• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
BigMike

lake geneva?

Recommended Posts

BigMike

I'm from the twin city metro and I will be staying with a friend on Lake Geneva in a couple of weeks. Any reports, advice, spots, lure selection, suggestions, etc...

If anyone has fished Geneva, what is the primary structure on the lake. I'll be primarily looking for bass, so any info would help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ghotierman

big mike...Geneva is a great bass lake. primary structure is a few points, and some beds of deep cabbage. A couple of spots to consider: the point coming off the west shore, kind of pinches the lake in 1/3, either side of it depending on the wind. skirted jigs or jig worms in the cabbage off the break of this point. all along the east shore, check the docks and overhanging willows for shallow bass. in front of the bible camp on the west shore, deep cabbage...again good jig and pig region. shallow weedy bay on the south west corner...great spot for early morning topwater. the channel going into victoria on the south end....deep underwater point, and sandy flats shore, great spot to carolina rig. There's some monster pike in Geneva too...(see my post called "kayak adventure" on the main forum)

good luck and good fishing.

------------------
Alexandria Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigMike

Ghotier,

Thanks for all the info. For jig'n pig and plastics...what colors and color combos would you recommend?

Do you start with the crankbaits, spinnerbaits, etc... to locate fish and then move to finesse presentations, or just start with jigs & plastics? If you do use cranks & spinnerbaits what colors would you suggest?

I can't wait to get out! Thanks again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ghotierman

Big mike....color suggestions for Geneva...

Usually pumpkin or green flake work well. The water is a little greener this time of year, so you could also try black or blue in the shallows.

As for crankbaits or spinners, try perch or bluegill color/patterns...

good luck...

------------------
Alexandria Outfitters
915 Hwy 29 N NE
Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-9598

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BigMike

Ghotier,

Thanks for all the info. I'm getting really excited to get out on this lake! If I catch anything when I come up I'll post my report.

Thanks again,
BigMike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • bassbouncer
      Brotten from tower, JH masonry from cook 218-666-5710  
    • slammer
      The people that used to fish Mille Lacs are migrating north because of all the issues down there.  The resort where I stay (on LOW) has noticed a large increase in Mpls traffic.  I believe fishing pressure is rising up north because of this.  Another thing is boats are much bigger now than 10 years ago allowing more people to get on the big water more easily along with the wheelhouse frenzy on the ice.  It all adds up to more fish harvest.   Don't think ML will ever get back to anything close to what it was.
    • PSU
      Jetsky, I was skunked yesterday afternoon in Frazer, but did very well today (9:30-11:15, 4:00-5:30) . 20-25 feet, jig or Lindy with a leech or crawler
    • GeluNumber1
      I take it medals are for carp only? I'll try and make it. Love me some carp.  
    • srj
      Awesome Hoey. Fished yesterday and today (wed) and the bite is good. Tues morning had no wind so there were a few hundred fish flies in the boat and your ears and most everywhere until the wind picked up midday. Caught a bunch of nice . eaters in 5 - 8 feet of sand.  Bigger fish are showing up on the reefs. Not all rocks seem to have fish, but most do. The best bite is probably in the mud. Fish flies everywhere and today lots of mayfly action up north. Lots of fish in 30+ right now. This is such an awesome lake. Good luck
    • srj
      Well said, Hoey. Regarding large walleyes eating small walleyes...…...a number of large walleyes every year chow down on my yellow, chrome and red (clown) Rapala TDD 11's, black headed white bodied and polka dotted (wonderbread)Reef Runners and a full spectrum of colored shad raps......not 1 of which resembles natural baitfish. So large walleyes won't gobble down a native fish of small proportions? Gimme a break. We need to insure that LOW does not become the new Mille Lacs. By the way, fishing is fantastic on ML currently. Pretty much all bigger fish. I would hate to not have a fish dinner after a day on the lake.
    • papadarv
      If fan selection is set to high or low fan runs all the time. Set fan control to auto, fan starts and stops with compressor run.
    • Jmnhunter
      got an answer from coleman mach- they said all of their AC units are compatible with a thermostat, but you would also need to install a control box as well for the thermostat to communicate with it
    • delcecchi
      Thanks Cliff.  I was pretty sure you weren't using both at same time because law and because a itty bitty shad rap wouldn't get down that deep.  😀
    • norwaybay
      Was up over the weekend and fished Friday and Saturday for an hour or two each day.  Couldn't get a bite on a leech but rainbows were the ticket.  Walleyes were on very narrow window of feeding but when they did bite caught 6 slot fish 22-26.  All healthy and spitting up 2-6 inch perch in the net.  Green beads and Red beads on a 6 foot lindy drifting about 0.7 in 13-16 feet of water.  Find the bait balls on the sonar and look for the walleyes underneath.  No keepers but that's ok the slot fish were sure fun