Silver Lake, Du Page County

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2/16/18 @ 7:32 PM
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wakeley10
wakeley10
USER since 2/8/18

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Got out today from 2 until 6 fishing the south part of the lake and was able to land 7 crappie all around 7 to 9 inches, to 7 inch perch and about a 15 inch northern. I caught everything today on minnow on slip bob or jigging, had waxys but only used them for the first hour. It was pretty sunny today so it was a pretty slow start with most crappie caught after the sun was about down. The ice is about 4 inches where i fished with few inches of ices slush. 

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2/15/18 @ 6:42 AM
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wakeley10
wakeley10
USER since 2/8/18

MOON PHASE
New Moon

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

I was able to get out for a few hours on Monday( 3-5:30) and wound up with 1 gill and 6 crappie. Most crappie were caught using a small minnow and the gill and a couple other crappie on a waxy. It seems that late afternoon fishing is picking up a bit, and the fish are also becoming more active from what I've seen over the last couple months. I will be out all weekend if ice permits, as this is likely the last weekend of good ice!

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2/12/18 @ 10:06 AM
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wakeley10
wakeley10
USER since 2/8/18

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

I was able to make it out this Saturday from about 1 to 4. I fished the Southside again and was able to pull 4 crappie and 4 gills. I found a small hole in the weeds that i would drop down in at about 13 FOW. three of the crappie o got on minnow and one on waxy, all gills were on waxys. 

This lake has been tough fishing, making you really have to work and move a lot to find the fish. My biggest tip is to keep hole hopping, gills can be found around any weed line, either in the weeds or just outside. Crappie have been tough, later in the afternoon seems to be the best option. I have yet to get a northern this year so i cant help too much with that. Also i need to fish the north side more to get a better idea of where the fish are over there. 

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2/12/18 @ 8:57 AM
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RedX13
RedX13
USER since 1/13/15

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

I got out this past Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:30.  Only a few other guys out.  I fished between the island and the southern dock.  The ice was 10 maybe 11 inches.  There was about a foot of snow on top, and the bottom 2 inches of snow was slush.

I used a chartreuse tungsten jig tipped with a waxworm, in about 18 feet of water.  I had to work for them, but I managed to catch 3 small bluegils and one small perch.  Bouncing off of the bottom a few times and then deadsticking it about 6 inches off of the bottom worked. That was my first perch I caught on this lake.

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2/11/18 @ 3:11 PM
Crayphish
Crayphish
USER since 1/24/17

Anyone get out on silver lake this weekend? Ice holding?

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2/10/18 @ 6:16 PM
Dayvet
Dayvet
USER since 7/15/04

Welcome Wakeley!

What were the ice conditions like? Been skunked the last two days at Hidden Lake in DG and a Busse Woods. Would love to get my boys on fish but want the ice to be safe.

I usually fish around the island or by the piers, but haven't fished the southern side by butterfield rd. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

Edited on 2/10/18 6:17 PM
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2/8/18 @ 6:39 AM
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wakeley10
wakeley10
USER since 2/8/18

MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

First time posting here! I was out last weekend( 2-3 and 2-4) from 130-530 fishing on the southern side of the lake by the rt 56 entrance. Saturday was good, i found fish as soon as i sat down in about 12 fow, a couple perch and about 7 gills and a crappie on waxies. At about 4 30 i moved to a different spot and switched to minnows, with in the next half hour i caught 7 crappie, all around 9 inches. 

I went out the next day to the exact same spots and could only get three gills all day. 

Fishing on this lake has been really slow all year, i have yet to catch a northern( 3 last year) and only a few bass on the tip ups. Hopefully things start to pick up as it gets later in the season. 

Tight lines all!

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2/6/18 @ 4:09 PM
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Crayphish
Crayphish
USER since 1/24/17

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

fished silver lake this morning 10 until 2. fished the south side of the island and then moved just northeast of it. marked a lot of fish and got some to come off the bottom. also had a few crappie interested in my minnow hung under a slip float about 12 feet down in 17 feet of water. the fish on the bottom were bluegill also per my camera. only a handful of taps my the gills which appeared small those came on an atomic ant jig tipped with spikes.

Edited on 2/6/18 4:12 PM
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2/5/18 @ 8:40 AM
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RedX13
RedX13
USER since 1/13/15

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Went out yesterday for about an hour and a half.  I tried to get on the south end at my usual spot, but there was no ice from shore to about 8 feet out.  There were a few guys on the ice, but they got on from a different location.   I decided to fish the northern part.

There were a few guys out on the northern part.  I got to a spot halfway between the island and dock and drilled a hole.  It was a solid 10 inches, maybe 11.  Also, the shoreline was solid.  Sat on my bucket and put a waxworm on a chartreuse tungsten jighead.  I dropped it in the hole and kept feeding line until I got to the bottom.  I kept feeding line like crazy.  I knew it wasn't that deep.  I stopped feeding line and set the hook, pulled up a 12 inch crappie.  That was the biggest I have caught out of this lake.  I only caught one more fish, about a 7  inch bluegill.  It was tough with the 20 mph wind blowing from the north.

By the way, Ace Hardware in Warrenville now keeps the waxworms up by the register, instead of in the back of the store.

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2/1/18 @ 4:11 PM
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wishin4walleyes
wishin4walleyes
MEMBER since 12/16/10

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F

Tough day today with the wind and cold.  New front moving through and fish shut down.  Threw everything I had at them.  Two tiny bluegills to show for it.  Had the lake to myself.  Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

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