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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.
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Bangs Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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- 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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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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):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
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- 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):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
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- 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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.





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