Fishing reports and lake information for Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, North Dakota and South Dakota
Display: Fishing Reports Only All Postings
Sort posts by date: Descending Ascending

Purchase a 3D Map of this Lake

Purchase a 3D Map of this lake. Want one of the best lake topographic maps available? Here it is. These 3-D contour maps give you real graphical representation of the lake; no more just reading depth lines and trying to visualize the bottom contours. These high quality maps are printed on a water-proof and tear-proof material which will withstand the elements and rugged use.
Click here to learn more about these maps.
Displaying Posts 16 through 30 of 15,590
MHERRON2213
MHERRON2213
Level: General User
Joined: 3/15/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/25/14 9:46 AM CST
Hi All:

No fishing this last weekend - but now for next weekend. We are going out on Saturday morning. A couple of questions. (1) I have a top-water frog. Great bait in the South. Has anyone used this on Lake D lately and what was your outcome? ( See Picture) - This is a new one - Old one is all chewed up.

(2) For the last few trips, we have used the large suckers and a bobber. We caught several LMBs, several Pike, and a few SMBs. Will the next size down work just as well or will I just catch smaller fish?

Been fishing within 10 feet of shore - near and under docks.

Finally -saw a comment earlier about 'near the island'. Not familiar with the 'island'. Can anyone give me some directions. We will be launching from Community Park.

Thanks Everyone Mike

EML
EML
Level: General User
Joined: 6/11/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/25/14 7:01 AM CST
Conditions: Foggy
was out Saturday 6:30 to 11:00 only got 5 gills in 48 fow marked several fish but no takers,tired hard baits for bass or northern only got one hit don't know what i'm doing wrong,but was nice to get out anyway for a while

team swampboat
team swampboat
Level: General User
Joined: 9/1/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/24/14 3:18 PM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Team Swampboat out for friday night thru sat morning fish hit an elusive Big D walleye(28"), 3 pikes, and a bunch of LMB

Pontoonboy
Pontoonboy
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 6/15/2014
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/24/14 7:33 AM CST
Hey Vex!...I can surely agree!..Pike were on yesterday..lakesides suckers were my ticket!...don't have the pocketbook you do though...LOL!...mine came on slip bobbers about 6 ft down hooked thru both nostrils with a gold long shanked hook with orange blade spinners for some flash/color.. a few of them seemed to be right under where my cast hit the water...not in for more than 10 seconds...WHAM!..most of the action was AFTER the rain quit..we ducked into the Waterfront for lunch during the rain...ran out to the Island "area"..and that is where we found em...going back out today to see if we can repeat..Good Luck!

vexilarman
vexilarman
Level: General User
Joined: 1/20/2011
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/23/14 11:23 PM CST
If you weren't on delavan today you missed out. Best day we've ever had. Made 3 seperate trips to the bait shop for a total of 42 large suckers and went through 40 of them. Many other fish caught on cranks. Caught somewhere around 50 pike and bass. Many pike over 30" and bass in the 18-19 inch range. Largest pike was 33

MHERRON2213
MHERRON2213
Level: General User
Joined: 3/15/2013
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/22/14 12:08 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Michael G:

I was fishing about 5 - 10 feet from shoreline. I tossed the bait and caught that pike within 15 seconds of the bait hitting the water. We fished 4 - 5 hours caught 15+ LMBs, several bluegills and a few smaller pike -- all within 5 -20 feed of shore. At times I had a bobber on fished no more that 2 - 3 feet deep.

First time I have heard of fin rot - gonna do some research on that term.

Gonna give it another shot on Saturday. Get to fish weekends only

Mike

[This post was last edited on 8/22/14 at 12:11 PM]
Prop
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 4/9/2003
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/21/14 10:00 AM CST
I have fished a lake that is over taken with milfoil for many years. Every year but this year you had to go in reverse every 200 yards to get the weeds off the motor. This year you can drive wherever you want with out problems. I think you guys need to relax little on the "poison" thing. I would blame the thicker ice and snow cover more than anything.

Ah2zee
Ah2zee
Level: General User
Joined: 6/9/2012
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/21/14 9:44 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
I notice all the talk about the Weeds....LoL Well I can say there still Plenty of Weeds in the lake, We was constantly pulling weed, Off our line. But anyways! Took my Dad to the lake Trying to catch some walleye's we headed south side of lake In Deeper water with Crawler harness. NO Luck For us with walleye but we got a ton of bluegills, crappy, and perch all good eating size. We troll pretty much 25-35 depth. We mark alot of fish in 28-30. Was a good day on the lake. We wanna see some walleyes they say they in the lake. Any tips on walleye on delevan is appreciated.

