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11/1/08 Lake Geneva - partly cloudy, 45 degrees, SW winds at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 52 degrees.  Caught only 2 smallmouth, 1 was 22 inches and about 15 rock bass and bluegills.  The only fish I caught were in 20-22 ft of water. I was lindy rigging nightcrawlers and yellow perch.  The best location was by the Military Academy.

10/24/08 - Lake Geneva- partly cloudy, 40 degrees, SW winds at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 58 degrees.  Caught 8 smallmouth, 2 pike and a bunch of perch.  Fished Cisco Beach and by the Military Academy.  The pike came off of white spinner baits and the bass came off of small plastic twisters.

10/16/08 - 10/19/08 - Bone Lake - Annual Wisconsin Musky Trip - We caught 0, but it was sure nice to help out the local economy with the $6 suckers.  Don't get me wrong - we still had a blast!

10/12/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 65 degrees, light winds out of the SW, water temp 60 degrees.  Caught 8 smallmouth, 1 northern pike and a bunch of rock bass and bluegills.  The best depth was 21 ft of water.  The fish were caught on nightcrawlers and lindy rigged yellow perch.  The best location was just west of Linn Pier by pier 666.

10/11/08 Delavan Lake - sunny and 60 degrees, light winds out of the SE, water temp 60 degrees.  Caught 4 largemouth - 2 were legal, 1 legal Walleye, 1 northern pike, 1 smallmouth bass and about 20 bluegills.  The fish were in the weedlines.  They were caught on nightcrawlers.  The best depth was about 18 ft of water.

10/10/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 45 degrees, light wind out of the SE, water temp 61 degrees.  Caught 7 smallmouth bass - 4 were legal, some perch and rock bass.  The best depth was 21-25 ft of water.  Most of the bigger fish were caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers.  The best location was by the Military Academy.

10/5/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 45 degrees, no wind, water temp 61 degrees.  Trolled crankbaits for 2 1/2 hours and caught 2 walleyes (neither were legal) and spoke with several others on the lake and determined that fishing was very slow.  Fished 18-22 ft of water.

10/4/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 35 degrees, no wind, water temp 61 degrees.  Trolled crankbaits for 2 1/2 hours and caught 1 smallmouth, 1 northern pike and 1 largemouth bass.  Fished 18-22 ft of water.  It appeared that the lake was turning over.

10/3/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 61 degrees, winds SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 10 smallmouth bass, 1 largemouth and loads of rock bass and perch.  The fish came out of 21 ft of water.  Nightcrawlers and small yellow perch produced most of the action.  Both were fished on a lindy rig.

9/28/08 Delavan Lake - cloudy, 65 degrees, winds out of the NE at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 8 largemouth - 4 were legal, 1 small smallmouth, 1 walleye and 1 northern pike.  Worked the weedline between 18 and 20 ft of water.  I couldn't get the Northern Pike to bite.  The bass were really good sized.  Had to move around quite a bit as there wasn't one really good spot.

9/27/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, glass calm, 70 degrees.  Water temp 68 degrees.  Caught 16 smallmouth, 1 largemouth and a bunch of perch.  The fish were caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers and yellow perch in 25-35 ft of water.  Today the biggest fish was 18 inches.  Of the 16 smallmouth, 10 were legal.

9/24/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 65 degrees, winds out of the SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 68 degrees.  Caught 15 smallmouth, 10 were legal, a few rock bass and bluegills.  Lindy rigged nightcrawlers and yellow perch in 25-35 ft of water.  Fishing was really good, the biggest fish we caught was a 21 inch smallmouth.  The best location was the Military Academy.

