Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Delavan Lake, 8/21/23 – 8/28/23

Delavan Lake continues to have some great fishing and the good news is that it only gets better as we head into fall. Several species are active right now, so you can choose exactly what you want to fish for.

Crappies are suspending in 20-25 ft of water about 10-15 ft down. They can be readily caught on small plastics. I use a 1/32 oz Arkie jig in Chartreuse tipped with a small purple plastic. I put a small split shot above it to make longer casts. You want to count down the bait about 5 counts and then a small drag, pause, retrieve works the best. It hasn’t been much work to catch a limit of fish. Look for them near Browns Channel or by Willow Point. Largemouth bass have been slower than recent weeks; however they can still be caught on the main lake weed points. The best depth is 17-20 ft of water. Drop shotting green pumpkin finesse worms or nightcrawlers seem to be producing most of the action. Look for the fish by Willow Point, Browns Channel or by Three Flags.

Walleye fishing has been a bit slow. I did catch a few on nightcrawlers fished on a lindy rig in 21 ft of water. Also I have caught a few while trolling deep diving bass crankbaits in pearl color. The pearl color will mimic the crappie forage base of the walleye. Look for the fish by Assembly Park or by Browns Channel.

Bluegill fishing has been awesome. It’s the same old story; 18-20 ft of water, use leaf worms
fished on either a Willospoon or a Hali jig tipped with wax worms. The best location is by the gray condo
point or by the old Marina on the north shore (orange building). It’s a great time to take a kid fishing
with the fish being so aggressive. Last Sunday, my son caught 20 keepers in less than ½ hour.
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