Bangs Lake, Lake County

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2/2/17 @ 9:12 PM
many blessings
many blessings
USER since 5/15/06

Drove by bangs today. Looks to be over half froze. Saw one shanty out off the park district ramp

Edited on 2/3/17 7:09 AM
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1/29/17 @ 12:04 PM
msop
msop
USER since 1/12/16
Is the lake fishable right now on the north side?

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1/28/17 @ 7:08 PM
fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

Thanks, Jim

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1/28/17 @ 11:12 AM
UFCreel
UFCreel
USER since 1/4/11

I believe that is Feb 18, 2017

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1/28/17 @ 9:39 AM
fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

Is that for the wounded warriors event?

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1/28/17 @ 9:19 AM
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bluegillbayslayer
bluegillbayslayer
USER since 4/10/13

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
A large group of diehards fishing off LVVA beach.

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1/16/17 @ 11:16 AM
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many blessings
many blessings
USER since 5/15/06

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

took my too younger girls out yesterday 

went from 2-4 30

they did pretty good. took them awhile to get the feel to set the hook right away and keep tension on. after they did they started icing some nice 8 inch gills and one dandy pumpkin , just over 9

we only ended up with about 30 today as we had alot of tangles that had to be cut out and retied, then they got distracted sliding around on the ice so i got to fish a little then.


we were in about 10 feet on the weed edges, using waxies

all in all a nice day 

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1/16/17 @ 9:21 AM
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fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

Went out from 2 till 7. Very slow.Fished 15 fow on north side.Caught some 3" gills and a couple of 6" perch until it got dark. The got a couple of small crappies on minnow.

Some idiot out fishing on ice skates trying to give away 2 crappies that were way undersized.Found out later that he left them on ice. What a frigg'n waste.    

 The ice is starting to honeycone. Lots of cracking going on. Even though ice is 8" it looks weird with all the columns of air bubbles in it. Weather wont help with high's in the 40's for the next week.

                                                   Tight Lines Jim

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1/15/17 @ 9:02 AM
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Bigcat187
Bigcat187
USER since 1/15/17

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

Out the past 2 days right off the LVVA beach. In about 10 to12 feet of water with about a foot of ice. Didnt catch a thing. Used waxies, rosies, roaches, nothing bit. I feel like this lake is fished out. Whens the last time it was stocked? Ive been fishing here for years and always have this outcome. Your lucky if you catch a fish on bangs. Save your energy and time and set up shop somewhere else. I know I will until they stock it which they should be able to with these shanty fees they put out. 

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1/14/17 @ 10:10 PM
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dbryar24
dbryar24
USER since 2/2/13

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Fished a few spots today mostly dinks.  The map circled in the previous post by koolwater is a good indicator on where the open water is.  I was standing on about 5 inches when I took this photo and then gladly changed directions.  Most spots I fished were 8".  Just odd to me how the ice broke in the middle.  If you venture out, be safe.  No bananas!

Edited on 1/14/17 10:13 PM
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