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10/16/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 60 degrees, water temp 59 degrees, winds SW at 20 mph.  Caught 5 small walleyes, 1 northern pike, 5 smallmouth and 3 largemouth.  Fishing again was tough, we fished for 6 hours for what we caught.  Most of the action came on suckers or large fat head minnows.  The only fish caught on a nightcrawlers was a small walleye.  The best depth of water was 12-15 ft.

10/11/10 - Delavan lake - sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 61 degrees, winds were calm.  Caught 3 walleyes, 2 smallmouth, 2 northern pike and 5 largemouth.  Fishing was tough, caught most of the fish on suckers and nightcrawlers.  The fish were on the weedline in 12-16 ft of water.  The pike hit on lindy rigged suckers, the key was to make sure the suckers were moving.  I didn't realize that until near the end of the trip.

10/10/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 61 degrees, winds were calm.  Caught 1 walleye, 1 smallmouth bass and 1 crappie.  Tried to duplicate yesterdays success to no avail.  The fish didn't seem to want to bite.  We did have some hits on crankbaits that didn't stay buttoned, other than that it was a slow 3 hours on the water.

10/9/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 61 degrees, calm winds.  Caught 8 walleyes, 3 largemouth -one at 19 inches, and 3 smallmouth.  Most of the success came off of medium diving crank baits.  Lindy Shadling produced the most in red tailed chub pattern.  Tried fishing suckers in 16-20 ft of water and had 3 bites, one was a northern, one was a largemouth and one appeared to be a walleye bite but none were landed.  Did catch a couple fish on split shot rigged nightcrawlers at the end of the trip around 10 a.m.

10/3/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 50 degrees, water temp 61 degrees, N winds at 10-15 mph.  Caught 3 walleyes, 1 legal, and 4 northerns and 4 largemouth bass -1 was legal.  The walleyes were caught while casting crankbaits along the weedline.  The pike were caught on medium suckers and the bass were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers in 4-5 ft of water on the north shore.

9/26/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 50 degrees, water temp 64 degrees, E winds at 10 mph.  Caught 2 bluegills and 1 perch.  Tried fishing bluegills in 30-35 ft of water, but couldn't find the fish.  It was a nice day for a boat ride!

9/25/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy and cool, 55 degrees, water temp 64 degrees, N winds at 20 mph.  Caught 11 largemouth, the largest was 17 inches, 1 northern pike and 20 perch.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers in 5-6 ft of water.  The wind made it difficult to control the boat.  The perch were caught on bobbers in 3-4 ft of water.

9/18/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy and rainy, 65 degrees, water temp 66 degrees, N wind at 15 mph.  Fished for approximately 1 hour before the rains came and blew us off the lake.  Caught 1 northern, 1 legal bass and 4 small bass also caught a handful of perch.  Fished in the shallows in 5 ft of water.  The best rig was a split shot rigged nightcrawler.

9/15/10 - Lake Geneva - sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 69 degrees, SW winds at 15 mph.  Caught rock bass and perch in 13-18 ft of water.  We were trying for deep water smallmouth but didn't have much success.  Fished by the Military Academy, the Yacht Club and by Black Point.

8/31/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy & windy, 75 degrees, water temp 77 degrees, SW winds at 15 mph.  Caught 2 walleyes, 4-5 largemouth and several smallmouth bass plus some fish for a fish fry.  Fished walleyes for the first 2 hours of the trip, only found them in one area by Browns Channel in 20 ft of water, caught them on lindy rigged nightcrawlers.  The bluegills were positioned on the outside of the weedline in 15-16 ft of water.

8/29/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 77 degrees, SW winds at 15 mph.  Had a bluegill trip and had a difficult time locating the bigger fish.  We ended up with 3 largemouth and about 20 keeper bluegills.  The best depth was 15-17 ft of water.  Fished 4-5 spots and the active bluegills were a bit elusive.

8/28/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees, water temp 76 degrees, winds W at 10 mph.  Caught 17 largemouth and a bunch of bluegills.  The fish were caught on the weedline with a split shot nightcrawler rig.  The best location was by the Yacht Club or Willow point.

