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10/13/02 - Lake Delavan - Clear, 38 degrees, winds NW at 10 mph.  Water temp 61 degrees.  Caught 10 walleyes - 2 legal.  Drifted fat head minnows on lindy rigs in 19 ft. of water.  All of the fish were caught between 6 am and 7:30 am.  Only had 1 1/2 hour to fish.
10/12/02 - Lake Delavan - Partly cloudy, temp 60 degrees, winds SW at 15 mph.   Water temp 61 degrees.  Caught 25 walleyes - 2 legal.  Drifted the south shore in 17-22 ft. of water with fat head minnows fished on a split shot or lindy rig.   Most of the fish came before 9 am. 
10/9/02 - Lake Delavan - Night - clear with temps around 66 degrees.  Water temp 61 degrees.  Casted husky jerks for approximately 1 hour with little success. 
10/6/02 - Lake Delavan - Cloudy, 60 degrees, winds 20 mph out of the west.  Water temp 65 degrees.  Caught 5 walleyes, 2 small mouth, 3 large mouth and 1 northern - 35 inches.  Fished night crawlers and fat head minnows drifting from Browns Channel to the Oriental boat house.  Fishing was kind of slow.  The strong winds made several spots on the lake un-fishable.  The northern was caught on a sucker free swimming over the side of the boat, in 18 ft. of water.  Had two others hit but they short stroked it. 
10/5/02 - Lake Delavan - Partly Cloudy, 60 degrees, winds out of the west at 10 mph.   Water temp 65 degrees.  Caught 25 walleyes - 7 legals.  Fished the south shore line in 20 ft. of water, drifting night crawlers on lindy rigs.  The fish were active until about 9:30 am then they completely shut off. 
9/30/02 - Lake Geneva - Sunny, 65 degrees, winds SW at 15-20 mph.  Water temp 65 degrees.  Caught 3 large mouth - 1 legal and 3 small mouth - 1 legal and plenty of rock bass.  Due to the strong winds most of the lake was un-fishable.  Had the best action by the Military Academy.  Tried Fontana Beach without much success and Abbey Springs only held a few rock bass.  All the fish were caught on night crawlers, the best depth was 10 ft. of water.
9/29/02 - Lake Delavan - Cloudy, 70 degrees, winds S at 10 mph.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 15 walleyes, 2 legal. All of the fish were caught on lindy rigged night crawlers in 22 ft. of water.  Drifted most of the south shore from Del Mar to Browns Channel.  Only fished for about 2 hours.
9/28/02 - Lake Geneva - Sunny, 63 degrees, winds SE at 10-12 mph.  Water temp 68 degrees.  Caught 5 large mouth - 3 legal, and 2 northern pike - the largest was 31 inches.  The large mouth were caught in 10-13 ft. of water.  The best spot was Cedar Point to Coleman's Point.  Caught all of the fish on night crawlers.   Tried Northern Pike fishing and caught both fish off of Conference Point in 35 ft. of water.  The bar in Williams Bay and Gage Marine were not successful.
9/22/02 - Lake Delavan - Cloudy, 62 degrees, winds W at 10 mph. Water temp 71 degrees.   Caught 7 large mouth - 1 was 4 1/2 pounds, 5 walleyes, 1 small mouth and a few bluegills.  Caught all of the fish on night crawlers fished on a split shot rig.   The bass were caught right on the break in 13-15 ft. of water.  The walleyes came out of water at least 20 ft. deep.  Had a few northern strikes, they tore up the bait but never got hooked.
9/21/02 - Lake Geneva - Afternoon - Sunny, 74 degrees, N winds at 10 mph.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 13 northerns, the largest was 31 inches.   Caught most of the fish on the Williams Bay bar in 39-40 ft. of water.  Lindy rigged suckers produced all the action.  One fish was caught off of Cedar Point and a small mouth bass was caught at Gage Marine.  Both fish were caught in 35 ft. of water.
9/21/02 - Lake Geneva - Morning - 70 degrees, sunny, SW wind at 10 mph turning calm.   Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 8 large mouth - 2 legal, 2 small mouth and lots of pan fish.  Fished 11-12 ft. of water from Cedar Point to Coleman's Point.   Most of the bass came early in the morning in low light conditions.  Tried for them by Linn Pier without success.  Knollwood produced only small pan fish.
9/19/02 - Lake Delavan - cloudy, 65 degrees, winds SW at 12 mph.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 28 walleyes, 3 legal and one short northern.  Fished the south shoreline from Browns Channel past the Oriental boathouse.  The best depth was 22 ft. of water.  The fish were caught on split shot rigs with night crawlers and by casting crank baits towards the weed line.
