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Tubes777
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FISHING REPORT
1/28/15 9:30 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Fished Bangs from 10 am- 5 pm today with my buddy Big Dog. Pretty much the same as recent trips, decent action on gills with most fish being smaller sized. We didn't catch a single crappie today though, so our mixed bag went away a bit. Fished our spot all by ourselves again today away from the big Lindy's crowd, so that was nice. We did have one flag up on a tip up directly behind the shack that I couldn't see very well. Luckily a fellow Lake-Link fisherman passing by on his ATV (he was scouting for this weekends Wounded Warrior tournament) saw it and swung by and yelled at us. Got out there to find it had pulled off probably 30' of line but drop the golden roach Sad That will teach me to forget the strike sensors...

All fish lived to swim another day, early in the day you almost had to 100% dead stick to get a bite, but by about 2 pm, jigging turned back on a bit. 2.5 mm tungsten jigs with a single red spike was the best producer of the day, although a single waxie produced bigger fish but lots of short strikes. Ice is holding firm, still about 9", with a little snow on top, no slush.

piker111
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1/28/15 8:51 PM CST
yeah yeah, S my D Ottis

ottis2
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1/28/15 6:22 AM CST
Every body ready for the Wounded-Warriors Derby this Sat? I took first place in the biggest Crappie last year, Hope to do the same on Saturday, Starts at 7 am Stop by for a Johnsonville, Green shanty. Good luck to all the fisherman! TL

Tubes777
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1/26/15 12:44 PM CST
There was potential legislation last year that would require all ATVs to have a $15 sticker, but last I heard they had shelved the proposal and it has not taken effect. Do a quick google search on "Illinois ATV requirements" and it will come up. If you go to Wisconsin though, you have to have a "trail pass".

ottis2
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1/26/15 6:11 AM CST
Probaly a trailer! Just kidding, no stickers required, Let it Rip

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Bernie23
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1/25/15 5:52 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy
Went out today fished in around 9 foot of water on the side by lindies. Fished from 3-5 and only got one crappie. Most people also didn't catch much. Sad

Bernie23
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1/25/15 12:18 PM CST
If I want to bring my atv out there what do I need? I am a resident of Lake Zurich. Thanks

Tubes777
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1/25/15 11:04 AM CST
They must be reading these posts. I've fished Bangs for several years alot(10+ trips a season if ice allows) and have never got checked there.....until last night!

The WPD office was cruising around on a side by side checking anyone and everyone. My daughter was thrilled because she just turned 16 in October and had never been checked before. It was cool to see her proud of being legal and licensed!

Officer was nice although he parked right behind our shanty and when he went to start his SxS, he accidentally hit the siren. I about soiled myself..LOL. His response, "sorry in there, I hate when I do that..." It was actually funny.

Oh, BTW. We pounded them pretty good yesterday. We started as Pistakee then moved to Bangs about noon. There was HUGE crowd in the 14-15 FOW water out in front of Lindys so we decided to tuck in a little closer to the shore and fish the "hole" as there was only one shack there. Lots of open holes from the morning shift so we went from hole to hole looking for stacked fish. We found them pretty quickly and set up on top of them and hit them steady until dark. Don't know how many total we caught, but we kept 11 gills that were over our strict 9" keeper range and one crappie that was just shy of 13"

We were on an ATV and the top of the ice is getting soft. Gonna be iffy for machines by next weekend if the weather holds. Walkers should be OK, but not looking good.

UFCreel
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1/24/15 5:43 AM CST
If you see poachers. Call the WPD. The size limits are a local ordinance. IDNR will work too. If they are in the area. WPD is always around.

Z74
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1/23/15 8:05 PM CST
cbear2287, thanks for the report. Very disappointing. But those people keeping illegal crappie under 10" don't need an education. They need to be reported to the IDNR. They. Are. Poaching. Period. There's no other word for it. They are poaching.

If you anyone witnesses this, you should contact Target IL Poachers at http://dnr.state.il.us/law3/poach.htm. I reported (2) groups of people fishing illegally last year on separate lakes. Not only were the poachers caught by the IDNR but I received a return call thanking me for the tip.

Good luck, all!

cbear2287
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1/23/15 2:36 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Bangs for panfish if you find them has been really good with waxies in 7-8 feet of water with weeds close by...

BTW- I walk and move alot and must say about 80% or more of the kept crappie on the ice are UNDER 10-inches...

Let's throw back the shorts and let them grow up and put their big boy pants on so we can catch keepers next year and beyond. As of right now it takes weeding through about 10-12 shorts caught to every keeper for me if I'm lucky with lots of nice 9's and 9.5's

If you see a short cuss the guy out! Just kidding, maybe mention they need to be 10" and up with a total of 8-per day and keep it cool.

See you at the tournament next Saturday!

Fpierson
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1/20/15 9:40 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 36° - 40° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Went out yesterday. Slow at first but nailed a 30 inch northern. Started killin the gills around 3. Crappies started around 5 but only stayed till 6.

Fountainer
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1/20/15 6:31 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Sorry for the late report. Made it out Sunday and managed a few gills seeds and one crappie. No flags. Did manage what we call a gillappie.

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fhnb92
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1/20/15 9:45 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Went out between 3 and 8 pm. Fished 15fow. Only caught a few gills and crappies.Caught on glow jigs tipped with waxie and minnows. Marked a lot of fish and was able to get them to follow jig but only sniffers. Tight Lines JIM

cripler
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1/19/15 9:33 PM CST
Heading out tomorrow am if anyone is out feel free to stop by and say hi gonna be in a deer blind hunting for gills

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