rocks with weeds in 15-18 ft of water. The best location has been by South Shore Club or by Trinkes. They can either be caught while drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms or lindy rigging nightcrawlers. As the water cools, small suckers or fat head minnows will start producing a lot more fish.

Yellow Perch action is starting to pick up as the water cools. The best location has been by Belvidere Park or by Knollwood. The best depth is 10-12 ft of water. You want to fish small fat head minnows on Thill slip bobbers 1 foot above the weeds.

Bluegill fishing has been very good in 20-24 ft of water. Look for the fish in front of Elgin Club or Gage Marine. You want to fish a small leaf worms and a split shot approximately 6 inches to 1 foot off bottom. Find the active schools with your fish finder and then concentrate your efforts in that location.

Smallmouth bass fishing has been hit or miss. The key is finding the pods of bait fish and then you’ll find the schools of smallmouth bass. They are not as concentrated as years past, but they are out there. They can be caught on 4 inch Kalin Grubs or Rapala Husky jerks.

Walleyes are being caught at night in 15-17 ft of water. The best location has been by Trinkes or off the weedline in Williams Bay. The best time to fish for them is at night when there is a slight chop on the water. You want to use very large Rapalas in chrome and blue or chrome and black. You want to make sure the bait is about 3-4 ft above the weedline.

As the water cools, the crappie action is improving. The crappies are suspended 5-8 ft down in 12-15 ft of water. The best approach has been slowly trolling smoke or chartreuse colored twister tails.

There have been some 15 inch fish caught in the last few weeks. The best location is by South Shore Club or Covenant Harbor.

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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