Guiding on Delavan and Geneva this year was a little out of the normal. Delavan was really off in May. After trips producing 13, 18, and 15 bass and cancelling several others due to unfavorable conditions, I switched to Geneva. (note:if we have bad weather conditions I opt to reschedule a trip. I am out there to catch fish not to take your money). Once we got on Geneva things got better. All trips except one produced 30 to 45 bass, with the last trip July 13 where we caught 32 bass. We didn’t get big numbers like we had in past years, but the average size seems to be getting bigger every year.
In 2018 we averaged 42 bass a trip on Delavan and 48 on Geneva. In 2019 we averaged 48.5 on Delavan and 36 on Geneva. Those numbers were helped with a 83 bass day with Greg Bedow and Ron Siever where we got 41 on the first spot we tried and 42 on the second spot. In recent years we have had many great days such as when Dan Zamen and I got 80 bass on Geneva (my two person record), or a 103 bass day on Geneva with the Shackleton brothers. My Delavan best…123 bass with Jeff Runge and his partner. And I am not counting rock bass!
If all goes well I will be guiding on a limited basis again next year. I you want to get out don’t wait till Spring to contact me. My only phone number is 815-451-8594. If I don’t answer leave a message and I will call you back.