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 Lake Geneva Fishing Report            
 Lake Geneva 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 deep.

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