Delavan Lake, Walworth County

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7/24/17 @ 12:35 PM
FISHING REPORT
Dave Duwe
Dave Duwe's Guide Service
USER since 3/20/06

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Delavan Lake Fishing Report 7/23/17 through 7/30/17

 Overall Delavan remains a bit slow. We are still dealing with high water from the excessive rains. I’ve been able to find some large schools of largemouth but not everyone has been that lucky. As the water recedes and the water clears, fishing should improve dramatically. As a rule when we have a lot of heavy rains, the fish will move from the deep water weed edge into the shallows of 5-6 ft of water. That is what is happening now.

 The largemouth bass are positioned in the hard sand bottom openings of scattered weeds in 5-6 ft of water. Good locations are by Lake Lawn Lodge and Del Mar. The key is to cast to the weed openings and let the fish find the bait. There has been a secondary bite using top water lures. Chrome and blue chug bugs or white buzz baits are working well. The best time to try of them using top water baits is during no wind and overcast conditions.

 Bluegills have been very slow. The high water has messed up the bite pretty effectively. The best success I’ve had has been in 10 ft of water using leaf worms and a small split shot rig. The locations vary but I’ve had some good luck near the Village Supper Club and Del Mar.

 Some Northern Pike action has been happening in 17-19 ft of water. The best presentation has been lindy rigged medium suckers. You want to keep the bait just on the outside of the weed edge about 1-2 ft off bottom. The best locations have been by Willow Point and Belvidere Park.

 Walleye action has been slow. The best location has been by the point on Assembly Park. You want to use a lindy rig with a chartreuse painted hook and a 24 inch leader. The best time to fish for them is first light. Try for them in 13-15 ft of water.

 Crappies have started to suspend over the main lake basin. They are locating 5-10 ft down in 15-20 ft of water. The best way to locate them is when it’s still calm out and they are hitting bugs on the surface of the water. This is the best way to find an active school. The big schools I’ve seen in the last week were just west of the Yacht Club and by Willow Point.

 Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063


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7/23/17 @ 11:29 AM
Doug Ide
walleyide
USER since 6/8/10

The lake has been open  for a few days and it's wide open the slow no-wake has been gone

Edited on 7/23/17 11:29 AM
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7/23/17 @ 8:09 AM
lunkerhunter3
lunkerhunter3
USER since 9/21/16

What is the status of the lake? Open, closed, or no-wake? Thanks

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7/22/17 @ 10:21 PM
procrafter
procrafter
USER since 8/9/09

that was last weekend. jonesing for some fishing.

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7/22/17 @ 10:04 PM
ENC
ENC
MEMBER since 6/16/07

All closed up. Get some sleep and then do some yard work.

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7/22/17 @ 9:53 PM
procrafter
procrafter
USER since 8/9/09

is lake gonna be open sunday morning?

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7/22/17 @ 9:48 PM
procrafter
procrafter
USER since 8/9/09

is lake open in the morning?7/23/2017

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7/21/17 @ 2:27 PM
FISHING REPORT
Fin finder
Fin finder
USER since 8/13/13

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

 A beautiful morning to be out fishing...fished from 7 to 10 ..........I caught all my crappies today in 17 to 21 feet.... must have weeds ...they have moved out on deep weed lines.  But that could change tomorrow .....small jigs and plastic ....topped with wax worm ....good Electronics  really helps ...I used down imaging a lot to stay on the weed lines...and side imaging to find the deep weed lines ....   hopefully the fishing will get back to normal .... The last week it's been a little wacky .tight lines to all ...

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7/20/17 @ 5:44 PM
FISHING REPORT
HERO547
HERO547
USER since 8/22/08

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

On at 8:30, off at 4. Hard day. Wind pounding and WEEDS floating every where. Hard to get my light tackle down to the fish. As always, thunder and lightning and the gills go on vacation. The few gills we got were nice, but they were not many. One nice 14 inch crappie and about 20 or 25 small ones. Biting so light and short. You needed a stinger hook to catch one. Same tackle as always. Break lines as always. I was beat. Did not sleep well. Had a horrible dream. I had a little spat with the WARDEN. She got mad at me and took off in my car. It was just a horrible dream. My fish poles were still in the car. Best of luck to all.

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7/19/17 @ 5:24 PM
FISHING REPORT
HERO547
HERO547
USER since 8/22/08

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

On at 8:30, off at 2:30. Dumb and Dumber ride again. We almost made it to the lake from the launch when we started to sink. Dumber put  the plug in the live well drain hole instead of the right one. But he saved the day as he switched holes. This was not a surprise to me. I had heard stories of him being in the wrong holes before. As the bilge pump pumped, we made our way out to sea. Found a spot with some active crappies. They were running a little small, 8 to 8 1/2s. Then a boat full of YAHOOS came roaring up to 20 feet from us. They out weighed us by 400 lbs. So I told them to take our spot. As we were were going to look for bigger crappies. We found them. Caught about 60, with 25 being 9 to 12. Caught a few nice bass too. Same place as always, on the break lines. Same tackle as always. But they were biting very light and hard to hook.      Best of luck to all.


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