Delavan Lake, Walworth County

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10/8/17 @ 7:48 PM
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HERO547
HERO547
USER since 8/22/08

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

On at 8, off at 3. Nice day to be alive. Poor day to fish. Too much sun. Had to dig them out of the weeds today. They were not chasing. Lots and lots of small gills and crappies. Same tackle as always. Had my new lucky hickory nut along. Only so so. But under to days conditions. I will give him one more chance. Had just enough big crappies and gills to get a nice meal. Had FRESH MEAT in the boat today. Ok, it was his boat. After I showed him the ropes. He was catching more than I was. Best of luck to all.

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10/8/17 @ 7:32 PM
whitestrk2
whitestrk2
USER since 1/8/14

Found a hydro foil. Left at the guard shack when we left. Looks expesive!! Hope who ever owns it gets it!!

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10/2/17 @ 3:27 PM
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Fin finder
Fin finder
USER since 8/13/13

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
fished to day  from 8 to 1130 ..crappies still active .. slowed down  presentation today ..Fish were in 7 to 10;..feet ..small jigs and plastic....my  neighbor had a great day fishing ..said it was his best in a long long time ...that’s what it’s all about for me ....and he caught all the Big Fish ... when I was cleaning Fish he was calling his friends for a fish fry ...lol ...tight lines to all..

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10/1/17 @ 2:33 PM
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HERO547
HERO547
USER since 8/22/08

MOON PHASE (82%)
Waxing Gibbous

On at 7:30, off at 12. Nice day with the WOP. It was a nobody wanted fish day. Threw them all back.  We did not kill them. But we caught a lot. Could not keep the small gills off. Even when I up sized the lures. Threw back a dozen Crappies that were keepers and a dozen nice gills. Same tackle and tactics as always. Drifting between 7 and 12 feet. I did try minnows today. Never got a bite. I only did that because as the fall progresses. They some times go for them. A lake I fished that I don't report on. We had a big day. Had 4 dozen and ran out. 95 % of those fish were caught on the minnows. Best of luck to all.

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9/29/17 @ 9:25 AM
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Fin finder
Fin finder
USER since 8/13/13

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waxing Gibbous

Fished  Wednesday morning in the wind fishing was ok a lot of looking ...slower then it has been ..caught a big gill 10 .5 and a perch ..keep a few crappies for dinner ..threw the rest back ...fished Thursday morning very slow looked everywhere  caught about 10 all small but 2  did not keep any .cold  front kicked in...the bass guys said they were slow too...the fish were still in 8to 10 feet going to start changing  presentation to smaller jigs 1/64 and  very small plastic..see if that helps..

tight lines to all ..





Edited on 9/29/17 3:39 PM
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9/27/17 @ 8:58 PM
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Ice Junky
Ice Junky
USER since 8/21/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

On at 5 off at 7:00 - Hit it for a couple hours -real slow for me half dozen crappie all small and released. 

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9/26/17 @ 10:59 PM
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Pannie Patrol
Pannie Patrol
USER since 12/10/12

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

been catching all panfish species all year with yesterday with the same old results. caught over 100 crappies and guess what i let them all go. witnessed two guys take a limit and then emptied their live well with about 20 more i told them us local anglers do not appreciate that, no one needs a limit of fish if you are an avid angler. i can understand if you only get out a couple times of year but chances are if you can catch a limit you're out there quite a bit,  and if people you know want fish, take them out and have them be a part of the process. harvest when necessary, I'm typing this while eating a jumbo perch dinner mmm mm mmm

Edited on 9/26/17 11:02 PM
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9/26/17 @ 9:36 PM
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Fin finder
Fin finder
USER since 8/13/13

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished from 730 to 1130 crappie fishing still hot 8 to 10 feet  same thing I always use ....the crappie bitte has been fantastic for the last month .. will see if this cold front will make a diferance .....just relaxing  ...and Jeff and Tracy stopped by Jeff always wants to Fish so I said 1 hour ... caught 10 in about 30 Min. and looked like rain so went in ...Jeff caught 3 over 13 ...it was in my boat so I took the credit for putting him on them  lol tight lines to all.....


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Delavan Lake, Walworth County Photo
Delavan Lake, Walworth County Photo
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9/26/17 @ 6:27 PM
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HERO547
HERO547
USER since 8/22/08

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

On at 8:30, off at 3. Water temp still 75. It has shut the gill fishing down. Out of the 50 gills we caught today, only 10 were keepers. The crappies were all 9 to 10s. That seems to be the big year class. If you want more than a few 11 or 12s, go some where else. It is hard to keep saying the same thing. The crappies are in 7 to 11 feet of water. Depending on the sun light. Early morning or cloudy. They are at the top of the weeds. Full sun they are still there. But on the bottom, deep in the weeds. I do not care what you throw at them, they will hit it. But it has to stay in the top 3 feet of water. That is why we use 1/32 oz jigs. You want ones that are a 6 size hook. You lose to many with a smaller hook. The gap on a 8 or 10 hook is too small to get the hook under the jaw bone. Right now the fish are not chasing. So you have to slow your lure down. Small white twister tails will always catch a few. That will work for anyone. Not trying to be a smart ass. But the way we fish them is an art form, that is not easy to master. I am glad to show it to all who fish with me. But it takes a few trips to get the hang of it. We used 10 different colors of jigs and plastic today. We caught fish on every one we used. But the hot combo came on one I never used before. As always, move, move and move. Change, change and change. On a happy note. The Warden knows my eyes  are not what they were. I can not hit the damm gophers with my BB gun. So she bought me a HAV-A- HEART animal trap. It works real good. They can run back and forth all they want. But sooner or later I am going to hit the little suckers.         Best of luck to all.


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9/26/17 @ 8:30 AM
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svitreum
svitreum
USER since 8/29/06

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Played hooky yesterday fishing from 6:30 til 10. Tried 7-8 different spots and could not find the gills. Well..........at least ones that were over 8" anyway. Resorted to casting plastics for crappies and they were very active in 9-11 feet of water. If anyone knows where all the big gills went I would appreciate some info. Thanks.


Jimmy

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