Lake Geneva fishing is in the mid summer pattern. Most of the fish are in their deep water haunts. Most of the game fish are associating with hard bottom in 20-25 ft of water.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been average. Most of the fish are being taken on drop shot rigged grubs or finesse worms. Look for the bass by Gage Marine, Elgin Club or by Linn pier. Within the next couple of weeks, the smallmouth bass should be in big schools and become more accessible to anglers.
Largemouth bass are being caught by Covenant Harbor, Maytag Point and on the weed line by Trinkes. The best presentation is working on the outside of the weed line. Either dragging a football head jig with a twister tail or Carolina rigging a 6 inch lizard in green pumpkin.
Northern pike fishing remains consistent in a depth range of 33-35 ft of water. Lindy rigging Chubs or suckers is, as always, the best approach. Look for them near the boat channel in Fontana, Cedar Point or just to the west of Black Point. With the warm water, this bite will remain consistent for about another month.
Bluegills are off the weed line in the main lake basin approximately 18-20 ft down. The best location is by Gage Marine, Elgin Club and by the Yacht Club. The best bait is leaf worms fished on a small split shot, leaving the bait approximately 6 inches to 1 foot off bottom.
Walleye fishing remains the best bite on the lake. The fish are by Knollwood, Trinkes and by the buoy line in Fontana. You need to look for them between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. it is doubtful that you’ll find them any other time. A good chop on the lake will also help the bite.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063