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
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
No boating allowed,
no boat rentals, no swimming, no alcohol, no grills.
Species in Lake Glenview:
Largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, catfish, carp.
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.
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!
Glenview Fishing Reports
Report: June 1, 2006 -- Jason W. Norris Beautiful 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.
May 27, 2006 -- Jason W. Norris Temps
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!
September 11, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
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.
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.
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.
July 17, 2005 -- Jason W. Norris
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.
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