Busse Lake, Cook County

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7/11/18 @ 2:48 AM
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Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Salt creek and main pool were hot. Square bills and whopper plopper. 6 total fish this evening. Bass were bigger than usual, all about 2.5- 3 lbs. also got a nice Muskie. Special thanks to the gentleman that helped me net this fish. Water temp was probably safe for Muskie today and the important thing was that the fish never touched the ground. Really should bring a proper net if fishing for Muskie. I’ve learned the hard way in the past. 

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6/7/18 @ 9:40 PM
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Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out from 4 to 8 PM. 3 bass 12-14 inches out of the gate working weeds....Then they went cold. About 6:30 worked some timber landed a few 2-3 pounders then the bass went nuts. All small but lost a doozy..... 

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6/5/18 @ 9:07 PM
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Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waning Gibbous

Fishing Report June 5th. Windy with a few showers. We hit about a dozen Bass and missed a bunch in 8 hrs..... Last week on Tuesday hit about a dozen in 2 hours and missed about 20(hit and run). Drop baits worked the best. Nothing huge but decent adolescent Bass

Edited on 6/5/18 9:07 PM
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Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
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5/23/18 @ 3:01 PM
Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

This is the sign posted by the boat launch at main pool. Pic taken 10 minutes ago. 

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5/12/18 @ 2:43 PM
deerfield
deerfield
USER since 2/3/17

Busse Lake Boating Center RENTALS AVAILABLE

E Higgins Rd/Rte 72, east of I-290/Hwy 53

Cook County, IL 60007 (map)

Canoes, kayaks, rowboats, sailboats and the use of electric trolling motors are allowed (any gas motors must be removed) at the Main Pool and South Pool. Boating is prohibited at the North Pool. Trailered boat launches available at Main Pool and South Pool. Boat rentals available.

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5/12/18 @ 8:22 AM
Muskimark
Muskimark
USER since 2/3/18

I believe it has to be at least 3 chambers , hard floor , 

 you may or may not get stopped. I have see all kinds of violations lately. Even regular motors  on boats. There is a  list of rules right next to the launch.  I have not seen one boat or Kayaker get questioned about any stickers or boat equipment. This year!! Timing everything..  I fish and walk my dog regularly out there . 

These pics  r from shocking below main dam on wends.

Edited on 5/12/18 8:24 AM
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Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
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5/12/18 @ 7:13 AM
Legend Lives
Legend Lives
USER since 1/17/17
Missing the solid transom.  There is factor board that came with it which the seat mounts onto and there are two chambers.  Maybe I should just take it out there and see what happens.  

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5/12/18 @ 3:12 AM
lewa2702
lewa2702
USER since 6/4/13
Inflatables at Busse are allowed as long as they have a solid transom, solid floor, and multiple air compartments(1 plus). Sorry bud but ur missing one of those. 

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5/10/18 @ 11:50 AM
stevo412
stevo412
USER since 7/25/17

go to ifishillinois under lakes !

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5/10/18 @ 11:29 AM
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Legend Lives
Legend Lives
USER since 1/17/17

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent

Kayaks or boats are not allowed in the North pool.  I personally talked to the DNR at Busse as I had questions about my sea eagle.  Also inflatables are not allowed even with a factor board.  It Sucks as I live 5 minutes from busse and would love to launch my sea eagle. 

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