Dave Duwe Fishing Guide

Lake Geneva Fishing Report 7/16/18-7/23/18

For me, Lake Geneva continues to be a harder bite than we’ve seen in years past. I’m not sure what the cause is but I’m just not seeing the action that we’ve seen previously. Part of the difficulty is that Delavan Lake is just so good, it’s hard to put in the time on Geneva to figure out the patterns.

Largemouth bass have been biting on the drop shot rig in 15-19 ft of water. The best location is by Covenant Harbor or off of Maytag Point. I’ve been using a Chompers 4 inch finesse worm in pumpkin seed with purple and red flake. The dropper I’ve been using has been 8-12 inches. In early morning hours (5:30-6:00 a.m.) there is a top water bite in the shallows, 6-8 ft of water. Look for the fish in Williams Bay or the beach in Fontana. I’ve been using Chug Bugs in chrome/blue or chrome/black.

Northern Pike fishing has been good in 30 ft of water. Look for the fish east of Cedar Point, Black Point of Belvidere Park in Fontana. The fish can be caught on lindy rigged chubs or suckers. The lindy rigs I use have a 24 inch leader.

Bluegill fishing has been very good in a depth of 18 ft of water. Look for the fish in Covenant Harbor or Elgin Club. The fish can be caught on leaf worms fished on a split shot directly beneath the boat about 6 inches off bottom. The schools can be seen on your graph, I don’t normally fish for them unless I mark the school.

Walleye fishing is still good at night. The best location has been by Knollwood or Trinkes Bay. Concentrate on a depth of 15-17 ft of water. Troll Smithwick Perfect 10’s or large Rapalas approximately 70 feet behind your planer boards. At night the fish are suspended in the water column and are aggressive.

Rock bass are still biting throughout the lake. Try slightly deeper in 14-16 ft of water. They can be caught on nightcrawlers or hair jigs. They are positioned about 3-4 ft above the weed line.

Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063

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