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Deep Quarry Lake, Du Page County

Deep Quarry Lake, Du Page County
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3/18/19 @ 8:34 PM
DSwizzle
DSwizzle
User since 1/11/15

I’m hoping to get out Saturday…… you think it will be open water by then?

3/16/19 @ 8:13 AM
bsgray83
User since 6/10/18

Anyone fishing this place recently?


Tried fishing it Thursday; no bites by near north trees/cribs.

3/5/19 @ 3:58 AM
bsgray83
User since 6/10/18

Nope, havent been out there yet, but its close to where I live, so I will give it a shot very soon! Its hard to find a good fishing spot in the burbs...

Looking for fishing buddies to figure out where these fish are! PM if you want to fish.

3/2/19 @ 9:05 AM
bsgray83
User since 6/10/18

Is ice fishing allowed on this lake?

3/22/16 @ 1:02 PM
FISHJER
User since 3/21/16
I have not fished at the Dupage River/Dupage Quarries in ages. I was mad when maybe 10-15 years ago they "reconfigured" deep quarry and took out the "finger quarry" which provided great crappie fishing in the spring. I also caught some smallmouth, crappie, bluegill and nice cats in the quarry "behind" the Deep Quarry old finger. This Quarry was fed from the Dupage River adjoined to it.

It sounds like over fishing and poor management has plagued this once great area. What a shame. Anyone fish the river right off of Army Trail Road? Again some nice smallies and cats were to be found on this narrow stretch of the Dupage River.

6/5/15 @ 4:20 AM
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Phat Walleyes
User since 3/31/15
I heard that too. Rules change a lot though, but it's the only lake in the area with those late hours. Those last few hours should be good. I haven't tried yet, maybe this year.

6/4/15 @ 8:18 PM
DSwizzle
DSwizzle
User since 1/11/15
Well said. People who take fish out piss me off. What's the point? If they are eating them then that's disgusting. Go to the store and buy a $3.50 salmon filet. Better and less dangerous for your health. I do want to night fish at Deep Quary and see how that goes. Heard its legal until 11 pm..........

6/4/15 @ 7:20 PM
Jakethebassmaster
User since 6/1/15
Its the fishing pressure and the scumbags who go there thinking there going to catch fish and take everything out these scum suckers are not fisherman there just out there to destroy the lake. They do not care about the fishing laws or creel limits. I am even finding out that people are going to retention ponds that have pretty good fish in them and I hear about from residents who live around there that people take bucket fulls of fish that's just sad. I have caught many good fish out of these lakes Deep Quarry and others but they all just seem to go from good to poor then to complete crap. The Deep Quarry was a great lake for a while but over the past 3 years or so it is not worth to even go their.

6/4/15 @ 8:40 AM
RedX13
User since 1/13/15
I have been fishing the DuPage Forest Preserve lakes for the last 20 years and have seen it go from great to poor. I have a boat that I bought 8 years ago specifically for these lakes (small, electric motor, no trailer, etc.) following all of the Forest Preserve restrictions for boats. The first few years, it was awesome, especially at Mallard, Deep Quarry, and Blackwell. Getting to those spots that I dreamed of from shore. I was catching everything, and they were huge. 36 inch northerns at Mallard; over 30 14 inch walleyes at Mallard; 4 lb bass at Mallard, Deep Quarry, and Blackwell; 8 lb channel cats at Mallard and Deep Quarry; 12 inch crappies at Mallard and Blackwell; 11 inch perch at Mallard. I never kept a fish out of these lakes, all were released. BUT, over the past 2 or 3 years, fishing has been poor. And I mean poor.

I have purchased a Forest Preserve annual boat permit every year since I got my boat, but this is the first year that I have not purchased it. It's not the cost, because it is cheap, it is because of the poor fishing. This is the first year that I have started looking at lakes outside of DuPage that are within a few hours away. I still fish local ponds which produce, but I doubt that I will fish the Forest Preserve lakes more than a couple times this year, and only from shore because it is not worth putting my boat in. EXCEPT, Mallard for ice fishing, I'll still do that every weekend.

I agree that it is because of the pressure that these lakes receive, and because of the people taking the fish out. The Forest Preserve has been doing its part by stocking the lakes and keeping them clean, so nothing against the Forest Preserve.

6/3/15 @ 4:42 PM
krazykarl33
User since 12/15/09
Just remember you are fishing in a heavily pressured forest preserve that is a put and take fishery. The fish in there see lots of different lures at all hours of the day. This is why I have basically stopped fishing the preserves. Have to go to a real body of water that is "capable" of producing quality fish. Good luck out there. I have caught some nice fish out of the preserves in the past but few and far between.

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