Fished today 8:30 to 12:00. North shore fishing for gills. 25 ft of water managed 15 nice gills , bonus caught 4 rainbows and 2 browns between 2 of us. All trout still swimming.
I went out today fishing and sadly lost an ultralite spinning rod & reel, when it fell off my kayak & sunk in 32' of water. It happened on the south side of the lake: between the boat launch and the middle of the road & maybe 1/3rd the way out. So if anyone snags it or sees it on their down imaging sonar, please get in touch with me & let me know. Idk maybe a diver will find it, but it's in pretty open water, so who knows?
- Anyways, thanks.
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I've been catching some real nice trout from my kayak lately, both browns and rainbows. Bass fishing hasn't been very good lately as the DNR is focused on making the lake mainly a trout lake. They stocked some nice rainbows in lately because of covid, caught a few over 18" fish are suspended in 30 Fow but they come closer to the surface in the AM & PM.
Good luck everyone.
Drove thru on Sunday (south shore) . The parking lot at the boat landing had 23 cars illegally parked in the car with trailer spots. I sure wish the park would enforce this. There was one person who drove thru with a boat on the trailer and he just kept on going because there was no where to park.
Yah, weekends are bad. Holiday weekends are worse. Like this weekend, if you go there, you might not even be able to park park your car inside the park. I have seen where they have had to park along the streets around the park. Once in, it is wall to wall bodies in the picnic areas and if you want to fish, you are more likely to hook someone's ear than a trout.
I grew up 5 minutes from here and fished the lake for over 30 years, and enjoyed the surrounding public land as well. Havent lived there for about 5 years now. Learned 25 years ago stay away on weekends and holidays. Mon though friday, especially mornings are the best. To the question earlier about trout from shore. Guys do catch them on slip bobbers & fatheads fishing the steeper drops. Tossing out 3 lines at different depths then adjusting to the bite. Fishing from a canoe, kayak or boat and drifting slowly are more effective. If your good with a fly rod and know what your doing you can also do really well.
I took the family down here today for a hike, what a sh$& show! I honestly would rather be beat with a brick stick then try to fish this little Chicago suburb. The amount of trash these people leave behind is unbelievable. I’ll stay over where it’s peaceful. You guys would be better off putting a few extra miles on your truck and heading north west of there to the hundreds of miles of trout streams.
I’ve caught them drifting in 25-30 ow. 15-18 feet of line out with minnow.
Fished here a few times, but no trout caught. A friend suggested trying leeches and that worked well from shore for bass. Hoping to get out there soon with my inflatable pontoon and scout the deeper water... tight lines y'all.
years ago use to fish it but from a boat. we fished the east side off the rocks there was a lot of people fishing from shore then. we use to get crappies but out from the ones fishing along the rocks. all the trout were for the ones trolling guy were getting