Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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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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3/18/17 @ 7:32 AM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12

Just wondering if anyone has a current water temp. Thinking of coming out Sunday or Monday. Any info. would be appreciated. 

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3/8/17 @ 1:10 PM
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jsw84
jsw84
USER since 12/26/16

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Went out on Sunday, 3-5-17 (2-5:30) for Crappie. Bait shop closed so I had to use jigs only...no minnows. WINDY WINDY WINDY.  I only went on North side of lake (maybe should have hit southside but I can only use trolling motor.) I caught one on a black and chartreuse jig with a chartreuse head 1/16 oz at a campground crib (no float).  I caught two more at the brushpile in the campground cove (silver glitter tube jig (gitzit type) under a bobber.  all about 7 ft down. (2 of them were around 9 inches and one was maybe 10.5-11inches). God Bless

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3/2/17 @ 9:07 PM
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Husker Outdoors
Husker Outdoors
USER since 2/4/17

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

Like the booth setup there Jim. I'm sure it will bring in quite a few trips.

never made it to Shab for that very short hard water season. First time ever that happened.

looks like I will have to get the boat there soon.

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3/1/17 @ 10:18 AM
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

For those that are interested ...I will be giving a free seminar at Cabelas on March 26th at 10:00-11:00...high lighting some tactics on Shabbona lake....stop by the booth or attend the seminar...look forward to meeting you guy's up there...  

Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
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(708) 601-1962
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3/1/17 @ 8:30 AM
fishnart
fishnart
USER since 3/30/12

Anyone have a current water temp. I was out about a week ago and the temp. was 42-44 depending on where I was. Looking to  go out later this weekend.

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2/24/17 @ 10:04 AM
Simon2629
Simon2629
USER since 1/28/17

Thank you, I'll try to go on monday

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