Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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6/28/16 @ 6:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Report is from Saturday 25th....got some catfishing in....and of course some crappie....bass were slow to show...think all the rain during the week affected them...water had a slight stain and was high in the morning....better near the south end.....tried chicken livers and the cats really responded to them...worms attracted small perch....leeches were o.k.....slipbobber and minnows was the best bet for the crappie...(although smaller fish were more active)....took some time to find the better fish....76º at the launch with temps topping out at 84º when we pulled the plug around 3:00....

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6/23/16 @ 5:59 PM
jeff.georgalas
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There is a bait shop and restaurant about 100 yards from the launch.  Remember, you can only use your boat motor if it's 9.9 HP or less.

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6/23/16 @ 4:49 PM
Catfishcraig
Catfishcraig
USER since 9/12/13

 Heading up to shabbona tomorrow morning  looking for cats and crappies this will be my first time. Anybody have any recent reports .  What areas should I be looking to fish.  Launch my boat are there any bait shops in the area? 

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6/19/16 @ 4:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

report is from june19th...Finally got out with my good buddy Dave....Fathersday with his sons is a special day indeed...we tried some bass fishing but the areas we like to hit were very stained...had a few on senko's but nothing picture worthy.....carp are still busting the shoreline...temps were at 78º in the a.m. and 80º when we left...we tried catfishing and had a ball catching them and enjoying the morning...left at noon...

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6/19/16 @ 3:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

report is from June 18th.....Grandpa Mike wanted to treat the kids to some fishing and boy did the fish cooperate....they took awhile to learn the hook-set and reel process...but the enthusiasm made for a fun filled day...water was 76º at launch time and topped at 80º when we were finished.....clicker was just over 70 and 25 made the cutting board...east to south east winds were problematic but we managed...weeds have finally formed and edge that can be seen to cast toward...

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6/19/16 @ 3:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

report is from june 11th Saturday...we started around 0630...water temp was 74º...and only climbed a little...air temp was very hot in the 80's...what little breeze we had was welcomed....crappie were seen on the screen but getting them to bite was a challenge...ended with only 40 or so on the clicker...all released...no-photo....father son team had a great time fishing....water had a weird color or stain ...and pads still haven't filled in with grass/weeds....

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6/7/16 @ 6:59 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

report is from June 5th....sunday..started out a little later...0900...weather was wonderful ...wind was mild at first...then the wind machine started and we had a hard time out there on the 'Toon'...managed some bass....and caught over 30 crappie....youngest got out with Dad....sure miss them once grown and living their lives at school or working....where did the time go???

Edited on 6/7/16 7:00 PM
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6/7/16 @ 6:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

Report is from june 4th ...launched around 0740-0750.....waited for the rain to slow before we launched....screen on the weather site showed it stopping soon and we believed it !!!...dam weatherman sux.....lol....water was 72º and climbed to 74º....still a little behind the calender....after 2-3 hour rain delay....it was game on...we stood around in it...blown by the wind...and finally we got our window....crappie were hitting everything thrown at them....mini-mites,minnow imitators...and of course slip-bobbers and minnows rocked....spawn is still happening...males still dark and females swollen with eggs...bass were also active...hitting some flukes worked over weed edges...also did some catfishing...and was rewarded with a p.b.for the customer...she also got her best bass...101 on the clicker ...I'm sure 120 was more accurate....once the hookset was mastered they were rippin' faster than I could count...caught a bonus walleye dragging leeches and thought we would get a few more....

Edited on 6/7/16 6:27 PM
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5/30/16 @ 6:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

Report is from the afternoon of Sunday May 29th....started around 1:00....crappie were still found on the banks...we casted mini-mites for awhile and did well....crappie were shallow and over the cribs.....tried catfishng and only got a personal best Largemouth fo the customer...was a nice sunset to end the day...

Edited on 5/30/16 6:51 PM
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5/30/16 @ 6:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

Report is from Sunday (am)..May 29th..started at 0730...was chilly at times...when the sun peaked out we could ditch the wind breaker...slip bobber again proved to work well...over night rain missed the lake...water didn't change much .found crappie willing and did a little catfishing to mix it up...ended with 55-60 on the clicker

Edited on 5/30/16 6:32 PM
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