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Mr. G
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FISHING REPORT
9/7/14 6:14 PM CST
Fished Loon this morning for the first time since the spring. My expectations weren't too high given today's cloudless post-frontal conditions. Surprisingly, it turned out to be a pretty good day. In all, I caught a dozen bass and a northern...not bad for a mornings fishing in my book. Many of the bass were dinks but there were a few good ones in the mix.

It was a real nice day to be out. Not too hot or humid and little to no wind. I know that the fishing gurus always say that wind is better for fishing, but personally I love it when the lake is glass. It makes it so much easier to keep your boat where you want it and fish the areas you intend to fish. It seems like most days I have fished this year, I've been fighting wind. It's nice to get a break from it once in a while.

catcher43
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8/6/14 5:24 PM CST
Exactly. Put up or shut up. Or go somewhere else. Or don't pay and take your chance getting your car/truck towed. I have seen the money being collected and the plates being checked. I think $25.00 is less than getting your vehicle out of impound. Some people have no respect for rules or regulations and sadly probably never will. These are the same people that keep whatever they catch, legal size or not, so in their minds they can justify the launch fee. They also throw their trash overboard. The DNR needs to spend more time on these local waters doing license/registration/livewell checks.

goose85
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FISHING REPORT
8/6/14 8:16 AM CST
Any actual fishing reports? If you guys don't like how much they charge than don't fish there. Quit bitching about it and go fish somewhere else or post actual reports. I am not defending that price but I am tired about hearing about it. That's all

MuskyHunter08
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8/6/14 7:59 AM CST
Who pays for the launch at loon? What a joke.

fish trick
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7/31/14 10:06 AM CST
this is why I fish in wisconsin. hang up the fun card when you come to Illinois.

catcher43
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7/30/14 4:51 PM CST
Step in and do what? The launch is privately owned. I think the FPD bought up the land on either side of it though.

GREEN MACHINE
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7/30/14 2:50 PM CST
It's for the dnr and village to step in.

Tazz411
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7/30/14 12:27 PM CST
Last I heard $25 crazyness

fish trick
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7/30/14 12:23 PM CST
what is the cost to launch this year I know it was getting high

AKA-Fishcatcher
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FISHING REPORT
7/22/14 8:56 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Got out early am Sunday 7/20/14. Threw everything everywhere, no fish??? Made for a confusing morning as I could usually get some sort of action going at Loon. Decided to go deeper to a deeper weedline or drop off and drop shot a gulp minnow. Success, a nice size northern and small largemouth right away. Worked that dropoff as it came up to a cabbage weedbed and got a bunch more little bass on a senko. Called it a day. Clear blue sunny sky drove the fish deeper?? Or maybe the weed cutting machine parked by the launch was at work in the recent days prior??

catcher43
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7/21/14 8:22 PM CST
Thrillz- Fished Loon Saturday and was working the boats and docks along the north shore. I approached a pier and could see a guy sitting at a table in the house watching me. As I got closer he came out and said "thats close enough. Stay away from my boat" I politely said i am not intending to hurt his boat. He said "you can fish anywhere else on the lake. I dont want you fishing by my boat". I said There are alot of things I dont want other people to do but I have no right to stop them from doing it. He then said "just get away from my boat. Stop being such a jerk" well, that did it for me. I trolled up to the end of his pier and said that if he had the balls to call me a jerk again to come out to the end of the pier and do it so I could knock him senseless without trespassing on his pier. He mumbled something I couldn't make out. And went back in the house. As he was going in I said that if he would have just asked politely that I not cast to his boat instead of the rant, I probably would have just went on by. It is the third house west of the public beach, just west of your encounter. Funny thing is there were two guys gill fishing close by and i trolled around the outside of them. They said you could have went inside of us and fished the boats. We've been watching you. Doesn't look like this is your first time fishing. They also said that what the guy did was harassment. Every chance I got the rest of the day I flew by his pier and gave him the eye hoping he would say or do something. In hindsight that was pretty stupid but my blood was boiling. He was sitting on his pier most of the rest of the day. Pathetic life. Funny how attitude is contagious. Politeness is the same way.

Thrillz
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7/8/14 10:50 PM CST
The Lake County Health Dept. environmental survey lists bottom lake ownership as LCFPD and private. The survey did say access description as private, public fee. Public access allows the right to fish all water contained within by definition from the DNR. So, we are all a little right. The ahole homeowner was wrong about owning the water. I do understand your point Cathcher43 about damage to boat canvass and hooks being left behind, but the manner in which he handled it especially in front of my 12yr old daughter was unacceptable and needed to be addressed. I taught her if nothing else, don't be afraid of a bully. My daughter did catch a 1 pounder 10 feet from his dock which prompted him to come out with the broom. I was extremely proud as she released it in front of him with a smile.

Spoonplug. The ramp on the east was smooth, no problems unloading or loading my deep V 175. Also made it through to East loon with plenty of clearance. Fishing was much better on West, especially in and around (not on) the north docks Big Smile.

catcher43
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7/8/14 6:09 PM CST
Spoonplugger- Where did you here that this lake is owned by the Forest Preserve District? That is simply untrue. There is quite a bit of land around the lake that has been purchased by the Forest Preserve but not the lake. Pardon me but I laughed when I read that. As far as the homeowner, I seem to recall that the lake bottom out to a certain point is owned by the homeowner. I recall seeing a survey map showing the lots and they all had boundary lines going out into the lake in a pie shaped configuration following the round shoreline of the lake. As far as the water, nobody owns that. As Tazz said you are free to fish anywhere without trespassing but I just go around a dock if there are people around or on it and if someone comes out and starts yelling I just go around that too. Is it really worth it to get into an argument with the fool. Also, the homeowner pays quite a bit in taxes where you pay just the launch fee. He might have had to pull hooks out of his boat cover or untangle discarded line from his propellor or had lures banged off his boat. There are two sides to every story. Not sure what you mean by State Funded either. The only public access is privately owned and a fee charged to launch which I believe disqualifies it from State Funding. I am not aware of any state owned land around either lake. If you know what type of State Funding the lake receives, and who receives it and what it is used for, I would be very interested to know also. That and where the money from launch fees goes and if any of it is used to maintain the lakes.

Tazz411
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7/7/14 6:27 PM CST
Guys I will get back to you soon with a positive answer with the actual rule or lake there of. I agree he has no grounds but I want to be sure. Then I think magically he will be receiving a letter with said rule showing he has no rights to stop fisherman from fishing docks.

Smile

spoonplugger2
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7/7/14 5:59 PM CST
Thrillz, that homeowner is all wet(no pun intended). Loon Lake is owned by the LCFPD, Lake County Forest Preserve District. He doesn't even own the bottom his pier is sitting on. Big Smile

By the way,what is the condition of the launch ramp? Last I heard it was is poor condition with a big hole in it. Thanks.

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