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Fishing report from Doug, with Guide Ide:
With colder temperatures and different pressure fronts moving in, this fishing season is known as Wisconsin Winter. Fishing on the lake can be difficult at times. All the fish and cold-water creatures have the same body temperature as the water. During the winter months, they become more lethargic, because their metabolisms slow down. In the winter, fisherman slow their presentations down and use smaller presentations so less becomes more. A fish that would take an eight-inch bait in the summer is being caught with two-inch bait in winter. The weeds and the cover are dormant in the winter. The weeds stand seven feet up from the bottom in the summer, in the winter they only stand two feet. When you drive up to the lake and see people fishing bunched together on Geneva Lake, they are fishing over a weed structure which usually holds fish. With a little knowledge, common sense, communication, and safety preparations, fishing on the lake can be a great time, and create treasured memories that last a lifetime. Guide Ide can help make your fishing and water experience one of your best. Check out, and he is one cool educated man, to boot.

Doug and Brad with Lakeside Bait & Tackle and Guide Ide Fishing
check the ice thickness on Geneva Lake


Snowmobiler heaven.
Snowmobilers are in their glory with the amount of snow the Lake Geneva area is receiving. This winter is a snowmobiler’s heaven, and the machines can be seen cruising alongside many country roads. Sunday morning in the Town of Delavan there was a snowmobile crossing the road, and a car versus snowmobile crash occurred. Thankfully, no serious injuries have been reported at this time, so far. Snowmobilers have trails to follow, and for the most part, they are maintained and groomed. Trails do crossroads at times and stop signs are placed at those areas for the snowmobilers. They are supposed to obey the signs and give vehicular traffic the right of way. Snowmobilers, at least most of them, take the rules and safety of sledding seriously. Anyone twelve years of age and up is required to take a safety course and obtain a snowmobile safety certificate. Without that certificate, riders can only ride on private land. Just like anything else in life and fun, there are rules and risks. All parties, cars, and snowmobilers need to be aware of their surroundings and obey the rules of the road and the trails, to help ensure everyone travels safely.

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