Axehead Lake, Cook County

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7/19/17 @ 7:58 PM
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Adibass88
Adibass88
USER since 7/19/17

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

I went out to this lake yesterday, and it was decent. The conditions were good for some bass fishing, but I only managed to pull out two in like 2 hours. Both fish were like 12 inches each, which isn't bad for this lake. I used a black and orange "Havoc Pit Boss" with a 4/0 wide gap hook. I would cast down he edges and would pop the lure. It was decent fishing. For this lake, use small soft plastics, knowing this is a pressured lake.

Axehead Lake, Cook County Photo
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6/18/17 @ 7:10 PM
Poygan54940
Poygan54940
USER since 12/23/16

Took my son out for some panfishing this afternoon.  The south end is choked with those slimy weeds and not just the usual first 10 to 20 feet or so but more like 75 to 100 feet from shore.  Never seen it this bad in the past few years not to mention the past 30 years I've been fishing there... Are they killing the weeds anymore or are we out of luck given the state budget stalemate?  

Had a few bites no luck.  Gas station at Dee and Touhy was sold out of waxworms and crawlers so we had to go with redworms.

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3/24/16 @ 1:03 PM
kramb1ue
kramb1ue
USER since 8/2/11
LOL Big Smile Just because you don't catch them, it does not mean sizable bass aren't present - nor does it mean they aren't catchable. It also does not mean that the lakes are poorly managed. This goes for your post about Belleau as well. Both are very clear bodies of water - invest in a good pair of polarized glasses. You'll be surprised by what you see. Both being trout lakes - they get a ton of pressure. Small, well-presented finesse baits will catch good fish here. I've pulled numerous 18"+ fish out of Axehead over the years. Fewer at Belleau because I spend far less time there.

Axehead Lake, Cook County Photo
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3/22/16 @ 12:25 PM
FISHJER
FISHJER
USER since 3/21/16
Why is it so hard for the DNR to get this lake managed to have more than a ton of stunted bluegill in this lake and a few and far between keeper largemouth bass?

This lake has a ton of shoreline and some very deep points but it is nothing more than a "holding" lake twice a year for catchable stocked trout. This has been the way this lake has been for over 25 years! Lets get some proper management and stock some channel cats and northerns to help clear out all the stunted bluegills.

In response to Kambue1: I know the pressure Axehead gets every Spring in Fall. The lake is poorly managed and maybe 1 keeper bass in the lake does not describe a sustainable and stable fishery. And this also applied to Belleau Lake as well. Most summer days these lakes are ghost towns and there is a reason for it.

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9/26/15 @ 7:31 PM
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Danalog
Danalog
USER since 11/25/11

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny
Was out at the Axe Friday 9/25 around 5 p.m - 6:50, got a few nibbles on a pumpkin/chartreuse 1/64 oz. tube jig with nightcrawler. but caught nothing. Saturday 9/26, got to the lake at 9:50 a.m. fished until 2:45 again nothing, had a few bites on the crawler, hook was too big for those 3" gills hahahaha. Changed it up and made my way around the lake casting frogs and spinners. Had a few largemouth and what I think was a crappie, try and nail the frog a few feet from shore. more action than ive seen here in a while...but nothing to write home about. A kid next to me caught a few gills and 1 small 6-8" cat.

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5/9/13 @ 12:57 PM
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fhnb92
fhnb92
MEMBER since 1/23/09

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F
Went to axehead at 10am till 12. Caught 10 lmb on minnows and a bunch of gills on waxie and red teardrop. Fish were in shallow. Biggest bass was about 2lbs. Not many guys out. Scattered around lake except for the idiot who had to start throwing lures 15 next to me. Tight Lines Jim

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4/30/13 @ 3:14 PM
TRM
TRM
MEMBER since 3/13/12
4/3/13 15:12

Has anyone fished Axehead in the last couple of day?

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1/23/13 @ 9:40 AM
nodinks
nodinks
USER since 1/25/11
sean1117. i have ice fished on axehead lk.& caught crappie. lg.mouth bass & rainbow trout.crappie & bass were dinks so i let them go! but the trout were keepers!the deep hole is on the n.w.corner of the lake at 31 feet.you can check for bait at the mobil gas station @ touhy&river and the shell gas station on touhy&dee rd.good luck.be safe."nodinks"

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1/22/13 @ 5:03 PM
bueller
bueller
USER since 1/4/03
The lake is fairly small in size but it is deep. A majority of it is over 20 feet deep and the maximum depth is over 30 feet. Because of the deep water, Axehead is one of the last lakes in the area to have safe ice.

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1/22/13 @ 2:30 PM
CHAMP JR.
CHAMP JR.
USER since 1/19/12
I have never ice fished this lake myself. Just open water fished it for inland trout. Over the years though I have heard of many ice fisherman drowning there. I have a family member whose friends husband drowned there approximately 5 years ago while ice fishing. So if you decide to go there be very careful I heard the ice does not get very thick there. For bait near there I know their is a gas station on the N.W. corner of Touhy AVE. and River Road that during warm months sells bait. Not sure during the winter.

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