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Bassassassin33
Bassassassin33
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7/23/14 9:18 PM CST
Muskie the lake delavan legend.

coldcrappiekiller
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7/23/14 9:05 PM CST
caught like about a 12 incher couple years ago ice fishin I think they have been stocking them for awhile I fish delavan alot thats the only one ive ever seen

Bassassassin33
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7/23/14 8:05 PM CST
I would really love to see some pics of a Muskie on lake delavan. Been fishing this lake for years caught 100s of pike 1000s of bass . Thought by now at least a Muskie follow or raise thinking about trying later this summer and fall for them it's hard to leave the big fall bass tho for a slim chance of a Muskie.

jerryb
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7/23/14 1:06 PM CST
Fished Delavan for only the second time this year and it starting to look like a Muskie lake, not really. 

Last season I caught 2 muskies from Delavan, a 42" & a 48" among a whole lot of pike. Over the last 12 years my numbers have shown about 100 pike to every muskie. A couple weeks ago I landed 15 pike and a 40" muskie then on Monday I landed 22 more pike and surprise another muskie. I have seen a steady decline in the average size with the pike through the years but this may open the door for an improved muskie population, only one could hope.

CMSFISHER
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7/22/14 10:05 AM CST
Andy73 try fishing in 5 to 8ft of water anywhere you find weeds and broken bottom seems to be good rite now. The bass don't seen to be to deep yet . Good luck Smile

andy73
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7/22/14 9:02 AM CST
Thanks. Besides avoiding weekend fishing, any other advice on normally decent areas of the lake? thanks

coldcrappiekiller
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7/21/14 10:35 PM CST
this board is so entertaining

WinsBigMoney
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7/21/14 10:29 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
I will give you the BEST ADVICE for fishing this lake, keep in mind that I have been fishing this lake for over 40 years. Both before and after they drained it, restocked it, and reopened it. NEVER fish Delavan lake on a WEEKEND!!!!!!!

andy73
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7/21/14 4:47 PM CST
New to this lake. Bringing a young nephew to fish for large and small mouth. Any tips on decent areas of the lake to find these fish this time of year would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

16' Lil John
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7/21/14 2:51 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Still is an amazing fishery if you know what your doing. Tossing an anchor and complaining about everyone buzzing by isn't fishing to me unless the coolers full... I put over 130 largemouths fishing afternoons mon-Friday and sat n Sunday morning and evenings July 7-13th. Back at it again this week! Tight lines to all.

swamp people
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7/20/14 6:14 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
catch of the day...

Let's Go Fishing
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7/19/14 7:15 PM CST
years ago Delavan was drained, in an effort to rid it of all the rough fish, let fill, and stocked with thousands of walleyes and other game fish to make it a great FISHING lake, now sounds like they want to destroy this great lake as a fishery, well that`s really very sad, that now they just want to destroy it for the hoity toities! i DO NOT see anymore of my hard earned cash going to this lake in the future.

Gethenet2me
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7/19/14 12:32 AM CST
Only time I will fish this lake in summer is night/ early morning.

Sunshine2
Sunshine2
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Joined: 12/20/2001
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7/18/14 4:48 PM CST
Thanks Fishmyway, Life's too short and there are too many other good options for lakes to fish. I'll save the over priced $12 launch and will not be returning. In this case, I guess the inconsiderate jerks win. Guess it'll take a severe injury or death before any officials do something. Very sad.

USA Retired
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7/18/14 4:44 PM CST
Fished with daughters today on North end of lake today, using wax, and red worms drifting 25ft took 15 gills home. Tried for LM bass but only ended up catching Pike's with a swimjig. Pike in photo is the size I was catching. CATCH FISH!

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