8/25/10 - Delavan lake - sunny, 75 degrees, water temp 76 degrees, SW wind at 5 mph.  Caught 15 largemouth - 4 were legal, 1 walleye and 30 bluegills.  All the fish were either caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig or on medium suckers.  The best location was the Yacht Club or Oriental boat house.  The best depth was 15 ft.

8/23/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 79 degrees, light winds out of the SW at 5 mph.  Caught 23 Largemouth - 5 were legal, the biggest was 5 lbs 3 oz, also caught 30 bluegills.  Most of the fish were caught on nightcrawlers on a split shot rig or medium suckers in 15 ft of water.  The best location was by the yacht club or by the Oriental boat house.

8/22/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny and foggy, 80 degrees, winds N at 10 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 80 bluegills, kept 40 of them.  They were in 20-21 ft of water.  The fish were caught straight lining beneath the boat while using the trolling motor.  The best location was by Willow Point.  The fish were positioned 6 inches to 1 ft off bottom.

8/20/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, winds were out of the SW at 10 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 13 largemouth - 4 were legal and about 30 bluegill.  I had two bites of northern pike on the suckers, but we were unable to land either of them.  The best location was by Del Mar and by Willow Point.

8/17/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy, 70 degrees, winds were light, water temp 77 degrees.  Caught 21 largemouth - 3 were legal, 4 northern pike and 15 bluegill.  Most of the fish were caught on nightcrawlers.  The 4 pike and about 4 of the largemouth were caught on slip bobbered suckers in about 15 ft of water.  The best location was by the Yacht Club.

8/15/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 75 degrees, water temp 80 degrees.  NW winds at 5 mph.  Caught 100+ blugills, kept about 50.  The bluegills were in 21 ft of water.  The best approach was straight lining beneath the boat.

8/14/10 - Delavan Lake - 85 degrees, water temp 81 degrees.  SW winds at 5 mph.  Caught 6 largemouth, 3 northerns and about 40 bluegills.  The fish were in 20-21 ft of water.  They bit on leaf worms or nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig.  The northern pike came on medium suckers fished on a lindy rig.  The fish were positioned 1 ft off bottom.

8/11/10 - Delavan Lake - 90 degrees and humid, water temp 81 degrees.  SW winds at 5 mph.  Caught 3 northern pike, 13 bass - 3 were legal, and 50 bluegill.  Most of the fish were caught on the deep weedline in 20-21 ft of water.  The pike and 2 of the bass were caught on medium suckers.

8/10/10 - Delavan Lake - 89 degrees and humid, water temp 81 degrees.  SW winds at 5 mph.  Caught 14 bass -3 were legal and 1 walleye.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers or slip bobber rigged suckers in 15-16 ft of water.  The best location was by Browns Channel or by Willow Point.

8/8/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy with rain, 75 degrees, winds were out of the west at 10 mph.  Water temp 79 degrees.  Caught 15 largemouth - 3 legal, 1 walleye - 22 inches, and 10-12 bluegills.  All the fish were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig in 16-18 ft of water.  The best location was by 3 flags.

8/7/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy, 75 degrees, water temp 80 degrees.  Winds SW at 10 mph.  Caught 9 largemouth -2 were legal, and a few bluegills.  This was cold front conditions so fishing was a bit tough.  We managed to get the 9 fish before the rain drops hit.

8/5/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees, water temp 80 degrees.  Winds out of the west at 5 mph.  Caught between 100 and 200 bluegills.  We kept 40.  Most of the fish were caught in 18-20 ft of water be Willow Point.  Fished red worms beneath the boat.

8/4/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 86 degrees, water temp 80 degrees.  N Wind at 5 mph.  Caught 6 northern pike, 8 largemouth -2 were legal, and 30 bluegills.  All the fish were caught in 18-20 ft of water.  Finally the pike are biting on lindy rigged suckers underneath the boat.  Most of the Pike were on the small side.  The best location was by Willow Point or by the Yacht Club.

8/3/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 86 degrees, water temp 80 degrees. Winds SE at 5 mph.  Caught 3 northern pike and  12 largemouth, 2 legal.  Fished off the deep weedlines.  Nightcrawlers and suckers produced most of the action.  The best depth was 18-19 ft of water. 

