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12/25/19 @ 10:38 AM
asianangler
User since 11/21/18

@lipripper4x5

Where at? I've been searching for a burbot in IL for weeks now!

11/28/19 @ 5:00 PM
crawdaddy
User since 7/11/01

I know the Sheboygan Fishing Guy has a nice video on Burbot  from a couple years ago.  Google “Sheboygan Fishing Guy” and scroll down to his December video from either 2017 or 2016.  Good action and nice “How To” instruction.  If I lived closer I’d be out there now

11/27/19 @ 10:46 PM
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lipripper4x5
User since 12/3/01

I just caught my 1st Illinois burbot. Here’s the pics got it on my7 ft ultra lite. I’ve done good on little bay doc Thur the ice banging bottom with a rattle spoon & smashed bait

11/27/19 @ 8:18 PM
AnchorClankor
User since 1/29/12

Burbots are good eating in the warmer months too, just throw them on ice after unhooking, it only takes about an hour of cold to firm them up, and yes, the BEST fish boil you'll ever wrap your lips around, don't even need drawn butter.

11/27/19 @ 2:59 PM
Brander j
User since 1/19/17

The only thing i know abought these fish even though i never caught one is that the reason why you never herd of them being kept and ate during warm water months is that thay are really deep water thay will be found 400 feet of water in lake michigan thay spawn under the ice. Spawning season is from december through January but will still feed in shallow all the way to march befor going deep. I have always wanted to fish these i did all the reserch.

12/27/18 @ 9:18 PM
catch em
catch em
User since 1/10/04

Caught a few in in the sheboygan river last week. On a large shiner 

12/27/18 @ 8:47 PM
Carpio
MEMBER since 11/5/17

1 shot.    If they had gills they were mud puppies! Very similar. Puppies are small,to 1 ft.     CARPIO 

12/27/18 @ 7:39 PM
one1shot
User since 12/31/09

Caught one below sauk city dam,on wis river.in summer.

6/27/17 @ 11:59 AM
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Mixstir
User since 5/22/17

Thanks for the replies, what I am really after is do guys/gals keep them when caught during warm weather months.  I see most fish them through the ice..

6/27/17 @ 10:35 AM
12packabs
12packabs
User since 12/19/06

Burbot are also commonly known as Eelpout, if you are searching other sites.  They do not have sharp teeth, just like it was mentioned, but they will wrap around your wrist/arm when removing hooks (if you get one big enough).  Kind of nasty, but fun to watch your wife try to unhook one.

Very difficult fish to target...also not common around Dane Cty, but they might be here (?).  They are not likely to be in lakes under 50-75' deep, but there are always exceptions (Winnebago and surrounding lakes for example).  I guess I would concentrate on researching deeper lakes like Mendota and Monona.  Big Green and Geneva would also fall under "likely to have some".

Only one I ever caught in WI was on Lake MI on a spawn sack, right on the bottom, off a breakwater pier.  They were common in Canada, would get them in 80-100', near the bottom, when Lake Trout fishing.

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