Bangs Lake, Lake County

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TODAY @ 1:30 PM
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Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

Tried out a new spot today  away from my 16ft hole.  went to other side of lake behind Docks. We set 5 tip ups in a line in 5ft of water. One northern hit but got off at the bottom of hole.  KILLED the perch in 12 feet of water. Had about 1 to 1.5 feet of weeds off the bottom. Thought regulation  was 10 inches for perch so we threw like 15 back that were like 8 and 9inch. Found out regulation is 6 inch so we started keeping em. Hitting about 1 to 2 feet above weeds. Waxies took the crown today by far.  Taste GREAT!! 

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TODAY @ 8:14 AM
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fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Got on lake at 1 and fished till 10. Dead sea until 4:30 then the screen lit up. Non stop crappie's til i left. Biggest being 9.5" smallest 3". I fished in 15 fow. Fish for the most part were on bottom. Had to bring bait up a foot to get them to hit. There were a few times fish were stacked between 8' to 15'. I was using a glow teardrop tipped with small minnow on 1 rod and a glow rat finkie tipped with waxie. Both set ups caught fish. A little windy but nice not to be freezing. Ice had some slushy spots but not bad. Creepers a must. Tight Lines JIM

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1/15/18 @ 9:14 AM
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fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Fished from 2 till 8 on Sunday in 15fow . Before dusk targeted gills with teardrop tipped with waxie. Tried different colors with same result, only a few bites.When it started to get dark around 4:30 switched to glow jig and minnow. Had some decent action but nothing of size with biggest at 9 3/4. You had to work the fish to get them to bite. Fish were on bottom and would hit when bringing bait up a foot or two.Wore different boots today and had no problems with creepers which were a must . Police were out again issuing tickets. Thight Lines Jim

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1/13/18 @ 2:19 PM
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Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

Got out from 6:30am till 2pm. Few bluegill and crappie all on waxies in 16 FOW. No flags again..... Night bite is where it's at. Some guys are at 8 inches of ice. We were at 11. 

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1/13/18 @ 10:50 AM
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fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

First time out this year, Fished from 2:30 - 7:30 in 15 fow. picked up some bluegills on teardrop tipped with waxie. biggest about 8". when it started to get dark switched to glow jig and minnow for crappies. got about 6 with nothing bigger then 9". Wasn't on lake for more then 10 minutes before i got checked for permit and licence. Very nice guy. The ice is flat and solid, Creepers are a must. Had mine on but they didn't work because i wore boots that had a higher arch and spikes barely touched ice. Won't be wearing those out again fishing.My buddy had to pull in shelter with me sitting on it. Great to be on ice again. Tight Lines Jim 

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1/13/18 @ 8:01 AM
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SuburbanHunter
SuburbanHunter
USER since 1/1/17

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

Fishing biting early on. All on the small side. Hitting near the bottom. 

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1/12/18 @ 4:36 PM
Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

Hey fellas, any ice reports after those 2 warm days?? looking to get out tomorrow morning. want to know the conditions, thanks

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1/10/18 @ 10:09 PM
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cbear2287
cbear2287
USER since 1/3/09

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

WINDY and actually warm, the permanent shacks were getting towed to the shore for the melt, those guys got a good buddy system over there I watched them pull about 5 or 6 big shacks so they don’t get froze in come tomorrow night when it freezes again I’m thinking, anyway ice is thick and now you can see the bottom, there was 2-3 inches of water in areas,  I wouldn’t even think about fishing tomorrow it’s a huge soupy mess out there if you fall youre soaked. 

Grab your favorite jig, I was in 12-16 fow, forgot my Vex, was nice not to stare at that damn thing for two hours... bunch of smalls, no keeps,

Fishing the Hard Water Classic tournament in Warrenville Saturday with The owner of Club G, he’ll win something, he always does! 

Good luck everyone 

Edited on 1/11/18 7:11 AM
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1/10/18 @ 9:57 AM
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cbear2287
cbear2287
USER since 1/3/09

MOON PHASE (32%)
Waning Crescent

Monday had to spike little deeper under the ice maybe because the sun was out earlier in the day and they just stayed down deeper.. love gills a few slammed the rod scared me! Good numbers, hole hoping, they were on and off, few hot holes. Might be time with the last few mild days to go nighttime crop hunting.

pantera- you hit the nail right on the head buddy, unreal.. and of the 20 cleaned fish, 1 did have a white spec, pricked it out and we’ll eat good, got a bunch of nice triangles for the frying pan. 

If you shot a 12 point buck every time you went deer hunting, what fun would it be anymore, getting skunked is great, you just don’t know it:)


Edited on 1/10/18 10:15 AM
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Bangs Lake, Lake County Photo
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1/10/18 @ 8:59 AM
Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

No one is trying to police anybody, just saying be careful make sure your fish fall in limits which they do cause dudes are checking us. Trying to get out there this weekend hopefully this warm weather doesn't affect the ice too much. Will post some pics when I land that 50-inch Pike haha

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