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4/28/16 9:13 PM CST
As long as we don't weigh in on dry land and keep everything on the water. Nothing the city can do really. If you read that it is for the city of Lake Geneva and their facilities which we don't use. We have all the permits approved by the DNR. So call who you must. Saturday I will be fishing a small one. Then Sundays will be bigger. Hope to see you out their. The bass don't spawn in May from what I see. From fishing this lake for 30 years its June and into July. Thanks for your support John. Better for 40 boats to do a catch and release tournament then 40 boats with two guys in each boat keeping limits to eat. I don't hate or judge either way. What ever floats your boat.lol

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4/28/16 8:16 PM CST
On Geneva lake the spawn has always been a long drawn out process for the bass, my guess is because of its depth and cooler water temps. We see bass spawning here well into summer most years. I do not feel it would change the population at all to extend the starting date for persons who keep bass. J.M.O. Logically you would think it would, but science data shows that bass spawn through a system of self regulation (meaning they know how to control their own population), through forage density, which is not a problem this lake has. For what its worth, I do not believe this lake will ever have a bass population problem, unless to many is considered a problem. Tip for anyone who cares to know, if your normal patterns of bottom fishing bass is slowed, fish them suspended. You will be pleasantly surprised at what all those marks are you see on your finders screen. Remember we are in a time of tremendous shiner population again, and the bass are more than happy to feed on them than to root for crays or chase down perch. John

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4/28/16 7:29 PM CST
Agree it's a mute point. Just out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on an open bass season, but catch and release till like June 15. Thanks

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4/28/16 6:24 PM CST
I look at bed fishing as just another technique of catching fish, do I do it? (NO) never have , never will. Heck I have bad eyes can't see them :~)) I just always have thought it was hypocritical of that guide for pushing for the ban on tournaments during these two months yet he's still fishing for the small mouth during this time in their spawning areas. Come on dragging an offering through their bed catches them, even if yet most everyone sends them back immediately so as to lessen the impact. This is a mute subject since none of us keyboard heroes are going to change the rules. I suggest going to the DNR hearings and voicing your opinion there, or take the subject to the general fishing forums page. John

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4/28/16 5:27 PM CST
Hi john, I'm interested in a guide trip when your available. Drop me a message so you can put us back onto some 5 pounders! Thanks brent

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4/28/16 5:25 PM CST
I agree that summer months are not good for fish in the live well. Then again, how good is it taking fish off the beds?

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4/28/16 5:17 PM CST
Fellas, as for some of the towns around the lake adopting an ordnance of no tourneys for those two months, its for weigh-ins on towns properties, this is the extent of their powers, theses towns can not dictate what is happening on the lake. Only the WDNR can regulate a ban of tourneys. These towns regulations where placed in by sympathizers of a long time guide of this lakes friends who are uneducated as to the strength of the bass population and the fact that this is a better time to hold fish in live wells than in warmer months down the road. Its was to prevent tournament anglers from sight fishing during the spawn, while fish are protecting their spawning beds. See you on the water soon. John

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4/28/16 2:23 PM CST
So people are going to fish as far as what? The narrows? Only in the bay and Fontana. I'll be honest, if I see 20 boats firing out of Williams Bay at 6:00 am, I'm calling somebody. Ideally I'd like to see the bass fishing catch and release till June 26. Again, I have no problems with a tournament, just not at that time of year.

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4/28/16 11:32 AM CST
I think that is a City of Lake Geneva policy, and not enforceable in the other towns around the lake, such as Williams Bay where that tourney is being held?

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4/28/16 9:29 AM CST
Nothing against tournaments, but this is a great common sense policy. Hope people follow the law.

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4/28/16 9:26 AM CST
http://www.lwm-info.org/411/163---Fishing-Tournament-Rules---Lake-Ge

You are correct. Legally can't have an organized tournament on Lake Geneva from opening weekend until June 26

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4/28/16 7:40 AM CST
I thought an ordinance was passed by the town of Geneva that there could be no tournaments in the month of May.

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4/27/16 4:17 PM CST
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As far as John and Billy they are good friends and both very good fisherman. I been in John's boat more then a few time's and never had a bad time and next to Billy's more then once with being greeted always with a smile. The lake is big enough for the two of them. Lets not forget Doug Becker he is also a guide and a beast on catching big bass. I am pretty sure they all talk and help out each other. I hope they all have great seasons as I like them all. But them other guild's will be in trouble with the years these guys have together. JMO

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4/26/16 8:53 AM CST
Yes the pier fishing will be getting better with each day. There are public piers in the towns around the lake. As the gamefish is not opening till may 7th the rock bass and perch will give you plenty of action. Hope that helps.

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4/26/16 7:55 AM CST
Sorry, I know this has probably Been asked before but is there any shore fishing here? Want to take the kids out for some pan fish

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