9/21/08 Delavan Lake - misty/foggy, 60 degrees, light winds out of the east.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 8 largemouth - 2 were legal, 1 walleye, and 6 northern pike.  The Pike and a few largemouth bass were caught on medium suckers.  The average size of the northern pike was around 28 inches.  The best depth was 25 ft.  Had one really big fish on in 40 ft of water but it got off.  The bass and walleye were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

9/18/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 65 degrees, light winds out of the SW.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 1 legal walleye - 18 1/2 inches, 5 largemouth bass - 2 over 5 lbs., and 2 northern pike.  Fishing was a little tough today.  Most of the fish were caught on medium suckers fished beneath the boat.  The legal walleye and a couple of the largemouth were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers on the weedline in 18 ft of water.  The best location was by Belvidere Park.

9/14/08 Delavan Lake - rainy, 65 degrees, winds were light.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 4 walleyes - 2 legal, 7 largemouth bass and 5 northern pike.  The walleyes were caught trolling in the a.m.  The largemouth bass were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

9/8/08 Delavan Lake - rainy, 65 degrees, Winds light out of the North.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 10 largemouth - 3 legals, 3 northern pike, 1 smallmouth bass and 50-60 bluegills. The largemouth bass were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers on the weedline in 15 ft of water.  The northern pike were caught in 25 ft of water on lindy rigged suckers by the gray condos.

9/7/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 69 degrees, SE wind at 10-12 mph.  Water temp 70 degrees.  Caught 2 Lake Trout, 70 ft down in 104 ft of water.  The fish were caught in the main lake basin on chrome and blue and chrome and green spoons.

9/5/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, W wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 70 degrees.  Caught 10 largemouth and a bunch of crappies.  The best approach was split shot rigged nightcrawlers in 10-15 ft of water off the weed edge.  The fish were near the Yacht Club and by the Oriental boat house.

8/24/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, N wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Went fishing with outdoor writer Dick Ellis, I had 1 1/2 hours to catch 4 species of fish.  We were off the water in time for me to make it to church with my family.  We caught 1 - 17 inch Walleye while trolling, 1 largemouth bass, split shot rigging off of a main lake weed point, 20 bluegills fishing off of a main lake weed point and 2 crappies caught suspended over 25 ft of water on purple plastics.  The Pastor was glad to see me on a Sunday morning!  Watch for Dick Ellis' article next week. 

8/23/08 Lake Geneva - cloudy, 75 degrees, humid, SW wind at 15 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 2 largemouth, 1 smallmouth and a bunch of bluegills.  Fishing again was slow.  Fished by the Military Academy, Fontana Beach and by Abbey Springs.  Sooner or later the fish will turn on.

8/21/08 Delavan lake - cloudy, 75 degrees, E wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 11 largemouth - 4 were legal, 2 northern pike and many bluegills.  The pike were caught west of the Yacht Club in 27 ft of water.  The bluegills and bass were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.  Today they were really on main lake weed points.

8/20/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, E wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 6 largemouth, 1 was legal; 1 northern pike - legal; and 50-60 bluegills.  The pike was caught on a large sucker that was lindy rigged.  The bass and bluegills were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  Weed points were the best locations.

8/19/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 75 degrees, E wind at 15 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 2 smallmouth, 1 largemouth and a bunch of perch, bluegills and rock bass.  Fishing was quite slow.  The best depth was 17 ft of water.  Fished nightcrawlers on a split shot rig.

8/17/08 Delavan Lake- sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 73 degrees, winds SW at 10-15 mph.  Caught 9 largemouth - 2 legal, 1 walleye and a bunch of bluegills.  Most of the bass were caught split shotting nightcrawlers, a few of the bass came on medium suckers fished on a lindy rig in 20-25 ft of water.  We had a little problem today, some of the nicer fish on the suckers didn't hold onto the bait and we lost them.  The best locations was by Browns Channel.

8/16/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, SW winds at 10 mph.  Water temp 72 degrees. Caught 1- 20 inch large mouth, 3 smallmouth bass, 1 northern pike and many rock bass and blue gills.  The pike and bass were caught on lindy rigged yellow perch.  The rock bass and bluegill were caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers.  Fishing was kind of slow, the best depth was 28 ft of water.

8/15/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, calm winds, 70 degrees, water temp 72 degrees.  Trolled for lake trout - caught 2, they were caught by Conference Point 68 ft down in 110 ft of water.  Both were around 8 lbs.

