I'm planning to go fishing in a few weeks (maybe mid-May) with a friend from St. John, IN who hasn't fished in a while. Since I'm from the northwest suburbs of Chicago and not familiar with the Lake County area, I'd like to get some advice on good area lakes/ponds to try that have bank access. Some preliminary internet searches have given me some lakes/ponds that might be worth trying, including: Bingo Lake, Golf Lake, Hermit Lake, Hidden Lake, Lake Seven, Fisher Pond. Would any of these be worth trying? Recommended bodies of water don't have to be in Lake County, but I'd prefer to not have to go more than an hour away from my friend's house. For example, I've read that there are some lakes in the LaPorte area that are supposed to be good and have bank access, e.g., Stone Lake, Pine Lake, Clear Lake.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks very much!