Bangs Lake, Lake County

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12/29/16 @ 5:28 PM
Sean1117
Sean1117
USER since 1/21/13

Boat ramp fees and shanty fees are hardly one in the same.  Also, most of us are literally just discussing this as it's a forum. 

So it's great and all that you know how to type in all caps to emphasize your opinion but not really your call one way or the other.

Lakes need money, we all get that and understand it. But it needs to be in the right way.  The majority think this isn't "the right way" to collect revenue for the lake. That's all. And in reality, this conversation isn't going to affect what wauconda does anyways. But its going to deter people from fishing this lake which, in my opinion, will bring in less revenue for the lake overall. Perhaps the winter fishing doesn't matter but I think it does.  

Lastly, I will agree with your final point, I will go somewhere to fish and have a great time doing it. 



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12/29/16 @ 3:31 PM
steelie_newb
steelie_newb
USER since 11/15/07

Any reports on how thick the ice is out there?

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12/29/16 @ 1:18 PM
BassproMatuk
BassproMatuk
USER since 1/14/03

A fee to use your own shanty while being on the ice.  

I nearly injured myself laughing so hard...


Greed and stupidity.  That is the state of Illinois...


BPM

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12/29/16 @ 12:15 AM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

Wauconda doesn't own the water or fish. Go by state fishing reg. The crappie are biting!!

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12/28/16 @ 11:00 PM
TopWaterMan
TopWaterMan
USER since 4/30/02

Cookie, if we quit bitching then they win.  Where does it stop?  I am all for awareness.  By providing the info, perhaps Sean has prevented someone from getting a citation.  However, it's stuff like this, but in a larger scale, that has people leaving Illinois in droves.  State and localities continue to bleed us dry with taxes and fees for this and that.

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12/28/16 @ 10:17 PM
Sean1117
Sean1117
USER since 1/21/13

Just a conversation hence the forum part. No Florida for me, short ice fishing year....and I will go fishing!!! Just not at bangs

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12/28/16 @ 10:05 PM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

Just go fishing. Quit your bitching just start catching!!! Or be like me move to Florida!!??

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12/28/16 @ 8:50 PM
Sean1117
Sean1117
USER since 1/21/13

The tournaments will most likely display the true intentions. A) if they actually require this during the tournaments (hey, maybe they won't...) and B) police or whomever be out writing tickets for those who don't register their shanties...which would be brutal so I doubt this would be the case, at least during tournaments.

And hey, maybe enough public backlash could repeal this altogether. Unfortunately I don't think lake-link will count ...

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12/28/16 @ 8:20 PM
Zmaniac
Zmaniac
USER since 2/8/06

It seems to me that with the two tournaments that bring over 300 fishermen to each will suffer from this tax. Both tournaments are non for profit and are for great causes.

The village just wants to capitalize on these and that is in extreme bad taste. 

I for one will still support both of these wonderful events, but will not be doing it from my shanty.

Last year the temperature was -20 degrees for the WOW event and a shanty was almost a necessity.

Shame on these politicians and the people that back this hideous fee.

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12/28/16 @ 7:21 PM
Basspro05
Basspro05
USER since 12/8/08

This is going to kill the local economy with so many people not going anymore. When I use to go to this lake I use to stop at restaurants and gas stations ( buying food and pop) on the way out of town. These places are not going to see the traffic anymore. 

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