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Lake Glenview (Lake Glen)
Glenview, IL

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Location of Lake Glenview:
Lake Glenview is located in the newly developed area which used to be the Glenview Naval Airbase. The main entrance is off of Chestnut west of Lehigh

Jay's General Comments:
Lake Glenview is a fairly new lake. It is located near the area of the old Glenview Naval Airbase. At 45 acres, there is planty of shorefishing available. The fishing pier structure, located along the east shoreline is a very nice spot. There are some lilypads right behind the center "gazebo" of the piers. The narrow south end of the lake has a nice rock-cliff wall which seems to hold largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and who know what else.

No boating allowed, no boat rentals, no swimming, no alcohol, no grills.

Known Species in Lake Glenview:
Largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, catfish, carp.

Jay's Bottom Line:
The Glenview Park District, along with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources have done a nice job making this a sport fishery. At this time, I have no depth information or specific stocking information other that the fact that Lake Glenview is indeed stocked.

Lake Glenview is a CATCH AND RELEASE only lake (except for carp) so leave the stringers at home.

Check back soon for more information as I will be contacting several sources for more information. This lake should be a good one!

Lake Glenview Fishing Reports

Report: June 1, 2006 -- Jason W. Norris
Lake Glenview Largemouth Bass1 June 1 2006 Lake Glenview Largemouth Bass2 June 1 2006 Lake Glenview Largemouth Bass3 June 1 2006Beautiful evening. No wind; high clouds and mixed sun; temps in the mid 70's; fished from 7pm-8:35pm

Picked up 5 largemouth bass all 14"-15" on white Slug-Go's and white Senko's.

Report: May 27, 2006 -- Jason W. Norris
Lake Glenview Largemouth Bass | Lake Glenview Fishing Lake Glenview Largemouth Bass | Lake Glenview FishingTemps in the low 80's, variable winds becoming strong late, mostly cloudy with storm approaching.

Tony (#1cubsfan) and I hit Lake Glenview at about 5:30pm and fished till 8pm.

Found the largemouth bass protecting their beds close to shore and hooked a total of 8. The largest was 18" by Tony (pic coming soon). All the other bass were in the 15 inch range with a couple around 12".

The key was white 5" Slug-go's and white senko's. I did have a hit on a white chatterbait but missed it. White was certainly the key color today.

Nice afternoon of fishing and some decent bass action!


Report: September 11, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
Hazy, temps in upper 80's, light south winds. Fished from 5:30pm-7:45pm. Worked most of the northern parts of the lake. Only managed one 12" largemouth bass on a 3" red-flaked Senko. Threw lots of other lures to no avail. Another angler reported a 15" bass on a twister tail.

Report: August 9, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
Temps in the 80's, mostly sunny, SW winds 15mph. Fished from 6:40pm-8:15pm. Good evening of fishing. Got a 14.5" bass on a 4" red Senko; a nice crappie; a 18" largemouth bass; a 19.5" walleye. The crappie and bass were on husky jerks and the walleye was on a Rapala crank bait. Another angler, Chris, caught 3 largemouth bass and a nice 18" walleye on a Rat'L Trap.

Report: July 27, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
Beautiful afternoon. Temps in the low 70's. NE winds 10mph, mostly sunny. Fished from 7:20pm - 8:40pm. Caught one 15" bass by the timber between the bridges and the fishing piers on a red 4" Senko. Another angler near the bridges caught a walleye on minnows.

Report: July 17, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
Sunny, hazy and hot, temps around 90, southwest winds to 20mph. Fished from 7pm-8:30pm. Worked the spot near the south bridge between the rocks and weeds. I was bass and walleye fishing, but only managed a channel catfish of 19" casting a Senko along the rocks. Yes... I caught the catfish on the Senko.

Report: July 10, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
Sunny, temps in the 80's, light east wind, fished from 5pm-9pm. My first time at Lake Glenview. The area behind the fishing piers produced some giant carp for a couple of guys using bread as bait. Their gear, however, could not bring these fish out of the thick lilypads. Another angler caught 2 12"+ largemouth bass in the south section where the rock-ledge starts using plastic worms and nightcrawlers. I managed a few bluegills near the fishing piers with a Rapala floater (small). I had a northern pike follow up a Rebel jointed floater along the south section rock ledge, but missed it.

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