Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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9/2/17 @ 4:57 AM
MikeF
MikeF
USER since 10/23/04

No fishing, but out testing a new sonar yesterday. 

Water had 18"-20" visibility on a gold 1/2 oz blade bait.

Good Luck

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8/28/17 @ 4:44 PM
NapalmMan67
NapalmMan67
USER since 8/21/17

Where's Jim's Crappie reports been?


Calling The Professor!

Edited on 8/28/17 4:44 PM
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8/22/17 @ 10:53 AM
stevo412
stevo412
USER since 7/25/17

Is anyone fishing 4 musky ? how clear is the lake right now?

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8/21/17 @ 9:55 PM
lunker75
lunker75
USER since 12/13/13

Alright ,everyone is getting a 9.9 or a trolling motor  so lets move on to some fishing reports 

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8/21/17 @ 8:16 PM
Trucker_Mike
Trucker_Mike
USER since 11/4/09

Why do want to make it hard on all ofg us ? As long as you only idle the big motors why should it matter ? I have never seen anyone out there going fast As long as they resept the lake and other let them go not hurting a thing.

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8/21/17 @ 2:55 PM
NapalmMan67
NapalmMan67
USER since 8/21/17

According to the DNR Officer I asked, you are not allowed to fire/start/run etc...  any motor over 10hp on the lake.  Including to load/unload.

That was a few years ago, so unless something has changed, I would guess that's still the case.

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8/17/17 @ 7:29 AM
MARLOWE44
MARLOWE44
USER since 6/19/13

Any size motor is allowed to unload/load. 10 HP limit while navigating lake.

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8/16/17 @ 11:54 PM
itsSimple
itsSimple
USER since 6/16/13
I too have a navigator 165 with a 90 hp Evinrude. I also have a 9.9 kicker as well. Am I allowed to bring the boat to this lake as long as I don't use the big motor?

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8/14/17 @ 2:50 PM
jbird68
jbird68
MEMBER since 1/24/05

I have a 90 Hp Mercury Optimax. But I also have a 1980 6 hp Evinrude that I use for lakes with HP limits. It doesn't scream across the water but it's almost twice as fast as using my electric trolling motor. And it doesn't create much wake pushing a 16.5 foot Alumacraft Navigator 165CS. I bolted a seperate transom board so it wouldn't scratch the paint while taking it off and putting on.  

Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County Photo
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8/14/17 @ 6:24 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

Perfectly said ... If you don't like the rules of the lake, GO somewhere else to fish.  It is that simple.

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