The Libertyville Fishing Club held its 13th outing for 2019 at Lake Geneva on July 27. Ten members and one guest fished the outing. The weather was overcast and very windy, but fishable.
Nail worms and wacky rigs took bass, while live bait took panfish. The key was depth—you had to stay in the 10-14 FOW range for the best action. The big fish species was smallmouth, and Jason Cashmore caught a 15-incher to take the big fish prize. One smallmouth, 13 largemouth, 14 bluegills, 15 rock bass, and 2 perch of scoreable size were caught for a total of 101 points. Many smaller panfish were caught also, as well as several short northerns.
Lake Geneva is becoming known for its muskies. Jeff Sannes and his guest threw musky baits all morning all over the lake but didn't raise a fish. A number of other boats were observed chucking for muskies as well. We have Jon Winsor (one of the top Lake Geneva musky guides) scheduled to speak at the September 17 meeting to give us tips for our Lake Geneva outing on October 5.
We have had more productive outings at Geneva, but this is dog days fishing, and a great time was had by all.