Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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5/2/18 @ 6:59 PM
ravaneli
ravaneli
USER since 6/9/15

I was out there on Sunday. Was still cold. I had never caught a single crappie on that lake. Got about 15 crappie and 25-30 bluegills. Why are all the crappie so small? My top 10 fish (size) were all bluegills. I don't think my biggest crappie was even 7 inches.. I used worms and jigs but that wasn't important. Finding them is important.

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5/2/18 @ 6:54 PM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18
Missed you by 1 day Jim. I was at Shabbs Tuesday

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5/1/18 @ 5:54 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Date 4-30 Launched late ....water climbed a little from Saturday...wind was still cranking...secchi is still around 2-3 feet...as long as you stayed away from wind blown shorelines...lot of mud there...saw 54-55 degrees ...but the fish are still very slow to move...had the owner from Wackem and Stackem custom baits out today and we ran a little competition plastic vs. live bait....plastic's caught more but live bait got the biggest...around 40 caught with only 4 keepers...all released...need more hours on the kicker and enjoyed more time on the water...

Edited on 5/1/18 6:00 PM
Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
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5/1/18 @ 5:44 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Late report....from 4-28...water was 49 when we started and we saw 50 when we left...caught most near the mouth of the nmz...bass teams were out preparing for an upcoming event....secchi disc reading was around 2 1/2 to three feet normal for spring....but temps are way behind....should be closer to mid 60's by now....logged more hours on the new kicker which is good...no pictures this trip....most small

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4/24/18 @ 9:54 PM
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Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

MOON PHASE (70%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Fishing was rough. Spent first half of day looking for some Walleye. Nothing. Second half 2 small bass but list a doozy 5 pounds plus. Water temps started at 47 and the south shore surface temps topped at 60. Great day to be out. I think we need another 5 degrees of water temps for fishing to pick up.... Stay thirsty my friends


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4/12/18 @ 8:14 PM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

Water has been open for over a month bud....

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4/12/18 @ 4:24 PM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12

Is there open water out there? Looking to make it out next week.

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3/9/18 @ 4:09 PM
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Trapper jerry
Trapper jerry
USER since 2/3/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Anyone have any report on water conditions at Shabbona.

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2/26/18 @ 1:29 PM
bornfishin'
bornfishin'
USER since 1/13/16

I doubt ice is out yet. I was there last week Thursday and it was still all capped. walked out a little on  some major slush  and was guessing there was still 4 inches good where I drilled. I couldn't see down the hole because of how muddy the water was. My pucker factor was triggered and I  opted not to fish lest I go swimming inadvertently. Shores and bays may be open by now... Won't take long now that there's sunny days!

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2/26/18 @ 12:44 PM
Boatback
Boatback
USER since 1/2/12

Well, I guess it's about time to switch gears.  Put my ice fishing stuff away till next year yesterday.  Does anyone know if we have ice-out at Shabbona yet? Boat's ready to go...

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