This might help with shore fishing in Delafield and surrounding area
I used to live under the bridge below that dam when I was a kid. Back in the day before they put that fishing peir in I used to pull big blue gills right outta there in thr spring At least they looked big to a kid?
I don't know. What I do know is that the bigger ones prefer moving bait. I used to use a peice of worm under a pencil bobber with no sinker. Cast it out, count to ten or twenty, pull it in a couple feet, count again while the bait drops back down, reel in another couple feet. Most kids can figure it out pretty quick.
Oh, if you are talking about the launch in Delafield, off Bleeker iiirc, east of the dam, i think that might belong to the city for delafied residents. I know you need a sticker from the city to park a trailer there. Not sure if the police would hassle you and yours fishing there or not, but knowing lake country I wouldn't bet against some nosy do gooder resident of Delafield calling 911 to ask if you might be doing something wrong Haha.
Most of the folk around there are nice enough though.
Crappie, if it's where I think you're talking about, it's by the dam. Don't fish the pier, it's garbage. But in that same park above the dam, and below the dam can be pretty good for bass, pike, rock bass. Below the dam in the river is pike, small mouth, and some walleye. Give those areas a shot.
MOON PHASE (85%)
76° - 80° F
76° - 80° F
Changing it up by going out on a Monday night. Did very well, we caught 13 Northerns the biggest was 29". We also missed a good 7 that we had on. Still throwing spinners and some live bait in 15 - 25 FOW.