Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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4/24/17 @ 5:23 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Report is for Sunday 23rd...started around 0730...water was 54º...didn't warm much through out the day....55º when we left around 15:30...never broke 11 inches ...we caught 65-70 on the clicker...20 made the ride home for a fish fry....we stayed shallower trying to find active spawners....heard the deep trees held some bigger fish....pretty busy out there....even saw a guy with his 50 hp open it up and do a few laps around the lake ....shocked they don't police this more often.....

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4/24/17 @ 5:16 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Late report......From Friday 21st.. Got to the lake around 1130....water was stained(seechi disc reading...2feet)..surface temp56º....caught a few casting...but more on minnows....saw a lot with the new humminbird....wind was cranking...not much in boat traffic...water dropped to 54º by the time I left....action slow by the calender...hope the sun gets us back on track..

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4/24/17 @ 9:38 AM
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

Spring is finally getting close to normal....won't be long before the males will be on the nest's...

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4/9/17 @ 5:42 PM
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fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Just got back from the lake with a goose egg on my head. The wind was terrible. Had to be 18-20 MPH. Not a bite or a nibble. worked the trees at 32' deep, the shallow south end, the cribs near the campground and the trees in the creek channel. My grandson and I threw everything at them. Minnows under slip bobber, crawlers, jig and minnow, beetle spins without a bite. Talked to 7 or 8 others and the results were the same. Water temp. was 47 at the south end and just above 50 at the North end. Netted a walleye that was belly up in the creek channel that looked like it had some kind of disease. 

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4/8/17 @ 12:07 PM
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Brian87gt
Brian87gt
USER since 10/3/15

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

Any ideas of what the crappie fishing is like from the shore? I was gonna head out there tomorrow and give it a shot...

Thanks

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3/27/17 @ 10:39 AM
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jsw84
jsw84
USER since 12/26/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Did not get out Friday.  Went out yesterday (Sunday 3-27).  Fished from around 2:00 -5:30 when it started misting/sprinkling.  Fished North end. .Caught a few near cribs by NMZ and one or two in campground crib. I caught most on minnow under bobber but they were just latching on and were very close to bottom.  I barely noticed any movement with bobber and sure enough there was a fish hanging on it (the way the bobber was barely moving made it tough to detect and diistinguish between the waves and a bite.). Caught a couple with silver sparlkle jig, white head and a chartreuse crappie nibble and no bobber.  No "thump" but a "tick". Most of those "ticks" came around 6-7 feet deep...... Caught 7 total with no size to speak of. Water temp from my equipment was 47 degrees ish. Thinking (hoping) they are getting closer to being a bit more active.  God Bless

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3/22/17 @ 8:04 AM
jsw84
jsw84
USER since 12/26/16

I hope to be out Friday afternoon. The wind looks like it will be kicking agian. I am guessing with the wind,it will be tough with flasher.  Either way, I most likely will be out Friday and hope to have a report of some activity. Thank you for the info!! God Bless.

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3/20/17 @ 8:56 PM
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Twinstone
Twinstone
USER since 9/3/10

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

JSW84, I was over by the deep trees 20-28 feet, tied to a tree so boat was still and dropped the regular ducer over the side of the boat, it was just like ice fishing. I will also tell you this that pink jig with red plastic tail tipped with a waxie was a hot combo. Tried a fish crib later in the wind but it was too tough to stay on it, you did well thanks for the report!

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3/20/17 @ 1:30 PM
jsw84
jsw84
USER since 12/26/16
@Twinstone were you in the deep trees?  I went everywhere yesterday.including a short stint in the trees but as you said ...wind was a bit rough.  I caught one of my 3 crappie (10 in, 11 inch and 12 inch) on an ice jig and plastic under a float at a crib by the NMZ and two more at the south end brush pile with a minnow under bobber. Also, got a surprise visti from a nice Largemouth at a crib . hit a minnow on a white jighead. I wanted to bring my flasher but forgot. I have never tried it.  How do you use it? I am guessing you anchor or tie up to a tree and hang transducer over boat or do you have a special transducer?  One more question....how deep were you fishing.?

Edited on 3/20/17 1:32 PM
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3/19/17 @ 8:22 PM
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Twinstone
Twinstone
USER since 9/3/10

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Water temp in the morning was 38, by afternoon it was 40. Fish were in their winter pattern, used flasher and ice jigs from a boat, caught some crappies and gills which hit pretty aggressive. Got real windy later and called it quits. Waxies did better than minnows for us.

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