Delavan Lake, Walworth County

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4/21/18 @ 11:21 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

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Waxing Crescent

Probably makes me look like a sucker for weighing in on this, but for reference the state record bluegill for Wisconsin was exactly 12 inches and that record has stood for over 20 years.  Guess I just feel cheated when someone talks about a potential state recored sized fish and doesnt post a pic.  I apologize for non report, I am done on the subject.


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4/21/18 @ 11:15 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

I would never believe a 12 inch gill being caught unless I saw it in person or saw a pic of a gill laying next to a tape measure with a piece of paper that had date on it.  I have fished quite awhile and had buddies tell me about the 10 inch gills they are catching, I go out with them and the 10 inch gills shrink to 8 inches.  I am such a skeptic that I doubt a 12 inch gill has been caught out of Delavan in the last 25 years.  Would love for the guides who fish out there a ton to weigh in


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4/21/18 @ 11:05 PM
Chippman
Chippman
USER since 5/5/06

He did say measured at least three times must be a left over from when the big gills got pounded on the weed lines by the flotilla. 8 and 9 were considered small then.


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4/21/18 @ 9:25 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

  I know Delavan is full of 8-9 inch gills but havent heard of or caught many over 10 inches in there, let alone a 12 incher.  Impressive fish if it was a legit tape measured gill, would love to see a pic.


Edited on 4/21/18 11:17 PM
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4/21/18 @ 7:54 PM
SkiLLz4GiLLz
SkiLLz4GiLLz
USER since 2/4/09

Thanks for the reports, I miss having weekdays off...might stop out tomorrow and show the wife and kids how to play bumper boats Lake Delavan style...lol  Good luck out there and play safe!!!

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4/21/18 @ 5:48 PM
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badjab
badjab
USER since 7/3/16

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

My buddy Craig and i fished from 9:30 - 2:00. Several boats near the inlet were catching what appeared to be small crappies and gills.  We didn't have much luck there or in the marina.  After 30 mins we moved just off lake lawn to 9-10 FOW,....found crappies midway in the water column.  Craig limited out on crappies, i ended up keeping 15.  All fish measured 9.5" to 10.5"....four fish measured 13".  Bait: 1/32 Oz jig with Berkley Gulp Alive chartreuse 1" minnow tipped with wax worm fished under a bobber.  Bonus blue gill measuring 12" caught & released.

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4/21/18 @ 5:31 PM
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cohoho
cohoho
USER since 5/10/07

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Waxing Crescent

Started around 7. Drove past the heard fishing the point. 50 degree water by launch. Checked out by east and south sides. 42 degree water and no bites so we decided to fish by the point just inside heard. Started catching them on minnows 1-1/2 feet down in the channel. 2 people 7-12, 28 for pan plus 2 14”ers for the wall. Best part was most were caught after a flat lander pulled in with a 90k Lund. Saw them boat 1 small bass. Here is my help for him (even though I could cast into his boat), TURN THE AUTO PILOT OFF and buy a couple of old school anchors. Boat spun around 3 or 4 times and he pushed all off his fish right to me. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should... never laughed so hard in my life.

Edited on 4/21/18 5:33 PM
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4/20/18 @ 10:43 PM
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Ice Junky
Ice Junky
USER since 8/21/09

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

On at 9:30 of at 7:30 - spent first three hours or so investigating. Morning  H2O in Inlet 46- SW end 43 - By end of day inlet 53.  Inlet full of dunge can barely cast need some wind to blow it clear. Tough bite for me worked hard for the few crappie kept. North end under bobber. Did not see one fish shallow on SW end. Saw some nice Waldos main lake shoreline. Good to be out - tight lines, Sully

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4/20/18 @ 7:12 PM
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HERO547
HERO547
USER since 8/22/08

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Waxing Crescent

On at 11, off at 5. We died. But the bigger crappies were starting to bite at 5 when we were leaving. John kept a dozen small crappies for his dog. Small minnows were working for bigger fish. All small on plastic today. I am  too tired and sick to say more. Best of luck to all.

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4/20/18 @ 12:15 PM
SkiLLz4GiLLz
SkiLLz4GiLLz
USER since 2/4/09

No reports? That's a good sign lol

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