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Long Lake, Lake County

Long Lake, Lake County
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6/27/19 @ 5:46 PM
mchenry dave
mchenry dave
User since 4/20/04

Eskimo,

You can come and go at any time of day or night from Swaney’s. There is an honor box for payments and clear instructions posted there.

6/27/19 @ 3:45 PM
Jim76
User since 5/4/18

Leave the money in the box before you leave the dock. I never saw any launch times.

6/27/19 @ 12:38 PM
Eskimo44
User since 12/27/17

Can anyone tell me what the earliest time you can launch at swanys is? Do the have a money box? Thanks for any info!

6/20/19 @ 3:59 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
MuskyHunter08
User since 10/22/08

Went out yesterday afternoon to evening targeted Bass, Did excellent. fished a couple areas of deeper water with hard bottom with nice weeds not to far away. fish were all post spawn. couple 5.5s and a bunch of 4's. handful of small pike as well on spinnerbaits. we will be out again on friday morning

6/17/19 @ 9:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Full Moon
CapnEz
User since 6/2/19

Well, I hit this lake again, mostly because I don't know where else to go and we hit them hard last time three weeks ago.

As expected, fish were post-spawn. Fished deeper water near where I found them spawning and got a few dinks right off the bat. Really slow morning.

Moved to the windward side of the lake and fished secondary points between the spawning areas and main lake points where they'll set up for summer. Absolutely hammered them, and big ones, too. A few fours, a five and my partner broke off a monster at the boat that I would guess at seven pounds.

It was cold, rainy and windy - tough conditions - but we stuck it out all day and caught a mess of nice bass.

Saw a bunch of guys beating the banks again with no luck and several spots that were fished before we hit them produced for us. Probably presentation was the difference I would guess.

Tight lines, good luck.

6/12/19 @ 8:32 PM
CapnEz
User since 6/2/19

I pulled up the clay on the anchor : )

But, yes, if you know how to read the graph well and have good, sensitive rods that let you feel the bottom you can put the picture together.

6/5/19 @ 9:44 AM
tmd
User since 3/15/04

Thanks Capn.  Pretty  good resolution: rocks/pebbles/black clay for a smaller unit. Must be the expertise of the operator. 

6/4/19 @ 12:43 PM
CapnEz
User since 6/2/19

Hey, tmd. I just took out the little jon boat, so I had my portable sounder with me. It's a Garmin Striker 4. I use it on the hand launch boat and for ice fishing. Nothing fancy, only looks straight down.

6/3/19 @ 8:46 PM
tmd
User since 3/15/04

capn if u don't mind sharing what sonar unit are u using? PM me if you prefer  thanks in advance

6/2/19 @ 9:35 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent
CapnEz
User since 6/2/19

First time fishing Long Lake Monday. New to the area and my first time on the boat here in IL. Found the fish immediately. Setting up to spawn on a hard black clay flat with some rocks and gravel scattered on it. Prespawn red-tailed males holding tight to the hard bottom and fat prespawn females hanging just off the flat in 6 to 12 feet of water. Got over 30 fish before noon when the storm rolled in. Average fish was 2.5lbs, largest about 4.5lbs. Watched a couple bass boats beat the bank all morning to no avail. Good first try at a totally new area.

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