After about 10 days of high pressure, the weather broke at the end of this past week and improved fishing tremendously. With the fall weather in place, the fishing should improve almost daily. For those who are interested, I’ll be speaking at Hoffman Estates Cabela’s Store on October 10th at 7:00 pm of behalf of the Lake Geneva Fishing Club.
Largemouth bass fishing has been improving. The fish are off the weed lines in the deep water approximately 23-25 ft of water. The fish can be caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers or drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms. Green Pumpkin and watermelon seed have been the best colors. Look for the fish by Covenant Harbor, Maytag Point and the weed line by Gage Marine.
Bluegill fishing remains excellent in the 18-20 ft depth range. The best location has been by Elgin Club or the Lake Geneva Yacht Club. You want to fish leaf worms, 6 inches to 1 foot off bottom. The schools are very large and are visible on your graphs and fish finders. I like to use a vertical presentation using my Minn Kota trolling motor to keep me directly over the schools of active fish.
Rock bass fishing has been a little slow. I’m catching a few here and there but without any great numbers. I haven’t isolated the reason yet other than to say I haven’t been specifically looking for them either. The few I have caught have come off of nightcrawlers fished right off bottom.
Walleye fishing remains excellent at night. The fish remain in their same general areas by Trinkes Bay, Williams Bay and Abbey Springs. Trolling remains the best presentation. Medium diving stick baits in chrome/blue or chrome/black are the best choices.
Smallmouth bass fishing is starting to improve with the cooler water temps. They are just off the main lake points in 20-25 ft of water. Look for the fish by Conference Point, South Shore Club or Black Point. I’ve been using lindy rigged nightcrawlers or fat head minnows.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063