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ClancyWiggum said:
I have actually heard of those lakes before on other sites and from other people.. I fish a bit at Defiance Lake in Moraine Hills State Park and when I was younger I used to fish in Wilderness Lake and Tomahawk Lake which were at the back end of the park. I remember seeing these lakes and hearing things about how you couldn't get in there and that it was trespassing if you did. This was a while back so I don't know if that changed, but I do remember hearing about some nice fish out of these ponds for those who actually got in and out without getting in trouble. In fact, I heard that someone pulled a 25.5" bass out of Defiance Lake (and released it back) a couple of weeks ago so it's a hotbed area for big bass maybe???
I have fished Wilderness and Tomhawk with my dad a long time ago I would say 20+ years ago. Wilderness has alot of timber and very clear water which you can see all the way to the bottom. As for Tomhawk all I can say BIG BIG Bass and alot of weeds. We fished with those swiminng worms that have three hooks and leader.built into them. If I remeber the only way to get to Tomhawk was to travel by boat across Wilderness Lake. We had a rubber plastic boat. I was like 10 years old back then. Till this day i am still trying to get my dad to remeber where is was located but google map has done the job. Might have to check it out one day.
 

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Just so you know both Wilderness Lake and Tomahawk Lake are gone now. They are completely dried up. I guess they used to get their water through the quarry, but once they stopped work at the quarry the water went away. It's sad, because I liked those lakes and now they are gone.
Fitilsticks :cry: There were some good Bass fishing there. I wonder what did with fish there?
 

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Danno said:
Allright, stopped by there again. Put the jeep through its paces and wandered around there a bit. Theres definatly some bass in there, the forage looks good.
Id love to try it out, but dont want to risk the ticket. Unless WCF has a bail bond card, or a pool of $$$ to bail us out.
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Anyways, next lakemoor cop i see ill bug em. See if I can at least try it out.

Oh, I tried lily lake, its just to darn shallow to fish from shore. Its only 2ft or less deep about 20ft out. Choked with lily pads to. Should have a boat this weekend, so I might give it a shot.
Choked Lilly pads I would try it out by tossing frogs. There is a pond right by the new Cabela's in Hoffman Est that is choked with lilly pads and the max depht is 5ft in one little area but most of the 1 acrer pond is 2-3ft deep and it's one of the best fishing ponds for Bass I have ever fished.
Caught my biggest Bass of my life 24" 7.4lbs.

If I was you I would definitely hit in Spring.
 
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