Cook County, Illinois
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Busse Lake is located south of Higgins Road (Rt 72), east of Route 53 and west of Arlington Heights Road, near Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
Busse Lake is 457 acres (Main Pool 325 acres, South Pool 115 acres, North Pool 17 acres) and has a maximum depth 19 feet and an average depth 5.5 feet. The lake was created in 1978 when Salt Creek was dug and dammed. The Main Pool and South Pool are deeper lakes that support excellent sport fish populations. The North Pool is an isolated lake and provides more of a small pond fishery. It is stocked in the fall with Rainbow trout. Fishing piers, handicap access, boat/kayak rentals, and live bait/tackle are available throughout the summer from a concessionaire. Concrete boat launches are available in the two larger impoundments, and a paved bike path with numerous parking areas makes accessing the lakes very easy. Boats with electric motors are allowed, however gas motors must be removed. No fish cleaning station is available.
Two pole and line only. Fishing piers, handicap access, boat/kayak rentals, and live bait/tackle are available throughout the summer from a concessionaire. Concrete boat launches are available in the two larger impoundments and a paved bike path with numerous parking areas makes accessing the lakes very easy. Boats with electric motors are allowed, however gas motors must be removed. No fish cleaning station is available.
How big is Busse Lake?
Busse Lake is approximately 584 sq acres (2 sq km) in size with 20 miles (32.8 km) of shoreline.
How deep is Busse Lake?
Busse Lake is approximately 19 feet (5.8 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 6 feet (1.8 m).
What kind of fish are in Busse Lake?
Anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout and Walleye in Busse Lake.
When are the best fishing times for Busse Lake?
Today fishing looks to be moderately active with peak fishing times around 11 am - 3 pm and 4-7 pm. For more more best fishing times visit our Busse Lake Fishing Forecast page. Lake-Link Pro Members can get detailed fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and species specific for Busse Lake.
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Busse Lake Reviews
Water level was high, used a fly rod for practice catching small ones, switched to spinning rod with silver spoon and caught a northern, which was surprising. 24 inches, released for another day.
Reviewed Jul 21, 2017
Tried out Busse lake for my first time. i wouldn't say that its an over fished lake. the fish here are very finicky. However i did notice a few people keeping every fish they caught off shore. I think the DNR needs to step up their game out here and it will be a better lake for future fisherman. possibly set some lake specific regulations out here.
Reviewed May 3, 2013
Busse Lake has a boat launch ramp. You access it off of East Higgins Rd near North Pool of Busse Lake. Launch appears to have 2 slips (concrete ramps) and parking for 44 vehicles with trailers
Reviewed Jul 3, 2012
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