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Let's Go Fishing
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

cycleguy
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8/26/14 8:12 AM CST
Start calling complaints in to the Williams Bay area... and others that run police boats on the lake. Williams Bay police love to sit in the middle of the lake and write tickets for driving too fast after hours.... BUT, they use the sunset time posted in boating regs. It can be clear, sun still lighting the sky enough you never know it (technical sunset time) is coming, and they will write a ticket. Once it gets actually dark, they go in and take the evening off.

Musky_john
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8/26/14 12:00 AM CST
I can confirm the boat without lights flying on the water in the dark as it scared the shit out me as well as it whizzed by.... Not sure I have ever seen such a stupid act.... I agree with the lack of common sense... Fishing black point and close to shore and some stupid boater cut between me and shore I could have castes over his boat... Not sure what to do.... Maybe look for alternative lakes.

pinboy
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8/25/14 12:59 PM CST
Each of the last 3 times out at night I've had big boats running dangerously close 2 with no lights at all.As much as I'd like to throw something at them that's not the answer. The only thing I can suggest is to stay alert and always have a good high power spot light within arms reach. I know for a fact that it has saved my life. Sad but true.... Stay safe

prov
prov
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8/25/14 12:53 PM CST
Got out last night from 10-2 with a buddy Steve-had to get out for the new moon phase.I have never seen Geneva so dark,caught smallies largemouth rockies and walleye casting cranks down by fontanna.On the posts about the idiot boaters I have run across many myself,but don't think I would cast weights at them firing projectiles is the same arrest as a gun or missle in the eye of the law.Most of them don't even no they are doing anything wrong.

[This post was last edited on 8/25/14 at 12:54 PM]
Hook SetM
Hook SetM
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8/25/14 12:00 PM CST
I think Gus was using what's called sarcasm. However, I will change my tune if pelted by Big weights and tennis balls. The etiquette on Geneva has always been horrendous.

bigsaw
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8/25/14 11:52 AM CST
I fish Lake Geneva frequently. And yes there are some jerks out there. But there are jerks in any body of water.Gus , however, is obviously a bigger jerk. "Let's throw something at them". STUPID ! Get the boat number , a pic if possible, and report them. Adding to the idiocy contributes nothing. Grow up Gus.

Matchbook454
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8/25/14 11:37 AM CST
Gus is right on!

Let's Go Fishing
Let's Go Fishing
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8/25/14 11:24 AM CST
GUS, CK UR MESSENGER!

GUS MAX 2
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8/25/14 7:48 AM CST
Hey, let's go fishing... You have to keep big lead sinkers and tennis balls on board. Big lead for casting at the big boats and tennis balls to hit the drivers. I have just missed a few boat drivers with tennis balls. Imagine, the uptight people getting whacked in the head with a tennis ball. It makes me smile just thinking about it. There are quite a few people that live on the lake that should receive fines every time they are in their boat. But they don't. The policing on this lake is a joke. Unless you live there. When someone does get hurt, i am sure the police will give the benefit of the doubt to the rich a holes. I can see a big boat crushing a little boat that is anchored with two people fishing, and it ending up being the fishermans fault.the rich people out there have NO RESPECT for anyone on the lake. Make that no respect for anyone that is in the way of the rich folks boats and cars for that matter. BIG sinkers and tennis balls.

Let's Go Fishing
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8/24/14 10:12 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hi Lake Linkers, out fishing last night with Kevin and Brian, starting around6pm. Butt first a rant about the out of control boaters--can`t wait till it get cold out! Over by the millitary acadamy, large power boats kept buzzing around us WAY TO CLOSE, tossing my 18` boat like a toy, in one instance while trolling i ended up looking towards the sky, and there was the bow of my boat. Much later last night i heard an engine wide open, saw a shadow, and there was another power boat flying by, no lights what so ever, as dark as it was, ARE THEY OUT OF THEIR MINDS?? I could go on, but why bother, butt just to warn you all, be very carefull out there, someone is going to get hurt or killed! Fishing was a little slow, during the daylight hours, we caught many small bass with dropshots, Texas rigs, and rattlebaits. Trolling was a bust, 1 bass, and 2 rockies. Moved to Cisco Bay, picked up a 4lber, bout an hour later, Kevin picked up a 3.6lber. Seemed the fish were doing alot of swiping the baits, as we had alot of misses, and the ones i caught on a spinnerbait, were hooked in the mouth, and belly. good luck, good fishing, Woody! Cool

Hook SetM
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8/21/14 1:38 PM CST
Has anybody caught any perch? I have seen very few perch around. Am I missing something?

VPRTRL
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8/21/14 4:13 AM CST
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