[This post was last edited on 8/21/14 at 9:46 AM]
Momazboy
Momazboy
Level: General User
Joined: 6/14/2010
Status: Offline
8/20/14 10:41 PM CST
I hate fuel the debate but I have noticed on several, much smaller and shallower bodies of water that weeds are almost non existent this year. Regardless of "cycle" I have to attribute this to the use of extra potent round up herbicides used on agricultural land around our lakes and run off into our streams. I am not a farmer, but know many, and what they are spraying on our crops now to combat round up resistant weeds is pretty much what they sprayed in Vietnam to clear jungles. Time will only tell, but if these herbicides are strong enough to kill off Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) then watch out because no lake near by is gonna be safe.

AllDayIDreamAboutSmallies
AllDayIDreamAboutSmallies
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 3/14/2006
Status: Offline
8/20/14 8:56 PM CST
Looks like most everyone is playing nice. (For the time being!) A couple quick points / observations. # 1 Some are saying the weed line used to be deeper than now. How can the sun penetrate the surface to promote weed growth down 12 - 15 ' if the algae and duckweed won't let it? # 2 I have lived in the Lake Geneva / Pell Lake area my whole life ( almost 50 years!). Yeah , I'm older than dirt! Tonight after work, I ran down to Pell Lake to throw the dummie and let the dogs swim, etc, and noticed there is only ONE small weed bed noticeable on the lake. Any other year 90 % of the lake is so weed choked that it looks like you could walk across most of it. They ain't spending no money on chemicals over here! Last winter they let it freeze out! Just saying! This year has been unique! Like Swamp, the Fudge Packer fan said, I also had one of my best ice fishing years this past winter. Just because some variables temporarily change doesn't mean the lake has gone to SH#T! It is nice to see that some are concerned for this resource but I think you are over reacting. Sorry to post on the report page, but I wasn't sure everyone knew about the thread on the fishing forum page. With that being said, They're there! Go find "em!! Have some fun!!!

MarkE
MarkE
Level: General User
Joined: 10/2/2001
Status: Offline
8/20/14 1:30 PM CST
Thanks fellow fisherman for some info on the lake. I'm going to try Delavan with the kids Sat. I'll report back later. If the fish aren't cooperating here then I'll hit some smaller places. Sounds like there biting shallow to deep.

Josh Evje
See Profile
Profile
Level: General User
Joined: 1/16/2008
Status: Offline
8/20/14 11:26 AM CST
Caught bass from 4' to 18' means FOW... NOT size.........

Viszla-Terrier
Viszla-Terrier
Level: General User
Joined: 12/27/2010
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/19/14 11:03 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished with a small group of old/new friends today. Caught bass from 4' to 18'. live bait, plastics, cranks all caught fish. good luck. Over 40 bass caught plus a few pike and gills.

Michael G
Michael G
Level: General User
Joined: 9/17/2006
Status: Offline
FISHING REPORT
8/19/14 10:31 PM CST
Decent pike MCHERRON. Can't help but notice that you are less than a stone's throw from shore. That is where we need to be fishing these days. Get close to shore where the weeds have time to regrow after the poison is distributed and that's where to bait and predators will be. I also noticed the significant fin rot on your pike. Might be from parasites but might, possibly (I'm not an expert on fin rot), also be influenced by the poison Clipper that is moderately TOXIC or poisonous to freshwater fish and invertebrates. This is clearly stated on Valent.com's MSDS sheets page 7 for the poison Clipper. There are also human contact warnings for anyone who is interested.

I am also glad to hear that the duckweed and algae eradication is helping you get that aluminum rig on the trailer quicker! LOL

[This post was last edited on 8/19/14 at 10:32 PM]
Pontoonboy
Pontoonboy
Level: MEMBER
Joined: 6/15/2014
Status: Offline
8/19/14 7:57 PM CST
Hey 14#!!...so what are these deep walleyes hitting on?...Ive fished almost every weekend w/o boating a single one...thanks for any info you or anyone else can provide...Good Fishing to all!!

Displaying Posts 16 through 30 of 15,590


Launch Map Viewer


Remember Me
Setup New Account
Forgot Your Password?
Membership Benefits
Compare Account Types
Please Practice Catch And Release
Lake-Link asks you to please take a moment to visit our fine sponsors:
Custom Jigs & Spins Plano Frabill Chevy Dealers Of Wisconsin Humminbird St. Croix Rods The 60 Second Angler Jerry's Sport Service Midwestern Shooters Supply Hard And Soft Fishing Fenwick Baitmate

Lake-Link.com find us on facebook