Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County

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1/14/18 @ 12:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
Mr.Grumpy Old Man
Mr.Grumpy Old Man
USER since 1/10/17

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
6° - 10° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Went out for the night bite,got set up around 4ish. I had tip ups set with the   largest minnows I could find. Does anyone know who might have shiners in this area? I had two hit on the same tip up about an hour and a half apart, I felt the fish but missed the hook set. I need to work on my patience. Jigging was slow lots of dink gills.

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1/11/18 @ 5:23 PM
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Mr.Grumpy Old Man
Mr.Grumpy Old Man
USER since 1/10/17

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

The bite was slow and lots of dinks I brought home 6 gills nice size. I did see a few perch and bass on my Aqua vu. I hope this weather calms down some,10 below one day and 45 the next it just isn't right. Anyone else doing any good?  

Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County Photo
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12/24/17 @ 8:33 PM
lt1
lt1
USER since 1/12/08

Hi getting ready to maybe have ice here in central Illinois by first of year.  Is there ice on lake galena yet?  Thinking about coming up mid January. 

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11/6/17 @ 4:33 PM
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stevo412
stevo412
USER since 7/25/17

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Fished sunday in the am,got 3 nice lg mount on rat L traps in 20 feet of water ! it was very tuff bite for that lake! rat L traps are the ticket in that lake ! Good luck! 

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7/28/17 @ 12:50 PM
Shoesbasecamp
Shoesbasecamp
USER since 4/2/17

Thank You!

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7/3/17 @ 12:05 PM
Bubbajunior
Bubbajunior
USER since 7/3/12

Hitting Lake Galena for first time ever tomorrow. Any suggestions on where to fish and what to throw?  Lookin for eyes and bass. 


Thanks all and tight lines!


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5/16/17 @ 1:24 PM
Aaron8
Aaron8
USER since 3/27/13

I did not mark this with a gps.  I used the attached map as an estimate of where the sunken bridge is.

Latitude  42.407855°

Longitude -90.335884°

Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County Photo
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5/16/17 @ 12:56 PM
Shoesbasecamp
Shoesbasecamp
USER since 4/2/17

I am trying to find the sunken bridge in Lake Galena. Does anyone know where it is?

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2/10/17 @ 10:56 AM
iubutch
iubutch
USER since 2/7/16

Glad to see you could still get out.  My fingers are crossed for me next weekend.  I have been fishing out of Plum Cove??

Just out of cuiosity  do you use the regular style spinning reels or gone to straight line.  I swithed to the straight line and actually watched on my aqua view and the straight line does keep lure more stable and on the finicky bite was much more successful   I now have all 3 of my pan fish rods converted to different styles of in lines.

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2/9/17 @ 11:45 PM
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Mr.Grumpy Old Man
Mr.Grumpy Old Man
USER since 1/10/17

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
9 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

I fished in the marina bay from 1pm to 545pm with little to show for. We put out tip ups for walleye and jigged for pan fish. No hits on the tip ups and the pan fish were finicky and mostly small. The sunset and full moon were outstanding though. I call that a great day.

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