Silver Lake, Du Page County

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4/3/17 @ 9:53 AM
FISHING REPORT
RedX13
RedX13
USER since 1/13/15

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

I went out to see how the trout opener was.  Packed as usual, but several people had their limit.  They really stocked it with huge trout this year.  I saw some caught that were between 5 and 8 pounds.

I didn't fish on Saturday, but talked to various fishermen and watched some action.  Some were using minnows, inline spinners, trout Power Bait, and some were using a water fillable bobber with a fly. 

It seemed like minnows were working better on Saturday, so I went out on Sunday with minnows and got skunked in the morning.  3 fishermen right next to me were using Power Bait and they each caught their limit in a couple of hours.  Soooooo, I got some Power Bait and went back in the afternoon.  Got skunked again, but at least I didn't see anyone else catching anything.

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3/6/17 @ 8:50 AM
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RedX13
RedX13
USER since 1/13/15

MOON PHASE (64%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

Fished off the southern dock yesterday morning with minnows and got skunked.  I tried all depth ranges.  Three other guys on the dock.  Two were jigging with worms at different depths and got skunked also.  One guy was jigging with minnows off of the bottom and caught an 8 inch walleye.

I then went to Ace Hardware in Warrenville (where I buy my minnows), and talked to a guy who was getting minnows who said the crappie are hitting hard in local ponds.  So after a few chores around the house, my son and I fished a local pond in Winfield, and caught about 10 crappies and one bass in an hour.  Biggest crappie was 9 inches, most were 6 to 8 inches.  Fished with a minnow under a bobber about 18 inches up.  Nice end to the day.

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2/5/17 @ 3:12 PM
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logboy
logboy
MEMBER since 1/11/02

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Went out from 9 until 1 yesterday. Caught a 10" LMB on kastmaster and waxie in 16ft and that was it. Wasn't marking anything else all day from 12-28ft. Saw other fisherman with same story as mine couldn't find fish. The ice is like a freshly zambonied-rink and use caution as the Addison FDP was conducting rescue drills yesterday and cut several large squares in ice. they left cones around those areas.  Good Luck. 

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2/5/17 @ 12:15 PM
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logboy
logboy
MEMBER since 1/11/02

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Went out from 9 until 1 yesterday. Caught a 10" LMB on kastmaster and waxie in 16ft and that was it. Wasn't marking anything else all day from 12-28ft. Saw other fisherman with same story as mine couldn't find fish. The ice is like a freshly zambonied-rink and use caution as the Addison FDP was conducting rescue drills yesterday and cut several large squares in ice. they left cones around those areas.  Good Luck. 

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1/22/17 @ 11:18 AM
logboy
logboy
MEMBER since 1/11/02

Was anyone out yesterday? This morning? Ice report?


Thanks

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1/18/17 @ 3:34 PM
Mark106
Mark106
USER since 1/13/17

I believe the Ace Hardware on Rt. 59 north of Butterfield has bait. I have never been there so you might want to call and confirm it.

2 S 541 Route 59, Warrenville, IL 60555

(630) 393-1882

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1/18/17 @ 3:34 PM
logboy
logboy
MEMBER since 1/11/02

Pet Smart in Finley Squart mall or on Butterfield Rd Denada sell wax worms if that is all you need. Otherwise go west past Blackwell to next light Batavia Rd and go right to Warrenville Ace Hardware. They have everything minnows sinners spikes waxies.

Good luck.

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1/18/17 @ 3:19 PM
Fightfires71
Fightfires71
USER since 11/1/14

Where is the best bait store if you are fishing Silver Lake, I'm coming from Lombard and never see anything on Butterfield Rd.  Any help is much appreciated.  Thank you.

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1/16/17 @ 9:42 AM
FISHING REPORT
logboy
logboy
MEMBER since 1/11/02

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

Fished yesterday from 1pm until dark. Marked fish in 33 ft suspended 7 to 9 feet off bottom. Only got one to hit on wax worm. Close to dusk moved into shallower water around 13 feet. Found a couple bluegills on bottom on wax worms and then started catching crappie until dark on minnows. Probably should have tried minnows on the 33 foot deep fish as with the report before this it looks like minnows were the ticket yesterday. all in all only 4 crappies and two dink bluegills. Biggest crappie 10". No cracking ice but never went out to island. 

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1/16/17 @ 8:35 AM
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RedX13
RedX13
USER since 1/13/15

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

I fished yesterday morning for about 20 minutes.  It was weird, there were only 2 other people on the ice, and the ice kept cracking and popping like crazy.  I chalked it up to the recent warm weather and the fact that I was right next to the dock which would be holding heat and causing the ice to melt.  On a day like yesterday, the ice is usually packed with people.  I drilled 2 holes by the dock and had a huge bite on a minnow.  I was fishing about a foot off of the bottom in about 16 foot of water.  I had my pole sitting on top of my bucket while I was rigging my other pole.  The pole flew off of the bucket and I grabbed it just as the tip went into the hole.  I had something on for a few seconds, but then it let go.  I rebaited and started looking around and noticed that there were some type of chairs/stations set up all over and one section of the lake was taped off and it looked like there was open water.  This was when I realized that the hardwater classic must have taken place on Saturday, and that was why nobody was out there, and maybe the contest was only on the northern part of the lake and that was why it was taped off.

As I was sitting on my bucket, the ice cracking and popping was getting more frequent, and all of a sudden, the ice cracked and I sunk a couple of inches.  Scared the hell out of me.  I packed up my stuff and went by the island.  That was when I noticed that the ice was like swiss cheese from the fishing contest.  I drilled 3 holes about 15 feet from each other, set up a tip up and sat on my bucket baiting my jig.  The ice kept cracking and popping.  It was very eerie.  I no sooner got my jig to the bottom and the ice cracked and made a loud sound.   A half-moon shaped crack about 10 foot long appeared around me.  When I say around me, I mean that the ice cracked and made a half circle behind me, with me in the middle of it.  I packed up my stuff and left. 

Everywhere I drilled, the ice was at least 7 inches thick, but I'm thinking that all of the weight from the fishing contest was what was causing the ice to crack and pop like that. 


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