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Sandwich_Fish
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FISHING REPORT
6/30/15 9:18 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Fished three and a half hours using minnows and crawlers. Got a few bites but in the end one 2 lb cat on a crawler on the way in. Tough lake to fish.

Walleye Will 16
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6/30/15 5:00 PM CST
I was looking for a small outboard moter to get on the lake under 10hp wondering if anyone had one for sale.

JIM KOPJO
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Joined: 5/22/2015
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6/29/15 3:03 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Sunday June 28th...was cool at launch time ..but the day warmed up nicely...by lunch we were comfortable and catching crappie... Big Smile..water was a lot more stained than the day before...water is coming in off the fields and hopefully the weeds will filter it out...bass fishing was slow...and the cats moved off the flats...just like earlier in the season with the crappie....temps and cold fronts have them moving...wind is flipping every other day...north to south...takes some searching but we find them ...crappie were good...got some nice ones with the average being the bulk of the catch...


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JIM KOPJO
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6/29/15 2:47 PM CST
more pic's

[This post was last edited on 6/29/15 at 2:52 PM]

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JIM KOPJO
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6/29/15 2:38 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Saturday 6-27th CoolWith the heavy rain and cold front blowing through the night before we hit the water expected it to be tough.....it was a good day despite the conditions...casting our flukes was good for finding fish .. but we didn't get hooked up until the live bait was soaked over them...to say they were sluggish is an under statement... muskie were seen and boated near us but we were casting for bass and never seen them in our boat... Tounge Out.. crappie that we caught and cleaned were done spawning and the numbers were good but the size was running a little smaller...weather I'm sure had the bigger fish sluggish...the 8-9 inch younger fish were very aggressive .. got a few nicer ones .. catfish were up on the spawning areas and active...we even saw the catfish swirling up on the surface...water color in certain areas is very stained and the clearer water harder to find..fish in the cleaner water were more active

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6/29/15 1:56 AM CST
Wow, that's impressive. For Shabbona. Nice cat. This lake has come a long way. Hope it stays that way.

Shabbona
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6/28/15 9:53 PM CST
On June 19 2015 me and my family caught 8 nice catfish at Shabbona Lake totaling 33 pounds altogether

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JIM KOPJO
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Joined: 5/22/2015
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6/15/15 6:26 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
report is from sunday...6.14.2015...got my favorite girl out for a few...bass were fun...but crappie were better...missed a muskie on a crappie again...third time this season...will get a longer handle on that net Crying...what a day on the water...had a blast and can't wait for next time... Coolgot our fillets for the game tonight....


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JIM KOPJO
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6/15/15 6:04 PM CST
Report is from sat. 6.13.2015...Wow what a swing in water and air temp....started at 54º(air) and ended at 88º...water started at 67º..and ended at 72º...fishing was pretty good for bass and stripers....broke off the stripers but had them near the boat....heavier line will be spooled for them in the future....crappie were decent...activity was better as the water warmed....

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JIM KOPJO
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6/7/15 8:10 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
a few more from today


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JIM KOPJO
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6/7/15 8:08 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Got to the lake on time...but mother nature had other plans...we casted the shoreline and had some short hit's but also stuck a nice bass...once we launched we hit the calmest water we could find and the bass were very active...rain was falling and we decided to head in once the lightning showed...after a brief wait at the tackle shop we headed back out to bass fish and caught a few more...wind was constant at 20-25...hard to keep the 'toon on track...we decided to crappie fish before calling it a day and nailed some nice 12-13 inch fish with a mess of shorter ones to keep us laughing and busy....tallied 53 on the clicker....all released after the photo....all-in-all a great day to be out ...and hope the rain doesn't muddy up the shallows to much...


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JIM KOPJO
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6/1/15 6:50 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
What a difference a day makes...we decided to make a go of it ..with a later start,it worked out...water had a slight stain to it...wind or rain changed it from the day before...crappie were very active in most spot's checked...more fish were deeper...cold front I'm sure caused that...had a muskie T-bone a crappie...he was boat side several times but the shortened handle on the net wouldn't reach him..(net handle versus tree when I left the ramp area in a rush the other day...lol)...we boated over 100+ crappie today...which is great as only 2 in the party today...more bass are being caught/seen...muskie fisherman are catching several also... Cool

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JIM KOPJO
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5/30/15 5:23 PM CST
Conditions: Raining Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Started out with very calm conditions...and at 1400 the switch was turned and we were blown off the lake...driving rain is a lot different than the slow falling drizzle...any way...we started out working senko's and flukes for bass...we had several smaller bass hitting but missing the hook-set...we also saw a pair of stripers follow but deny us boat side...first time seeing that...caught a few bass..and then changed over to crappie...ended the day with a little over 60 on the clicker and ten in the box..(thought we had less in there)after a nice lunch we headed out to some deeper spots only to strike out out there..(hot-tip didn't pan out...that happens)...went shallow again and contacted a few more before the winds started to howl...no way I was going to hold in it so the crew to decided they were ready to call it a day....a quick cup of coffee and it was time to hit the road ...winds were nasty pulling down the road also...we'll be out again tomorrow...hopefully the winds die out like the prediction.... Cool


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Meat Sandwich
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5/28/15 12:48 AM CST
Hello,

I heard a rumor that someone rents out his/her boat on Shabbona, and that's it's cheaper than renting a boat from the park. Does anyone have any knowledge of this? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Meat Sandwich

JIM KOPJO
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Joined: 5/22/2015
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FISHING REPORT
5/27/15 8:10 PM CST
Crappie are very active....if your looking to get the kid's out and catch some...this would be a great time to do so...casting near timber in the no-motor zone...from shore or boat...stacked in the cribs and with the water clarity this bite should last until Fathersday... Cool


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