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Dubz
Dubz
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Joined: 1/5/2015
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FISHING REPORT
1/25/15 1:01 PM CST
Went out this weekend with a couple buddies, we got 2 musky one 27" and the other 30".... Also got a nice 4 lb walleye... All on suckers, all c&r

DSwizzle
DSwizzle
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Joined: 1/11/2015
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1/11/15 12:23 PM CST
Ice Depth: 7" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
Me and a friend were out yesterday on the south pool in his shanty. Ice was solid, about 6-7 inches. A couple small bites but caught nada!

catchrelease1260
catchrelease1260
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Joined: 7/25/2010
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FISHING REPORT
1/10/15 4:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 7"
Tried Busse just for the heck of it. I marked a few fish but they seemed little (small gills or perch). Nobody else said they caught anything... Busse just doesn't produce on ice for some reason.

Bubbaluch
Bubbaluch
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Joined: 12/28/2014
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12/28/14 12:55 PM CST
First post, but I have always been around here. Any word on the WWD and how's it been doing. I've fished it only a few times but never really knew what to use. Any of you guys care to share on what would be your tactics on fishing. What kind of cranks or spinners. I've tried wacky worms with few fish. Any help will be appreciated and I'll report later tonight or tomorrow but I'll lake to know what I should bring. Thanks

Ralph S.
Ralph S.
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Joined: 7/23/2014
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FISHING REPORT
12/20/14 7:23 PM CST
Ice Depth: 1" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Fished for a very short while today after looking around for about an hour for viable places with unfrozen/open water. There is a small area of open water to fish off of the fishing wall at the north pool. The main pool seems to be mostly frozen over with very thin ice all the way to the south dam. I drove over to Arlington Heights entrance and walked down to the warm water discharge. There were many anglers but I didn't see any catches. Looks like the main dam on the salt creek side is the way to go right now if you're looking to fish Busse.

hbk
hbk
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Joined: 10/18/2014
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11/4/14 10:16 PM CST
I wanted to get back out to busse to fish for some muskies but I really haven't had the time. I am going back to my hometown this Monday for a month long vacation 2 Florida 4 Thanksgiving also, I'm taking my fishing equipment and going to do some largemouth bass fishing. I know I'm going to catch me some nice looking bass while I'm there. Hope you guys have fun fishing the lake. Smile

tinyfisher
tinyfisher
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Joined: 12/4/2002
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11/3/14 12:57 PM CST
Busse is open year round (minus the North Pool when it's stocked with trout). Cook County is now "ice fish at your own risk" and no longer monitors for 4" of ice. However, after it snows, they will not plow several groves, making access difficult. Other than that, it's open.

drummerjoe
drummerjoe
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Joined: 10/8/2014
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11/2/14 9:15 PM CST
It is open all year long, only thing is in cook county the ice has to be a minimum of 4 inches thick, it A regulation I've read that in the Illinois fishing guide booklet.

Ralph S.
Ralph S.
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Joined: 7/23/2014
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10/28/14 5:44 PM CST
I believe that Busse is open all year. Many people Fish through the ice in the winter time so I can't think of a time when it would be closed to the public.

itsSimple
itsSimple
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Joined: 6/16/2013
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10/27/14 7:22 AM CST
Sorry for the dumb question. But, Busse IS opened all year long correct? Thanks tight lines.

hbk
hbk
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Joined: 10/18/2014
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10/25/14 2:23 PM CST
Hello everyone , I just signed up on here. I have fished busse plenty of times but never caught anything big only a few small bass maybe 12 to 15 inches my biggest. I don't have a boat I only shore fish, I once was at the South damn fishing the main pool and I got a very big hit but it broke my line as soon as it did.I would love to catch a nice muskie and I know they are in there but i just can't seem to get one lol.I see all of the other post I'm on the other great fisherman from busse and I wishing that was me catching those lol . I'm originally from Florida and I have been bass fishing since I was 4 haveso I know how to fish, but I heard you really need a boat to do great fishing at Busse and it's a very hard lake to figure out. I wish I had a fishing buddy at busse , that would be fantastic Smile

Cubs2016
Cubs2016
Level: General User
Joined: 10/20/2014
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FISHING REPORT
10/20/14 9:24 AM CST
This guy caught a big walleye on the main dam..anyone know what's a good spot to catch bass been looking but no luck only caught 1

reelmagic
reelmagic
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Joined: 1/17/2013
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10/14/14 10:44 AM CST
trout opener on the 18th

tricklefish
tricklefish
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Joined: 1/12/2009
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10/13/14 6:49 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F
Drove thru Busse today to enjoy the fall tree colors and take a traffic break. North pool parking lots were closed and "No fishing until 10-18" signs were posted. Either there was some stocking or weed treatment. Middle and South were open and being fished by about 4 different anglers.

rhymobot
rhymobot
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Joined: 9/11/2014
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FISHING REPORT
10/2/14 8:23 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
I was visiting from Toronto and did an epic roadie that included games for the spartans, blackhawks, cubs, sox, brewers and badgers.

Also fished seven times in MI and IL with my inflatable boat.

As I was already doing enough driving, I didn't want to stray too far from the city so I was stuck on waters like Busse and Skokie lagoons with the brownish water. Not ideal but it had to do.

Caught this two pounder or so in the south pool in the only weed patch I could find.

[This post was last edited on 10/2/14 at 8:25 AM]
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