Not much at The Glen

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Not much at The Glen

Postby crankybass » Jul Sat 06, 2019 5:53 pm

I went out for a couple of hours last week in the evening, on July 3rd, with a swim jig, a frog, and a Wacky Rig. Fished and caught nada. I know guys have been catching skinny Walleyes, but I didn't have the right stuff for that. Anyway, the carp were still spawning, the water was muddy and pea soup color, and the level was down. I think that Lake Glenview is not worth the effort anymore, which is a drag because I can do a quick run to it in the evening. I may give it one more shot in the fall.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby DPMike » Jul Sat 06, 2019 7:11 pm

I agree, it used to working for me but now not so much.

Went there like 6/30 and tossed my green senko into all my likely spots and nada.

Ran into a Russian? guy tossing a frog. Nothing lately for him either. He said his buddies only caught Walleye on live bait.

So I think I'm done there too. :cry:
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Woohoodude11 » Jul Sun 07, 2019 6:09 am

I've been done there since I got that hook in my finger 2 years ago :lol:

Too hard to have success out there on shore. it's so shallow so far out that by the time you get to any decent drop off your retrieve is already over.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby toyasu » Aug Thu 22, 2019 10:55 am

Cranky, as you know it's close for me, too and it's always in my consideration list, but I have no confidence there. Maybe I'll give it one shot before the summer is over. I'll keep my expectations low.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Rambler » Aug Thu 22, 2019 1:46 pm

My best buddy used to fish there from time-to-time. Says it went to shit & gave up on it.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby cyanatic » Jun Thu 25, 2020 11:18 am

I'm not going to create a separate post about a skunk outing at the Glen, but I made a quick trip there yesterday evening (6/24/20) with the wife and daughter. I have never been there. It's actually closer to my house than Beck or the Goons. Pretty area, definitely. We walked around a bit, me checking out likely spots naturally! Met a guy fishing out at the end of the long pier. He said he was using a baitcaster for the first time. He had a jig with a fluketail but I didn't see him get anything.

I ran back to my car and grabbed my rod and tied on a buzz bait. Just fished the south end bay off of Chestnut. Hit the edges of lily pads and shadowed areas along the wall. Nada. There was a guy on the wall next to me, helping his young sons fish. Kind of cute. One of them actually pulled in a chunky hand-sized bluegill and was thrilled. Another fisherman for life, I have no doubt! I didn't want to bore the family so I just worked a stretch of the south bay for about 20 minutes and then we left.

Lake appears to be pretty shallow in most areas, even out at the end of the long pier. I didn't fully understand the designated fishing area signs. They are posted in various locations but I'm not sure how much area they're supposed to cover. At the end of a bridge (the first one you come to on the right if you walk up toward the long pier from the south end) there was a patch of lily pads. It looked like a likely spot and there was a worn trail leading down to it, but I'm not sure if it's off limits for fishing. Could also be way too shallow. I'll have to check the signs and a map more closely the next time I go. It's a pretty area for what it is and probably looks more promising than it actually is.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Rambler » Jun Thu 25, 2020 12:40 pm

As I've noted before, my best friend used to fish The Glen weekly. He says now it's a waste of time.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby cyanatic » Jun Thu 25, 2020 1:11 pm

Rambler wrote:As I've noted before, my best friend used to fish The Glen weekly. He says now it's a waste of time.


What is it about fisherman, that even faced with what you say, there's always the thought, "Yeah, but maybe this time they'll start hitting again!" :lol:
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Rambler » Jun Thu 25, 2020 1:54 pm

Either we all have the souls of Cubs fans or we're all idiots. :D
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Brett » Jun Thu 25, 2020 5:05 pm

Are those mutually exclusive?
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Rambler » Jun Thu 25, 2020 5:11 pm

Um - hey wait a minute! :lol:

Question is - which team, Cubbies or Sox - will make it to 30 wins 1st in the proposed f'd up, shortened season? I'm betting it's the Cubs but like I said...
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby Brett » Jun Thu 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Numerology. All comes down to the crosstown classic.
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Re: Not much at The Glen

Postby JasonN » Jun Fri 26, 2020 10:08 am

Believe it or not, most of the lake is an 18ft deep pit. Of course there are several areas much more shallow. My best fish there was a tiger musky a couple of years ago. They've stocked a handful of those over the years. There's also some walleye.
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