8/1/10- Delavan Lake - sunny, 82 degrees, water temp 78 degrees, light winds out of the west.  Caught 200 bluegills, kept about 90.  Fished with a bunch of friends that wanted fish fry.  The best depth was 19-20 ft of water.  Leaf worms with a single hook produced most of the fish.  To catch our 90 keepers took about 1 1/2 hours.  I figured out that I'm not a fan of cleaning fish!

7/31/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy/misty, 75 degrees, water temp 79 degrees, light winds out of the west.  Caught 2 walleyes and 13 bass - 2 were legal.  We caught most of our fish on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  The slip bobber rig sucker has also been producing all this week.

7/30/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees, water temp 81 degrees, W wind at 5 mph.  Caught 12 largemouth bass - 7 were legal, 1 Northern Pike and a bunch of bluegills.  Most of the fish were on nightcrawlers.  We had great success on slip bobber rigged suckers too.  We caught 1 Largemouth over 20" on a sucker.

7/29/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 81 degrees, N wind at 5 mph.  Caught 1 17" smallmouth, 13 largemouth - 3 were legal, 3 northern pike, 1 walleye and 40 bluegills.  Most of the fish came off of nightcrawlers.  I did start fishing slip bobber rigged suckers and caught some of the nicer bass.  The best location was by 3 flags and the Oriental boat house.

7/28/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 81 degrees, N wind at 10-15 mph.  Caught 16 largemouth - 7 were legal, 2 Northern and 1 19" Walleye plus about 50 bluegills.  Everything was caught on nightcrawlers except the pike which were caught on suckers.  

7/27/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 86 degrees, water temp 81 degrees, SW wind at 10-15 mph.  Caught 14 largemouth and 3 northerns.  The northerns were caught on suckers, the bass were caught on nightcrawlers.  The best depth was 18 ft of water.

7/26/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 80 degrees, W wind at 6-10 mph.  Caught 2 walleyes, 7 northerns, 13 bass - 4 were legal.  Caught the walleyes and bass on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  The Northerns came on suckers.  The best location was by the Yacht Club or by Belvidere Park.

7/24/10 - Lake Geneva - Cloudy and Rainy, water temp 81 degrees, winds out of the SW at 10 mph.  Caught 13 northern pike and 6 bass.  The pike were caught in 32-33 ft of water.  The best location was in Fontana.  Some of the bass were caught on top water lures, the rest on split shot rigged nightcrawlers near Belvidere Park.  We've had some crazy weather, it was great that I was able to get out because it was productive.

7/23/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, water temp 82 degrees, air temp 85 degrees, winds light out of the SW at 5 mph.  Caught 23 bass and a bunch of bluegills.  All the fish were caught in 15-18 ft of water.  The best approach was split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  The best location was by the gray condos.

7/22/10 - Delavan Lake - cloudy, big threats of Thunderstorms, water temp 81 degrees, air temp 85 degrees, winds SW at 25-30 mph.  Most people wouldn't have fished in these conditions.  The tornado storms were going off as we came off the lake and T-storms were in the area.  We fished for 3 hours before we were chased off.  We ended up with 17 largemout - 5 were legal.  I had everything I could do to keep the boat in the right spot while back trolling into the wind.

7/21/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees and humid, water temp 81 degrees.  Winds light out of the SW.  Caught 29 bass- 3 were legal, and 1 northern pike.  Fished in 15-20 ft of water. All fish were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

7/20/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 90 degrees and humid, water temp 82 degrees.  Winds light out of the SE.  Caught 12 bass and a bunch of bluegills.  I had a couple of young anglers aboard.  Once we figured out where the fish were, we caught a bunch.  The best depth was on the weed line in 15-18 ft of water.

7/18/10 - Lake Geneva - sunny, 90 degrees and humid, water temp 81 degrees.  W winds at 10-15 mph. Caught 6 largemouth, plus some bluegills, rock bass and perch.  Fished 10-12 ft of water with nightcrawlers and top water lures.  The fish were caught in Trinkes and by Colemans Point.  All 6 of the bass were legal.

7/16/10 - Delavan Lake - p.m. - sunny, 90 degrees and humid, water temp 82 degrees, W winds at 25-30 mph.  Fishing was tough due to the winds, fished by the Oriental boathouse and by Willow Point, ended up catching 9 largemouth - 3 were legal, 6 northern pike and about 20 bluegills.  With the winds, I had to back troll with my 150 hp motor and that made things a bit difficult, there were also a ton of floating weeds right on the weedline in 18-20 ft.

