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cycleguy
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8/28/14 9:03 PM CST
I'm actually going to use boards and #4 flicker shads a few times later in the season. Hate having to use the heavier rods, but I think getting the cranks away from the boat helps.

I've long lined little twister tails and at times caught some, but usually the longest rod on inside turns did the best. Tells me something.

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8/28/14 4:01 PM CST
I used to fish Geneva a lot - and after labor day is good, but after October 1st it gets to be serious time!

We used to troll straight shaft spinners with plain hook and minnows and get some monster crappies, fall is a great time to do that.

Good luck guys!


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8/28/14 3:17 PM CST
Nice job ......!

bighawg
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8/28/14 3:03 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Got out trolling for a bit tues after work and got into some nice crappies and a bonus walleye in 10-15ft on mini crankbaits. Get through the surface weeds and stay above the rockbass and you should find them. Hopefully all the idiots puts there wakeboarding boats away for the winter after this weekend.

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8/28/14 2:30 PM CST
Trez Click Fishing Reports only at the start of the page and it will show you fishing reports only if the person posting clicks that option when writing his post.

Tresz84
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8/28/14 10:49 AM CST
Is there a dedicated forum on this site anywhere that the lake issues can be moved to. Getting old scrolling through tons of reports dealing with lake issues to get to the actual fishing reports. For those of you that are also IDO members this is how they do this on there site and it works very well.

nightprowler
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8/28/14 10:47 AM CST
Try john at the pier store on linn road he is a couple blocks from the linn launch he normally has anything you need. Had a tough time finding the bigger bass last week but it seems they were there just not eating what I was fishing (drop shot) but I started catching them on Sunday .

Tresz84
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8/28/14 10:42 AM CST
Is there a lake geneva forum out there on this site that is dedicated to actual fishing reports. This forum seems to be more dedicated to problems with boating traffic and lake issues with law enforcment then actual fishing. These metro lakes all seem to have these issues. Would be nice to get a dedicated place to seperate these fishing reports from lake issues.

JeffC
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8/28/14 9:51 AM CST
Finding something once your on the water would be great also. Had to call it a day once just because of no more waxies.

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8/27/14 5:38 PM CST
I just started fishing Geneva again and I was wondering if there is someplace you can buy bait close to the Fontana Launch. I know about Geneva bait and lakeside but coming up through Harvard I was wondering if there is something more on my way to Fontana.

James WOods
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8/27/14 8:48 AM CST
Got out again last night, with similar action, this time I tried in front of Maxwell's though. Good smallies until about 10:00 then only some smaller gills, still very nice to be out.

FishHunter 38.. That is terrible for so many reasons, you are trying to prevent an accident and the cop pretends like he is doing you a solid and not giving you a ticket. Their are so many rules that they could give legit tickets to while enforcing and protecting the lake and at the same time educating boaters. Every weekends boats are too close either to eachother, or to the no wake zone and cops literally do nothing. It is unbelievable. If you wanted to pull people over why don't you sit outside any of the rental places and just follow those boats for awhile. Just like they do on the highway when they sit next to Bars for hours on end. As I said I have lived here my whole life and Cops on this lake are the last to respond every time. Just a complete waste of money. Sorry for the rant but it just makes me mad

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8/26/14 11:59 AM CST
I would be careful with the spot light thing too. I don't remember if it was last year or early this year it happened but it nearly got me a ticket. We were trolling on the north shore about midnight when this boat came up on us and seemed to be getting real close and not turning. They were going pretty slow so I wasn't overly concerned. When they got about 50 yards away I kind of flashed my spot on them. Low and behold it was the police boat. They turned away and stopped about 40 yards away in deeper water. Didn't think much of it until we got past them a little and he flipped his lights on. He came up and said "You know I could give you a ticket for flashing me with that spot light". I said I was only trying to make sure he saw me and I've had other boats almost run me over and catch my lines on a few occasions ( both pleasure boaters and guides) Thanked him for not giving me a ticket and went back to trolling.

Let's Go Fishing
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8/26/14 11:40 AM CST
i went as far as to contact the l. geneva water patrol, and all i got was a generic answer about my concerns, and uneducated boaters, even tho i did mention that sometime in the near future, someone is going to get seriously hurt or killed, guess all we can do is stay vigilent, and keep those high powered beams handy, but from now on i will not just flash it at them, i`m going to make sure they know where i`m at!!! Lips Sealed

James WOods
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8/26/14 9:51 AM CST
Went out last night from 9:00- 11:30 out in front of Military academy. Had nice bass action but not the size. Caught 10 large and 3 smallies. Biggest was only about 2 1/2 lbs though. Mized in some smaller rockies as well but overall nice to be out.

As for the people complaining about boats, I agree with you but the cops on this Lake do a whole lot of nothing. They might as well be part of the Water Safety Patrol because they don't do much. I have lived in this lake my whole life and the only times Cops do things are on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day, the rest of the year they get a nice tan. Go to middle of the lake and meet and chat with eachother and that's it. 2 weeks ago a waverunner exploded in front of my pier, Black dark smoke that you could see from miles away and it took one police boat to very leisurly make his way over. Keep calling all you want but I doubt it will help

DannyD
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8/26/14 9:51 AM CST
For what it's worth I have seen boats pulled over after dark on a few occasions. It's a big lake and I'm sure resources are always under scrutiny to be cut back. Would love to see more patrolling but at least it's not as bad as the chain-o-lakes and the drunken buffoonery that goes on there.

I've come to terms with the situation and do my best to avoid times when crowds are likely. If I'm out early a.m. I usually leave about the time I feel my BP rising as the crowds start. Though I would consider night time an ideal time for some peace so it sucks to hear about this.

I've already scheduled a number of weekdays off after Labor Day and plan to be on the water. This is my favorite time of the year on Geneva. Cooler weather, less pleasure boats, migrating water fowl. Can't wait! And the later sunrise means I can decide early morning whether I'm going to work or fishing and still get out at first light. Those days I have "eye trouble" and take a sick day. Cause I just can't see myself going to work. Cool

-DD

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