LaSalle Cooling Lake, La Salle County

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4/14/18 @ 12:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
Shorebound
Shorebound
USER since 5/7/03

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

I have been busy so this is a late report from last Saturday.  I took a friend there for his first time and we did well.  The fishing was like opening day back in the late 80's.  A great mixed bag.  We went for what I thought was going to be cats and gills but a lot more were hitting.  We were catching yellow bass up to 13" and I haven't seen those in there since the early 90's.  Started out with an ice jig and wax worms but quickly switched to a white roadrunner and orange 3" twister.  Caught both blue and channel cats, blue gills up to 9", yellow bass, true white bass, hybrids and small mouth.  Never knew what was going to hit next.  Had to be on the windy shore and parallell casting.  All of the striped bass varieties were spewing milt or eggs.   We were shore fishing. 

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4/1/18 @ 10:10 PM
ravaneli
ravaneli
USER since 6/9/15

Fished wednesday , 3.28, when the weather was nice. More boats than I have ever seen. Fishing was slow for me but managed a 10 and some smaller ones. The lake is getting infested with small channel cats, just like braidwood. They look defective, not healthy, and they never grow more than my hand. Every cast with the net has a few of these pests inside, and it takes FOREVER to remove them. I have a strong passion for conservation, but these things should not be released, if anyone catches them. I wonder if this is really the actual channel cat species or something else. I have caught hundreds if not a thousand of these over the years and never seen a 1 pound fish. What are the odds.. I wonder if any other fish can eat them, their fins are poisonous..

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3/31/18 @ 5:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
Fonzie
Fonzie
USER since 1/4/09

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

I fished LaSalle yesterday from about 8:00am to 11:00am.
I wanted to get my boat out and do a shakedown run.

I caught 8 fat, well fed, largemouth {none were over 15" and I lost three others at the boat}...
I also got two 7" smallies.

The North pool was around 75 degrees.
The South pool was around 48 degrees.

I am not familiar with the bass regs on LaSalle because I don't eat bass.
Anyways, There is a prominent notice posted by the launch that says that daily limit for bass {Large and Smallmouth} is one per day and it must be 18" +


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3/30/18 @ 1:53 PM
fish56
fish56
USER since 1/25/07

ravaneli, thanks for the phone number. It's different than the number I have for reporting poachers. 1-877-236-7529 is what I have.

Keep 'em honest.

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3/23/18 @ 9:29 PM
FISHING REPORT
Zooguy
Zooguy
USER since 2/15/15

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Shore report: Rode my bike down to 108 marker and fished for about 90 minutes. Caught two med-sized striped bass. Water temp much cooler than I thought it would be. Was using crawlers. All were released back.

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3/23/18 @ 12:10 PM
ravaneli
ravaneli
USER since 6/9/15

I had a great day on opening weekend, watch and sub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqbejs5zQtU

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3/16/18 @ 4:26 PM
Fonzie
Fonzie
USER since 1/4/09
Anybody been out the last few days? I'm curious.

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3/14/18 @ 10:24 PM
Gillchaser 2017
Gillchaser 2017
USER since 6/8/17

The Lake Will  be open the 15th .It Will be open  7 days a week

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3/13/18 @ 11:19 PM
Gillchaser 2017
Gillchaser 2017
USER since 6/8/17

March 15 is  usually  opening  day.Having a bicycle could get you to the east shoreline. Depending  on how windy it will be that day the east shoreline has always  been pretty good .

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3/11/18 @ 7:18 PM
Zooguy
Zooguy
USER since 2/15/15

I just want to confirm that the lake will open for fishing on March 15th. I see that the last several years this was the case but I could not confirm the same for this year. Also I am a shore fisherman and was wondering if the early season is good from shore as well.

Thanks - tight lines

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