7/15/10 - Delavan lake - sunny, 90 degrees, water temp 82 degrees, N winds at 15 mph.  Caught 16 largemouth - 3 were legal, 6 northern pike and 20 bluegills.  Fished the same program as previous days, Willow Point and the Oriental boathouse.  The best depth seems to be 20-22 ft.  

7/14/10 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 90 degrees, water temp 82 degrees, SW winds at 15 mph.  Caught 1 smallmouth, 18 largemouth - 5 were legal, and 6 northern pike.  Most of the fish were caught by the Oriental boathouse in 18-22 ft of water.  Moved to Willow Point at the end of the trip and caught a lot of bluegills.

7/13/10 - p.m. - Delavan Lake - sunny, 90 degrees, water temp 81 degrees, SE winds at 10 mph.  Caught 6 walleyes, 15 largemouth - 3 were legal, and 8 northern pike - 1 was legal.  Caught most of the fish by Willow Point on nightcrawlers or lindy rigged suckers.

7/13/2010 - a.m. - Delavan Lake - sunny, 86 degrees, water temp 80 degrees, SE winds at 5 mph.  Caught 23 largemouth - 8 were legal, 4 northern pike and 1 walleye.  The fish were still on the deep weedline in 18-20 ft of water.  The best location was by Belvidere Park or by Del Mar. 

7/12/2010 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 79 degrees, SE wind at 5 mph.  Caught 1 smallmouth - 19 1/2 inches, 12 largemouth bass - 8 were legal, and  11 pike - 2 were legal.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig in 18 ft of water right off the weed edge.  The best location was by the Oriental boathouse or Willow Point.  The Pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers.

7/10/2010 - Delavan Lake - partly cloudy, 83 degrees, winds out of the west at 10 mph.  Water temp 80 degrees.  Caught 15 largemouth, 6 pike, 1 smallmouth - 20 inches and 1 walleye.  Fishing was awesome today.  All of the fish except the northern were caught on nightcrawlers.  The best location was by Belvidere Park or the North shore just east of the marina.

7/9/2010 - Delavan Lake - partly cloudy, 86 degrees and humid.  Water temp 76 degrees. N winds at 15 mph.  Caught 18 largemouth and 1 northern Pike and 1 walleye.  The best location was west of the Yacht club in 18 ft of water.  Nightcrawlers produced most of the fish.  We caught 6 bass over 18 inches.  The northern came off of a suckers but the wind and amount of people in the boat made sucker fishing a bit of a challenge.

7/5/2010 - Lake Geneva - sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 76, winds out of the W at 10 mph.  Caught 6 smallmouth, 3 largemouth and 20 - bluegill, 9 inch avg.  The bluegills were caught in 18-20 ft of water on nightcrawler pieces by the Elgin Club.  The smallmouth were caught in 22 ft on water off of the Military academy while drop shotting.  The largemouth were caught on top water lures in Williams Bay.

7/4/2010 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees and humid, water temp 76, SW winds at 15-20 mph.  Caught 2 largemouth and a whole bunch of 8-9 inch bluegills.  Took some friends who wanted to fish for a fish fry.  The best depth was 15 ft of water.  We used leaf worms for the bluegills.

7/3/2010 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 80 degrees and humid, water temp 76, winds SW at 15 mph.  Caught 3 northern pike, 10 largemouth and 1 walleye.  This day was the busiest day I've fished on Delavan this year.  The fish were pretty active, it was just hard to find a good place to fish due to the boat traffic.  Used medium suckers and nightcrawlers.

6/30/2010 - Delavan Lake - sunny, 70 degrees, water temp 76, winds out of the east at 5 mph.  Caught 11 northern pike, 14 bass and 2 walleyes - 1 was legal.  Another great day on the water.  The fish were in 16-18 ft of water.  Caught most of them on nightcrawlers and medium suckers.

6/29/2010 - evening - Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, winds out of the east at 10 mph.  Water temp 75 degrees.  Caught 16 northern pike, 10 bass and 3 walleyes - 1 was legal.  This was one of the best days on Delavan Lake this year, you couldn't keep a suckers in the water without getting it eaten.  The best location was by the Yacht Club.  The baits were medium suckers and nightcrawlers.

