Bangs Lake, Lake County

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10/14/18 @ 8:21 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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10/13/18 @ 11:04 PM
LZres
LZres
USER since 4/23/15

I kinda don’t fell ya pain ... might wanna try Canada

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10/12/18 @ 6:22 PM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

Bangs lake is very productive. Just cause you had a bad day don't bad rap the lake derp.

Edited on 10/12/18 11:29 PM
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10/10/18 @ 9:44 AM
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BigRooster
BigRooster
USER since 9/27/12

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Well folks another body of water to not waste you  time or money nor effort.. This is a mud hole.. Bottom is black sledge.... only moderate weed growth to hold fish and absolutely no structure.. lake is flat as a pan with only one hole 30 feet deep.  Needless to say the advice is to only fish with Live bait worm or minnow.  The Lake is surrounded by over built homes and condo.  We caught one perch on a lindy rig off bottom in 20 feet deep.  Stay clear of this lake if u want a bite go to local bars.. 

Good luck 

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10/5/18 @ 1:01 PM
BigRooster
BigRooster
USER since 9/27/12

Well my friend it is located in Lake Co, Illinois and less than 40 min from Cook so what did u expect.. I kinda don't feel ya pain.. Go to Canada 

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9/10/18 @ 8:55 AM
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UFCreel
UFCreel
USER since 1/4/11

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

Bangs is now a city slickers dream.  

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9/8/18 @ 8:39 PM
311fisher
311fisher
USER since 1/22/03

Those are some crazy regulations on fish

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8/25/18 @ 3:07 PM
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lindy rig
lindy rig
MEMBER since 1/20/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

bangs is going strong thanks to strick regulations..I pay $125 for park district launch. $40 for police boat inspection..huge crappie,bass,and pike..big gills.huge pumkinseeds..don't care about paying a fee per year to fish bangs..only going to get better and better..thank you bangs lake committee!!!..and no wake till 10:00am..5hrs of wake free fishing...awesome!!

Edited on 8/25/18 3:18 PM
Bangs Lake, Lake County Photo
Bangs Lake, Lake County Photo
Bangs Lake, Lake County Photo
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2/22/18 @ 11:41 AM
Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

anyone been out since the warm two days and all that rain? Whats the ice looking like. Want to get out this weekend

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2/19/18 @ 2:49 PM
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Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

Got out after few weekends missed about 7am to 1pm. Set up behind docks, about 200 yards out in 12FOW. We set 4 flags and nothing all day on flags. First 5 min we landed 2 perch about 10 inch and 1- 12 inch crappie right away. Around 11am we landed another 4 perch about 10-11 inch and another 12 inch crappie. Kept them all and threw back a few small ones. Hit on waxies for the most part but snagged some crappies on minnows. REALLY hopong this rain doesnt do too much damage. Want to get out again and get a big bag of fish.

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