Lake Geneva Fishing report 6/4/18 through 6/10/18
Fishing on Lake Geneva is improving but the lake is still on the cold side. We had a good run of really hot weather but then it cooled off again and slowed the process. The bass are just about done spawning and the rock bass are starting to bite. The fishing seems to be about a 1-2 weeks behind normal for early June.
Walleye fishing is the best bite on the lake right now. The walleyes are in 8-12 ft of water in the weed flats like Williams Bay or Cisco Bay. The best success is trolling large crank baits approximately 70 ft behind your planer boards. The best time is at night. As the boat traffic has been increasing the biggest issue is floating weeds.
Rock bass are starting to bite. The best location has been by Belvidere Park and by Elgin Club. The best approach is split shot rigged nightcrawlers or fishing a white hair jigs. The best depths is 12-14 ft. Get ready, this bite gets huge in the coming weeks, schedule a trip with your kids as the action can be non-stop.
Smallmouth bass have completed spawning. They are still around their spawning flats, like Elgin Club, South Shore Club and Belvidere Park but they are beginning to move to main lake points. The best approach is Carolina rigging small grubs and 4 inch finesse worms in green pumpkin. I’ve been working a depth of 12-16 ft of water.
Bluegills are starting to bite in the shallows in 6-8 ft of water. The best area is by Trinkes and the Riviera Piers. Fish small leaf worms and wax worms under Thill slip bobbers for the best success.
Largemouth bass will be spawning within the next week. They’ll be located by Trinkes, Williams Bay and the beach in Fontana. Fish hard sand bottoms for the best chances. They can be caught in a variety of way, one being a Senko, the second option is a jig and the third is a tube bait. Live bait fisherman can also catch them on a split shot rigged nightcrawler.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For Guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063