Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Delavan Lake, 9/11/23 – 09/18/23

Walleye fishing has started to improve. They are positioned in the 12-15 ft depth range on the weedline. The best lures are the chrome/blue and chrome/black jerk baits. Look for the fish  around the main lake points like the Village Supper Club and Willow Point. You can catch some fish on live bait by lindy rigging nightcrawlers. This has been working during the day. Northern pike are starting to put the feed bag on for winter. They are in the medium depth weeds in 12-15 ft of water. The best presentation is casting white spinner baits or using ½ oz rattle traps in chrome/blue. The best location has been by the gray condos or down by the island. Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent. Most of my success has been coming in under 10 ft of water. The key to the presentation is finding the sandy holes in the weeds and flipping a split shot rigged nightcrawler or an All Terrain Stik fished Wacky rigged. The best color is watermelon seed or green pumpkin. Lakeside Bait and Tackle has an ample supply. For minnow fishermen, there is some success fishing small or medium suckers under a slip float in the shallow weeds. I position the bait a foot above the weeds. Crappie fishing is starting to improve with the cooler water. They are located in the 15 ft weeds. Cast a small 1/32 oz cubby jig with a split shot position 1 ft above it.

They split shot will allow you to cast much further and also let it sink faster into the fishable water. The best location is by Browns Channel or the Delavan Lake Marina.
Bluegill fishing has been slow for me. I haven’t fished for them much. I believe most of the bigger fish are suspended over the main lake basin 10-15 ft down in 40 ft of water. Look for the fish off of the Yacht Club or by Willow Point.

Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-

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