Busse Lake, Cook County

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TODAY @ 12:07 AM
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Ralph S.
Ralph S.
USER since 7/23/14

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

I'm definitely not a walleye fisherman but not a bad fish.  This was caught in salt creek just south of the WWD.  Just casting against current with 1.5 inch square bill.  I don't usually catch walleye so I was pretty surprised.  

Busse Lake, Cook County Photo
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3/27/17 @ 7:52 PM
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Fishnsilly
Fishnsilly
USER since 7/13/15

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

Got out today between 2-4:30pm. 2 bites, 0 catches. Started in South pool. Got bit right away in shallow water by some cattails. Set the hook, fish boiled and spit my jig right back at me. Bastard! 2nd bite was in main pool fishing laydowns. Set the hook and he took off breaking me off. Bastard! Tried various other softbaits but both bites came on a jig n' pig. 

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2/6/17 @ 2:28 PM
deerfield
deerfield
USER since 2/3/17

Thanks dbryar24.

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2/4/17 @ 10:50 PM
hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

Does anyone know if Busse has shad or crawfish? Or does anyone use like rage craws or any type of craws for pitching and flipping or just around falling Timber or grass areas?

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2/3/17 @ 8:59 PM
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dbryar24
dbryar24
USER since 2/2/13

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

I checked it out today only walking out 10 feet from shore.  I didn't have my auger.  But, I spoke to a few fisherman off the pier.  3.5-5" they said.  Some areas were open in spots.  No bananas.

Edited on 2/3/17 9:30 PM
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2/3/17 @ 2:55 PM
deerfield
deerfield
USER since 2/3/17

Has anyone been on the ice the last couple days?

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1/26/17 @ 9:41 PM
jnelson87
jnelson87
USER since 12/27/11

Hello legend. Check your pm.

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1/26/17 @ 2:37 PM
The Popper
The Popper
USER since 3/7/16

Nice Ski! I've caught a few in Busse between 30-40".  Unfortunately, that pool is now going to be overcrowded more than it already is.  I've had better luck on the north side of the main pool for muskies.  I had a few big fish follow near the spillways this past summer, but couldn't connect on any in those locations. 

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1/25/17 @ 12:48 AM
hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

Thx for the info! I also live around the area too. I really don't Target any specific fish when I hit Busse, since I've been fishing Busse for The Last 5 Years I've only got like three eyes and my biggest was 19" and that was in the south pool with a crankbait. I have never caught crappie but I've heard from people that they have some pretty good crappie there! I have only caught 3 Muskies since then and my biggest was 25" and they were pure luck LOL! I like to bass fish all the time and my biggest was last year 20" around the boat dock in the main pool. It came off of a KVD Magic color swimbait! But I only fish the shore which I know is heavily pressured but I would like to find some other good spots that aren't. I just started fishing last year with a boat that you can rent in the main pool with someone I just met there fishing alone like me LOL! I try but wish I could do better!

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1/24/17 @ 10:29 PM
Legend Lives
Legend Lives
USER since 1/17/17

I live around the area all my life. Just a couple miles away. 

The dams and the pool area are your best bet for eyes but Timing is key for both areas. You can also catch eyes in the summer too in the main pool.  There areas where you can wade in the main lake. I've had success with Jerk-baits.  Also if you can get out there with a canoe or boat ive had success cranking. Also I've heard from a good source 30+" have been caught cranking. One day lol.  Never chase pike there but occasionally catch one when fishing for bass or eyes.  Mostly snakes. Odds are better in the pool area. As for panfish I only fish for them thru the ice.  

Do you do any bass fishing there? Its pretty kick ass. 


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