9/14/02 - Lake Geneva, sunny, 70 degrees, Winds SW at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 3 large mouth, 2 legal.  Fished the deep lines Carolina rigging.  Had a lot of fish hitting the chrome and blue chug bugs, however, they wouldn't stay hooked up.  I caught one fish and had 6 or 7 more hit the surface.   Fishing was very tough, there wasn't a true pattern on this day.  I believe the fish were shallow, however I didn't choose to fish there.
9/13/02 Delavan Lake - Sunny, 72 degrees, no wind.  Water temp 75 degrees. Caught 1 walleye (legal), 4 largemouth, 2 small mouth and a few bluegills.  All fish were caught on nightcrawlers fished on the split shot.  All the fish came out of the weeds in 13-15 ft. of water.  I caught no fish deeper than 20 ft. of water.  Del-Mar weedline produced most of the fish.
9/11/02    Delavan Lake - Sunny, 75 degrees, winds NE at 5 mph.   Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 6 walleyes - 1 legal, 3 largemouth and 10 crappies.  Walleyes were caught on the weedline in 14-16 ft. of water.  The best bait were night crawlers fished on a lindy rig or split shot.  Crappies were caught off the weed line by Willow Point.  Purple plastic twister tails seem to catch most of the fish.
9/8/02  Delavan Lake - Sunny, 85 degrees and humid, light winds out of the SW.   Water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 4 walleyes, 4 large mouth, 1 small mouth and a bunch of perch.  Walleyes were caught split shotting night crawlers in 17-20 ft. of water.  The best location was by Delmar subdivision pier.  The bass were caught by the Oriental boat house in 15 ft. of water.  All fish were caught on night crawlers.  Tried northern fishing for about an hour without success, fished 17-22 ft. of water.  All the perch were caught in about 6 ft. of water.  Fishing was slow due to the high skies.
9/7/02 Lake Geneva - Afternoon, sunny, 88 degrees, no wind. Water temp 76 degrees.   Caught 7 northerns, the biggest one was 30 inches and one 18 inch large mouth.   The northerns were caught on the bar in Williams Bay and on Cedar Point in 35 ft. of water.  All were caught lindy rigging suckers.  Some bass and panfish were caught by Coleman's Point in 13 ft. of water.  The best approach was split shotting night crawlers.
9/7/02 Lake Geneva - morning, sunny, 85 degrees, no wind.  Water temp 76 degrees.   Caught 3 large mouth, all legal, 2 small mouth, again both legal.  The fish were caught Carolina rigging, pumpkin seed/chartreuse zoom lizards.  The best depth seemed to be 15 ft. of water.  The fish were really off and the retrieve needed to be very slow.
9/6/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, 80 degrees, winds SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 3 walleyes in a little over an hour.  I casted deep diving crank baits on the weed line. The best lure was the deep diving fat free shad, shad color.   The best location was near the Oriental Boat house.  I positioned the boat in 20 ft. of water, casting into 15 ft. of water.
8/28/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, SE wind at 10 mph, 73 degrees.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 4 northerns, 5 walleyes, and 2 large mouth bass.  Fished crank baits on the outside of the weed flats.  The best location was by the gray condos and Township Park.  I used deep diving crank baits like the Rapalla Down Deep and the Fat Free Shad.  The color didn't matter much, most fish were caught on fire tiger however.
8/27/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, light winds, 75 degrees.  Water temp 78 degrees.   Caught 6 walleyes - 2 legals, 5 northerns - 1 legal.  The northern pike were caught on suckers fished on lindy rigs in approximately 20 ft. of water.  The best location was the gray condos.  As fall approaches, I use larger suckers for bigger fish.  The walleyes were caught on night crawlers and Smithwick jerk baits fished above weeds.  The best location was by the Village Supper Club.
8/25/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, 80 degrees, winds were light.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 25 walleyes, no legals.  All the action came on drifting nightcrawlers in 22 ft. of water.  Basically, trolled or drifted the entire south shore.
8/24/02 Lake Geneva - Cloudy, 75 degrees, calm winds.  Water temp 77 degrees.   Caught 4 northerns, 5 small mouth bass and 2 large mouth bass- 2 legals.  The northerns were caught by Covenant Harbor in 35 ft. of water on lindy rigged suckers. At this spot we also caught 3 small mouth on suckers in 35 ft. of water.  The large mouth were caught by Linn Pier in 8-10 ft. of water.