8/14/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, calm winds, 70 degrees, water temp 72 degrees.  Trolled for lake trout the first two hours of daylight with no success.  Trolled in 120 ft of water, 80 ft down.

8/9/09 Lake Geneva - cloudy, SW winds at 15 mph.  Air temp 70 degrees, water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 1 13lb Lake Trout.  Trolled for lake trout in 115 ft of water.  The fish were 80-90 ft down.  The fish was caught on a nickle/blue spoon.

8/6/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees, N winds at 10 mph.  Water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 12 largemouth, 40-50 bluegills.  Most of the fish were caught between 20-25 ft of water on the weedline.  The best location was the south shore near the Village.  Used a split shot with 1/2 nightcrawler.

8/4/08 Delavan Lake - rainy, thunderstorms, 84 degrees, SW winds at 15 mph.  Water temp 78.  Had a short trip due to weather, caught 2 largemouth bass- 1 legal, 1 walleye, 40-50 bluegills.  Most of the pan fish were caught in 20-22 ft on 1/2 nightcrawlers.  The earlier thunderstorms during the day slowed the fishing in the evening.  The best location was by the Oriental boat house.

8/3/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 78 degrees, water temp 79 degrees, SW wind at 5 mph.  Caught 13 largemouth - 2 legal, 1 walleye and a bunch of bluegills.  Bluegills are all over the lake in the 20-21 ft depth range.  It has been hard to keep them off your line so you can catch the bass.

8/2/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees, water temp 80 degrees, N wind at 5 mph.  Caught 14 largemouth - 4 legal, 2 northern pike and 1 walleye.  Continued to fish the weedlines for the bass and use lindy rigged suckers for the pike.  The walleye came on a nightcrawler fished on a split shot rig.

8/1/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, no wind, 80 degrees, water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 16 largemouth and 3 pike.  The largemouth were caught on the weedlines with nightcrawlers.  I'm still using a split shot rig or a light lindy rig for the bass approximately 40% of the bass have been legal.  The pike are still available on lindy rigged suckers.

7/30/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, SW winds at 10 mph, 84 degrees, water temp 78 degrees.  Caught 40-50 bluegills, 12 largemouth, 1 walleye and 2 northerns.  The weedline bite remains very consistent in 15-18 ft of water.  The pike were slow on this day although we did manage to catch a couple on lindy rigged suckers.

7/28/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, no wind, 85 degrees, water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 15 largemouth - 10 legal, 3 walleyes and 3 northerns.  The fish were caught on main lake points in 15-18 ft of water.  Nightcrawlers produced most of the action.  The pike were caught while lindy rigging suckers in 20-25 ft of water.

7/26/08 Delavan Lake - fished all day - 5:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m. - sunny, 80 degrees, SW wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 35 largemouth bass, 10 were legal, 5 northern pike, 1 22 inch walleye and a bunch of bluegills.  The pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers and the bass and walleye were taken with nightcrawlers fished on a split shot.  Today was tough on the pike - we had a lot of hits but they weren't taking the bait well.

7/25/08 Lake Geneva, cloudy, 75 degrees, winds out of the SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 75 degrees.  Caught 1 northern, 1 smallmouth bass and a bunch of rock bass and panfish.  Fished 1 1/2 hours for pike and only boated one, had one other one on.  I was marking a lot of fish but they weren't biting.  The one that was caught was in Fontana in 38 ft of water.  Fished smallmouth bass in 21 ft of water.

7/24/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 83 degrees, winds out of the SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 5 northern pike and 8 largemouth bass.  The pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers, the bass were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.

7/23/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, light winds, water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 8 northerns -2 were 31 inches, 10 largemouth bass - 5 were legal, and many panfish.  The pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers, the bass and panfish were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.

7/22/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, NE winds at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 5 northerns, the largest was 31 inches, 9 largemouth, the largest was 20 inches, 1 walleye and 15-20 bluegills.  All the northerns were caught on lindy rigged suckers is 22-25 ft of water.  The largemouth bass were caught on the weedline using a split shot and nightcrawler.

