CAUTION: found a spring in the marina bay about 100 feet from the bridge. Be careful as the ice was only 1-2 inches in that spot.
Independence Grove Lake
Lake County, Illinois
Today's Fishing Forecast
Fishing looks to be not very active with peak fishing times around 5-6 PM. SEE MORE
They changed the rules last year about ice thickness:
Ice fishing is permitted only on the designated bodies of water listed below and is at your own risk. Ice conditions are not monitored by the Lake County Forest Preserves. Anglers should check ice thickness before going out onto any frozen body of water. A minimum of 4 inches of solid ice over the entire water body is recommended before attempting to ice fish.
Never been out to Independence Grove for open water or hardwater fishing. Was looking to check it out.
To clarify since I have read posts in this forum that say both sides: it open for ice fishing and it's closed for ice fishing... So, is this site open for ice fishing this winter?
Any special regulations that I need to know?
Thank you in advance to any replies.