Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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6/28/18 @ 7:50 AM
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jsw84
jsw84
USER since 12/26/16

MOON PHASE (100%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Got out yesterday 6-27 for about 5.5 hours. Two of us kept 17 crappie. Threw back a bunch of little ones. Most around 9 inches we kept a couple tens and one 11. The most active  cribs for the last couple weeks seem to be at the tips of every point (earthen pier). Minnows or jigs with floats. Last night they were a bit deeper but Sunday they were right above the cribs. Try all depths. 

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6/16/18 @ 8:21 AM
Markie
Markie
USER since 8/25/15

Cribs or where abouts at?

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6/12/18 @ 11:33 AM
Go N Fishin
Go N Fishin
MEMBER since 4/10/06

ravaneli,

After playing that muskie for 20 minutes you need to revive for longer than a minute. Sometimes as long as 20 minutes. It might have went to the bottom and died even though it splashed and looked like it was ok.

When reviving, hold the muskie just in front of the tail, not by the mouth, and hold it upright as much as possible with a little back and forth movement to get some water/oxygen back in him.

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6/5/18 @ 4:34 PM
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The Flying Wasp
The Flying Wasp
USER since 6/5/18

MOON PHASE (60%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Got out Saturday Morning 6:30 to 11:30 am.  N/NE breeze.  water temp 71.5F.  8 to 10 FOW.  North side, across from Campground.  my son and i got right into the crappie.  Caught 20+, lost another 10+.  Mostly shorts - but kept 10 between 7 and 10 inches for dinner.  Also got a nice fat bluegill in the mix, and even a little yellow perch!.  caught em on both minnows/bobbers, and jigging tiny pink jig/tails.  a great day on the water!  

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5/27/18 @ 9:02 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
Above 95° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

report is from 5-27..water started at 74ºand topped 80º when we left...temp in the truck was 100º when I hit 30....whew....1-1/2 to 2 feet on the seechi....crappie were very active where we tried....lots of boat traffic....group caught 125+ on the clicker with 30 kept....all minnows this trip....very calm ....cottonwoods starting to bloom so the next few days may be problematic....

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5/27/18 @ 8:12 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

report is from 5-24   64º when we started ....again lots of shad near the shoreline rocks....bluegill are mixed in and several 10-12 inch bassmixed in...as we moved around the carp are crazy against the shore...50 0n the clicker with 2 small walleye cpr and a decent bass also cpr...weeds are still not showing but the floating stuff from the carp activity is crazy...

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5/27/18 @ 7:56 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

report is from 5-23  water was 65º at 0900...another cold front passed and keeps the water from getting warmer...shad were back on the rocks....we used plastics and minnows...about a 50-50 split on what was working for us...water is still pretty clear despite whats going on with the weather and in flow of rain water...

Edited on 5/27/18 8:02 PM
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5/22/18 @ 9:24 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Report is from 5-22...water was 62º at the launch at 0800....climbed a little ...hit 64º when we left....crappie were still shallow and most females had all their eggs....most are also sporting the blackened colors....55-60 on the clicker with 16 making the trec home .....tried some deep trees to mix things up and we did see some larger crappie there...but the smaller crappie are there in large numbers also....water remained at 2-1/2 feet of clarity on the seechi disc....rain didn't change it much....graphed the new trees and the fish are already relating to them....all trees were placed by existing trees or areas....bait shop will have the locations if your interested....

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5/21/18 @ 9:42 PM
t6waver
t6waver
USER since 12/18/16

Saw the video this morning awesome job!!! ravaneli

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5/21/18 @ 8:53 PM
BOX 1
BOX 1
USER since 9/9/05

Nice job on that catch Ravaneli!!

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