7/20/08 Delavan Lake, cloudy, 83 degrees and humid.  Light SW winds.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 5 northerns, 22 largemouth bass - 4 were legal.  Pike were in 20-24 ft of water, again used suckers.  Largemouth bass came off of nightcrawlers fished on the deep weedline.

7/19/08 Delavan Lake, cloudy, rainy, 75 degrees, winds SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 8 northerns and 18 largemouth bass - 4 were legal.  The pike came on suckers in 20-24 ft of water.  Largemouth bass came off nightcrawlers fished on the weedline.

7/18/08 Delavan Lake, partly cloudy, 85 degrees, light SW winds, Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 5 northerns and 20 largemouth bass - 7 were legal.  The pike came on suckers fished on a lindy rig in 22-24 ft of water.  The bass came off the deep weedline in 16-18 ft of water. 

7/17/08 Lake Geneva, cloudy, 88 degrees, SW winds at 18 mph.  Water temp 75 degrees.  Caught 1 largemouth bass and a bunch of panfish.  Fished for 2.5 hours for northerns and didn't get one bite.  I worked a depth from 30-40 ft.  That was brutal.  

7/16/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 88 degrees, west winds at 15 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 15 largemouth - 5 legal, 1 northern, 1 walleye and 1 smallmouth bass.  All the bass were caught on a split shot rig with a nightcrawlers.  The pike were caught while lindy rigging suckers.  The best depth was 23 ft of water. 

7/15/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, SW winds at 5-10 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 9 northerns - 2 over 31 inches, and 5 largemouth bass.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.  The pike were caught on suckers.  The best depth was 22 ft on the weedline.

7/14/08 Lake Geneva, sunny, 83 degrees.  SW winds at 10 mph.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 3 smallmouth, 1 northern and 2 largemouth bass.  Caught plenty of rock bass as well.  Working the deep weedline for smallmouth bass in 21-25 ft of water.  They have not schooled up yet.  Fished by Belvidere Park, Military Academy and Colemans Point.

7/12/08 Delavan Lake, cloudy, 75 degrees, water temp 74 degrees.  NW winds at 15-20 mph.  Caught 2 largemouth bass and about 30 bluegills.  We were trying for bluegills this day.  We caught a few but the cold front really did effect them.  Most of them were caught in 12-13 ft of water.

7/9/08 Delavan Lake, partly sunny, 80 degrees, water temp 74 degrees.  N winds at 10-15 mph.  Caught 5 northerns, 11-12 largemouth - 3 legal, 1 smallmouth bass - legal and 1 walleye.  The fish bit best just west of the Yacht club point in 20 ft of water.  Most of the action came after 6 p.m.  Nightcrawlers provided most of the success.  The pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers.

7/9/08 Lake Geneva, partly cloudy, 80 degrees, water temp 75 degrees.  N winds at 10 mph.  Caught 2 smallmouth bass, 6 largemouth - 5 were legal, one very nice one at 5 1/2 lbs.  The best location was drifting from Colemans Point to Knollwood.  The best depth was 18-19 ft of water. 

7/8/08 Lake Geneva, partly sunny, 83 degrees, water temp 75 degrees.  SW winds at 15 mph.  Caught 3 northerns, the largest was 29 inches, 2 smallmouth and 3 largemouth bass.  The pike were caught off of Cedar Point while lindy rigging medium suckers.  The best depth was 33 ft of water.  The bass were caught by Elgin Club in 20-25 ft of water.

7/6/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, light winds out of the SW.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught approx. 20 largemouth -3 or 4 were legal, 9 northern pike - the biggest was 30 inches, 3 walleyes and 1 smallmouth about 20 inches.  Great day on the water.  We could have caught more pike but we ran out of suckers.  The pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers in 20-25 ft of water.  All the pike came off of one 20 ft section of weedline.  All other fish came off of split shot rigged nightcrawlers right off the weedline in 15-17 ft of water.

