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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.

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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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Thrillz
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7/6/14 9:22 PM CST
I'm here to tell all fisherman and fisherwomwn to never back down from a homeowner on any lake you fish. Today my 12 year old daughter and I pitched piers, lilly pads and tall shoreline grass for largemouth. I am a good fisherman with tournament experience. My daughter is learning and really good for her age. We were working the north shore where the wind was pushing into shore. AtNO time did we get within 15 feet of a guys pier when he came out and told me not to fish around his pier. He said he owns all the water to the middle of the lake and so does all the homeowners. He said he was a lawyer and could write my boat numbers down for a law suit. I told him under no certain terms to go F__K himself and I'm not going to be bullied by a homeowner. The is a State funded lake and public. Please respect peoples property and be courteous, but don't take their crap either. Once he realized I was not afraid of his unwarranted threats, he came out with a broom and began smacking the water around his pier to scare the fish. Another friend of his on the lake rode by on his jet ski to tell me not to fish piers. Here is the deal, I am a Police Officer who knows the law and I am friends with the DNR in this area. You can fish piers, just respect their property. If you hook a pier, do not leave exposed hook if possible and don't step foot on their pier if possible. But don't be scared away and report fisherman harassment to the Conservation/DNR. By the way, the jerk lives directly north from the ramp on the north shore near a white bouy. He has a long white dock with a pontoon with light blue/teal cover. He has a brown gazebo with a life saver on the roof, pound that dock, the bass rock near his pier !!! By the way, we caught tons of bass on the piers all day on soft plastics. Big Smile

Mr. G
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6/11/14 9:37 PM CST
I can't really tell you how to find walleyes on Loon... I've caught several over the years when fishing for bass, pike and muskies, but never targeted them specifically.

As far as northerns go... usually where you find weeds, you'll find pike. Particularly the deep weed edges as we progress into summer. I usually fish spinnerbaits and crankbaits when targeting pike at this time of year, though I often pick them up worm fishing for bass too. As suggested, fish the deep weeds with spinners, crankbaits and even perhaps swimbaits and spoons too. You might end up catching a nice bass, musky or maybe even a walleye while you are at it.

[This post was last edited on 6/11/14 at 9:40 PM]
Siebs0407
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6/9/14 9:25 AM CST
Anyone have any tips on where to fish for the Walleye or Northern? I normally fish Canada for these game fish, but have been hearing that there is some nice ones here. Not really sure how to target them on the local lakes. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Siebs0407
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FISHING REPORT
6/9/14 9:22 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Launched Saturday Night around 6pm. It was a slow start, but we landed 3 nice large mouth and a large blue gill North West side. the Texas rigs were not producing as it was getting late and we changed over to shallow rattle traps that produced quickly right of the weed line. Also before I launched the owner of the property was there cleaning out the cash box. Super awsome guy. He explained that he put a new launch pad in on the right side facing the water. It was nice and boat went in and out smooth. Pay the box the property is commercially zoned and taxes are high. This in the only source to get in out of a great lake. Keep the launch in buisness. The owners are great people and keep it open for everyone's convenience. Take care of them. Smile

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