Bangs Lake, Lake County

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12/13/18 @ 8:01 AM
Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

Drive past everyday, I personally haven't seen anyone. I know there is 2 inches on the fox river channel though. Need to get rid of these 40+ degree days. Hoping to get out  before Xmas

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12/11/18 @ 6:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
gotem
gotem
USER since 1/1/10

MOON PHASE (18%)
Waxing Crescent

Saw a guy behind the docks Monday morning  830ish.about maybe 50 yards or less. All I got for ya. We need another cold snap. She will be locked up good then

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12/11/18 @ 5:16 PM
VexilarDS
VexilarDS
USER since 1/22/18

Anyone have an ice report, or a prediction on safe ice? TIA

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11/30/18 @ 8:03 AM
Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

Bangs was better back in the day, I will agree. But the fishing is getting better. I am out about 4 times a week at least for the past 8 years. It is slowly progressing in a positive way in regards to catching more (not bigger) fish. If you cant catch them or locate them it may be time to pick up a new hobby,  With some of the attitudes on here  knitting blankets may be right up your alley

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11/25/18 @ 6:50 PM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

They are still there. Why make negative comments if you haven't fished there in 10 years?

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11/23/18 @ 8:20 PM
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gotem
gotem
USER since 1/1/10

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waning Gibbous

Wasn't even that long ago it was a great lake to fish. Social media has had an impact in my opinion.  10 years ago we could get 12" crappie all night long. in the past now.

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11/23/18 @ 7:23 AM
UFCreel
UFCreel
USER since 1/4/11

Grew up in Wauconda. Have fished Bangs for well over 40 years. It has never been managed correctly IMO. Open space is now built up. Think Cooks Grove and Berger's Channel. Now add in the pressure this lake now receives. How many Ice Derby's out there now? Introducing new people to a lake they never heard of. That then come back. Over and over again. Used to be a few permanent ice shacks. All you had to do was register with the Village Hall. No fee. No fee on portable shacks ether. Over harvest by locals and out of towners. Has always been an issue. A shrinking forage base for game fish and pan fish. Size and numbers down. Someone will always catch a nice fish or two and say see the lake is thriving. Back in the day anyone who knew how to fish. Could and did catch nice fish and there were numbers too. While some fees are now used for stocking. A good chunk of them go towards the fancy toys to patrol the lake. I think the Police and IDNR would be better off checking fisherman walking off at the parking lots. While i will always ice fish this home lake. It is not as it was and probably never will be again. There are other area lakes that are way better now a days.

Edited on 11/23/18 7:29 AM
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11/22/18 @ 8:08 PM
Basspro05
Basspro05
USER since 12/8/08

Haha I don’t who you are kidding but those fees go to the  squirrel  Pattrol on the ice. I fished this lake before the fees for ice fishing and will never go back. There is no difference. They are not dumping all the money into the lake. 

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11/12/18 @ 7:42 AM
Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

Bangs has been bad the past few years but that's because I didnt know where to go. There is structure and plenty of fish. Last year was a great year on the ice. Looking forward to this year. Get out with somebody who knows a thing or two about fishing before you make your opinion. I was always complaining about the fees but you can truly tell they are going to the lake. Bite has been way better

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10/14/18 @ 7:21 AM
slonezp
slonezp
USER since 2/10/07

There is structure in the lake. Just need to know where it's at. My only issue with the lake is lack of forage. My opinion is they should do some selective harvesting of the bass rather than it be c&r. The lake does hold some big bass and gives up 40"+ pike every year.

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