Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Delavan Lake, 9/5/23 – 9/12/23

Well Labor Day weekend has come and gone. The pleasure boaters have been drastically reduced but there are still a lot of fishing boats. That’s not a big surprise since Delavan is a great lake in the fall! Northern Pike can either be caught trolling crank baits in the weeds or by fishing suckers just off the weed line. I’ve been using large bass crank baits such as the Fat Free Shad or the Wally Diver in the fire tiger pattern. I use 12 lb. Test so my lure can reach optimum depth. The best depth I’ve been fishing is 20-25 ft of water. My larger fish have come suspended 5-6 ft off bottom.

The best location has been by the Village Supper Club or by Browns Channel. Walleye fishing still remains on the slow side. I have been catching one here or there, but the pattern is still hard to determine. The water is too warm for the walleyes to be in their typical fall pattern. Hopefully if we get some cool weather soon the fish will turn on. The fish I’ve been catching
have all been on nightcrawlers fished on a split shot right on the weed line. Largemouth bass remains the best bite on the lake. They can either be caught around the boat docks or off the main lake weed points. Senkos or nightcrawlers have been producing all of my fish. You
can catch an occasional bass on the northern suckers as well. The best location has been by Willow Point and by the Village Supper Club.
I am still catching some nice bluegills in the 18-20 ft range. I’m catching a lot in the 9-10 inch range. Small red worms or nightcrawler pieces are producing most of the action. I’ve been straight lining right beneath my anchored boat. The best location has been by the gray condos, Yacht Club point or in front of the launch by Lake Lawn Lodge.

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