7/5/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 73 degrees and calm.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 15-20 largemouth - 6 legal fish, 3 walleyes and 3 northern pike.  The same methods as the previous day were used.  The biggest fish came near Browns Channel.  The biggest bass came off of a weed point in about 20 ft of water.

7/4/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 70 degrees and calm.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 13-14 largemouth - 6 legals, 3 pike - the biggest was 34 inches and 2 walleyes.  The fish came out of 20-24 ft of water.  The largest pike came by the gray condos while fishing a lindy rigged suckers.  The bass and walleye were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

7/3/08 Delavan Lake, 70 degrees, E Winds at 15-20 mph.  Water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 7 largemouth, 3 pike, and 2 walleyes.  The pike were caught lindy rigging suckers in 15-20 ft of water.  The largemouth bass came off of main lake points while fishing a split shot rigged nightcrawler.  

6/28/08 Lake Geneva, sunny, 80 degrees, SW winds at 15-20 mph.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 10 largemouth - 9 legals with the largest at 20 inches, 2 smallmouth and a bunch of rock bass.  The best depth seemed to be about 14 ft of water.  Fished Trinkes in 15-16 ft of water and 12-13 ft of water.  The largest fish came by Linn Pier in 11 ft of water.  All fish were caught while drifting nightcrawlers.

6/27/08 - Delavan Lake, 85 degrees and sunny, SW winds at 15 mph.  Caught 7 northerns, 6 largemouth bass and a bucket full of pan fish.  The pike were caught lindy rigging suckers in 22-24 ft of water.  Fished mostly the south shore.  The largemouth bass were caught while split shotting nightcrawlers on the weedline.  The pan fish were caught on plastics, purple was the best color.  The weedlines were the best locations.

6/25/08 p.m. - Delavan Lake, sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 73 degrees.  SW winds at 15 mph.  Caught 7 northern pike, 3 walleyes- 1 legal, and 3 largemouth bass.  All the fish were caught on nightcrawlers on the weedline.  Best depth was 20-22 ft of water.

6/25/08 a.m. - Delavan Lake, cloudy, 75 degrees, light winds out of the SW, water temp 73 degrees.  Caught 4 largemouth, 5 walleye- 1 legal, and 20-30 bluegills.  Fished nightcrawlers on a lindy rig.  The best location was by Browns Channel.  Fished pretty much the entire south shore.  The best depth was on the weedline in 17-18 ft of water.

6/24/08 Delavan Lake, sunny, 82 degrees, water temp 73 degrees.  Winds SW at 10-15 mph.  Caught 50-60 crappies.  All the fish were caught on the weedlines in 12 ft of water.  Purple plastic was the best bait.  Fished the north shore by Browns Channel.

6/22/08 Lake Geneva p.m., Sunny, 83 degrees, winds NW at 15 mph.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 4 smallmouth and 5 largemouth.  Fishing was kind of slow as we fished mid-day.  The boat traffic was pretty intense.  Fished all over the lake, my customer wanted to learn different spots.  The biggest smallmouth came out of Fontana and the biggest largemouth came by Knollwood.

6/22/08 Lake Geneva a.m., sunny, 80 degrees, winds NW at 10-15 mph.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 7 largemouth and 3 smallmouth.  Dragged nightcrawlers around in 9-10 ft of water.  Fished from Colemans point to Knollwood.  The biggest largemouth was 18 1/2 inches.

6/21/08 Lake Geneva, sunny, 80 degrees, winds NW at 10 mph.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 7 largemouth and 4 smallmouth and a whole lot of panfish.  Some perch were in excess of 12 inches.  Dragged nightcrawlers around in 9-12 ft of water.  Fished from Colemans Point down through Knollwood.

6/21/08 Delavan Lake, rain then sun, 75 degrees, winds SW at 5-10 mph.  Water temp 70 degrees.  Caught 7 largemouth, 2 smallmouth, and 4 walleyes.  Most of the fish were caught lindy rigging nightcrawlers in 15 ft of water.  Tried fishing for pike with suckers and only caught 2 smallmouth.  Fished mostly on the south shore and by Browns Channel.

