Lake Geneva, Walworth County

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TODAY @ 6:04 AM
Ranger77
Ranger77
USER since 10/22/14

I just got back from sturgeon bay and I'm ready to go back. I didn't have to wake up at 2:30am to get a spot at the launch.

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5/26/16 @ 11:51 PM
pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

Lol

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5/26/16 @ 10:35 PM
splashman
splashman
USER since 6/26/01

So how early do we have to be at Williams Bay launch to get a spot on the weekends?   Been a long time since I hit the lake. Just moved back from Sturgeon Bay. This is as close to the good smallie fishing as I can get!   :)

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5/25/16 @ 11:28 AM
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william heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Went out from 7pm till 8:30pm fished with James and while the rain came down we held off till it stopped to launch started on north shore in 8 to 12 feet with no bites and plenty of slime so we headed to the south shore same depth and no slime and the bass were there the females were on the deeper edge and the bucks were ganged up and feeding we ended up with 20 males and 2 females with the big being 4.09lb all released all caught on a drag and hop of the jig. I would have fished all night had James been able to came in at dark. The key was to set the hook ASAP upon feeling the jig get mushy. The orange color was the setting sun it was awesome.

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5/24/16 @ 2:01 PM
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djhoff
djhoff
USER since 1/21/09

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

Headed out and trolled for Lakers with my father in law, no trout but he got a dandy Muskie.  The second one this year my wife got one in April trolling for trout. Both fish came deep on spoons,  today's was picked up in 140 feet of water on a spoon with a 12 oz snap weight.  The skies are getting big you have to love that Cisco forage.  I'm assuming the future Muskie fishery on this lake is going to be deep water trolling over flats.  Both fished revived perfectly and shot off with no problems plus one for genevas cooler water.

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5/24/16 @ 10:22 AM
Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12

William: Have you tried very tiny Chartreuse flys or jigs. They work wonders for Crappie on lake Geneva. Don't tip them with anything. 

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5/23/16 @ 3:11 PM
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thefishingboy
thefishingboy
USER since 9/11/04

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Pier fished all over the lake this morning. Was rewarded with a nice basket of rock bass and crappie. The crappie were real finicky and stubborn. Literally had to cast on top of the same fish a dozen times until it would bite. Largemouth are everywhere and I saw some pigs, especially around linn pier but they were tight lipped. Also 3 Muskie slowly swim by, one was easily 40inch class if not bigger and 20+ pounds. It was the fattest ski I have ever seen.

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5/23/16 @ 10:14 AM
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william heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Fished the anglers choise in Sunday also a usa bassen we took off at 6am till 2pm and while I am not big on bedfishing after two hours of casting for largemouths and only boating two we had to break down and while I held the boat in position my partner Ricky dasko was quick to boat three smallies all in the three lb range. As we had our five it was back to casting the defender jig and after two hours I was rewarded with a 5.89 largemouth and at 1:30pm we boated a 3.8 largemouth giving us 17.62lb and 3rd place. Big bass ended up being a 6.42 largemouth with the same team having 20lbs and they did not bedfish instead they casted the day away. The cool thing was all the tournament guys telling me about crappie setting up on the blocks. The time is now as the males are out in the open and the females are swimming around looking for a mate also the sunnies are all over. I also did see 2 big skies in 8 to 10 ft and are on the move. The lake did get busy after. 10ish. Keep moving and plastic will get the job done.

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5/21/16 @ 8:05 PM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

Thanks for the intel boys.

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5/21/16 @ 5:41 PM
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william heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Hit the lake on fri from 6am till 6pm fished solo till 1pm then nick joined in the first half of the day I spent much of my time looking. What I saw was smallies making beds largemouth swimming all over a big musky being lazy and bluegill,perch,crappie and even a couple of eyes and a big pike all in 8 to 12 feet. The afternoon was about catching some fat largemouth and while the little ones would eat the drop shot the big girls were having none of that but we did end up with 2 at 5lbs and 17 smaller but no smallies. 

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5/21/16 @ 4:40 PM
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william heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Hit the lake on fri from 6am till 6pm fished solo till 1pm then nick joined in the first half of the day I spent much of my time looking. What I saw was smallies making beds largemouth swimming all over a big musky being lazy and bluegill,perch,crappie and even a couple of eyes and a big pike all in 8 to 12 feet. The afternoon was about catching some fat largemouth and while the little ones would eat the drop shot the big girls were having none of that but we did end up with 2 at 5lbs and 17 smaller but no smallies. 

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5/21/16 @ 4:00 PM
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pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

57ish last night north shore 

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5/21/16 @ 12:08 PM
Newklear
Newklear
USER since 5/21/16

Can anyone give me a current water temp. Planning on hitting Geneva tomorrow and was curious what to expect. Thank you!

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5/21/16 @ 9:16 AM
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pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Night Time

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

We're worse at taking pictures than catching fish but here's a crappy pic of a ski we caught trolling last night. Probably 36-37" 

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5/20/16 @ 4:18 PM
AllDayIDreamAboutSmallies
AllDayIDreamAboutSmallies
MEMBER since 3/14/06

You can get the "Defender Jig" at Daves bait in Crystal Lake for sure and I think maybe at Triangle in Antioch also.

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