Lake Geneva, Walworth County

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TODAY @ 1:56 PM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

As for launch if it’s busy I will use municipal pier ( being solo ) and do the same as Jay (at Williams bay ) is great at getting you out but yes there are times someone will tie up and you must politely ask the them to slid back but generally if not busy I will tie off to launch pier just use common sense there. Had a awesome couple from 8am till 12pm and it was about getting the momma fish and the gills, perch, sunnies , rock bass a little smallmouth and largemouth fell to her drop shot and crawler piece. We fished 8ft to 32ft made a starting long drift with boat in 26ft ending in 18ft while momma dropped over side we casted drop shot and plastic let out line and drag with wind. For us it was here and there and although great fighters nothing over 2lbs but then again we were having to much fun watching fish after fish get caught now the size was not huge but she had 50 at 8 inch and 50 under and that’s not counting the Rocky’s and perch. We made a deep drift then a shallow drift 12 to 14 ft with same results moved to a short deep drift bigger gills same size bass this was 19 to 32 feet. Made a move and a 21 to 26 feet drift she never skipped a beat on fire but what about us not happening mad a change to c-rig and bingo a little smallmouth for him and oh my she gets a bigger one on pc of crawler gotta love it but you know she’s going to have sore arms tomorrow. Sorry no pics but no time with this one to busy unhooking and almost all lip hooked told you she was on it. 

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TODAY @ 8:51 AM
Zmaniac
Zmaniac
USER since 2/8/06

That sounds like a pretty good procedure. You didn’t tie up the ramp while fetching your truck. If someone pulled up they could still launch. The other boat would have tied up the launch while he fetched his vehicle which isn’t a good idea.

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TODAY @ 6:13 AM
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damitdon
damitdon
MEMBER since 4/27/11

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

Fished Sunday looking for larger bluegills. Didn't find any over 8 inches. Checked 7 spots. The fish I did find were not where I found them the last couple of years.

I launch at Williams Bay. When coming in I tie up at the municipal pier, then tell the harbor master my boat is at the pier (I fish solo), and my car is in the lot. He tells me which pier and when to back my trailer up. I thought this was the correct procedure but when I was backing my trailer in, another boat had pulled into the dock. I told him I was going to be putting my boat on the trailer and he was in my way. He said that he was there first. I explained my procedure and he grudgingly moved out of the way. I am wondering what the correct procedure is?   


Edited on 6/18/18 6:14 AM
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6/17/18 @ 5:34 PM
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

A couple from today stay cool have a great day. Will be going to the night bite but will do mornings have open dates in July thanks to all who have shared the boat with me.

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6/17/18 @ 5:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished Saturday with three sisters and dad we started at 6am till 11:30am and it was a drop shot day and the three lady’s were going at it we were in 16ft casting in and we moved four times catching largemouth, smallmouth and rock bass. It started on first cast with the two sisters hooking up with a largemouth and a rock bass this started the banter this went on and on the whole time we were only catching one here and there as the two slowed dad and the sister up front took off by the end of the trip the were so close it was a toss up to who had more but to say we had a great day was a understatement. A great day with a awesome family. Sunday was a Father’s Day treat for me as I had a grandad dad and two sons we started at 6:15am till 11:30am and it was the drop shot day so we went at it with the son in front lighting it up with a flurry of largemouth and rock bass as the morning went on he cooled off and the rest of the boat had the chance to catch a bunch. We only moved 5 times staying in 22ft and under the best depth was 14ft. As the front of the boat losing his lead he dropped the hammer on a big largemouth but not to be outdone was bro with a fat smallmouth. Thank you guys and to all the fathers have a happy and great day.

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6/16/18 @ 5:24 PM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Yesterday it was a one man smallmouth event from 6am till 11am we started in 20ft casting in my first cast is a 20 inch largemouth meanwhile the first smallmouth is caught ( little guy) on c- rigs then we both missed a couple hits time to move. We set up in 26ft casting in and when I was told to get net a fat smallmouth was caught then it was my turn over and over ( he wanted to net them I quess ) we also missed a couple made a move 24ft casting in but to no avail move on this time we were looking for cover as the rain caught up to us 30 min. delay switch to drop shot work 15ft casting in and largemouth and rock bass were there time for one last spot back to c-rig in 26ft casting in and this time I get net biggest smallmouth of day and a great day with a awesome client. Was back at 4pm till 8:30pm it was two adults with a young one and it was all him with non stop gills and rock bass with a couple largemouth for dad and uncle. We did the drop shot with the young man using Crawler pc and dad and uncle using plastic. We fished in 16ft and under and did not move much as the young man was uneasy but it all went great. As far as gills I spent last fall catching and marking huge schools of 7 to 9 inch gills in 30 to 60 feet and some of the schools were bigger then a house. As for crappie they are fine but with all the mimic shinners and lack of weed growth they are along break lines chewing away. They can be caught but it takes some work and patience remember the wind helps greatly. I think John is still guiding if you want the crappie. 

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6/16/18 @ 5:50 AM
crappie Bob
crappie Bob
USER since 6/9/03

Sorry this is not a report either.  But as far as panfish spawning, it has been quite sometime since i have caught any nice bluegill out of Geneva.  just lots of dinks or 6-7" ers.  wondering if there are just too many gills or gills were over harvested.  And crappies,  forget it

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6/16/18 @ 5:15 AM
crappie Bob
crappie Bob
USER since 6/9/03

Hea Dave:

 I think John must have caught all the crappie in the lake. And then when he realized there were no more he moved to Heyward. 

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6/15/18 @ 11:03 PM
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Csection
Csection
USER since 5/3/11

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Panfish are spawning. Lots of pumpkin seeds on beds. Super easy to catch in 12-14ft. Be selective in your harvest. 

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6/14/18 @ 7:28 PM
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William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Had a two man we started at 5am till 11am it was a drop shot day and 13ft casting in was on. It took 30 min. To get them the feel and then it was largemouth then smallmouth then rock bass then repeat this went on for a least a hour with one hot stick and one doing all he could to keep up and me loving every minute. We made a move and set up in 10feet casting in and out and to no surprise out caught a couple of largemouth and rock bass but we did not want to intervene on other anglers so we made a move set up in 22ft casting in with the hot stick hooking up on a couple largemouth then nothing slid shallower but still no go so off we went. Next stop we set up in 19ft casting in with the hot stick still catching largemouth and us rock bass oh ya and a smallmouth. On a last stop we start in 14ft casting in and out this time the hot stick casts in and catches largemouth and we catch rock bass while bringing in a rock a smallmouth follows on next cast the smallmouth hits and ends a great day. Today it was a drop shot and very slow lift and drop. Thanks guys to a blast of a day

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