Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Fish Lake Geneva, 6/3/24 – 6/10/24

Rock bass are concentrated on the shallow flats in 10-12 ft of water. They can be caught on fat head minnows or on nightcrawlers. Last week it was almost every cast that produced a fish at a certain spot near Fontana. The basic rig is a split shot and a single hook. This time of year, the fish are pretty much everywhere in the shallows. The key to catching them is making sure you have enough bait.
Smallmouth bass are starting to bed. They are located in 10-12 ft of water. They can be caught on hair jigs or on nightcrawlers. The best location is by Elgin Club or by Coleman’s Point. With this warmer weather they should become more active.

Bluegills are in 3-4 ft of water. I’ve been catching them around boat docks. Good locations have been by Williams Bay Municipal Piers and by Gage Marine. They are biting on leaf worms fished on bobbers. Largemouth bass have been becoming more active every day as the temps improve. The best location has been by the beach in Lake Geneva or by the Geneva Inn. They can either be caught on Chompers fished on a football head jig or nightcrawlers fished on a split shot rig. With the warmer weather, we should have a good couple of weeks of good fishing while the fish are shallow.
Perch are schooled up in the shallows. They are in 8-10 ft of water. The best approach is slip bobbers with small fat head minnows. Look for the fish by Belvidere Park and by Knollwood. The biggest problem is catching the bigger fish. You will likely catch 2 or 3 small fish before you hook any keepers.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-


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