8/20/02 Lake Geneva- Sunny, 70 degrees, SE winds at 15 mph. Water temp 77 degrees.   Caught 3 northerns, 1 large mouth bass (3 pounds) and many panfish.  The northern pike were caught in 38 ft. of water, by Covenant Harbor, using chubs on a lindy rig.  The large mouth and panfish were caught in 12 ft. of water by Linn Pier.
8/18/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 65 degrees, winds were 10 mph out of the NW.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 7 northerns and 2 large mouth bass plus a load of panfish.   The best action for northerns was in 35-38 ft of water, using lindy  rigged suckers on the north shore of the narrows.  The large mouth bass were caught in 13 ft. of water near Abbey Springs.  Fishing after the cold front was tough.
8/17/02 Lake Geneva - Cloudy with thunderstorms, 70 degrees, very windy out of the South at 15-20 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  It was an ugly day.  Fished for about 2 hours.  Caught 2 small mouth, 1 large mouth and a bunch of panfish.   Fished near Abbey Springs and Linn Pier.  The best depth was 10-11 ft. of water.  Used primarily night crawlers on the split shot.  Was going to try for northerns, but ran out of time when the weather turned worse.
8/16/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 75 degrees, winds SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 5 northerns, 4 large mouth, and a bunch of panfish.  The northern pike were caught on lindy rigges suckers in 38 ft. of water, fished the north shore of the narrows.  The large mouth were caught on night crawlers on a split shot by Linn Pier in 13 ft. of water.
8/14/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, winds out of the SW at 10 mph, 80 degrees.  Water temp 79 degrees.  1 northern, 1 walleye and 6 perch.  Trolled crank baits in 22 ft. of water.  The fish were pretty inactive.  There wasn't any spot better than another.
8/11/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees, no wind. Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 2 northerns and 4 walleyes.  Fished early morning casting crank baits along the weedline.  The northerns came off of large perch colored crank baits and the walleyes came off of suspending Wally Divers.  The best depth was about 17 ft. of water.  
8/10/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 75 degrees, winds out of the SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 20 walleyes.  Used crank baits along the weed lines.   The best depth was 17 ft. of water.  All of the fish came early in the morning.  No legal fish were caught.
8/8/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 90 degrees, winds were light.  Water temp 80 degrees.   Caught 8 northerns, the largest was 31 inches.  All were caught on lindy rigged suckers.  I fished the bar in Williams Bay in 35 ft. of water. 
8/7/02 Delavan Lake - mostly sunny, 75 degrees, NE wind at 5 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 4 northerns, 7 walleyes and 1 large mouth bass.  Started fishing northerns in 20 ft. of water,  fishing was a bit slow for the pike.  All of the walleyes were caught in the last 1/2 hour of daylight.  Nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig slowly drifted seemed to be the most effective approach.  The walleyes were caught near Delmar in 20-23 ft. of water.
8/4/02 Lake Geneva - cloudy, scattered rain, 80 degrees, winds were light out of the SW.  Water temp 80 degrees.  Caught 2 northerns, 3 large mouth and a bunch of pan fish.  Fished near Abbey Springs and Black Point for bass but without success.   The only place for bass today was near Linn Pier in 9-10 ft. of water.  All bass were caught fishing night crawlers on the split shot rig.  The northern pike came out of 38 ft. of water, near the bar in Williams Bay.  All fish were caught on chubs.
8/3/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 85 degrees, winds NE at 5 mph.  Water temp 80 degrees.   Caught 6 northern, 5 large mouth bass and a load of pan fish.  The bass were caught on night crawlers fished with the split shot rig in 13-14 ft. of water near Abbey Springs.  The northerns were caught on the north shore of the narrows in 35 ft. of water.
8/2/02 P.M. - Lake Delavan - sunny, 84 degrees, winds NE at 5 mph.  Water temp 82 degrees.  Caught 7 northerns, 1-33 inches, 3 walleyes, 1small mouth and 3 large mouth.  Northerns were caught on lindy rigged suckers near the gray condos, the best depth was 24 ft. of water.  The rest of the fish were caught on the weed line near Delmar subdivison park.
8/2/02  A.M. - Lake Geneva - sunny, 80 degrees, winds NE at 5 mph.  Water temp 81 degrees.  Caught 19 northerns, 1 was 34 inches and 1- 19 inch small mouth.   Fished the bar in Williams Bay in 35-36 ft. of water and the north shore of the narrows.  The fish were caught in 33-36 ft. of water.  All fish were caught on chubs. 
