Lake Geneva, Walworth County

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12/9/17 @ 7:52 PM
SkiLLz4GiLLz
SkiLLz4GiLLz
USER since 2/4/09

Man thats a beautiful looking fish fry!!! What time we eating!! Lol

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12/9/17 @ 7:49 PM
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Lod-eye Guy
Lod-eye Guy
USER since 12/9/17

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waning Gibbous

Out last night 12/8 with Guide John Trossen who always puts my buds and I on the walleyes. Last night was no exception and a beautiful night to be out. Fully open water and Xmas lights everywhere along shore. First 5 minutes, a very angry, 30” northern in the boat. Back he went to chill. Then 10 straight legal eyes that kept us busy. What a night! Thanks John, for another great outing. Will be back n your boat soon. 

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12/7/17 @ 12:10 PM
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TenPlus
TenPlus
USER since 12/7/17

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous

Looking forward to our another trip for walleye on Geneva, it seems like the colder it gets the bigger the fish. Last time we were out with John was the middle of February 2017, said there is a school of 19-21" walleyes we can catch now and maybe get lucky and land another trophy tomorrow night. Thanks for all the reports and updates.

Edited on 12/8/17 11:23 AM
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12/4/17 @ 12:04 PM
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

A couple more pics. Will be up at mil. Ice fishing show this weekend stop by and let’s talk fishing 

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12/4/17 @ 11:52 AM
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William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

I am sorry for late report as I have been at it day and night what a blast it has been. On nov 28 I spent the day catching smallmouth and a eye on big green on wed I had a seminar for the walleyes unlimited on icing Geneva lake trout late night. Was back on Geneva on Friday with a father and son and friend we started at 8am till 1pm we drifted c-rigs and plastic in 40 to 14 ft. found them deep 30plus and boated and missed one did that redrift four times then move nothing so we keep moving stopping back at first spot they slid in as we boated and missed a couple in 26ft we redrift getting one in 18ft. we ended with 12 on boating 5 all in the 3lb range. Was back out with one man on fri night at 6pm till 9:30pm we trolled the windy shore lines with stickbaits in 14ft to 8ft. and it was game on the whole time hooking up 26 times and landing 20 something walleyes all in the 16 to 23 inch range. We were releasing upon catching and I think he lost two the whole time. I talked to two other boats that fished the same area around midnight and they were still there and biting. I had a morning guide and was told to come in plenty caught and he was impressed with system. I was back at it with a husband and wife at 8am on sunday we started at 8am till 2pm we started with c-rig for the guys and a drop-shot and fathead. We were fishing in 26ft to 18ft and could not get a bite so we move and move and move fishing 30feet to 14ft. On one of our moves we stop and chat only to find that they had caught a couple deeper we slid out to 40ft and drift with the c-rig with swimbait getting the first big smallmouth then after a couple bites nothing. We make a couple moves drifting deeper and the c-rig strikes with a miss and another big smallmouth. Time runs out and its in and back out at 6pm till 10pm with a one man trolling in the 16ft to 8ft. With the lake a sheet of glass we should have been casting but he wanted to see the trolling system so we stuck it out and landed a big trout in 9ft and a pike in 11ft but the eyes were not liking us tonight. When we cam in I talked to a young man in a little boat he caught a limit casting and had a blast. Was back out sunday morn with one man we started at 6:30am and crappie fished while I did my weekly Mike Jackson radio show from 7am till 7:15am we caught and missed a few crappie and bluegill. With the show done we head out for smallmouth. He was using the drop shot (his choice) I went with c-rig and swimbait and the c-rig hit first and then a couple of misses he switched over to c-rig and we worked the area over then make a move. We were in 40 to 30 feet at 2nd area I get hits and no hookups and he switched back to drop shot and starts landing perch so we move and I get a smallmouth in 32feet. Thank you to all the cliants  this last two weeks. Having trolled this lake after the walleye crash in the 80s it is awesome to see the number of eyes being boated. While me and John were happy to boat 3 to 5 back then its a reminder that if we do not take care of it will go thru the same crash and there will be no more rebuilding as the dnr has said that they will not be able to dump extended growth as the price is to high. Please take this into account as we could have a great fishing for years to come also I believe that the eyes will crop down the perch and this will bring back our jumbo perch as we are starting to see the perch size go up the last couple years. Do not get me wrong I love a walleye dinner but also want to see the lake balance out for years of great walleye and perch fishing.

Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
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12/3/17 @ 10:29 PM
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Muskybill1
Muskybill1
USER since 6/26/01

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Saw the full moon at 6pm Saturday, got the itch, texted John Trossen to see if he was available, and got the returned text, "How soon can you be here?". Arrived at 8:15 and fished till  the wee hours of Sunday.  Got 7 nice walleyes 15-19" and their bellies were full as the feedbag continues.  Water was 46 and probably less on Sunday as the air was 23 when we got off the water.  In addition, got 3 northern, the largest was a fat 29".  As Kingfisher said, John is really dialed in.  He said the fish were down there, we were just getting the hungry ones.  Hope to get out there again with him this year, its a blast when he puts you on the nice fish..

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12/3/17 @ 4:10 PM
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krazykarl33
krazykarl33
USER since 12/15/09

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Full Moon

I fished from 5:30-9 last night and caught 6 pike and an eye.  Wish I could have stayed out longer.  Perfect night and good fishing.  Nice work John!  Say your truck at the launch and was wondering how you guys did.  Seems like lots of good sized eater fish showing up this year.

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12/2/17 @ 10:07 AM
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Geneva Kid
Geneva Kid
MEMBER since 1/1/06

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Fished gills & perch in the morning doing well. 60-70 gills caught and 7 nice perch in addition to this 20" Smallie. All fish caught on red worms using slip bobbers in 14', not a bite on waxies this time out and had to be in weeds or no bites! 15 gills kept for the pan!

Trinkies Launch still had the pier in which made it nice to launch.

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12/2/17 @ 9:37 AM
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KingFisher20
KingFisher20
USER since 1/17/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Struggled last time out night fishing for walleye so called John Trossen for a trip last night and WOW, what a difference! He’s dialed in and we had our 3 man limit within a few hours...biggest being 5#. Yes, he is still around and he’s probably the best fisherman on the lake. We learned a lot and are much more confident going out next time. We also boated three norskis and my buddy caught a real nice lake trout. Beauty night to be out; we caught 20 fish total! 

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Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
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12/1/17 @ 4:40 PM
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Daruoho
Daruoho
USER since 1/12/06

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Water was 45 degrees today.

WB pier is still in.


Landed 7 Smallies today, one little guy and 6 nice ones 18.5”-19.5”, didn’t crack the 20” mark for a change. nice day to be out, quite a few other boats on the water as well. This will probably be the last weekend for us, after Monday it gets COLD...

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