Lake Geneva, Walworth County

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10/19/17 @ 11:57 AM
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Tim Bromley
Fenwick70
MEMBER since 2/26/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Jimmy, sounds like you have the speed right. Rockys will hit anything! Lol

I prefer to run a variety of cranks to start. Some slim baits, some bigger body baits, different lengths, depths etc and then dial it in from there. I’ve had the preference change by the hour not to mention the day. I always have something purple and something perch colored in any bait I run. 

Hope that helps a little! 

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10/19/17 @ 10:04 AM
svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06

What is the secret to convincing game fish to hit a crankbait while trolling? I have the rocky bite down pat!! Maybe I'm trolling too slow?? 1.6-1.9 is where I am typically at. Thanks.


Jimmy

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10/18/17 @ 8:26 PM
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Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

Thank you William. Best of luck to you on the water the rest of this week. 

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10/18/17 @ 6:16 PM
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William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Was out today a 2 Man and 1 lady and let's say these three were having fun as we started a c-rig drift starting in 26 feet and when we went to move and they were reeling in the back of the boat lands a little smallmouth and the ribbing starts. We move and start in 40 feet ending in 21 and while we had a few hits nothing in the boat as I pull the boat out the front of the boat hooks up on a bigger smallmouth which ends up being a 3.14lb. This was in 26ft so we cast the area and get a few more hits so we move and set up in 32ft sliding into 24ft with a couple more little smallmouth but the young lady in the middle was still fish less so we made a switch to gills and it was what was needed as the middle took over the fish lead till her ol man in the back figured it out then the front dialed it in and then the musky came in to see what was going on and that was it for 20 min at which point the little smallmouth moved in and we went looking for bigger smallmouth. That was in 32 feet and we were using drop shot and crawler pc. We went back to c-rig and drop shot and plastic in 23 to 29 feet but it was more little smallmouth. It is awesome to see the little smallmouth and they seem to be everywhere. As far as the inflow the only one that I good is Fontana the rest need very high water for the pike to get into and if they go over the dam in town they cannot get back into lake. The water temp was 64.5 at 2pm 

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10/18/17 @ 6:13 PM
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Greg Small
Let's Go Fishing
USER since 3/18/03

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Dr. Of Fishology, water temp last night was 63. Fished with Kevin last night, starting around 6pm. Started on the flats, 1st hour was slow, but at 7pm, we had fish on as soon as we started dragging our crankbaits. The fast bite lasted about an hour, with 7 or so bass getting boated. Kevin boated the biggest bass, at 3.09lbs. Most fish came in 11-13 fow. After that flurry, we picked up 5 more, before calling it a night around 11:30. Good luck, good fishing, Woody!! Ps, the big girl are not showing yet, but it won't be long.

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10/18/17 @ 3:32 PM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

Looking for main lake water temp?

 Thank You

Mark

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10/17/17 @ 12:20 PM
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William Heim

nightprowler

As far as the pike thing with no inflowing creeks other then Fontana

Pulled out the map there total of 15 into the lake...two out


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10/17/17 @ 8:47 AM
Justin Halpenny
Justin Halpenny
MEMBER since 5/27/17

Hey catchin' that must have been an isolated incident.  The LM bass are said not to carry the tapeworm.  Being that you saw it in the gill, it may have been some kind of gill fluke, or some type of copepod, and not a tapeworm.  From what I have read, tapeworm primarily live in the intestines and feed of the waste of a fish species.  Nonetheless, this is a good discussion, and thanks to all my fellow Linkers for the replies.

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10/17/17 @ 12:15 AM
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Tim Bromley
Fenwick70
MEMBER since 2/26/16

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

Tough night trolling for us. Couple rock bass and a couple smaller largemouth. Tried from 8ft out to 20ft. Wind forecast was WAY off. Certainly was not 5-7mph! Back at it Thursday. 

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10/16/17 @ 9:13 PM
catchn'
catchn'
USER since 6/27/10

Re: Tapeworms

I am normally a catch and release fisherman, but in July I accidentally gill hooked a LM bass and it died. I was going to clean it until I found a tapeworm crawling out from under the gill plate while it was on the cutting board. I was shocked but thought it was an isolated incident until I read some of these recent reports discussing pike and tapeworms. Should we be concerned about the bass as well? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

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