6/29/2010 - mid day - Delavan Lake, sunny, 80 degrees, west wind at 10 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 11 pike, 3 bass and about 75 bluegills.  The fish were right on the weedline in 18-20 ft of water.  The best location was by the Yacht Club.  Fished medium suckers and nightcrawlers.

6/29/2010 - early a.m. - Lake Geneva, sunny, 75 degrees, water temp 74 degrees, winds N at 15 mph.  Caught 4 largemouth - all were legal, and a bunch of rock bass and bluegills.  Fished by Cisco Beach and by Linn Pier.  The best depth we found was 12-14 ft.

6/28/2010 - Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, north winds at 15 mph.  Water temp 76 degrees.  Caught 12 pike, 3 largemouth, 2 walleyes and about 50-60 bluegills.  Fished the north shore due to the wind.  The pike were caught in the first 45 minutes of the trip until we ran out of suckers.  The clients were more interested in catching bluegills and we sent them home with a nice fish fry.

6/27/2010 - Delavan Lake, rainy & thunderstorms.  Temp was 75 degrees, water temp 74 degrees.  Tried to get a trip in before the T-storm hit.  We fished about 3 hours and caught 10 northern pike, 8 largemouth and 2 walleyes.  Fished on the north shore in 18 ft of water.  The best bait was medium suckers for the pike and nightcrawlers for the bass and walleye.

6/26/2010 - Delavan Lake, 85 degrees & sunny, water temp 75 degrees.  Winds were light out of the east.  Caugth 8 northern pike, 11 largemouth - 3 were legal, and 2 walleyes.  The fish were on the weedline in 18-22 ft of water.

6/24/2010 - Delavan Lake, sunny, 85 degrees & humid, water temp 74 degrees.  Winds out of the west at 5-10 mph.  Caught 8 largemouth - 3 were legal, 2 walleyes and 4 northern pike.  Fished a mid-day trip from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The fish were right on the weedline in 15-18 ft of water.

6/20/2010 - Happy Fathers Day.

6/19/2010 - Delavan Lake, cloudy, 70 degrees, winds west at 15 mph.  We have not yet fished but we will get them. I'm going away for Fathers Day so more on this days outing later.

6/15/2010 - Delavan lake, cloudy, 72 degrees, winds were light out of the east.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 7 largemouth, 3 were legal, 4 walleyes and 4 northerns.  We fished the deep weedline with nightcrawlers on a split shot rig.  The best depth was about 18 ft of water.  The big bluegills were very skittish today.  The nightcrawlers I got were about the size of my foot and probably hindered their bite.  The best location was by the Yacht Club. 

6/14/2010 - Delavan Lake, sunny, 70 degrees, winds out of the west at 15 mph.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Was on a quest for panfish, trying to switch to game fish later in the evening.  Had a hard time catching the larger bluegills.  We ended up catching 60-70 but the problem was the average size.  All fish were caught on leaf worms fished on a split shot rig.

6/13/2010 - Delavan lake, cloudy, 70 degrees, winds light out of the east.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 6 largemouth, 1 walleye, and 50-60 bluegills.  Took my son out to catch dinner.  The bluegills were in 15-20 ft of water.  We caught bass shallow and deep on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

6/12/2010 - Delavan Lake, cloudy, 70 degrees, winds light out of the east.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 4 northern, 4 walleyes and 9 largemouth.  We had a dual pattern going, both shallow and deep.  The pike were caught on medium suckers, all other fish were caught on nightcrawlers.

6/11/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny, 80 degrees, winds out of the SW at 15 mph.  Water temp 68 degrees.  Caught 16 largemouth, 10 were legal.  Fished exclusively split shot rigged nightcrawlers in 8-10 ft of water.  Fished at Trinkes.

6/10/2010 - Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, winds were light out of the east.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 4 pike, 12 largemouth, and 2 walleyes.  Fished the shallow bite for a while and then went to the weedline for the northern pike and the walleye.  The pike were caught on medium suckers and the walleye were caught on nightcrawlers on a split shot rig.  The best location was by Browns Channel.

6/9/2010 - p.m. - Lake Geneva, sunny, 73 degrees, winds howling 20+ out of the west.  Water temp 68 degrees.  It was so rough we never left Williams Bay.  Caught 3 largemouth, all three were legal.  Fished nightcrawlers on a split shot rig by Gage Marine.

