Busse Lake, Cook County

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7/24/16 @ 1:59 PM
Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

No, I understand.  You weren't the first to mention that to me over the past couple days.  The future of the muskie population in busse (and all over)  is definitely important to me.  Again, your point was well taken. 

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7/24/16 @ 10:36 AM
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lewa2702
lewa2702
USER since 6/4/13

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

Again not trying to start a fight. I had one die on me at 78 degrees. She swollowed the entire bucktail and unfortunetaly took a bit too long to release. She swam away ok but just to make sure I came back to the spot just to make sure hour later and unfotunately she was swimming belly up. As tough as they seem they really do not take well high temps. Again season is open and its ones choice to fish for them. Just be aware of the fact that delayed mortality can happen hours or even days later.

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7/24/16 @ 1:49 AM
Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14
Unfortunately, I think lewa2702 is right.  Apparently these fish build up excessive lactic acid if caught in  greater than 80 degrees surface temp.  I honestly didn't know that before.  Hopefully the fish is ok. If lewa2702's intent was to be informative, then point well taken.  I'll hold off until it cools a bit.  

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7/24/16 @ 1:13 AM
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Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

Ralph fish all you need to. That guy is an idiot!! Water temp my ass.

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7/23/16 @ 8:21 PM
lewa2702
lewa2702
USER since 6/4/13

Ralphie. Not trying to be a ...But fished area lake week before and water temp was at 81. At the momement busse for shallow as it is has to be in mid 80s. Any fish caught at that temp is more than likely to die. So if u have any concern for fish that u target, take a break and fish for other species. Especially when ur shore fishing and fish is going to be out of the water for a long time. Way more than a minute. Guides are cancelling their trips so i can see u holding ur pleasure adventures until next cool down. Thx

Edited on 7/23/16 8:33 PM
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7/21/16 @ 2:17 PM
Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

Thanks for the comment. Nice bass! 

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7/21/16 @ 8:53 AM
JSCATCHING
JSCATCHING
USER since 7/3/16
We fished 5 to 8:30 pm. Saw plenty of other fish and still missed a few that felt pretty big. One of the most productive days we've had at Busse. I've been to Busse countless times have had bad days and good days, just gotta keep casting don't get discouraged there are big fish hiding in all those thick weeds.

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7/21/16 @ 12:31 AM
JSCATCHING
JSCATCHING
USER since 7/3/16

Nice Buskie there Ralph!! I was out today fishing the main pool by boat did very well locating some largemouth with my buddy. We pulled out some pigs today! The fishing was good thanks to the moon phase.

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7/20/16 @ 9:10 PM
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Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Fished with a 6" jointed muskie jerk bait and this girl blew up on it.  didn't measure but I'm sure it's 30+.  Fish put back in under a minute.  

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7/9/16 @ 9:18 PM
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TheFlax
TheFlax
USER since 2/28/09

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

Just shore-fished the walls on the north pool around 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

My kid caught a handful of bluegill and I got a couple hits with a plastic frog but that was it.  Didn't really see anybody catching anything else.


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