On the Lakes: Good to excellent fishing on area lakes

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Dave Duwe | June 14, 2016

Delavan Lake Fishing Report 6/12/16 through 6/19/16

Fishing on Delavan Lake has been excellent. Most of the fish have completed their spawn. The largemouth bass and bluegills have moved out on the weed line.

The best location for the bluegills has been by Browns Channel or Assembly Park. The fish have pulled out of the shallows and are now in 12-13 feet of water on the weed edge. The best approach has been a small hook with a split shot. The fish have been very active so if you don't get bit in an area, you want to move to a new location.

Yellow perch fishing has been excellent. The best location has been by Assembly Park or by Three Flags.  The best depth has been 6-8 feet of water. You want to fish with hellgrammites on a bobber. Fish the bait about 1 foot above the weeds. Most of the fish have been averaging about 8-10 inches.

Crappie fishing has been very good both in numbers and size. They are biting on small plastics. Purple is a good choice for color. Like the bluegills they are on the first break on the weed line in 11-12 feet of water. They are biting on a slow, stop and go, retrieve. The best location has been by Willow Point and by Browns Channel.

Walleye action has been improving. They are readily being caught on leeches on lindy rigs in 15-17 feet of water. The best location has been by Browns Channel or by Assembly Park. They are adjacent to the weed edge in open water.  

Northern pike action has been spotty. Some pike are starting to show up on the weed lines in 17-19 feet of water. They are aggressively hitting medium suckers fished a foot off bottom. The best location has been by Belvidere condos or on the west end by the old Boy Scout camp.

Largemouth bass have completed spawning and are out on the deep weed lines in 15-17 feet of water.  They can be caught by drop shotting 4-inch plastic worms or casting a split shot rigged night crawler.  The best location has been by the Yacht Club and by Willow Point.

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 6/12/16 through 6/19/16

With the warming water temperature, fishing has started to improve greatly. Both the largemouth and smallmouth are becoming very active.  

Smallmouth bass have completed spawning and they are located on the break line near their spawning flats. The best location has been by Elgin Club and Linn Pier. I've been drop shotting 4-inch finesse worms or night crawlers fished on a lindy rig. The best depth has been 12-15 feet of water.  

Largemouth bass are getting very close to spawning. The fish have been starting to bite in 10-12 feet of water. The fish are biting on split shot rigged night crawlers and green pumpkin Senkos. Bass fishing should be good for the next week until they complete their spawn. Right now there are good numbers and big fish. The best location has been on the east side of Williams Bay or Trinkes bay in the weed flat.

Rock bass remains excellent. The best depth has been 10-12 feet of water. The best approach has been split shot rigged night crawlers. Most of the fish are coming by Colemans Point or in Cisco Bay. This bite will continue to be excellent as long as the weather doesn't get too warm.

Bluegill fishing has been good in the shallows in 5-6 feet of water. The best location has been by Piers 1-10 or by Trinkes. You want to fish the scattered sand pockets in the weeds. The best approach is bobbers fished with leaf worms. This bite will last another 10 days to two weeks.

Yellow perch fishing has been great in 6-8 feet of water. The best location has been by Knollwood or Belvidere Park. The perch are biting on small fat head minnows fished on a bobber. The average size of the perch is 6- to 7-inches, although I did catch a few 10- to 11-inch fish.

Lake trout fishing has started to pick up at first light. They are located 70-80 feet down in 108-110 feet of water. They are biting on nickel and green and nickel and blue spoons.    

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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