Fishing has been very good with the warmer weather!
The smallmouth are still in the shallows spawning. They are being readily caught either with leeches, nightcrawlers or tube jigs. Due to the cool spring the pleasure boat traffic has been very light. The best location for Smallmouth bass has been either Belvidere Park or the Elgin Club. Try for the fish in 12-15 ft of water. Most of my fish are being caught on split shot rigged nightcrawlers. The best depth has been 11 or 12 ft of water. The key to success have been the wind. The wind has been very light lately, so you need heavy wind to drift properly. Rock bass are literally found throughout the lake. They have not spawned yet. The best depth is 6-8 ft of water. Most of the fish are being caught on nightcrawlers. Look for the fish by the Military Academy or by Fontana Beach. Walleyes have been very good. The only success is coming at night in 12-15 ft of water. Try trolling medium diving crankbaits. The best success is the Walleye Bandit in chrome/Blue or Chrome/Black. Look for the fish in Trinkes Bay or in Geneva Bay. The best time is between midnight and 4 a.m. The perch are in the 6-8 ft depth range. They can be caught on slip bobbered fat head minnows or leaf worms. The best location is by Knollwood or Rainbow Point. The fish are very aggressive and are schooling. Largemouth bass are spawning at the present time. They can be caught on their beds or just off their beds. Nightcrawlers on a split shot rig are a good option. Lizards fished on a light weight and a spinning rod have produced quite a few fish. The best location has been Geneva bay or Trinkes.
Good Luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 608-883-2050