Delavan Lake, Walworth County

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3/19/17 @ 2:13 AM
DFisher
DFisher
USER since 4/1/15

Banjwagon the channels had ice on them still this afternoon so not a lot of action as far as shallows go but theres no reason you couldn't get into the pre-spawn crappies if you know where to look  Just think ICE FISHING!

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3/18/17 @ 6:00 PM
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Banjwagon
Banjwagon
USER since 3/25/15

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous
Coming up tomorrow , wondering how the bite is ?

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3/16/17 @ 10:11 PM
Ice Junky
Ice Junky
USER since 8/21/09

I really want to learn this lake better this year - it is only 30 miutes from home.  I just bought a boat last spring and spent a few days on her last year with plans to do more this year.  I have studied the map over an over, and read numerous past reports. Did not have too much success last year but know it is a good fishery and you gotta pay your dues on any body of water.  Any tips would be great.  Thanks and tight lines.  Sully 

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3/16/17 @ 8:27 PM
Magnum_Angler
Magnum_Angler
USER since 4/5/09

Thanks for the info! I am looking forward to trying this rig soon. 

Catch and release 

Tight lines!

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3/16/17 @ 7:18 PM
DFisher
DFisher
USER since 4/1/15

 Like Doug said it's a great summer technique pretty much all  across  the board just using different styles of hooks and baits! Don't  be afraid to upsize your hook  as stated you'll get bigger gills sometimes but the main thing is you'll get a better hook up ratio on the bigger species! One big thing I like to do the most with this setup is running an in line swivel about 16 inches above the drop shot hook to prevent line twist ??

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3/16/17 @ 7:00 PM
FishNDude55
FishNDude55
USER since 2/16/10

I use some inline bladed w/ beads snells from Eagle Claw with a slip/egg sinker. I would recommend using a stiffer tip type panfish rod or light action 6.5-7' walleye rod. I toss it over the tops or though the weeds and reel it slowly. Managed bigger gills all year with that set up. Almost a guarantee to catching big gills and bass.

Edit: Doug is right it is more of  a Summer rig. Walleye will also hit that rig at times too. 

Edited on 3/16/17 7:03 PM
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3/16/17 @ 6:41 PM
Doug Ide
walleyide
USER since 6/8/10

It is one of my go-to for summer gills and summer bass

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3/16/17 @ 6:23 PM
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Magnum_Angler
Magnum_Angler
USER since 4/5/09

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waning Gibbous

Not a fishing report.

I have been watching some videos lately on using a drop shot rig for gills, crappie, walleye, and bass. Does anyone use this method and how do you like it?

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3/16/17 @ 6:11 PM
FishNDude55
FishNDude55
USER since 2/16/10

I just saw that on the latest episode of Lindner Angling Edge. Found it to be pretty informative. Makes a guy wonder how many people will change their views on big fish....

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3/16/17 @ 10:41 AM
RealTreeTW
RealTreeTW
USER since 5/17/16

This spring has been crazy hasn't it?From the looks of the weather, i'm hoping that mother nature had its one last charge last week.... Hoping to get out soon! Thanks for the update on the lake as well.

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