6/9/2010- a.m. - Delavan Lake, sunny, 70 degrees, light winds out of the north, water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 17 largemouth, 5 were legal.  Learned from the day before and fished 3-5 ft of water.  The guy at the dock yesterday was right.  The bass were cruising the hard sand bottom.  The best location was by Browns Channel.  Caught all the bass on nightcrawlers.

6/8/2010 - p.m. - Delavan Lake, rainy, winds out of the E at 10 mph.  Water temp 69 degrees, air temp 70 degrees.  Caught 4 largemouth and 4 northerns.  Fished the weedline like a dummy.  A guy at the launch told me the fish were shallow but I didn't fish shallow.  Fished 15-20 ft of water.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers and the northern pike were caught on medium suckers.  The best location was Belvidere Park or by Browns Channel.

6/8/2010 - a.m. - Lake Geneva, rainy, winds out of the E at 15-20 mph.  Water temp 68 degrees, air temp 65.  Caught 3 largemouth and 1 smallmouth along with a bunch of rock bass.  Fished Belvidere Park in 8-10 ft of water.  Nightcrawlers on a split shot rig worked well.  We also fished near Colemans point.

6/6/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny, west winds at 15 mph.  Water temp 69 degrees, air temp 65 degrees.  Caught only 1 largemouth bass and about 15 rock bass.  Fished artificial lures, had other fish on but they came un-buttoned.

6/5/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny, 70 degrees, winds were out of the west at 5 mph.  Water temp 69 degrees.  Caught 3 largemouth and 50-60 rock bass.  Fishing continued to be slow for me today.  We did manage to catch one bass close to 5 lbs.  The best depth was 10-11 ft of water.

6/3/2010 - Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, winds were light out of the south.  Water temp 74 degrees.  Caught 2 walleyes, 2 northern pike, 9 largemouth and about 20 bluegills.  Fishing was pretty good today.  All fish were caught on nightcrawlers.  The weedline seemed to be the best bet.  Did catch one fish underneath a pier.

6/2/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny, 80 degrees.  Winds out of the west at 15 mph.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 3 smallmouth, 1 largemouth and a bunch of rock bass.  Took a couple small children fishing today.  The little fish were very active so the bass didn't have much opportunity to bite.  All fish were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

6/1/2010 - Lake Geneva, foggy then sunny, 85 degrees.  Light wind out of the SW.  Water temp 71 degrees.  Caught 4 smallmouth, 7 largemouth.  All fish were caught on artificial lures.  Green pumpkin wacky worms and zoom lizards produced most of the action.  The best depth was 10-12 ft of water.

5/31/2010 - Delavan Lake, sunny, 75 degrees, water temp 71 degrees, light winds.  Took my son and friends bluegill fishing.  Caught between 50 and 60 bluegills, kept about 40, also caught 2 largemouth and 1 smallmouth.  Fished the weedlines in 12-15 ft of water.  A small split shot and a leaf worm did the trick.

5/30/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny, 85 degrees, water temp 65 degrees, light winds out of the south.  Caught 3 smallmouth, 1 largemouth and a plethora of rock bass.  I had a bunch of kids out fishing so todays effort was focused on numbers.  We fished 10-12 ft of water.  Caught about 150 fish total.

5/29/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny, 80 degrees, water temp 65 degrees, light wind out of the East.  Caught 2 smallmouth and many bluegills, perch and rock bass.  Fished throughout the whole lake but couldn't get any of the big fish to bite.  Fished a water depth from 3-15 ft.

5/28/2010 - Delavan Lake, p.m., sunny & 80 degrees, water temp 67 degrees.  E wind at 15 mph.  Caught 1 largemouth, 2 walleyes and 5 northern pike, the largest was 31 1/2 inches.  Fish were on the weedline in 15-20 ft of water.  The pike were caught on suckers.  The walleye and bass were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.

5/25/2010 - Lake Geneva, sunny & 85 degrees, water temp 62 degrees.  SW winds at 5 mph.  Caught 4 smallmouth and a whole lot of rock bass.  The smallmouth were still spawning.  A lot of them were sitting on their beds.  With the overabundance of rock bass, it was difficult to get a bait to the smallmouth bass.  The largest smallie was about 17 inches.

