Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Delavan Lake, 5/27/24 – 6/3/24

It’s great to see that the warm water has finally got the fish active. The fish are in various
stages of spawning. Largemouth bass are just finishing, and the bluegills are spawning now.
Largemouth bass have moved from the shallows and are on the deep weedlines. The best
depth is 15-20 ft. I caught a few fish over 19 inches last week. The bass are being caught on
medium suckers and on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig. Look for the fish west of Willow
Point or by the island. Some bass are also being caught on Bandit 300 series crankbaits cast to
the 12 ft depth with weeds. Perch pattern has been producing most of the fish.
Walleyes have moved deeper in the water column and are also on the deep weedlines in
16-18 ft of water. They can be caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers or leeches. You want to use
a 24 inch leader and a chartreuse painted hook. Assembly Park and the Village Supper club are
good areas that have been producing most of the action. Another approach would be casting
weed jigs tipped with one half of a nightcrawler and work it through the weeds.
Bluegills are in the 3-5 ft range spawning and in the 12-15 ft weedline. For the shallow
fish, a small bobber and leaf worms are producing most of the action. For the deeper fish, I’ve
been using a split shot rig with a small nightcrawlers or leaf worm. The best location has been
by the Yacht Club or the Oriental boat house.
Northern Pike are very aggressive right now. They are also on the deep weed lines and
can be caught on lindy rigged suckers. It’s nice to see how healthy the fish look, by the end of
the summer (after being hooked several times) they get to look pretty beat up. A good location is
Browns Channel.
Crappies can be caught on small plastics fished on a 1/32 oz jig head. They are in the
weeds in 10-12 ft of water. Look for the fish by Browns Channel or by the island. I use a slow
stop and go retrieve when bringing the jig back to the boat. That seems to work well.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe
at 262-728-8063


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