Busse Lake, Cook County

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6/4/17 @ 10:37 PM
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DSwizzle
DSwizzle
USER since 1/11/15

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Was out on the kayak today in the main pool. Caught 5 bass, 4 of them around 2 lbs and the 5th was about 3.75-4 lb!! Lost a giant on a chatterbait. Not sure if it was a 5+ lber or a Muskie or Pike but she pulled. Probably the best day I have ever had on this lake to date. 

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5/20/17 @ 3:04 PM
FigureEight
FigureEight
USER since 12/7/06

Anyone know what time gates have been opening on Sundays? 

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5/14/17 @ 12:21 PM
RawFish7
RawFish7
USER since 8/7/08

Thanks hbk! Probably one of my best days at busse ever. Haven't been to busse in a couple years so it was a good start to fishing busse again.

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5/13/17 @ 6:57 PM
hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

That was a very nice outing raw fish! Haven't done that good at Busse this year because the weather hasn't been so great but now since the weather is getting warmer the water is getting warmer also and now the fish are going to move up and it should get a lot better. Once again congratulations raw fish .

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5/8/17 @ 6:14 PM
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RawFish7
RawFish7
USER since 8/7/08

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waxing Gibbous
Hit Busse Main Pool this past Saturday from my boat with a buddy. It was pretty cold in the morning and the north wind did not help. First thing we notice is that the water is pretty murky. Maybe 1 foot visibility. Tried a few spots and threw a variety of baits. It was dead until we found a decent spot out of the wind. The spot had some laydowns with decent water depth, 5-8 ft. We caught two there and missed one. We cruised around awhile till we found some spots similar to the one we caught fish. Around 11am we found the honey hole. It was a small 5 ft. flat, out of the wind, with scattered wood and the sun shining directly onto the spot. On our first pass we caught 3 around 2-3 lbs and missed one. Did another pass with no bites. Drove around to find some more spots and to give that spot a rest. Went up into salt creek and missed one more. Around 1pm we hit the honey hole again. The water temp is now 57-58 degrees, a couple degrees warmer than when we hit it before. I catch one right away then a few minutes later my buddy cracks a 4lber (weighed with a rapala scale). A couple more minutes later I catch 2 more both around 2-3 lbs. After that we cruised around looking for more good shoreline and my buddy was casting a spinnerbait and caught one around 1-2lbs. It was about 3pm when we called it a day. What started out to be a really slow day ended up to be the best day of fishing I've had so far this year. I think the key was finding shoreline out of the cold north wind, with the right depth (5-8ft.), some cover, and some sun. Except that one spinnerbait fish we caught all our fish on jigs. I was using watermelon colored jig with watermelon colored chigger craw trailer. My buddy was using a brown/charteuse jig with a watermelon sweet beaver trailer. Below is pics of the 4lber and a couple of the chunkier ones. Also, all but the one spinnerbait fish were chunky females full of eggs. If we get some warmer weather and not such cold nights they should start spawning soon.

Edited on 5/8/17 6:18 PM
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
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4/20/17 @ 7:28 PM
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Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Hit the main pool in several spots from end of the lake to the other. Ended up with 5. Started by the boat launch with hbk and caught a dink right away. Did catch a nice one one that was sitting on a bed. I don't target bedding bass but caught her on a long cast. You can see the bloody tail in pic. Had to leave then came back and started on the other side of lake and caught 3 more. The colder air coming in should keep them from spawning a few more days, hopefully. 

Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
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4/20/17 @ 5:58 PM
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hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

MOON PHASE (37%)
Waning Crescent

Went out today between 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. with a buddy. Hit main pool by the boat docks , little windy at our backs and he caught one right a way with a craw and I started off with a swim jig. Not a single hit and I switched to a green pumpkin Chatterbait. On my 5th throw  a huge hit but didn't set the hook got caught in tree !! After about 1 hour went over to Bass Alley and caught a 17" 2 lbs lmb !!! Right next to a log about three feet from Shore caught her on a Shaky Head with a 1/4 oz 5" senko baby bass color  which she almost tore  in half Had a few more small swipes after that but didn't get to set the hook. My buddy gave me another senko in green pumpkin but no hits after but my buddy ending up landing about 4 lmb his self !!!  Looks like they are starting to move up close because I seen two beds right next to each other. Can't wait to go back and try again! 

Edited on 4/20/17 6:02 PM
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4/19/17 @ 10:10 PM
t6waver
t6waver
USER since 12/18/16

Thanks Fishnsilly!!!

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4/19/17 @ 9:11 PM
Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

Waver, yes it is open.

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4/19/17 @ 9:01 PM
t6waver
t6waver
USER since 12/18/16

Anyone know if the marina at Busse is open yet?

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