Bangs Lake, Lake County

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12/28/16 @ 5:45 PM
LZrascal
LZrascal
USER since 12/21/08

Time to leave the portable shelter at home or in the car. Use it only to reduce wind chill. Mine is like an umbrella, so if wind gets too strong, it's a pain anyway, leaning in on me.

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12/28/16 @ 5:32 PM
Lzfishin
Lzfishin
USER since 1/4/15

I taked to town hall and police they are going to change the way it is written a season pass regardless of the type of shack is 45 for the season 

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12/28/16 @ 4:48 PM
Sean1117
Sean1117
USER since 1/21/13

Hey topwaterman,

That's how I read it at first but after reading the regulations in more detail the $45 is for a permanent tent meant to stay on the ice all ice fishing season. $25 is for daily fishing with your shelter not to exceed 24 hours left on the ice.  

So again, great for locals that'll fish it a lot cause I'm guessing this will cause far less pressure.  Might as well make it private...

http://wauconda-il.gov/DocumentCenter/View/656


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12/28/16 @ 4:35 PM
TopWaterMan
TopWaterMan
USER since 4/30/02

Sean, that was not how I read it.  I believe it is $25 for a 24 hour permit, and $45 for a season long permit.

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12/28/16 @ 4:12 PM
scubatelco
scubatelco
USER since 12/29/12

Topwater man

Don't give them any ideas.LOL They just might charge for that too.

How will this effect the tournemants, i am guessing a free pass that day.

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12/28/16 @ 3:48 PM
Sean1117
Sean1117
USER since 1/21/13

It's $25/season for portable shelters and $45/season for permanent. I wonder what the fines are for not having the permit. Not that it matters to me I'll just stop fishing at this lake. I certainly don't mind costs to keep lakes cleaned, stocked, etc. but this is a little much for someone who gets to this lake once or twice a year.  I suppose it'll be nice for more local people that can fish here more often as it'll be worth the money and less crowded.

Also, their "regulations" document says you have to secure your shelter to the ice. Only one of my shelters is setup to screw into the ice. And my other two, that would defeat the point of its portability.  So again, curious as to how much they police these rules and what the consequence are for not screwing your tent into the ice every time you move.  Make some of the private lots $5 to park at and the city would probably make a lot more money and not spend so much on resources to police their new rules.  I feel as if there is a board of power hungry people with a clear agenda for this lake, but that's just my opinion speaking without a lot of facts.

Somewhat of a shame for me at least I was looking forward to learning this body of water more.  Everyone be safe out there no matter where you go and tight lines!

Reference:

http://wauconda-il.gov/192/Marine-Patrol-Unit

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12/28/16 @ 3:18 PM
TopWaterMan
TopWaterMan
USER since 4/30/02

Unbelievable.  What's next?  A hole tax?  How about $5 for each hole you drill through the ice?

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12/28/16 @ 3:01 PM
FmrRiverRat
FmrRiverRat
USER since 12/27/16

If I try to think like a money grubbing pol, I'd say everything. I'm afraid next year they'll require a sticker on my 5 gallon bucket. The Village of Wauconda website has the rules under marine patrol unit. 



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12/28/16 @ 2:38 PM
TopWaterMan
TopWaterMan
USER since 4/30/02

Fee for portables or just permanent ice houses?

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12/28/16 @ 2:08 PM
FmrRiverRat
FmrRiverRat
USER since 12/27/16

I just got my weekly email from the Village of Wauconda - there is going to be a fee on ice shelters. I'm not sure when it starts.

Edited on 12/28/16 2:13 PM
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