6/19/08   Delavan Lake, sunny, 80 degrees, no wind,  water temp 72 degrees.  Caught 5 Largemouth, 1 smallmouth, 1 northern pike that was 31 inches, 2 walleye and a bunch of panfish.  Fished the weedline with nightcrawlers.  The panfish were caught casting small plastics.  The best depth was 12 ft of water.  Fished by Browns Channel and by the Yacht club.

6/17/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, N winds at 15-20 mph, 82 degrees, water temp 70 degrees.  Caught 20-25 largemouth bass.  The fish were in 3-4 ft of water.  Fished by Lake Lawn Lodge.  All fish were caught on All Terrain Stiks.  Green pumpkin was the best color.

6/16/08 Lake Geneva - Sunny, 80 degrees, NW winds at 5-10 mph.  Water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 20-25 bass, both largemouth and smallmouth.  It's a good total however, we fished for 9 hours, so it was actually kind of slow.  All of the fish were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.  The best depth was 10-12 ft.  Fished by Coleman's Point and by Knollwood.

6/15/08 Happy Fathers Day - rained out this a.m., but I did get more practice trailering my boat.

6/14/08 Delavan Lake P.M. - Sunny, SW winds gusting up to 30 mph.  85 degrees, water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 8 largemouth and a few panfish.  The wind made fishing really brutal.  Fished 3-4 ft of water by Lake Lawn Lodge.

6/14/08 Delavan Lake A.M. - sunny, SW winds at 20 mph.  75 degrees, water temp 67 degrees.  Caught 19 largemouth, 2 of them were over 20 inches.  Worked in 3-4 ft of water by Lake Lawn Lodge.  Fished with green pumpkin All Terrain Stiks.

6/13/08 Lake Geneva P.M. - sunny, SW winds at 20 mph.  85 degrees, water temp 65 degrees.  Caught 13 smallmouth and 1 largemouth bass and a bunch of panfish.  Fished one spot the whole trip on the west end.  The best depth was 9 ft of water.  Fished with nightcrawlers.

6/13/08 Lake Geneva A.M. - sunny, W winds at 10-15 mph.  80 degrees, water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 6 smallmouth and 6 largemouth.  The best depth was 9 ft of water.  Fished by Elgin Club and the Military Academy.  The Military Academy was better.  We dragged nightcrawlers.

6/9/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, S winds at 5 mph.  Water temp 64 degrees. Caught 34 largemouth bass.  All fish were caught in 3-4 ft of water by Lake Lawn Lodge.  Fished All Terrain Sticks, Green pumpkin color.

6/8/08 Lake Geneva - cloudy & rainy, 75 degrees, winds out of the SW at 15 mph.  Water temp 60 degrees.  Caught 5 smallmouth and a bunch of rock bass.  The best location was in 12-15 ft of water off the Military Academy.  Drifted nightcrawlers and fished small hair jigs.

6/7/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, winds 20 mph out of the SW.  Water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 20 largemouth, 2 smallmouth and 1 northern pike.  Fished most of the day.  The best success came from fishing Senkos in 4-6 ft of water. Fished the west end of the lake.  Some fish were caught off the weedline.

6/6/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, winds 35-40 mph out of the SW.  Water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 1 walleye, 7 largemouth and a couple of crappies.  The bass and walleye were caught in 20-21 ft of water right on the weedline.  The wind made it nearly impossible to fish.  All fish were caught on nightcrawlers.

6/1/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, and at last - no wind.  Water temp 62 degrees.  Caught 6 largemouth, 15 crappies and about 6 bluegill.  The bass in the shallow weeds have slowed.  The crappie on the weedline was going strong.  Caught all of our bluegills in about 1 ft of water.  They are preparing to spawn so that bite should be good in the next week or so.

