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KCque
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6/27/15 6:07 PM CST
ENC , Thank you for posting the pictures. I would love to share a boat with Brian Gates and Hero. Imagine the stories, history, yada yada,and the "Lake Geneva Rig" discussion.

ENC
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6/27/15 3:32 PM CST
I was out with Hero on Thursday and took a few pictures. For all that enjoy his posts, you can see what the old timer looks like.

HERO547
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6/25/15 7:53 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
On at 7, off at 2. Not a breath of wind most of the day. I hate fishing flat water. But I love a cloudy day. The fish stay shallow and active. We got a whole bunch of every thing today. Went through 4 dozen large fat heads. Almost 5 dozen crawlers, 50 wax worms and 3 jigs of my favorite color from bite offs. 6 to 14 feet of water. Most of the time in 8 to 9. Half of a crawler was the best. We would have had more rock bass. But the big bass were beating them to it. People always ask me what is the best way to fish that half crawler. I don't know if my way is best or not, but it seems to work for who ever is in my boat. I fish my 8 foot crappie rods with 4 or 6 lb test Trilene XL Smooth Casting in low vis green. The long rod makes it easy to throw with very little extra weight. If I am going for bass along with pan fish, I use the 6. I like a plain short shank number 8 snelled hook. That heavier snell dos not break off as much. I use only the palomar knot on just about every thing. It is very easy to tie and I feel the one to use. Starting with the tip of the hook go up 30 to 36 inches and put on one Water Gremlin round split shot number 735 - BB, 60 per bag. The tiny shot is the secret. Fish love to pick up bait from off the bottom and off the weeds. They can not feel such a small weight, so they take it. Put the hook through the tip of the worm. Slide it to the knot. Turn the hook and put it into the worm. It should now be almost invisible. Throw it out and let if slowly sink. Make sure you have plenty of slack line. After a minute or two if the line is not moving with a fish on it. Reel the slack out till you can feel either a fish or zip. Nothing there, just reel it in and throw it in a different direction. If your drifting slow, throw it on a 45 degree angle from the front or back of the boat in the direction your drifting. leave a lot of slack. As you drift by and get to a 45 degree angle the slack will go out and if your blessed, a fish will be on. Dos this work all the time ? HELL NO, but when it is the way they want it. It is GAME TIME. Best of luck to all. Smile Smile Smile

[This post was last edited on 6/25/15 at 7:55 PM]
prov
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6/24/15 8:43 AM CST
Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Wow I finally got out this year for a few hours from 9-12 am with trolling king.Started slow water temps in the 68-72 range fish are not active much at all.We ended up finding all our fish on the points in 12-15 ft swimbaits and cranks did the trick.We caught 7 bass with 2 big smallies for a bonus-this lake doesn't turn on till 75 degree water temp then hold on everything bites aggressively.The tail on one of the smallies was still bleeding crazy how this lake take's so long to heat up.

bigstorm
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6/24/15 7:19 AM CST
Launch costs are $10.25 for a boat under 20ft I believe. Here is the link to the launches

http://www.lake-link.com/Wisconsin-Lake-Finder/lake.cfm/5267/Geneva-Lake-Walworth-County-Wisconsin-Boat-Launches/?view=Boat_Launches

luvfishen
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6/23/15 9:00 PM CST
Hey guys looking where to launch from and the cost can anyone help haven't fished here in many years...Thanks

DOUG IDE
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6/23/15 4:05 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
was out sunday morning we worked for the bass we caught . good news was the big seeds worked out for us .

Daruoho
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6/23/15 3:01 AM CST
Hey RJ...

Friday and Saturday were both super tough for me as well. Slapped back to reality. 9 bass each day. At least Friday there were two 18s and two 19s. Saturday was even worse, nothing over 17, most right around legal. Geneva can be a cruel mistress.....

Rick James
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6/22/15 10:17 PM CST
If I was pulling out at Linn Pier that was me. Thanks for the comments on the boat, she's older but clean as a whistle and runs like a scalded dog. I hope to see you around!

DocAl
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6/22/15 5:51 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Think I Saw you pulling out on Saturday, Rick. If you had the classic older Ranger with the Black Yamaha on the back I commented to my wife it is a good testimony for Ranger boats. Was out yesterday from 8:00 until 10:30 and slammed the Bass on the North shore just east of the Narrows and the Wrigley estate, drifting in 8-10 FOW. Getting a dozen both Smallies and Largemouth on basic half a crawler, #8 hook and split shot tight to the bottom. Half were in the 14-16 inch range and lost bigger ones because we were using ultra lights and some inexperience in the guests. Picked up 50 Rock bass we sorted and kept a dozen for dinner. It was a blast. This area has become especially productive in the last 2 years. Nice combination of weedy Largemouth habitat and some rocky spots for the Smallmouth. Will be looking for the monster gills tomorrow when I return.

Ranger77
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6/22/15 3:46 PM CST
Good post rick James.

Rick James
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6/22/15 3:06 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Hey guys - I'm new to the forum and just moved to the area last year from Upstate, NY. I'm usually out on Geneva every week or two. I'm 100% a bass guy. If you see me out there on a dark green Ranger with a Yamaha on the back feel free to say hello!

Fished both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Water temps started at 66ish and ended up around 68 both days.

Lots of empty beds. I saw maybe 2 fish still on beds. I'm still figuring this lake out but overall this weekend was one of my toughest outings yet on Geneva. Was able to put together a handful of smaller bass but nothing over 2lbs or so. Not sure if I just suck, the inconsistent weather pattern threw them off, or maybe they are in the post spawn funk right now.

Spent the second half of the day on Saturday just covering water with Side Imaging looking for structure and less obvious spots not on the Hot Maps. Picked up a few things I didn't know before and went back on Sunday just covering new water. Saw several good fish (4lb+) but just couldn't get them to respond to anything.

I had some bigger fish figured out pre-spawn but have struggled the last couple times I've been out. I'm hoping in a week or so we can get some consistent weather patterns and that post spawn bite.

[This post was last edited on 6/22/15 at 3:13 PM]
Daruoho
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6/22/15 11:06 AM CST
68 degrees Saturday

bobs1961
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6/22/15 11:00 AM CST
68 as of yesterday

Dr. of Fishingology
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6/22/15 10:35 AM CST
Water temp?

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