8/1/02  Delavan Lake - cloudy 95 degrees, thunderstorms, wind SW at 15 mph.   Water temp 81 degrees.  Fished a couple of hours in the evening trolling crank baits for walleyes.  All that was caught was one crappie,  thunderstorms chased us off the lake twice.
7/31/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 90 degrees,  humid, S wind at 15 mph.  Water temp 81 degrees.  Caught 9 northerns.  Fished the bar in Williams Bay and the north shore in the narrows.  The best depth was 35 ft.   Fished lindy rigged suckers and chubs.
7/30/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 92 degrees & humid.  SW winds at 15 mph.   Water temp 81 degrees.  Caught 10 northerns - 1at 35 inches.  Fished the north shore of the narrows in 35 ft. of water.  The best bait was a lindy rigged sucker.  Fished only in the evening.
7/28/02 Lake Delavan - partly cloudy, 85 degrees, winds SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 1 northern, 5 large mouth, 20 crappies and 10 bluegills.   The northern was caught by trolling a crank bait, shad rap,  near Browns Channel.  The crappies were caught on small plastics, motor oil was the best color.   The best depth was 15 ft. of water, right on bottom.  The best location was by the Yacht Club.  The bluegills were caught on hellgrammites fished on slip bobbers fished in 17-18 ft. of water.  The best location was near the Island and by the Yacht Club.
7/27/02 Lake Geneva  - cloudy, light rain, 72 degrees, winds out of the South at 20 mph.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 8 northerns, 2 large mouth and a handful of panfish.  The bass were caught by Linn Pier in 13-14 ft. of water.  The best bait were night crawlers fished on a split shot rig.  The northerns were caught in the narrows in 34-36 ft. of water.  The bait of choice were small suckers fished on a lindy rig.
7/25/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 74 degrees, winds SW at 5-10 mph.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 4 walleyes, the biggest was 17 1/4 inches, 3 large mouth, 1 small mouth, 12 bluegills and 3 crappies. Most of the fish were caught on night crawlers fished on a lindy rig.  The best depth was 23-24 ft. of water.   The best location was by the Del Mar weed line.  The best presentation was slowly drifting.
7/24/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 75 degrees, winds NE at 10 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 4 large mouth, 6 small mouth and a bunch of bluegills, rock bass and perch.  We drifted night crawlers in 13-14 ft. of water.  We fished between Elgin and Knollwood. 
7/23/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 75 degrees, winds NE at 15 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 8 northerns -1 at 34 inches, 3 large mouth bass and lots of panfish.   The fish were caught on lindy rigs fished with suckers, the best depth was 34 ft.   The bass and panfish were caught drifting nightcrawlers in 13-14 ft. of water, between Elgin Club and Knollwood.
7/20/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 89 degrees, winds were light.  Water temp 79 degrees.   Caught 4 large mouth - 2 legal, a bunch of really nice 9-10 inch bluegills, and 10 northerns.  The Pike were taken on the north shore of the narrows in 34 ft. of water.   All were caught on medium suckers fished on a lindy rig.  The large mouth were caught in 10-11 ft. of water off Fontana Beach.  The bluegills were caught near Knollwood piers in approximately 13 ft. of water.
7/18/02 Lake Geneva - sunny, 90 degrees, NE wind at 5 mph.  Water temp 83 degrees.   Caught 6 large mouth- 2 legal, 3 small mouth - 1 legal, and 4 northerns.  The northerns were caught in 33 ft of water on the north shore, east of the narrows.  All fish were caught on medium suckers fished on a lindy rig.  The bass were caught in 13-14 ft. of water, drifting from Elgin Club to Knollwood.  All fish were caught on night crawlers fished on a split shot rig. 
7/17/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 90 degrees, wind SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 83 degrees.  Caught 15 northerns, 1 legal 32 inches.  We fished 19-24 ft of water from Assembly Park to the Yacht club point.  All fish were caught on a lindy rig with sucker.
7/15/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 89 degrees, winds light.  Water temp 82 degrees.   Caught 7 northerns, 1 legal 32 inches, 5 broke off and 1 walleye.  The pike were caught by the gray condos near the Yacht club.  The best depth was 24 ft. of water.  I used lindy rigs with suckers.  The walleye was caught on a leech and small jig in 18 ft. of water, near the Oriental boat house.
7/14/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 84 degrees, winds out of the SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 7 northerns, 7 small mouth, 2 large mouth bass, and a dozen rock bass and bluegills.  The small mouth were in 14 ft of water by Linn Pier.  All were caught on night crawlers.  One large mouth was caught by Coleman's Point and the other was near Elgin Club.  Both were caught in 12 ft. of water.  The northerns were caught on the north shore of the narrows in 30 ft. of water, using medium suckers.
