We’ve had some strong high pressure systems this week which has made the fishing tougher than it already was on Lake Geneva. The walleye pike bite is still your best bet but it’s still only a night bite.
Largemouth bass fishing has been average in the 14-17 ft depth range. The fish can be found on the weed line by Trinkes, the 700 club and Covenant Harbor. The best approach is drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms or in the early morning hours fishing chug bugs in chrome/blue or chrome/black. Once we get a weather change and the pressure drops we should see this bite get stronger.
Bluegill action remains steady in 18-20 ft of water. The best location remains by Elgin Club or Gage Marine. The bluegills are biting about 6 inches to 1 foot off bottom. You want to use leaf worms or trout worms for the best success.
Walleye fishing remains excellent when there is any wind at night. The bite is best between 9:00 pm and 2:00 am. Medium diving stick baits have been producing most of the fish. Chrome & blue and chrome & black have been producing well. Fish the stick baits just above the weed line. The best location has been by Trinkes, Abbey Springs or in Williams Bay.
Some Lake Trout are being caught in the main lake basin about 70-80 feet down in 110 feet of water. Chrome/Blue or Chrome/green spoons are producing most of the action. You want to fish for them at first light for the best chance of success. The end of the season is drawing near so if you haven’t tried for them, make sure you get out soon.
Smallmouth bass have been extremely hard to find. They’ve vanished into their deep water haunts. There are a few being caught by Gage Marine or the Yacht Club in 20-22 ft of water. The best chance for success is lindy rigged nightcrawlers or yellow perch. The large schools aren’t available now but expected back as we get into fall.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063