5/23/2010 - Lake Geneva, water temp 60 degrees, air temp 85 degrees and sunny, winds E at 5-10 mph.  Caught 5 largemouth and 1 pike.  A lot of the fish are starting to spawn.  There were several fishermen sight fishing off the beds.  Fished Geneva Bay.

5/22/2010 - Pewaukee Lake, water temp 62 degrees, glass calm, air temp 75 degrees.  Fished the weedlines with double cowgirls, didn't even have a follow.  Worked a depth of 9 to 12 ft of water.  Fished mostly the east end of the lake.

5/20/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 60 degrees, winds 10-15 mph out of the SE.  Air temp 65 degrees with some clouds.  This was the first trip that I had suckers along.  We caught 4 northern pike, 2 largemouth and 12 crappies.  We were fishing the weedline in 15 ft of water, casting into about 10 ft.  The pike were caught on lindy rigged suckers, the crappies were caught on purple plastics.

5/20/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 60 degrees, light winds out of the SE.  Air temp 70 degrees.  Caught 4 largemouth, 10-12 crappies and some pumpkin seeds.  Fishing was really slow this a.m., with the warm weather and lack of winds, it should have been better.  Everything was caught on nightcrawlers today.

5/19/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 60 degrees, E wind at 10-12 mph.  Air temp 65 degrees.  Caught 1 - 19 inch smallmouth, 3 small largemouth, and 15 crappies.  The bass were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  The crappie and smallmouth were caught on motor oil small plastics.  The best location was by Belvidere Park.

5/16/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 56 degrees, winds E at 15 mph.  Air temp 55 degrees.  Caught about 30 bluegills, kept 15.  Fished with bobbers and leaf worms.  Fished by the golf course and the west end by Viewcrest.  Fished anywhere from 1-8 ft of water.  

5/15/2010 - Lake Geneva, water temp 54 degrees, winds E at 10-15 mph.  Air temp 55 degrees.  Caught 8 largemouth, rock bass and bluegills.  Fished in 4-5 ft of water.  Caught the fish on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  Fished in Geneva Bay most of the time.

5/14/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 55 degrees, winds SW at 10-15 mph.  Air temp 50 degrees.  Caught 8 largemouth and about 15 bluegills.  Fished in 3-4 ft of water.  The bass were caught on nightcrawlers and All Terrain Stiks.  The west end was the best.

5/9/2010 - Whitewater Lake, water temp 59 degrees, light winds out of the west.  Air temp 55 degrees.  Caught 7 largemouth bass, 5 were legal.  The fish were caught in 6-7 ft of water.  Nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig or Texas rigged All Terrain Sticks produced most of the action.

5/8/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 52 degrees, winds NW at 15-20 mph.  Air temp 40 degrees.  It was cloudy and misty and cold.  Caught 1 fish.  It was the mighty and scrappy pumpkin seed.  Should have stayed in bed.  It was just too miserable out to fish and it seems like they thought so too.

5/6/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 52 degrees, sunny, light winds out of the west at 5-10 mph.  Air temp 62 degrees.   Fished in the afternoon, caught 15 largemouth, 1 legal.  Again we caught a lot of 13-14 inch fish.  Fished green pumpkin All Terrain sticks in 3-4 ft of water.  The best location was in Viewcrest Bay.

5/2/2010 - Delavan Lake, water temp 52-63 degrees, wind were out of the west at 10-15 mph.  Air temp 60-65 degrees.  Caught 22 largemouth, 1 legal.  Out of the 22 bass, there were only 4 over 15 inches. Most of the fish were in shallow but wouldn't bite.  Saw a lot of fish on beds in 2-3 ft of water.  Most of the fish were caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers.  We fished most of the time with root beer, red flake All Terrain Stiks.

5/1/2010 - Whitewater Lake, water temp 60 degrees, wind out of the west at 10-15 mph, with 20 mph gusts. Air temp 60 degrees.  Took an outdoor writer out to work on a story.  Caught 5 legal largemouth, the biggest was 17 inches.  All fish were caught on green pumpkin All-Terrain Stiks.  The best depth was 3-4 ft of water.  The fish were on hard sand bottom.