7/13/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, 80 degrees, winds light.  Water temp 78 degrees.   Caught 3 large mouth, several nice perch, 15 crappies between 10 and 12 inches, and about a dozen bluegills.  The crappies were caught on small plastics, motor oil seemed to be the best color.  The bluegills and perch were caught on leaf worms fished on a slip bobber.  The best depth was 15-17 ft of water.  We fished in front of Lake Lawn Lodge and by the Yacht Club.
7/12/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 81 degrees, winds E at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 9 northerns, 1 legal.  The best depth was 30-35 ft of water.   Fished the north shore of the narrows.  All fish were taken on lindy rigged medium suckers.
7/9/02 Lake Delavan - Partly Cloudy, 75 degrees, winds SE at 5 mph.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 3 northerns, 5 walleyes.  The trip was cut short due to a thunderstorm.  The northerns were caught on suckers near Browns Channel in 20 ft. of water.  The walleyes were all taken on lindy rigged leeches.  The best depth was right off the break in 15-17 ft. of water.
7/7/02 Lake Como - Sunny, 90 degrees, winds light out of the west.  Water temp 84 degrees.  Caught 17 large mouth.  All the fish were taken by flipping docks.   The fish were caught on night crawlers and Icon worms.  The best docks had about 3 ft. of water underneath them.  With the high skies, the shady locations were the key to success.
7/5/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 75 degrees, winds NE at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 80 degrees.  Caught 5 large mouth, 2 small mouth, several rock bass and bluegills.   Fishing was tough due to the cold front.  The best depth seemed to be 10-12 ft of water.  Caught the large mouth bass at Knollwood, Abbey Springs and Coleman's Point.  The small mouth came out of 15 ft of water fishing by Linn Pier.  All fish were caught by split shotting night crawlers.
7/4/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 91 degrees, winds SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 80 degrees.   Caught 12 large mouth, 15 crappies and a bunch of bluegills and rock bass.  We fished anywhere from 8-14 ft of water.  The large mouth were caught by Coleman's Point, Knollwood and Trinkes.  All the fish were taken while drifting night crawlers on the split shot rig.
7/3/02 Delavan Lake - Sunny, 90 degrees, winds SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 82 degrees.  Caught 8 northerns - 1 that was 35 inches and several perch and bluegills..   Fished lindy rig suckers by the gray condo's and by Browns Channel.  The best depth was 19 ft of water.  The perch and bluegills were caught by drifting night crawlers on the split shot rig.  The best depth was 17 feet. 
7/2/02 Delavan Lake - Sunny, 90 degrees, winds NW at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 81 degrees.  Caught 15 northerns - 2 legal, 4 walleyes and a few perch and bluegills.   Northerns were caught by the gray condo's in 24-25 ft of water.  All the fish were caught on suckers fished on a lindy rig.  The walleyes were caught in front of Lake Lawn Lodge in 18 ft. of water.  All were caught on night crawlers.
7/1/02 Delavan Lake - Sunny, 90 degrees, winds SW at 15 mph.  Water temp 81 degrees.  Caught 9 northerns, 7 walleyes, 1 small mouth.  The northerns were caught by the gray condo's in 20 ft. of water.  A lindy rig with a medium sucker was the bait of choice.  The walleyes were caught by Assembly Park, drifting from 16 - 23 ft of water.  All were caught on night crawlers.
6/30/02 Delavan Lake - Sunny 85 degrees,  winds out of the SW at 5-10 mph.   Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 9 northern pike, 2 legal, 2 walleyes and 20 perch and bluegill.  Drifted in front of Lake Lawn Lodge, 17 - 21 feet of water.   Fish were  caught Lindy rigging and using the split shot with a number 5 round sinker.  The best baits were night crawlers or large leeches.  Some of the bluegills were 11 inches.  Northern Pike were caught on the weedline break in front of the Yacht Club in 19-23 feet of water, lindy rigging 6 inch suckers.  Like always, boat traffic was heavy.
6/29/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 88 degrees, winds out of the SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 9 large mouth all legal.  The best action was at Trinkes in 12-13 feet of water.  Geneva Bay and Knollwood produced no fish.  Caught loads of rock bass and nice bluegills along with the bass.  Night crawlers on a split shot was the bait of choice.
6/28/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 90 degrees, winds out of SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 4 large mouth, 1 small mouth and about a dozen rock bass.  The large mouth were taken in Williams Bay in 9 feet of water, the small mouth was caught by Knollwood in 13 ft of water.  Fished the split shot rig with a night crawler.   Tried Geneva Bay and Trinkes without a lot of success.
