Out on Thurs morn from 7:30 to 12. crappie bite was fair but slow initially on cribs. caught them on microjigs. nada on live bait. NE wind kicked up and killed all the action. Nothing after 9:30.
66° - 70° F
61° - 65° F
Hello all fisherman, and I wan to thank everyone in advance first and foremost. I have fished Shabonna only 1 time with my dad about 2-3yrs ago, we had great success on the Crappie and a few nice sized cats. I want to see what I can do about getting some eyes. I've only caught a few dinks ever in my lifetime through ice fishing. Trying to learn how to catch them and some ideas or tips would be great. We have a boat so we will have a way of getting out. We are going this weekend from Sunday until Monday so we have a few days to pick the lake.
Again thank you in advance for any help you can give me and my pops.
FJ, my brother in law got a 36 a few weeks ago along with another musky fishermam. The water temps were 73 in the morning. The chain has been yielding musky over the last week and they are taking off in Wisconsin. Prime temps for Musky are 68 to 73 in the fall. They are somewhat right and somewhat wrong. The Musky start now. Water Temps will drop more this week. Game on from now on. The problem at shabbs is water clarity. The wind ripped the water the other day and this weeks rain won't help. If the musky can't see the bait, it makes it tought. Channel and Marie on the chain have better water clarity so that waterway would be a better choice atm.
Musky Jim- guys in the pro shop said best not come til late Sep, early Oct for musky.
Will they start biting this early?
71° - 75° F
56° - 60° F
Shabbs musky report. Yesterdays winds kinda tore the lake up. Low vissbility in water. Maybe 3 ft. Water Temps this morning were at 73.5. Temps getting ripe. Not a sniff on bucktails
Thanks Musky Jim. Good info, we ended up going last weekend and didn’t have very much success but didn’t fish very hard as I was with some little guys.
I am only about 35 mins from the lake, if anyone who fishes it regularly ever wants a partner I’d be happy to join for a day on the water.
Fishermajones, sorry about being late on the post but green pumpkin is best color for plastics. I kill them with DT Grubs but they have not worked in a month. Senkos whacky rig will catch some small ones but the big mommas are deep. Try running a white/ chartreuse spinnerbait deep with a paddle tale trailer. Bass have been tough at shabbs for 3 to 4 weeks. Also try chatterbaits with a paddle tale. Best advise I can give.
Never fished Shabbona but thinking about getting out this weekend. Anyone have recommendations on colors to throw? Is it clear or dirty water? Any advice appreciated.
Hey fisherman, I’ve never done really well fishing for eyes on Shabbona. Only a few small dinks here and there, And a few by accident. Any tips or areas that you would like to share?
I am new to this Lake-Link but have been fishing Shabbona Lake since the 90's. I was out the last few weeks fishing for LMB. It is tough! Got skunked last Tuesday. Only some big cats hitting my chatterbait Water temps very high. Walleye slowed down due to the water temps. Things will get better as the temps drop in Sept. I will be going out tomorrow and am hoping that the cooler air temps have dropped the lake temps. Nice comments from everyone.