Fishing Report 8/8/10 - 8/15/10
Fishing on Lake Geneva is really pretty good right now. With the traffic on
Delavan, it may just be the better choice.
Smallmouth bass are in the 22-25 ft depth range. The best approach is lindy
rigging live nightcrawlers or drop shotting 4 inch green finesse worms. What
you want to look for, are the small points in the lake such as Linn Pier or
Black Point. You need to use your locator to find the groups of fish. Don?t
bother if you don?t see them. They are pretty spread out this time of year
and will only be where the bait fish are.
Bluegills are in deep water, in 18-20 ft. They can be caught by Elgin Club
or in Williams Bay around Cedar Point. The best approach is fishing straight
beneath the boat with a leaf worm or a red worm. Some of the bluegills have
been 10-11 inches in size. You need to move around to catch the bigger fish.
Smaller fish can be caught in the 8-10 ft range, but the monsters are down
Northern Pike are on the thermocline in 35-40 ft of water. The best location
is by Fontana Beach or on the north shore of the narrows. You want to lindy
rig medium suckers on a 24 inch snell. Like the smallmouth bass you want to
see the fish on the fish locator before you start fishing in a location.
Yellow perch are starting to move shallow, in 12 ft of water. Look for the
hard bottom and the scattered weeds. Good locations to check are by
Knollwood or Rainbow Point. Fishing them on a small Thill slip bobber tipped
with a small fat head minnow is always the best approach. You will need to
sort through a lot of fish because the bigger fish can be elusive.
Lake Trout are being caught in the main lake basin. 65 or 75 ft down in
108-120 ft of water is where they are positioned. The best time to catch
them is 5 a.m. until about 6 a.m. After that, the fish will move to the
bottom and it?s tough when they get that deep. Chrome/Blue or Chrome/green
spoons have been the most productive.
Walleyes continue to bite on windy nights. The best locations have been by
Trinkes or Williams Bay. The best approach has been Walleye Bandits or
Rapalas fished behind Off-Shore planer boards. You want to fish half way
down in 16 ft of water. Don?t bother for them if the wind isn?t there.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call
Dave Duwe at 608-883-2050