6/26/02 Lake Geneva - Partly Cloudy, 80 degrees, no wind, water temp 77 degrees.   Fishing was tough due to a cold front passing through overnight.  Caught 2 large mouth, 1 legal - 4 others broke off - very few panfish.  The best spot was by Covenant Harbor in 10 ft of water.  Tried Williams Bay, Trinkes, and Geneva Bay without success.  Fished night crawlers on a split shot rig.
6/25/02 Lake Geneva - Partly Cloudy, 90 degrees and humid, water temp 78 degrees.   Caught 22 large mouth, 20 legal ones.  All of the fish were caught in Williams Bay in 9-11 feet of water.  The best bait were night crawlers or small plastic worms.  
6/24/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 90 degrees, no winds, water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 16 large mouth, 4 small mouth and a few rock bass and bluegills.  The small mouth were caught near Linn Pier in 16 ft of water off the break.  All the fish were caught on night crawlers.  The large mouth were caught at Colemans point and Williams Bay, the best depth was 9-10 feet of water.
6/23/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 85 degrees, winds out of the SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 2 large mouth and a few rock bass.  Fishing was lousy today for no apparent reason.  The large mouth were caught in Trinkes Bay in 11 feet of water.  We fished numerous spots all over the lake and couldn't find any active fish.
6/22/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 87 degrees, winds out of the west at 5 mph.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 12 large mouth, 9 legal, and 3 small mouth, all legal.   Fished Williams Bay in 9-10 feet of water for all of the large mouth.  Fished exclusively night crawlers.  The small mouth bass were caught east of Knollwood in 13 ft of water.  The fish were caught on night crawlers on the split shot rig.
6/21/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny with scattered thuderstorms, temp 90 degrees.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 20 large mouth, 15 legal.  All of the fish were caught in Williams Bay in 9-12 feet of water.   Most of the fish were caught on night crawlers.  Small plastic, motor oil worms were also effective. 
6/20/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 85 degrees, winds were light out of the SW.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 4 small mouth, 4 large mouth.  The small mouth were caught in 13 feet of water on night crawlers fished on a split shot rig.  The best spot was by Knollwood and the Military Academy.  The large mouth were caught in 8-10 ft of water in Trinkes bay.  All fish were caught on night crawlers.
6/19/02 Lake Delavan - cloudy, W wind at 10 mph. 85 degrees.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 1 small mouth, and 45 crappies.  Tried Walleye fishing by Brown's Channel with no success  The one small mouth was caught on a night crawler in 15 ft of water, just west of the Village Supper Club.  The crappies were all caught on plastics, purple and yellow were the best colors.  Fished north shore docks in the 8-10 ft weeds.  Caught a lot of small ones.
6/16/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny 65 degrees, winds were light out of the west.  Water temp 66 degrees.  Caught 3 walleyes and 2 crappies.  The walleyes were caught in 17 feet of water fishing lindy rigs with leeches.  The crappies were shallow.  I was fishing spots near Delmar subdivision.
6/15/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny 70 degrees, winds out of the west at 10 mph.  Water temp 65 degrees.  Caught 5 large mouth, all legal, 4 small mouth and a load of rock bass.  All the fish were caught using a nightcrawler on a split shot rig.  I fished anywhere from 9-14 feet of water.  The small mouth were caught near Lynn pier and the Large mouth were caught in Trinkies Bay.  All the fish caught were post- spawn.
6/12/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny 80 degrees, winds calm to 15 mph out of the west. Water temp 65 degrees.  Caught 9 small mouth, 3 large mouth and lots of rock bass.   The small mouth bass were caught near the Elgin Club in 11-12 feet of water.   Caught all of the fish on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.
6/9/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 80 degrees, calm.  Water temp 63 degrees.  Caught 3 large mouth bass, all legal, 50+ rock bass and 1 crappie weighing in at 1.5 pounds.   Fished 12-14 feet of water.  Caught 1 bass at Lynn Pier, 1 at Trinkes and 1 at the Peterson Mansion.  Fishing was again tough.  Caught most of the fish on nightcrawlers.  Tried leeches to see if the small mouth bass would take them better, but no dice.  My best spot at Elgin Club yesterday, produced only a couple of rock bass. Caught several rock bass and the large crappie on a small hair jig, fished just off bottom.
