Lake Geneva, Walworth County

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11/21/17 @ 5:42 PM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Fished a one man from 7am to 1pm we started with c-rig in 19 drifting into 42 feet we were getting hit but it took a while and fish on all the way to the boat then gone she was in 30ft it did not take long and he was on and this time it made the net she was over 4lb and on the redrift he had a 2nd then I caught one both in 21 to 23 feet we redrift and fish on this time  in 19 feet and 3lbs. The wind was still from west we make a move drift in 16 to 33 feet had bites no hookups move set up in 21 to 26 feet I set hook and oh y'a big girl 211/4 inch 5.02lb sweet redrift and the wind picks up drifting to fast we move. Start drift in 32 into 14 feet and it was a no go back to first spot nope back to second spot and bingo drifted from 19 to 24 feet with three in the boat and I get my second 5.01lb with the other two in the 4 lb range. The wind has switched to the north west and we can see the clear skies and we have to leave but it goes to show the worse the weather the better the fishing. 

Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
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11/20/17 @ 8:55 PM
big buck
big buck
MEMBER since 1/24/03

Karl, My name is Ed Balsanek and am a avid pan fisherman on Lake Geneva, This past weekend I was Deer Hunting with Robbie Biester and going through Lake Link fish reports and I showed Robbie the picture of you and he said "that's Karl, I know him and he mentioned that you might be interested in becoming a member at Turtle Creek Sportsman's Club in Delavan.   By the way, Robbie also mentioned that you are a great walleye fisherman on Geneva.  I have fished Lake Geneva for close to 50 years with the last 20 getting out every week or two.  I have never n=been able to figure out the walleye patterns on this lake.   I have never fished it at night though.  congratulations on the beautiful fish.  If you are interested in becoming a member contact me and I can set up a guest hunt for you to check it out.  Email:  lakesregionprinting@gmail.com    Cell:  847-840-5740.    

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11/20/17 @ 6:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

After working around house Saturday and crying over packers on Sunday I had a one man from 7am till 3pm (with a 40min delay) we started in 40ft casting c-rig with plastics I had a hit then a 2nd then a fat 3lb plus smallmouth we had a couple mo hits no hookups. We move and set up in 38ft with c-rig and while we both had hits we could not get hooked up. We make a move into wind and drift from 14ft to 42ft the first drift a big smallmouth in 35ft I had hits but could not seal the deal we redrift and the next smallmouth was in 28ft she was 4.14 to 5.04 scale was bouncing. We redrift and 26ft was it not as big only 3.10 or so I miss a few more last redrift and a miss at 28ft ( not me this time) we move on set up in 43ft drifting into 22ft we both miss a couple on hookset then the delay. When we get back the wind was stronger and the bites were fewer time ran out. When we came in we had 49 to 50 degrees I do not get that but it was nice to get them going 


Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
Lake Geneva, Walworth County Photo
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11/20/17 @ 5:31 PM
FISHING REPORT
bobs1961
bobs1961
USER since 9/22/01

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Well .....ended the season with a goose egg. Windy as all get out today (Monday 11/20).  All I could really do was cast some wind blown shorelines as best I could. Threw perch colored cranks and stick baits on the south shore in 8-15' ....nada.  Trolled the same baits around Black Point and Rainbow Point in 10-20' of water zippo.  Water was 44 just about everywhere except west shore in Fontana where it was 45.5.  Tossed a weedless jig over the side with a 4" chub on it while casting and got zip.  Water very clear.....one other boat out there.  Tight lines.  

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11/18/17 @ 10:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Did a one man musky trip on Thursday from 1pm till 5pm with the wind blowing we stuck to trolling in 8ft to 20ft switching baits nonstop and we did get one nice fat pike on a jointed rapala in perch. Was back at it on Friday eve with same gentleman we fished from 1pm till 5pm and this time we casted the first hour then trolled the windy shore in 6 to 16 feet and it was a no go today. I can say I was seeing bait balls and bigger fish ( no giant ) on depthfinder on the breaks and found smallmouth staging on breaklines also. The warmest water was 51.7 and the coldest was 49.2 we are going to hit the musky next weekend hopefully the water temp will fall and get the bite going.

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11/15/17 @ 4:40 PM
Bradillac
Bradillac
USER since 10/22/17

Mr. Heim, I ran into you last night at the WB launch when you were getting off the lake at 8pm.  Just wanted to say thanks for the consistent updates and accurate information you post on here.  We got skunked last night as well with the exception of 1 miss and 1 rock bass in the boat.  Hope to fish with you sometime, they are still suspended as you mentioned not willing to bite.

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11/14/17 @ 9:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
William Heim
nightprowler
USER since 7/8/14

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Krazykarl way to go great job and short strike yes I am referring to the Carolina rig the same as Lindy rig exept a worm weight and a plastic bait worked very slow. I fished today from noon to 8pm it was a one man and we fished the drop shot and fathead a c-rig changing bait 15 plus times also a swimbait oh ya add a tube and jerk shad we ran from one end to the other and fished 6 ft to 40 ft with two perch for him and a goose egg for me. That was the first four hours so we switch to trolling from 14 to 45 ft. We did not mark much shallow everything was suspended over deep water we switched up and end up with two missed hits and two rock bass. Long day but that's part of being a fisherman. 

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11/14/17 @ 3:58 PM
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krazykarl33
krazykarl33
USER since 12/15/09

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waning Crescent

I fished Friday night and the pier was out at Linn.  Launched there anyways as I had a partner with me.  The neighbors pier helped a little also .  Landed 5 walleye, 3 pike and a fat 40'' muskie. fished from 7:30-midnight. water temps around 49-50.

Edited on 11/15/17 8:11 AM
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11/14/17 @ 2:52 PM
SAVVY18
SAVVY18
USER since 6/2/03

I am heading up to Geneva tomorrow and just called the Town of Linn and she confirmed that the piers are out and confirmed that I would not have to pay to launch.  



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11/14/17 @ 1:07 PM
BucketMouth123
BucketMouth123
USER since 5/6/16

I believe he is referencing the Carolina Rig. Great way to work a plastic bait.

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