Sterling Lake, Lake County

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1/13/17 @ 1:01 AM
Peak
Peak
USER since 1/14/05

Here is a link for ice fishing status.


http://www.lcfpd.org/current-winter-sports-updates/

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1/12/17 @ 2:14 PM
Luke V
Luke V
USER since 2/3/11

I was hoping to get out there this week since I finally got a smaller auger. It looks like Independence Grove was open recently so I would think that Sterling should be open as well. The ice should be good after today and tonight but I might call before I head that way

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1/10/17 @ 12:56 AM
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firedrewski
firedrewski
USER since 12/10/14

MOON PHASE (90%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

Sign at entrance reads closed for ice fishing, but someone drilled some holes recently. I'm gonna try this one again later in the week. Ice looked okay to go on, unsure why it was closed but I follow directions. Anyone else ice fish here?

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3/21/16 @ 11:29 AM
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Ice Chopper
Ice Chopper
USER since 6/20/01

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sleeting

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Son and I fished from the pier at the northwest end of the lake on early Saturday morning. We were soaking large minnows and roaches with no luck. Did see three youngsters move around to the northeast side and land a very nice 36" muskie. Two guys were in a small boat but did not see them land anything. Cold and sleeting. Water temp most probably too cold. Tight lines ! IC

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3/21/16 @ 10:54 AM
FISHJER
FISHJER
USER since 3/21/16
Spring is now officially here and 2016 brings about a debate on whether I try Sterling Lake again. I live 10 minutes away and do not own a boat. I have not fished it in 2 years and have never even caught a cold at Sterling. I have tried crawlers and minnows under a bobber, I have tried spinners, Rat'L Traps etc. I have even set up a pole with crawlers on the bottom and not one bite in 3 trips. I have always gone in the morning and the only fish activity I ever see is by the floating dock area near the parking area where small bluegill/lmb's seem to congregate. Am I fishing the wrong area. I am using pretty generic baits as you see and would just like to get something out of this lake!

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12/21/15 @ 5:47 PM
Clam Lake
Clam Lake
USER since 8/6/09
For all the lakes in Lake County, IL or most of them try this link for maps about them....

http://health.lakecountyil.gov/Population/LMU/Pages/Bathymetric-Lake-Maps.aspx

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12/21/15 @ 5:11 PM
ponylou
ponylou
USER since 5/6/15
Wondering what the deepest part of the lake you can access from shore is?

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11/24/15 @ 6:37 PM
Luke V
Luke V
USER since 2/3/11
Greg P.. It was Friday actually. My mistake.. I think that blizzard would have done a number on me and my kayak haha

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11/24/15 @ 5:22 PM
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Greg P
Greg P
USER since 9/27/10

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous
Congrats Luke you deserved that one.Weather and snow was brutal by me Sat.

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11/23/15 @ 7:57 PM
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Luke V
Luke V
USER since 2/3/11

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Finally caught my first muskie out on sterling on Saturday. Caught it on a 5" white swimbait with a 3/8 oz jig. Didn't have a measuring tape at the time but based on my pics it was between 37-40"

Sterling Lake, Lake County Photo
Sterling Lake, Lake County Photo
Sterling Lake, Lake County Photo
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