6/8/02 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 80 degrees, 12 mph winds out of the SW.  Water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 2 small mouth, and a multitude of rock bass and blue gills.   Fishing was rather slow, the best spot was the Elgin Club in 10-12 feet of water.   Fished exclusively night crawlers on the split shot rig.  Tried the Military Academy, Knollwood, Coleman's Point and Belvidere Park with no success for small mouth, although the pan fish were there.  All the fish seemed to be short hitting.
6/4/02 Delavan Lake - Cloudy, light rain, wind NW at 5 mph.  Water temp 63 degrees.  Caught 26 largemouth, 2 walleyes, 1 northern and 30 bluegills.  Fished in the evening.  All of the fish were caught on nightcrawlers on split shot rig.   The fish were in 4 feet of water, associating to rock rip rap.  Due to the heavy rains, I wanted the cancel this guide trip - I'm sure glad I didn't.
6/1/02 Lake Geneva - Afternoon - sunny 88 degrees, west winds at 15 mph, water temp 60 degrees.  Caught 2 large mouth and 50 rock bass.  Fished the north shore from Knollwood past the Elgin Club.  The best depth was 12-13 feet.  Boat traffic and high winds made the lake very hard to fish.  The best bait were nightcrawlers fished on the single hook split shot rig. 
6/1/02 Lake Geneva - Morning - sunny 88 degrees, calm winds, water temp 60 degrees.   Caught lots and lots of rock bass, bluegills, and perch.  The best bait were night crawlers and large fathead minnows.  I fished all over the lake with the same success.  Tried for large mouth bass in Geneva Bay and only caught rock bass.
5/31/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, winds 10 mph out of the west.  Water temp 63 degrees.  Caught 2 large mouth, 1 small mouth, 20-30 bluegills, and 3 crappies.  Small and large mouth bass were caught on nightcrawlers in 3-5 feet of water.  The crappies were caught on small shiner minnows fished under a bobber in the same area.  I focused on the north shore docks.  Fishing was a bit tough.
5/30/02 Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, winds out of the north at 5 mph.  Water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 10 large mouth, 1 small mouth, 15 crappies and 12 bluegills.  Fished nightcrawlers on split shot rigs in the shallows in 3-4 feet of water on the north shore, around boat docks.  Crappies were caught on small plastics, purple seemed to be the best color.  The crappies were in 5-6 feet of water.  Tried walleyes for an hour, but no luck.
5/26/02 Delavan Lake - Sunny, 62 degrees, winds out of the SW at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 55 degrees.  Caught 2 large mouth, 1 small mouth, 1 northern and a few pan fish.  Fishing was very tough today, boat traffic was intense.   Caught most of our fish in Lake Lawn Harbor on the split shot rig with fat head minnows.  The smallie was caught on a main lake drop off in 12 feet of water, caught on a fat head minnow.
5/25/02 Lake Geneva - Cloudy, driving rain, 45 degrees, winds out of the east at 15 mph.  Caught 2 small mouth, both legal, and a few pan fish.   Fishing was miserable in the wind and rain.  Both small mouth came off of Conference point in 15 feet of water.  Used fat head minnows on the split shot rig.  
5/24/02 Lake Delavan - Partly cloudy, 40 degrees, winds NE at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 54 degrees.  Caught 5 small mouth, 5 large mouth and 1 northern.  Used fat head minnows and night crawlers on the split shot rig (single hook, round split shot)  The fish came from 12-15 feet of water off the weed line on the North shore. 
5/21/02 Lake Geneva – Sunny, 55 degrees, winds SE 12 mph.  3 small mouth, 1 largemouth, 1 rock bass.  Fished in the afternoon.  Fish were caught in 12-14 feet of water.  Fished all artificial lures, small hair jigs fishing for suspended fish.  Fished a multitude of spots.  The main lake points seemed to hold most of the minnows with the bass following.
5/20/02 Lake Geneva, cloudy, 45 degrees, winds 10-15 NE, water temp 50 degrees.  Caught 3 small mouths (2 legals), 1 northern,  1 rock bass.  Fished the afternoon.  The small mouth caught were in 6-8 feet of water.  Most of the fish are in the 18-20 foot range or suspended.  Cedar Point and Linn Pier produced all the fish.  Fathead  minnows fished on the split-shot rig were used.
5/19/02 Lake Delavan - sunny, 40 degrees, water temp 54 degrees.   Caught 3 small bass and 20 bluegills.  Caught the bass on nightcrawlers and the bluegills on helgrammites.  Fished the main lake boat docks on the north shore.
