Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Delavan Lake, 8/7/23 – 8/14/23

Fishing continues to be excellent. With the tremendous fishing the boat traffic and fishing pressure have been outrageous. Most weekend days on the lake there are between 75-100 boats. Most people, however, are catching fish. Bluegill fishing has been outstanding. Most of the success is off the weedline in 20-21 ft of water. The best bait is leaf worms fished straight beneath the boat. With all the fishing pressure, you
need to do some sorting to catch a limit of the bigger fish. The best spot is off the gray condos or by the island on the west end. Largemouth bass are available on the deep weedline in 16-18 ft of water. The best success has come while drop shotting or fishing a split shot rig with a nightcrawler. Good locations are by the Village Supper Club or over by Willow Point. The key to the location are rocks within the weeds. A good fish locator is a necessity to find the best spots. Northern Pike fishing has been average. There is some success but just not great numbers. An average days catch is between 5-6 fish. I’ve been lindy rigging medium suckers in 22-25 ft of water. Good locations include the gray condos and by Browns Channel. Walleye have been slow. Most of the success comes off of leeches or nightcrawlers fished on a lindy rig. The best depth is 22-24 ft of water. My biggest fish of the year was caught last week on a lindy rigged sucker while fishing for northern. The fish was about 26 inches, it was released back into the lake. Good locations are Browns Channel or by the Yacht Club.

Good Luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at


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