Busse Lake, Cook County

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TODAY @ 8:37 AM
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Sunshine 62
Sunshine 62
USER since 5/7/14

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished Frida y evening with my buddy. He had 3 hookups. I caught my first Busse bass, on live bait. Also had a small muskie blowup at boat. Nice lake, will try to find the walleyes!

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5/24/16 @ 1:13 PM
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Joelaw
Joelaw
USER since 7/27/15

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Busse May 24  5:30 AM  - 9:30 AM
Bright sun, flat to light wind. Water temp said 66 degrees. Fish are spawning and have been spawning at Busse. 11 total bass. 3 fish 16+ inches. 
All but 1 caught in the south west to southeast corridor leading to salt creek spillway.  Caught 2 large prespawn and 1 large postspawn.

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5/24/16 @ 10:22 AM
Gamagotchu
Gamagotchu
USER since 5/24/16

I was there yesterday and had a musky at the bottom of the damn come fully out of water to hit a big swim bait it looked well over 40" 

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5/23/16 @ 2:17 PM
Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

I've only been muskie fishing at Busse for 3 years and I've done ok, but my idea of ok and yours might be 2 different things. Muskie's seem to do well in this lake but if you're after a 50+ fish, you'll probably be out of luck. The biggest ski that I've caught out of this lake was a 32 inch fish.  Very recently, someone caught a 37" fish off a top water bait over the weed lines.  I think if you live around the area and have a couple hours to kill, you could do a lot worse than busse.  Muskie's  can be caught pretty much anywhere in this lake but thick weedy cover is best followed by the mouth of all 3 dams.  Hope this helps.  

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5/23/16 @ 1:34 PM
luvfatgirls
luvfatgirls
USER since 3/30/16

So whats the real deal on Muskie out at Busse?  I've read nothing but nay-sayers so far. But I've seen some decent pics of ski's that have come out of there. Just curious. I'm an avid muskie hunter and I keep flip flopping on whether or not to give Busse a chance. 

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5/18/16 @ 4:25 PM
Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

Thanks so much! 

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5/17/16 @ 9:57 PM
Busse Jim
Busse Jim
USER since 9/7/14

Nice Busskie !

you've been having a good spring

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5/16/16 @ 8:43 PM
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Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

MOON PHASE (78%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

27" muskie caught in open water from a boat in the main pool. This one was a fighter.  

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5/10/16 @ 10:31 PM
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Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

MOON PHASE (20%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

Nice 4 lb pig caught off of a crank. 

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4/26/16 @ 6:45 PM
Danny13
Danny13
USER since 4/26/16
Hey guys, I'm looking to start fishing Busse for the first time. I don't have a boat so what are some of the best spots to access from shore? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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4/26/16 @ 11:16 AM
quetzalcoyote
quetzalcoyote
USER since 4/22/08
Good morning, all

Any help locating catfish in either boat friendly pool is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the help,

RW

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4/24/16 @ 11:23 PM
hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14
Hey ralph, was you fishing near boat ramps that day? I was in that channel earlier that morning and landed 2 nice Bass around 17 inches !btw nice catches.

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4/23/16 @ 10:05 PM
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Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Decent day at the main pool. Got 3 bass and a small 22 inch muskie, all caught and released. Fish were very active near shoreline around 5:30-700pm. Water's muddy so can't always see beds but water temp should be spawn friendly by now.

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4/22/16 @ 9:11 AM
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trabuko
trabuko
USER since 1/23/12

MOON PHASE
Full Moon
https://youtu.be/DsOOFGoVmqs this muskie was caught on ul rod and reel with no wire leader on 4 lb test mono , and it still swims Smile enjoy

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4/19/16 @ 6:59 PM
Trufisher
Trufisher
USER since 4/19/16
Anyone been able to have any luck for bass on the south pool? Heading out there in a few weeks and trying to see where the bass are at. If you have any information on bassin' in the south pool it would be greatly appreciated! I dont want to head into that lake fishing blind!

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