5/18/02  Lake Delavan - sunny and very cold, 37 degrees with winds out of the north a 10 mph.  Water temp 53 degrees.  Caught 2 bass, 18 1/2 inches and 17 inches, and about 20 perch.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers, and the perch were caught on small leaf worms.  Fished around Lake Lawn.
5/14/02 Lake Como - Partly cloudy, wind out of the NW at 10 mph, temperature 60 degrees, water temp 58 degrees.  Caught 2 large mouth, 1 legal.  Missed 4-5 others.  Fished the east end of the lake with white spinner baits and floating rattle traps. Missed several fish on tubes and worms, flipping the bank.  Fishing was slow.
5/11/02 Lake Delavan - raining, cold and windy.  The winds were north at 15-20 mph.  Air temp 45 degrees, water temp 55 degrees.  An awesome cold front once again.  Caught two crappies and 1 bluegill in an hour and a half of fishing.  It was miserable out.  Only 3 boats were fishing this afternoon.
5/10/02 Lake Delavan - sunny, 65 degrees, winds were out of the NW at 10 mph.   Water temp was 56 degrees.  Caught 40 bluegills and crappies.  Kept around 20.  Tried fishing large mouth by the outlet with night crawlers, but had no takers.  Had several short hitters.  The bigger crappies were taken off main lake piers in 7-9 feet of water.  Also fished by Lake Lawn.  This was the best weather I fished in all spring.  The crappies kept all averaged 13 inches and 1 pound.
5/9/02 Lake Delavan - sunny, 55 degrees, and 30 mph winds out of the NW.  Due to the high winds, the lake was just not fishable. 
5/7/02 Lake Como - sunny, temperature 55 degrees, winds out of the east at 15 mph.   Water temp was 63 degrees.  The wind made the lake very difficult to fish.   The only spot I could fish was the far east end of the lake.  I tried a split shot rig with a worm, however this was difficult with the wind.  Caught 1 19 inch large mouth on a white spinner bait, lost two others by the side of the boat.  Fished two hours in the evening.
5/5/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, winds out of the NW at 10-12 mph, air temp 70, water temp 57 on main lake, in the back channels 63 degrees.  Caught 25 bluegills and 3 crappies.  Crappies were caught in Lake Lawn Harbor in 3-4 feet of water using yellow plastics.  Bluegills were caught in 3 feet of water in the outlet.  The best bait was the single hook bobber rig fished with a leaf worm.
5/4/02 Lake Como - Sunny, winds out of the south at 10 mph, air temp 60, water temp 55 degrees.  Caught 9 large mouth, 8 legal and 2 northerns.  The best bait was a white spinner bait or purple plastic worm.  Fished exclusively the east end of lake in 3-4 feet of water.  The reed patches produced all of our fish.  The biggest large mouth was 2 1/2 pounds.  The larger fish should be coming to spawn in the next few weeks.
5/3/02 Lake Delavan - Sunny, 65 degrees, winds from the north at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 57 degrees on main lake.  Caught 13 crappies, fished in Lake Lawn Harbor and in front of Lake Lawn in the main lake.  All the crappies were caught on small minnows fished with bobbers, best depth on main lake was 8 feet.  Fished about 2 hours in the evening.
4/28/2002 Lake Geneva - Cloudy and rainy,  40 degrees, north wind at 15 mph.   Water temp 53 degrees.  Caught 12 blue gills by Knollwood and in Williams Bay.   All were caught on the small red worm with single hook fished on a bobber.   Fished an hour or so.  Caught all of the fish in 4-6 feet of water.
4/26/2002 Lake Delavan - Sunny 60 degrees, light winds out of the north.  Water temp 55-56 degrees.  Had a beautiful evening to fish, however the fish were not cooperating.  I struggled in Lake Lawn Harbor and by the boat launch channel.  I spent the rest of the evening cruising the shallows trying to locate fish for opening weekend.
4/20/02 - Lake Delavan -  Partly cloudy and cold, air temp 40 degrees, water temp in the channel 58 degrees.  Cold front conditions really slowed down the blue gill bite.  Was able to catch 12 in the boat launch channel.  The best bait were leaf worms fished on a single hook below a bobber in 3-4 feet of water.  There were plenty of people fishing in the channel.
4/17/02 - Lake Delavan - sunny, 80 degrees, light winds out of the North.  Water temp 61 degrees in the channel.  Caught 40 bluegills.  Fished in the boat launch channel in 3-4 feet of water.  Best bait were wax worms and red worms, both fished below a bobber.
March-   Fished very sporadically, the best day was 20 crappies in Lake Lawn Harbor.  Never fished for more than 2 hours at a time due to the weather.

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