Shabbona Lake, DeKalb County

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TODAY @ 8:32 AM
Insane1
Insane1
USER since 12/23/05

Thx Abu for the ice report.... we're just as anxious to get out too!

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1/19/19 @ 10:57 AM
Abumatic
Abumatic
USER since 5/8/10

Went to check the ice today with hopes to fish 1 of the bays. There is a good 150-200 yards of open water in the road bed/bridge area. Your usual problem areas in the Deep Trees still open as well. I would say 75 to 80 percent locked up. Found 3.5 inches of ice in Somonauk bay but half of it was rather soft and in general was crap ice. Spud bar didn't vibrate much at all and I could put it through with 3 throws. weight of snow making water rush up any hole I poked in the ice. Walked out 20 yards and nothing changed. Checked southwest bay it was worse yet, I didn't even walk out after spudding from shore. Guess it will have to wait 1 more week!  

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1/17/19 @ 5:02 PM
Basspro05
Basspro05
USER since 12/8/08

Haha you gotta have at least 10-12 inches for nite fishing because the place turns to a zoo. 

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1/15/19 @ 11:43 AM
KPD6373
KPD6373
USER since 11/18/07
Looks like the ice making weather is coming next week. Does anyone know what the schedule is for the night ice fishing? Thanks in advance...

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1/5/19 @ 12:54 PM
FISHING REPORT
bornfishin'
bornfishin'
USER since 1/13/16

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Myself and one other boat out yesterday. I had trouble pinpointing fish even though I worked typical ice fishing areas. Nice to be out although I would have liked to have been on ice instead!

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1/4/19 @ 4:47 PM
Abumatic
Abumatic
USER since 5/8/10

I usually drag my portable out off the boat ramp in the winter. I have never seen it chained/closed.

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1/4/19 @ 3:26 PM
SDS1
SDS1
USER since 1/2/14

Is the access open to put a boat in water or do they chain/close ramp in winter?

Thanks

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12/31/18 @ 12:53 PM
FISHING REPORT
bornfishin'
bornfishin'
USER since 1/13/16

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

just an update for anyone who is hopeful or wondering. I was hoping to see a small amount of leftover ice when I visited Sunday. But no, the lake is now wide open again. Still time to get the boat out with the upcoming weather forecast. 

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12/10/18 @ 6:30 PM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

Doubtful. I'd say almost 0% chance

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12/10/18 @ 12:00 AM
Bemont9
Bemont9
USER since 12/9/18

Is there any ice on Shabbona yet? Would like to get my boat out one more time. Thanks

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