Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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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
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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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2/18/18 @ 10:23 AM
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Abumatic
Abumatic
USER since 5/8/10

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

Was out yesterday with my dad and 4 other guys. Fished the south half of the lake. Got out at 830 and we were glad to see most of the snow was gone and all slush now frozen. Started shallow in 12' of water around a brush pile. Everyone caught fish, mostly gills with some crappie ( 1 keeper crappie 4 gills). headed deeper to trees. First spot in trees 34' of water, caught crappie consistently for 30 min only 1 keeper. Decided to move again. 4 guys headed deeper my father and I just a bit shallower. Fished 30' of water. Fish suspended at 24' and we caught them one after another for just shy of 4 hours. Was fun but lots younger year classes anywhere from 5" to 10" fish. Most fish were caught on Tungsten Mooska jigs with J and S custom plastic. Blue jig Orange tail with waxie was best with all purple and purple with white being great as well. Green did nothing( surprised). The bigger fish came on Gold Swedish pimp with 1 waxie....that said I caught  5" fish on the pimp a few times as well. My father and I kept 6 fish a piece. I cant stress enough on taking a spud bar, yesterdays snow coverd the ice again and I have attached a picture of bad spots you will fall through if you step on. Spud bar went through with little effort and these were open all the way through not just to another layer of ice. I found a half dozen of these spots through out my travels from southwest half way to the far east trees. Be safe! stay on top

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2/17/18 @ 8:10 AM
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fishin pole
fishin pole
USER since 1/19/08

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

Was out yesterday. Made my way out to the deep trees. Most spots I fished had anywhere from 7-9 inches of solid ice under 3 inches of half frozen slush. I was breaking through the slush with almost every step. 

I would guess that, that all froze solid over night. I would strongly suggest using spikes on your boots.

As far as fishing, I caught crappie pretty much all day. Kept 6 nice crappie and I did get into a few gills. I got one keeper a little over 8 inches.............F.P.??

Edited on 2/17/18 8:12 AM
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