News on the water

Lake Information

  • The Healthy Lakes Initiative is a statewide Department of Natural Resources program that offers grant money for reimbursement of up to $1,000 for certain best management practices installed by homeowners to alleviate erosion problems on their lakefront property. 

  • On June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the Delavan Lake Sanitary District( DLSD) and the Delavan Lake Improvement Association( DLIA) will hold an informational meeting at the DLSD office, 2990 County Road F South, Delavan, WI for homeowners that are interested in learning more about the Healthy Lakes Initiative. To sign up or to get more information please call Audrey Greene at DLSD ( 262) 7284100 or email 

Fishing Report

5/20/18 to 5/27/18

Fishing in the shallows remains very good. Most of the largemouth bass seem to be spawning. And the bluegills are coming up to spawn. The patterns are running about 2 weeks later than normal. Fishing overall has been very good.

Largemouth bass can be caught on two patterns; the shallow spawn, 4-5 ft depth or the deep weedline. The deep weedline has been the slower pattern since the majority of fish don’t seem to have made it out there yet, it will improve daily. The shallow fish can be caught by Lake Lawn or by Highland bay or Viewcrest Bay. I’ve been casting a Texas rigged weightless Senko. Green pumpkin is the only color I’ve tied on. The deep weedline bass are being caught on Crank Baits that are trolled or by casting nightcrawlers fished on a lindy rig. The best locations are the Oriental boathouse or by the gray condos.

This last week, I’ve been catching some nice Smallmouth off the deep weedlines. The key is the weedlines that have rocks underneath. I caught several in excess of 19 inches. My presentation is lindy rigging nightcrawlers. They could be caught casting jigs with spider grubs also.

Northern Pike have been kind of slow. The water is still a bit cold for the deep weedline bite. I’ve been dragging suckers around with very limited success. The Slip-bobber bite has been okay in the weedy bays like Highlands and View-Crest. Fish in 10 feet of water with the sucker 5 feet down.

Crappie fishing has been awesome. Most of the fish I’ve been catching are in 10-15 ft of water right on the weedline. I’ve been casting small purple plastics on a 1/32 oz Arkie jig. . Look for the fish by Browns Channel, west of Willow Point, or DelMar.

Like the largemouth bass, the Bluegills have two patterns. They are moving shallow to spawn and the bigger ones I’ve been catching have been in 20-25 ft. These fish have yet to spawn. The deeper fish have been averaging a legitimate 9 inches. I’ve been catching them on half of nightcrawlers or leaf worms.

Walleye fishing has been slow. I’ve been catching one here or there but there isn’t a true pattern. My buddies who troll for them are only reporting one or two per day. The fish I’ve been catching are all lindy rigged nightcrawlers in 20-25 ft of water. Delmar subdivision or east of Willow Point are some of my best spots.

Good luck and I hope to see you on the water. For guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063

Lake Updates

LAKE events

Town of Delavan Community Park 
Hwy 50 & South Shore Drive


Morning Fishing for Kids, Bouncy House, Live Music, Food, Drink & Fun until 9 PM. Food available for purchase by Local Scouts 327. Beverages available for purchase by Friends of the Park.


Sponsored by Lakeside Bait & Tackle.


Meet Police, Fire and EMT Rescue Personnel. Multiple vehicles on display. Important safety information provided. Noon to 4 PM

Sat. June 30

The Town of Delavan celebrates the 4th of July every year with spectacular fireworks displays and celebrations, this year fireworks will be observed Jun. 30.

Live music. Food & Drink 6 pm to 11 (Fireworks approx. 9:00 pm). Food available for purchase by Local Scouts 327. Beverages available for purchase by Friends of the Park.


Live Music, Food, Drink, & Raffle


The Steve Meisner Band. Authentic German Food & Beer. Food available for purchase by Local Scouts 327. Beverages for purchase By Friends of the Park.


Food, Drink and Fun

FREE Food & Drinks available for Kids in Costume under 12.

Food, N. A. Drinks available for purchase to everyone over 12.

This is one beautiful lake. We had the joy of watching float planes flying over about 200ft. above the lake and that was cool! Once the day came to a closing the fishing picked up and the waves went down and we cruised full speed back to the launch. What a nice time.
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