Lake Zurich, Lake County

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3/9/16 @ 4:23 AM
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Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent
Crappie Pike and Eyes should be good on west shore.

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1/24/16 @ 10:26 PM
fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09
Cookie, i hope that your report is not true. I have enjoyed your reports on L.Z. I have only fished this lake when i was a teenager a long time ago. Keep up reports from Florida. Jim

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1/24/16 @ 8:12 PM
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ottis2
ottis2
USER since 4/14/07

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Fished from 6 till noon, Hit the deep hole out from Eng's, 1 crappie at first light then nothing all morning. Had 1 flag, ran with 20' of line and dropped it, Must have drilled 50 or more holes, marked small fish off the bottom! Heading to the Warriors Tourney on Bangs next Sat. Should be alot of fun like always! See you there. Oh Yea, Wardens came out around 11

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1/22/16 @ 10:02 PM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13
Pinboy, I hope you do find them. That's why it's called fishing not catching. Enjoy the info I'm not living that long can't take it to the Grave

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1/21/16 @ 7:21 PM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13
You caught them all already. You're good

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1/21/16 @ 6:33 PM
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pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
Thanks for the tip about the cribs! Used the camera, drilled a zillion holes but found em and there full of crappie. Well, at least they were

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1/21/16 @ 5:03 PM
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Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
Can't we all play nice. And who's drunker?

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1/21/16 @ 4:54 PM
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lz1bassmaster
lz1bassmaster
USER since 1/18/16

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
well sweet i didnt know there are cibs in lake zurich i tell a few people as well thanks for the info drunker Cool Yawn

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1/21/16 @ 3:39 PM
LZrascal
LZrascal
USER since 12/21/08
Hi, coach. Good to see a post from you. Hope all is well in the new year. Actually what I think had happened is I had to pause to drop my glove off to grab the line better. During that time, the 3-4 ft mono leader was 1/2 way out. I think the bass tugging on it may have resulted in the line being cut on the bottom ice of the hole to the point it then snapped when the bass tried one last lunge. I should have done one straight pull out of the hole and I might have got him.

Thanks for the advice tho. Is the 7 strand some type of wire leader? Do you tie it to the braided line like the mono leader? Send me a PM with some detail if you can.

Maybe we can get out together during the ice season. Take care. LZ

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1/21/16 @ 2:46 PM
coachkwj
coachkwj
USER since 6/23/08
LZ- Why would you use mono for leaders. Remember, you are using live bait. Fish aren't too picky with live bait. That being said, I use mostly 7 strand in 12 and 18 lb test. Actually thinner than 10 lb. mono and is camouflaged in color. Haven't had a break in as long as I can remember and no trouble getting bites. Get some sleeves, some size 4 or 6 hooks and make your own. I think the primary reason for getting bit is location. The leader might have a bit to do with it but the lake I fish tip-ups with the most is crystal clear and myself and my son did very well there, including 3 pike over 10 and a couple whopper bass.

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1/21/16 @ 2:41 AM
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Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous
Oh they are in 16 and 20ft. Nice little pocket off of Paulus Park beach 100ft out. Good luck everyone post some photos.

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1/21/16 @ 2:29 AM
Cookie the Clown
Cookie the Clown
USER since 1/2/13
Lz1 bassmaster. What till I let everyone know where all the cribs are. 2 nice ones by old queen Mary spot South shore. Big Smile Cool

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1/20/16 @ 1:51 PM
LZrascal
LZrascal
USER since 12/21/08
Forgot to mention, IDNR guy came strolling out about 2:30 and after chatting a bit, checked my license and how many lines I was fishing. Also asked me if I kept the pike (I always C&R gamefish).

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1/20/16 @ 10:59 AM
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LZrascal
LZrascal
USER since 12/21/08

MOON PHASE (88%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches
Went out from 10:45 til almost 3 PM. Actually not too bad conditions, considering air temp was around 15 degrees. No wind most of the time helped. Was about 250 ft out from Bobbers restaurant with 3 tipups. Got my 1st flag at 11:50 and pulled out this nice 24" northern. She had a little bit of belly, so fatting up to spawn later. The next flag was about 30-40 minutes later. Fish was on but must have carried the line 20-30 ft and dropped it. Last flag came at1:30 and on a different tipup that I had moved in line with the other one that produced 2 hits. Flag up and reel spinning. I got the line to the mono leader and as I was bringing it in, the line snapped on me! Damnation! I can tell you I believe it was a bass as I saw the whitish/green coloration as it flashed past the hole downward. Second, from the pull, etc., I believe it was very good sized. I keep swearing at the broke in for minutes afterwards. Needless to say, I will be respooling all my mono leaders to make sure that does not happen next time around. All in all, a good time on the ice. More to come later, I'm sure.

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1/19/16 @ 7:25 AM
ottis2
ottis2
USER since 4/14/07
Thanks for responding, Good luck out there! I havent been out yet, Way to cold for this Old Man! Hopefully soon, Dont forget the Wounded Warriors Derby on Bangs the 30th. All the Top Players will be competing!

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