The fishing season for me has come to a close! The shorter days and unpredictable weather make consistently getting an opportunity to get out on the lake a bit too difficult. Once there is safe ice, I’ll try to provide an update on the ice fishing.
There are over 37 lakes in Walworth County Wisconsin covering over 5,000 acres. Walworth County Lakes Association, manage all lake improvements. Many Beaches, State Parks, Boat Rentals, Resorts and more! Fish Walworth County, Lake Delavan and Lake Geneva.
Walleyes can be caught at night. They are being caught on large Rapallas or Smithwick medium diving rogues.
Look for the fish by the Village or off of Willow Point. Perch are being caught in 12-15 ft of water. The best bait is large leaf worms or small fat head minnows
The best location has been by the Village point and the Oriental boat house. Bluegills are in the 12-15 ft depth range. They are not as easy to catch as they were in the past few weeks.
You want to drag them in about 10-12 ft of water. Look for the fish by Trinkes or by Belvidere Park. Northern Pike fishing has been improving with the colder water.
There are quite a few small fish being caught, however in a 4 hour trip, you should catch between 6 and 12 legal fish. My biggest fish last week was 19 ½ inches.
The best approach is slip bobbering medium suckers or lindy rigging them. The best location has been just west of Willow Point or down by the island.
Use drop shot rigs or Carolina rigged green pumpkin lizards. Northern Pike action has been almost non-existent this summer and that continues.