Sorry for late report but here goes was out Saturday with one guy from 5:15am till 2pm we started in 32ft casting drop shot and big jig into weededge and after 20 min and no bites we made a move staying deep with c-rig and we had a quick smallmouth double then rock bass so off we went. Next stop same deal with a one smallmouth there move on went shallower 28ft casting drop shot into 20ish sure enough one smallmouth then rock bass move on this time it was c-rig and drop shot but nothing move on boat in 32 casting c-rig after missing 5 bites we start landing them all walleyes bright sun no wind 11am go figure. Considering we were in a bass tournament we left the walleye biting worked two areas in the 20ft range with drop shot and the largemouth found us but were on small size made a last move to a big weedbed in 13ft and were throwing drop shot. After what seemed like forever we found 3 largemouth with the big taking big bass ( 4.62lbs) and ended in 4th place with 14.83lbs my partner pulled it off in end with the big fish as I backed him up with two 3lbers but we landed plenty of 2lbers (no help) the winning weight was 16.06lbs and the average weight was 12lbs mostly largemouth. Had a two man this morning we started at 4am till 10:30am and we ran back to the walleyes with a jig and live crawlers but it was all rock bass so we set of bouncing around with a bass her and there and rock bass everywhere but we did find a few big girls ( largemouth) on the weededges with the drop shot and had a great time as both guys were getting the hang of how to work the drop shot and seeing how versatile it is. The highlight was watching and netting a 4lb largemouth that did not want to give up and talking about the old days as we all grew up in area. Thank you guys for a awesome morning.
MOON PHASE (10%)
71° - 75° F
Fished last night with Brian, started about 6pm. First area on the north shore, 2 bass on plastics, wasted too much time there, so we moved too maytag point, and first cast with a spinnerbait, put a nice 3.13lber in the boat, and 7 more nice bass. Started trolling, but even at a higher speed, couldnt keep the rockies off the cranks. Made a move to cisco bay, and between clearing weeds, and dodging other boats, we each came up with a smallie. Called it a night around 12:30, with 12 bass, and dozens of rockbass. Good luck, good fishing, Woody!!
MOON PHASE (4%)
My partners Andy, Matt and myself have been doing a lot more fishing and running a number of trips on Geneva the last few years and have found some good bites. The numbers of Walleyes have been very good and Andy has done well this week running evening trips. Was out last two nights with continued success and all fish were released to fight another day. Matt has dialed in a good bass bite and has found some big girls on plastics. Looking forward to a fall Musky bite with some bigger fish now available in this system
66° - 70° F
76° - 80° F
Fished with Ron K. last night, 6-1am. Casting plastics, we picked up a few small bass, couple on spinnerbait. Started trolling after dark, we both found some nice smallies, and largemouth. Biggest was a smallie, at 4.13lbs. We had a total of 14 bass, 1 small eye. Good luck, good fishing, Woody!
You think Lake Geneva power boaters are anti fisherman , try Powers Lake on the border ! My friend, his 10 year old son , and myself were purposely swamped by speed boaters, coming within 25 ft of us , to drive us off the center of the lake ! They line up at one end about 10 across , then exactly as no wake expires, they run down any fishing boats at full throttle ,that are not huddled against the obscure shorelines. We lost 1 tackle box, and i almost lost my portable Fish Hawk depth finder , but luckily the cover was locked and it floated out of the boat just long enough for me to grab it ! Luckily we were wearing our PFD's as the boat was filled to the top with water, and we used oar to get to shore, as we only had about 3 inches of free board ! Was a very tense moment for a few minutes till we gathered our composure ! Later a police boat was going around , but i couldn't get his attention. I only wish i could have got the registration #'s off the boats or boat , but i never expected them to play chicken with a rowboat !!!
MOON PHASE (3%)
61° - 65° F
76° - 80° F
Had a father and son last night we started at 10pm till 3am we all fished drop shot with boat in 30ft plus casting in teens dragging out the first spot was rock bass on first cast from son and that was the all night mode but at second spot we found a few smallmouth and bluegill. The third spot was a nada but we found a few largemouth as we slid into 16ft casting in at last spot we did not find the big girls but the rock bass were the teachers as both had it failed as far as how to work the bait and when to set hook but being able to see the line ( with blacklights) was what they were loving also having the lake to ourselves for most part was priceless. As far as gills drop shot a 1/4 crawler in 20 to 30 feet keep moving till you find the size you want way fun.
Headed up to Lake Geneva next weekend with some buddies. I've only fished the lake a handful of times and we are hoping to target some bluegills to try and get a few keepers for a fish fry. I'm used to fishing bluegill shallow and sight casting to them with a bobber and worm, or fishing shoreline structure. Will this work, or am i better of deeper. Just looking to boat a lot of fish and work through enough to get a small meal, while enjoying time out with friends.