Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Delavan Lake, 5/4/24 – 5/12/24

Opening Day has arrived. The best action continues to be the pan fish. The bluegills are
biting in the shallow water about 3-4 feet. The best locations are the boat launch channel,
the outlet near the dam, and near Lake Lawn Lodge. The best approach is a single hook
with a bobber, fishing red worms or leaf worms. The bluegills are a few weeks away
from spawning due to the cool spring.
Crappie fishing has been good. The best success has been in front of Lake Lawn or near
Township Park. The fish are suspended in 8-10 ft. of water. Two presentations have
been producing the most fish. The first is a small 1/32 oz. Jig fished with a small Twister
tail, white and yellow seem to be the best colors. The second is slip bobber fishing for
them with small minnows.
Walleye fishing is a bit slow right now. Some nice fish are being caught on slip bobbers
in 8-9 ft. of water. The fish are just ending their spawn and will start to move out onto
the weedlines. The best bait for this week are large fat head minnows. Check locations
such as Willow Point, the Yacht Club point and Browns Channel.
Largemouth Bass can be readily found in a pre-spawn pattern. The best depth is 3-4 ft.
There is a lot of fish activity in the outlet and in Lake Lawn Harbor. The fish can be seen
cruising all over, however, they aren’t biting that well. Like the bluegills, the bass should
be spawning in the next few weeks, so the sight fishermen should start having great
Northern Pike fishing has been really good in the weedy bays by Viewcrest and the
Highlands. A lot of success is coming off of white spinner baits or trolling shallow
diving crank baits. Work a water depth of 8-10 ft for the best action.
Good Luck and I hope to see you on the water, for guide parties, please call Dave Duwe


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