5/31/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 60 degrees, N winds at 20-25 mph.  Water temp 61 degrees.  Caught 4 largemouth and 25 crappies.  Fishing was tough today and I have no reason why.  The crappies remain on the weedline in 8-10 ft of water.  All the crappies were caught on purple plastic.

5/30/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, N winds at 20 mph.  Water temp 60 degrees.  Caught 20-25 largemouth, all on All Terrain Sticks, green pumpkin was the best color.  Fished no deeper than 4 ft of water, fished near the outlet and by Viewcrest.

5/27/08 Delavan Lake - cloudy, 45 degrees, N winds at 20-25 mph.  Water temp 59 degrees.  Caught 20 largemouth, all averaged about 3-4 lbs.  We had a 20 degree cold front from the previous day but the fish still bit.  Fished 1 1/2 - 2 ft of water.  Fished All Terrain Stiks, green pumpkin was the best.  Fished near the outlet.

5/26/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 60 degrees, SW winds at 20 mph.  Water temp 59 degrees.  Caught 50 crappies, all on purple plastics.  The best depth was 8-10 ft of water.  The best location was Browns Channel.

5/25/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 65 degrees, SW winds at 15-20 mph.  Water temp 58 degrees.  Caught 2 largemouth, a few bluegills and a bunch of crappies.  Fishing was really tough.  I fished by the outlet, by Lake Lawn and by Browns Channel.  The crappies came out of 12-15 ft of water on small plastics.

5/24/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 65 degrees, E wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 52 degrees.  Caught 6 largemouth, 2 smallmouth and a few panfish and rock bass.  Most of the success came on nightcrawlers fished in Geneva Bay.  I was working a depth of 4-6 ft of water.  The smallmouth bass were caught on small jigs.

5/21/08 Lake Geneva - sunny, 60 degrees, winds NW at 15 mph.  Water temp 52 degrees.  Caught 1 largemouth, 1 crappie and 1 bluegill.  Fishing was really slow.  Only fished for an hour or so.  All the fish were caught in Abbey Harbor.

5/18/08 Delavan Lake - partly cloudy and 55 degrees, NW winds at 15 mph.  Water temp 54 degrees.  Caught 26 largemouth bass.  All the bass were caught on a split shot rigged nightcrawler in 4 ft of water.  Most of the fish were caught near the outlet.

5/17/08 Delavan Lake - sunny and 60 degrees, NW winds at 20 mph.  Water temp 54 degrees.  Caught 21 largemouth - 2 legal, and 5 crappies.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.  The crappies were caught in 15 ft of water near the Yacht Club, purple plastics were the best bet.

5/15/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 55 degrees, NW winds at 10 mph.  Water temp 55 degrees.  Caught 40 crappies on purple plastics and 10 largemouth bass and 1 northern pike.  The crappies were caught in 12-15 ft of water.  The best location was near Browns Channel.  The bass were caught in 4-6 ft of water by the outlet.  

5/12/08 Delavan Lake - sunny, 60 degrees, wind out of the SW at 5 mph.  Water temp 54 degrees.  Caught 9 largemouth, 2 that were close to 5 lbs., and 12 crappie.  The largemouth bass were caught in 4-5 ft of water near the outlet.  Fished a green All Terrain Stick.  The crappies were caught in 12-15 ft of water on yellow plastics.

5/11/08 Delavan Lake - rainy and cloudy, 50 degrees, water temp 52 degrees, N winds at 15-20 mph.  Caught 10 largemouth and 15 crappies.  The cold front stymied the fish.  Very few fish were moving.  Most of the fish were caught in 4-6 ft of water.  Caught a few crappies in 12 ft of water, yellow plastics were the best.

5/10/08 Delavan Lake -  Partly cloudy, 60 degrees, water temp 54 degrees, winds SE at 5 mph.  Caught 16 largemouth and 40 crappie.  The best depth for the largemouth was 4-6 ft of water.  We fished with All Terrain Sticks - green pumpkin was the best color.  The crappies were caught in 12-15 ft of water on yellow cubby jigs.