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Welcome to Bangs Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Bangs Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 66
Bangs Lake is on right now Bass Walleye and Crappie are all on the bite.
Bangs Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Bangs Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The Bass are slamming right now on Bangs Lake stop in at the Bait Shop in town 106 N Main Street for tips. Bangs Lake Bait Co. 3-5 Pounders have been taken all week on Bangs Lake. The Crappie bite has been good as well. The spot marked on the map has been where allot of the action is coming from!
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Try fishing some pre spawn locations for largemouth bass. With water temperature at 39 find some flats with soft bottom at locations on Bangs Lake that typically have vegetation during summer months. Try fishing spinner baits and work them slow up to the edge of the drop and bounce them down the face looking for staging largemouth bass. Jerkbaits and squarebill crankbaits can also deadly this time of year. Look for flats in the arms of the lake that have direct access to deep water and river channels.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
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- Night time Crappie Bite on Bangs Lake has been really good stop in at the bait shop located at 106 N Main for up to the minute reports Bangs Lake Bait Co. All Crappies are being taken on Small Fatheads on a Lighted Slip Bobber in 13-17 FOW set at 7 Ft Deep. See the map for specific spot this is happening. Using a Crappie Light will definitely enhance your results get set up around 7:45 pm bite usually goes till 11pm. The Bait Shop is open till 8pm on the weekdays and Till 8:30pm Fri Sat and Sun.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Bangs Lake Walleye Rating:
Bangs Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Walleyes are being Taken in 17-21 FOW slow drifting a Med Roach on a spinner rig using a 1/8 bullet weight. Best blade color has been hammered copper. Keep the weight at 1/8 or less to avoid cabbage... Best time is early morning or at Dusk. For updated changes on Bangs Lake Walleye stop into Bangs Lake Bait Co. at 106 N Main Wauconda IL 60084. See map for spot drift East to West Bait Shop is open from %am to 8pm During the week and Till 8:30PM on the weekends.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
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Bangs Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Bangs Lake has a little known truth it holds huge Cats. Best presentation has been Chicken Livers and Dip Worms. The trick to Bangs Lake Catfish is to use a bobber suspend the bait 3 feet below the surface and HANG ON!!! There are 20+ pounders to be had from Bangs Lake.

Stop in to Bang Lake Bait Co. at 106 N Main Street Wauconda IL 60084 for More Information. Shop is Open at 5am and they stay till 8pm during the week and till 8:30pm on the weekends.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Bangs Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.


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