Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Lake Geneva, 5/13/24 – 5/20/2024

Bluegill fishing has been all right. Most of the fish are being caught in the bays around
the marina piers. Look for the fish in Geneva Bay and Williams Bay. Most of the fish are being caught on
slip bobbered red worms or leaf worms. The best depth is 4-5 ft.
Rock bass are starting to show up in the shallows. They are in the 5-6 ft depth range. Fat head
minnows or nightcrawler pieces are producing most of the fish. The way to fish for them is a split shot
rig, single hook with a 3/0 split shot. With the wind being such that it has, I would drift fish for them.
Perch are also in the shallows, in a 5-6 ft depth range. Look for the fish by Knollwood or
Rainbow Point. The fish are being caught on slip bobbered small minnows. Most of the fish have been
rather small, you will need to sort quite a few to get a decent amount to keep. Unlike the Rock bass, I
would be anchoring near the scattered weeds with sand bottom.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been very slow. The fish that are being caught have been on slow
rolling spider grubs on or near bottom. Some locations where you see active bait fish can be decent if
you use hair jigs swimming them back to the boat. The best locations has been by Geneva Inn and
Maytag Point.
Largemouth bass fishing has been sporadic. The only active fish that are being caught are in
Abbey Harbor or Geneva Bay. This year Trinkes bay was dredged out and the water clarity is very low.
The shallow fish I’ve been catching have been on split shot rigged nightcrawlers in 4-5 ft of water. The
key to the largemouth at this point, is finding the warmest water on the lake.

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