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I hit the pond today mostly to try out my new spinning rig I got over the winter and I caught this on a pumpkin seed 7" power worm about 6 feet off the shore.
Not the biggest but a decent catch on my first outing.

The lake is still about 50 percent slush/ice.

 

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Good job. I was there yesterday and today and there is about twice the open water today as there was yesterday. It should be open completely in the next two days. I saw Augy when I was there and it looks like you did better than both of us put together. :roll:
 

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I also fished the pond with my son from 6-7pm and caught a 5lb carp and lost about a 14" bass at the shoreline ,both fish came on 1/8oz darterhead jig and pumpkin dt hula grub.
 

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Culprit said:
I also fished the pond with my son from 6-7pm and caught a 5lb carp and lost about a 14" bass at the shoreline ,both fish came on 1/8oz darterhead jig and pumpkin dt hula grub.
Felt good didn't it? :D
 

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Mandatory Fun said:
I'm pretty sure I know which pond that is. If it's the one I'm thinking of, my dad took me there all the time when I was growing up. I basically learned how to fish there, and at Lake Opeka.
I dont want to do this but Shhh!!! LOL j/k messin with ya bud!!! LOL People have found my lakes before too!! Mandatory, I noticed your in schaumburg, where about. I fish almost every pond in this area that hold some nice bass... I might have seen ya around! 8)

PK, I thought i would just spread something that I do most of the time... Everytime ice fishing or open water I take a pic without any backround besides the ice or maybe some trees or just the water or grass. It hides it a little bit. You might notice from some of my pics that iv'e posted. IM not shy about sharing water. But some people read up on these sites that are not members and will go out there and spread the word fast. Just thought i would look out for ya bud.

Some people caught onto one of my buddies ponds a couple years back and was keeping bass. Big bass too!!! 4-5 lbs... But he spoke with the gentleman that was keeping fish out of a small pond and the gentleman told him he found out about the lake from a fishing site. It was not this one. But ya never know who reads these and recognizes waters. I've had it happen to me and am just looking out for a great angler like yourself. I hope you don't take this in disrespect as im just throwing a little sumtin out there. Nice Bass Again. Have Fun Fishn' bud. You have a great body of water there! :D

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WrenchingnFishing said:
I dont want to do this but Shhh!!! LOL j/k messin with ya bud!!! LOL People have found my lakes before too!! Mandatory, I noticed your in schaumburg, where about. I fish almost every pond in this area that hold some nice bass... I might have seen ya around! 8)
I understand about the location; I thought my post was vague enough not to give anything away. Just have some memories from that place.
 

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Mandatory Fun said:
WrenchingnFishing said:
I dont want to do this but Shhh!!! LOL j/k messin with ya bud!!! LOL People have found my lakes before too!! Mandatory, I noticed your in schaumburg, where about. I fish almost every pond in this area that hold some nice bass... I might have seen ya around! 8)
I understand about the location; I thought my post was vague enough not to give anything away. Just have some memories from that place.
Hey Bud, no dude, your taking it the wrong way man! LOL no big deal. I've been there. But when I post something like that, I have had PM's come flying at me on other sites asking where the location is. It's all good. Since your in Schaumburg, I thought maybe we can get out fishing sometime together. Have some fun, catch photo and release some fish. have a blast. If not, no big deal. I've been fishing these waters around here since I was 8 years old. Hit me up if ya want sometime Bud. I am always up for meeting new fisherman and trading tactics and info...

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I think Dave was directing that comment to me. I'm the one who for after all posted the picture that slightly identifies that lake. But, if you've not been to this lake you'd have no idea where it was from so I don't think it was that bad.

Trust me Dave, I've got a few little secret spots that I'd never give up, but you know what. I always see people fishing those as well. No place is safe in Chicago there are too many people with Google earth, and if you've found a spot someone else can too. Now don't get me wrong I'm not going to go blabbing about everywhere I fish, but I think it's kind of silly how secretive some people are when they post about their fishing spots.

But this lake I fished in this post has always been a touchy subject on these boards, and I believe there was a forum just for it that you guys decided to stop doing just about prior to my joining of these forums here. Last year many of the regulars had decided to stop calling it by it's name, but we haven't all followed that. I don't think it's that big of a deal, I've seen some pretty worse detailed pictures here of this lake. :wink:

It almost seems like most of the posters here who fish it regularly watch the poachers, call the cops, and try to clean up after others messes.
 

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Pk said:
I think Dave was directing that comment to me. I'm the one who for after all posted the picture that slightly identifies that lake. But, if you've not been to this lake you'd have no idea where it was from so I don't think it was that bad.

Trust me Dave, I've got a few little secret spots that I'd never give up.

But this lake I fished in this post has always been a touchy subject on these boards, and I believe there was a forum just for it that you guys decided to stop doing just about prior to my joining of these forums here. Last year many of the regulars had decided to stop calling it by it's name, but we haven't all followed that. I don't think it's that big of a deal, I've seen some pretty worse detailed pictures here of this lake. :wink:

It almost seems like most of the posters here who fish it regularly watch the poachers, call the cops, and try to clean up after others messes.
PK... No big deal at all. I was just watching out for ya. and for Mandatory fun. we talked in PM and will hopefully possibly fish togethwer sometime as we live in the same town. It's no big deal at all, I'm just trying to be helpful and watch your back and fishing area's as posted. ;) I'm glad the board is removed. keep up the reports though and have fun fishing. I meant nothing in disrespect fella. Just trying to help and be respectful, thats all. Im sure you got the picture ;)

Dave

PS: You have some great reports from the past that I have seen. I joined in November and havent seen too many reports from you since but have seen them in the past. Maybe next year you can come out ice fishing sometime. I noticed you dont ice fish and it can be a blast when your on fish. Thanks PK

Just one more thing... I'm not trying to come off in a bad way but watch out for the poachers that vist and just check posts. Almsot everytime I sign on there is like 12 guests signed on checking post. If you notie the 20 responses or so to a report and the views it has, its amazing... Don't take it in a bad way. I'm just trying to watch out for some ponds and etc as those are most important to us fisherman. The ponds are the biggest part of getting out for an hour or 2 and catching a few fish ;) You get what im saying right? The main big lakes are just obvious. But that's what makes the site so great including all the respectful good fisherman on here that do not mind sharing knowledge and info... It's just the ponds that mean the difference as I have seen many of them ruined in the past. I'm just watching out for ya bud and I mean nothing in disrespect and nothing was meant towards Mandatory, hes a great guy and is loves fishing as much as we do. Hopefully me and him will fish someday and have some successful reports... Maybe me and him will fish this week if possible! You guys are great on this site. This is my #1 site. i dont vist the other junk sites anymore LOL

Take Care PK! Nice fish and great to talk with ya bud!

Dave
 
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