Bangs Lake, Lake County

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8/12/17 @ 11:16 PM
lipripper4x5
lipripper4x5
USER since 12/3/01

Sounds fun???

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8/12/17 @ 5:49 PM
Sean1117
Sean1117
USER since 1/21/13

You can just do what I do, and avoid bangs lake with the exception of the ice fishing tournament. With all the rules and regulations that are outside of the norm it makes it an unpleasant experience. This is all just my opinion.  

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8/12/17 @ 5:45 PM
jeff.georgalas
jeff.georgalas
USER since 5/5/11

I went to fish there at the end of last year.  Talked to the cop at the launch and he explained the sticker.  He said that since it was close to the end of the year "the best I can do for you is charge you 200.00 for the sticker".  I have a 250 on my boat.  If I bought it in the Spring it would have been even more?

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8/12/17 @ 5:26 PM
slonezp
slonezp
USER since 2/10/07

The launch cost $25 and you need to buy a usage sticker from the village. Have to pay for the whole year, they no longer sell day passes. The cost is based on the HP of your boat, which is unfair since they have a speed limit on the lake. Basically, they figure if you can afford a higher HP motor, you can afford to pay more for the usage sticker. Not a huge baitfish population on Bangs and many of the fish, particularly bass, are real skinny. Caught some crappie last fall that spit up what I believe to be crappie, in the livewell. You cannot have a sustainable fishery if the fish are cannibalistic.  

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8/12/17 @ 12:36 PM
MARLOWE44
MARLOWE44
USER since 6/19/13

Plenty of other lakes to fish nearby. Launch fee,ice shelter fee,and harassment from police. Seems they don't want fishermen on their lake. I will never go there again.Hit them where it hurts-don't pay crazy fees- Let the pleasure boaters have it all to their self.

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8/12/17 @ 7:34 AM
UFCreel
UFCreel
USER since 1/4/11

lipripper4x5- Bangs Lake has special regulations set by the Village of Wauconda. The Police Officer was correct. Read this. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiwptqT59HVAhUl1oMKHfTBB40QFggxMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwauconda-il.gov%2FDocumentCenter%2FView%2F656&usg=AFQjCNE7hvFtHBTN9i1DKq3QGPyOPWAO8A

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8/11/17 @ 9:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
gotem
gotem
USER since 1/1/10

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waning Gibbous

There's a bait store at the boat launch. Dave's blows!

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8/11/17 @ 4:35 PM
LZrascal
LZrascal
USER since 12/21/08

Wilson burger, 

Wauconda boat by Dockers has bait too. Opens at 8 AM

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8/10/17 @ 6:23 PM
lipripper4x5
lipripper4x5
USER since 12/3/01

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8/10/17 @ 6:19 PM
lipripper4x5
lipripper4x5
USER since 12/3/01

Freshwater fish r measured by pinching the tail together. Most saltwater fish r measured at the fork in the tail. Check the refs book that cop is wrong!!!

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