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Koon44
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7/30/14 9:21 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
On the water from 6:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. caught probably 100 gills, various colored jigs tipped with a waxie 3' to 8' in weeds and around docks, kept 33 between 2 of us 4 of them were hogs!! After lunch switched over to northern had 12 strikes at buzz baits 0 for 12. Did land a 24'' while fishing for gills in the morning and saw a 38 or bigger. First time on the lake not a bad experience .

chitowncrappieman
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7/30/14 7:12 PM CST
Hunter at this time of year even though I have never fished Delevan for crappies, look for them along the weed edges suspended over deep water along the first major drop off. Crappie patterns vary however all the yrs I have chased this fish in many lakes,the summer pattern has been consistent as I mentioned above. Good luck and let me know what you did okay?

hunter3530
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7/30/14 10:55 AM CST
Any crappies biting on this lake yet

Sunshine2
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7/29/14 4:51 PM CST
Lil John, IMHO they are killing a great bass by destroying all the weeds. I believe this is caused by a combination of contributors including weed killers (poisons), weed cutters and pleasure boats. Enjoy the fishing now, it will be different in a couple of years without the needed cover for the fish.

Very sad Those in charge of this resource are clueless to the long range effects of what they are doing today. Sad

16' Lil John
16' Lil John
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7/29/14 8:46 AM CST
Hooked into 8 bass last night. 1-3 fow. All weeds in lake are dead and brown from shore till about 8foot. Hmm wonder what happened? Been that way for a week or 2. Tight lines good luck.

WinsBigMoney
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7/28/14 8:07 PM CST
There is no doubt there are big Muskie in Delavan, I have seen them. Of course a few will live to grow 45+, but very few and yes you may even catch one but it is rare and the numbers and odds are against it because again this lake is not conducive to Muskie, it DOES NOT support Muskie in GOOD numbers or Many of good size. Feel free to research the DNR Fike net studies. On the other hand a lake like Pewaukee holds large numbers of Muskie in both size and numbers. Pewaukee lake is the #1 lake in WISCONSIN for RATE OF GROWTH of Muskies! Again...feel free to research it. Dont get me wrong, I love to fish Delavan, I'm on it fishing 2 or 3 times a week....every week BUT NEVER ON A WEEKEND!!! And, if anyone wants to fish for Muskie on Delavan have at it and good luck!!!!!

Bassassassin33
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7/28/14 3:18 PM CST
So if the Muskie pop is so low wouldn't that mean the few Muskie are big giants ? With all the pressure from other game fish the few Muskie would be super strong and in my opinion worth fishing for. Good fishin

Nephew_Nick
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7/27/14 2:54 PM CST
Got out yesterday for a couple hours in the afternoon and man was there a lot of traffic on this lake. Should have listened to some of the guys on this thread and stayed off but we did catch some northern and bass despite the rude pleasure boaters zipping in between/right around us. Many were close enough to hit their boat with my swim jigs/spinner baits, it was ridiculous. Biggest pike was low 30's or so. Good luck everyone

JORY SIMMONS
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7/27/14 11:02 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fishing for Smallmouth bass is hot right now in spring time spawning areas ( yes thats what I said!!! Go Figure!!!) ........Bluegills are still in shallower weeds....they're usually deep and suspended by now ..but the water temps are still lower than usual for this time of year at 75d. Best depth for B'gills has been 8 to 11 ft...and there are very few fish in deep water just yet... First time Client Jim took home a limit of Gills yesterday and we found SMB in 5 to 7 in Weedy gravel...Leeches were the ticket yesterday for both species... Cool


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Loco86
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7/27/14 9:20 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Hit Delavan Friday fished all over from 6ft-25ft throwing colored cranks, jerk baits, and crawlers and only landed 3 northern and 1 large mouth. Northern came in 6-10fow throwing crank baits right above the weed line. Heard some guys taking good blue gills but we were targeting bigger game.

Had either a 5ft long northern or a giant muskie follow my crank bait right to the boat, and let me tell you I have caught 40+ inch northern and this fish dwarfed those. I can honestly say that it was the biggest fish in Delavan I have either seen, must have been a Muskie.

kayaklee
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7/25/14 9:41 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Thurs was a slow day. no even the bluegills cooperated. fished the island area and south end. one bite in 4 hours, 730-1130. tight lines.

blueduck
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7/24/14 6:41 PM CST
searched again for gills..? a few here & there it seems. long greens best bet. 20-30 fow.

who really cares about muskies in this lake? if that's what you are after, go to those lakes.

WinsBigMoney
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7/24/14 4:51 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
There is Muskie, but there population is held down because Northern out number Muskie in this lake 150 to 1 OR MORE!! This is because Northern Spawn Before Muskie and the young Northern feed on the Muskie fry. All the Muskie I have caught on this lake was by accident while I was fishing for Walleye using a leech. Most people don't fish this lake for Muskie because there are far better Lakes with far more and Bigger Muskie in them!! If you want to go Muskie Fishing close to Lake Delavan your BEST BET would be PEWAUKEE LAKE!!! Good Luck and PLEASE practice CATCH AND RELEASE.

skyline
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7/24/14 1:12 PM CST
is there a bass tournament tonight?

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

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