Lake Galena, Jo Daviess County

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11/6/17 @ 4:33 PM
FISHING REPORT
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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2/8/17 @ 7:18 AM
iubutch
iubutch
USER since 2/7/16

Thanks for the reply!  I worry about that.  I really love to fish and love the territory.  My wife likes to hang out by the fireplace and read a book.  I have my place rented now and can't change so will just enjoy a weekend away if I can't fish.  Maybe next year have to look a bit further north?

I may reach out to you again later next week if you don't mind to see how the weather really goes this next week.

Thanks!


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2/8/17 @ 1:23 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mr.Grumpy Old Man
Mr.Grumpy Old Man
USER since 1/10/17

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

It rained last night and this morning in various areas not sure how much at the territory. I can say the ice is getting gray and with all this warm weather we are getting I'm not sure how long it will remain safe. Good luck.

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2/7/17 @ 3:04 PM
iubutch
iubutch
USER since 2/7/16

Thanks for update.  I am coming up February 18th weekend again.  Do you think ice will hold during this warm up?  Where did you get minnows?  I saw on line had to get at marina there at lake only?  I was thinking of putting up a tip up as well.  I was using wax worm too but i have alot of new plastics I want to try if bite is good just to have some fun trying new things.  I get a new ice fishing mystry tackle box tomorrow so hard to tell what I will get in that too.

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