Delavan Lake, Walworth County

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9/24/16 @ 6:27 AM
Moose55
Moose55
USER since 5/30/04

I recently purchased a Helix with Side Imaging.  To help figure out the side imaging part of the Helix unit.  I would like to know if anyone could help identify a few areas of the lake I should hit to find specific structures.  I know in Milwaukee Harbor there are a few vehicles.  Knowing where a structure is located (roughly) in Lake Delavan would help me practice with the side imaging.  I don't what GPS coordinates, but can you give me an idea(s) where there is sunk structure on Delavan?

Thanks,

Rob

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9/22/16 @ 12:43 PM
Musky_john
Musky_john
USER since 6/11/13

Cycleguy, you maybe on to something... With all the bad press on the fishing this year at Delavan... Which through my own experience I have to agree with to some extent... Maybe the bigger bass are out deeper with the perch gorging and not chasing our lures? Just a thought and/or hope?  

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9/22/16 @ 10:55 AM
cycleguy
cycleguy
USER since 2/8/05

The last few times I've been out, you could not keep the small perch away if in the right areas.  None of size, but one after another, out a little deeper for sure.  Huge schools on the graph, and I have never had a season with so many of them.

With all that food, the pike, and even bass may be less apparent simply because they are already stuffed beyond care to chase a lure.

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9/22/16 @ 10:27 AM
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team swampboat
team swampboat
USER since 9/1/13

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Fished 9/17 10pm through 9/18 10 am with a little nap on the boat. Caught 12 LMB and 6 pike some on large shiners with slip bobbers some on lip less rattles and some on wacky worms all in 8-12 FOW

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9/20/16 @ 7:53 PM
Dr. of Fishingology
Dr. of Fishingology
USER since 10/15/09

Nice work! A few years back on Veterans Day, I caught a dozen legit 12 inch jumbos. Haven't repeated that ever on the big D. 

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9/20/16 @ 7:37 PM
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Slidersez
Slidersez
USER since 7/2/05

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

The perch bite is picking up on Lake Delavan we got a nice batch of perch today. Perfect weather and minimal boat traffic! 

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9/20/16 @ 4:25 PM
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Jory Simmons
monasark
MEMBER since 11/3/02

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

Sorry late report from Saturday....Fished 7 to 3 with two lads from Germany, and Sweden, Daniel and Anders.. respectively. We fished Multi species and It was so slow...Hardly anyone out....except there was a Bass Tourn, and that, besides the whitecaps, and  SW wind Blew the whole lake...But These guys, who never had fished Fresh water (Daniel Never fished ever... ) persisted AND we caught about 100 fish: Bass,Gills, Perch and a few Crappie.... all day but no real size...except for a Reel scorcher on a Sucker...Daniel almost got em to the boat...but alas the fish won out. I told them if they come back next year...try and make it in JUNE!!!!!

Edited on 9/20/16 4:26 PM
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9/19/16 @ 11:13 AM
Dadof6!
Dadof6!
MEMBER since 6/4/15

Thanks for the replies everyone.  Electrical problems with the tow vehicle kept us at home.  We will try Geneva instead.

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9/19/16 @ 7:50 AM
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gill-hunter
gill-hunter
MEMBER since 12/23/09

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished 9/18 from 7am to 2pm....slow slow slow...Tried 10-14 feet weed edges- lots of little bass and tiny gills but nothing of any size. Didn't see much of anything being caught around me either. Tried shallower, tried deeper- no success. Still a nice day on the lake.  Looks like a good year class of bass though. Caught many 6-8 inch bass on crappie minnows.

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9/16/16 @ 10:23 PM
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Decoyem
Decoyem
USER since 6/6/13

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

First let me just start with a big THANK YOU !!!! That is for everyone on here that posts good and true reports..... I have struggled for couple years now connecting with the crappie on this lake well today a connected finally and I did it using advice from fellow fishermen on here. I fished from 7:00-11:30 today and boated at least 50 crappie with a couple bonus nice big perch and a solo white bass all fish caught in the weeds between 10' and 14' on a jig with plastics 2'-3' down. Best of luck to everyone and remember work em close and shoot their lips off!!

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