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No, they have not lifted the season there. It is still May 15th to November 15th. But I also have seen people fishing there the past few weeks. I guess that they don't enforce the law that well there. :roll:
 

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Here's a response I received from the City of Glenview:

Fishing is not allowed until May 15th. I have alerted our Police Department to the problem. Please feel free to call the Police Department at 847/729-5000 if you see persons fishing before the 15th.
 

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Pk said:
Really no signs? There used to be signs.
me and my friends where looking for new water to fish and stumbled on this website. we saw lake glenview and decided to take a drive the next day before we hit the lagoons as i have never fished either. I went back and looked at the websites report as well as the lake info. I saw nothing about the lake not being open from may15 to november. I love the idea of protecting the spawn. that's awesome! when we got there we didn't see the signs until walking the lake. so when we did, we got up out! not a big deal as we didn't need the trouble. so we went to skokie lagoons of our plan "B" for the trip. my point is i have never heard of glenview lake until i saw this website. also, others may have had the same situation as I.
most apolagetic, al
 

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ClancyWiggum said:
Here's a response I received from the City of Glenview:

Fishing is not allowed until May 15th. I have alerted our Police Department to the problem. Please feel free to call the Police Department at 847/729-5000 if you see persons fishing before the 15th.
So that is why I didn't see anybody fishing when I was out there for a walk Saturday afternoon. That was the first time that I haven't seen anyone out there in almost a month. :roll:
 

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They don't do it to protect the spawn. It's actually a pretty stupid rule. When the Glen was built up the residents didn't want there to be any fishing allowed in the lake at all. I guess they felt that fisherman would only dirty the place up. In a complete compromise with the residents it was decided that people could fish, but only for 6 months out of the year. So they came up with an arbitrary May 15th to November 15th season. Leave it to the rich and snooty to keep the fisherman down. :(

In fact I don't even know if the fish in there are really spawning that well. They stock that lake on a regular basis and I haven't really seen any small bass or walleye in there. They all seem to be stocked fish that grew up. Anyone else ever see baby fish in there???
 

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ClancyWiggum said:
In fact I don't even know if the fish in there are really spawning that well. They stock that lake on a regular basis and I haven't really seen any small bass or walleye in there. They all seem to be stocked fish that grew up. Anyone else ever see baby fish in there???
when i walked the shoreline I saw tons of places for these fish to spawn. and in my opinion the northern would weed out the herd and make for a decent big bass factory. love the structure all around the lake as a whole and cant wait for may 15th.
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They don't do it to protect the spawn. It's actually a pretty stupid rule. When the Glen was built up the residents didn't want there to be any fishing allowed in the lake at all. I guess they felt that fisherman would only dirty the place up. In a complete compromise with the residents it was decided that people could fish, but only for 6 months out of the year. So they came up with an arbitrary May 15th to November 15th season. Leave it to the rich and snooty to keep the fisherman down. :(
it makes sense what you say clancy since it would probably be right in the middle of spawn when it opens.
 

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Oh, and one more thing, the nature watching during the Summer is very nice. Lots of pretty things to look at!! :shock: :D :D :D

Just ask anyone on this board who has fished there before in warm weather. 8)
 

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The northerns are not doing a very good job of controlling the small fish at the Glen. The shad population is out of control as are the small bluegills.
Also you will see this spring the carp are all over the place. Glenview should have a carp tourney to get some of them out of there. The crappie population that was real healthy a few years ago is all but extinct. They put alot of christmas trees in the deep water of the northern portion of the lake 2 years ago, to far from shore to cast to and that seems to be when the catching of the crappies stopped. The guys who fish there regularly spend alot of time picking up the crap that the bucket-heads leave behind. There are also alot of guys taking fish out of the Glen. As the sign states only common crap can be kept.
 

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I hear you Jim about the crappies. Two years ago I used to catch a ton of them on minnows (yeah, I know that's cheating) but last year they were almost nonexistent. I have noticed the problem with the carp. They are everywhere and the gizzard shad there are huge. As far as the bucket-heads go, don't get me started. That is the law that should be enforced, not the people that fish there before the season opens.
 

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ClancyWiggum said:
Oh, and one more thing, the nature watching during the Summer is very nice. Lots of pretty things to look at!! :shock: :D :D :D

Just ask anyone on this board who has fished there before in warm weather. 8)
As Otis Spann once said, "Pretty girls, pretty girls are everwhere".

I went passed the Glen today, I didn't get outta the car but I saw a small boat on the water.
 

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I heard they been doing some testing on the water from a lake management company.

All the cover like the rocks ,lilypads,piers in that lake are in 1-2 feet of water, whoever designed it should be shot lol I think all the fish in that lake relate to dropoffs :? this is the only lake I know that casting parallel to shore is pretty much ineffective lol
 

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junglejim said:
Aris is right the boat belongs to the company that glenview has hired to help manage the lake. I asked the guy if I could go out in the boat with him and said no. No sense of humor.
Jeez. Have you told him about all the crap you've cleaned up around the lake?

Like I said, I saw them while I was driving by, but it looked like they were smack dab in the middle of the main body of water. They were probably putting underwater structure around all the islands that are out of our reach from the shore. :lol:
 

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I was deceived by the term "bucketheads" as I thought they would take the fish home in buckets but these people are getting sneaky and are using plastic bags as alternate means. My kids and I are out there biking often and do occassionally see suspicious people especially in the summertime when it gets pretty crowded.
 
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