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Currently 78° PARTLY CLOUDY
Winds11mph
Humidity32%
Visibility10mi
Dew Point46°
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Busse Lake

Cook County, Illinois
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1/17/24 @ 8:15 PM
Fisherman203040
Fisherman203040
User since 1/10/21
Any updates on ice thickness/fish reports so far? Looking to get out this weekend
1/16/24 @ 6:27 PM
Scubasteve203
User since 1/26/20
Was out here with a spud bar.  Went out a good 50 yards from the boat launch.  5-6 inches of ice all the way out.  Finally a good weekend to ice fish.  
1/15/24 @ 1:21 PM
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MegaMike
User since 9/12/15
Didn’t fish but drilled a hole to measure the ice on the main pool near the docks at 6 inches.  Measured it with hand and measuring tape.  I was only 30 feet off shore.  Ice was opaque, didn’t freeze clear.  Tread carefully, I would still give it another day to before venturing too far out.
7/13/23 @ 2:07 PM
#TeamBash
#TeamBash
PRO MEMBER User since 1/6/22
Lol, Paul Orndorff (Mr.Wonderful) died a few years ago. I loved WWF back then. Good memories watching with the old man.
Busse Lake photo by #TeamBash
7/9/23 @ 4:15 PM
Outa line
User since 8/9/21
You weren’t, by chance, a professional wrestler . . . . . ?
7/9/23 @ 2:34 PM
mrwonderfull2
mrwonderfull2
User since 4/29/12
I used to fish this reservoir back in my youth. 
We had a field trip to the forest preserve/reservoir when it was under construction back in the 70s From Saint Zachery  school/ church  in Des Plaines Illinois. alot of farmland in that area back then. There used to be a trailer  park where the salt creek intersects Higgins road on the southwest side.
My Grandma used to own a green house on Higgins about a mile west of Arlington Heights Rd. It's the first sparsely vegetated area on the north side. ( Been 40 years and still is not forested?) this was when Higgins was 2 lanes , one going west one going east.
Memories.......
6/18/23 @ 8:13 AM
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Tribesman
User since 10/19/09
Partly Sunny
River Channel
Had to harvest this 24” snake last week; swallowed my rig off bottom at 7:30 pm.  Also caught a nice channel cat in same spot:  try the south end of the area below the dam.  Tight lines always & best of luck out there.  
Busse Lake photo by Tribesman
5/13/23 @ 6:48 AM
PikeHunt
PRO MEMBER User since 4/5/23
Electric,thanks for help,but that's why I ask people before to go to specific body of water,just to know what chance is it.Can not to go everywhere and everyday and fish.Finally,that's what this website about.Didn,t it?
5/13/23 @ 6:25 AM
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Tribesman
User since 10/19/09
55°
Water: 63°
River Channel
Shy bites off bottom below main dam; caught 3 eyes today so far; biggest 16”.  I agree: get off the couch and fish!  Tight lines and peace to all.

ps: pike hunt, I’ve caught pike at Busse when I’m not targeting them.  Below dam under bobber with minnow.  Be patient.  Try ice fishing w tip ups too.  Best of luck.  
Busse Lake photo by Tribesman
5/12/23 @ 6:10 AM
PikeHunt
PRO MEMBER User since 4/5/23
Thanks.
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