Bangs Lake

Current Temperature:
77°

Est Water Temperature:
72° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.77 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 10 Knots (12 MPH)

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Bangs Lake
National Pro Reports

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Bangs Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com 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. Vital fishing information for Bangs Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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!
State:
Illinois

County:
Lake

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Surface Area (acres):
0

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Latitude:
42.267651

Longitude:
-88.132896

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Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

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Bangs Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Bangs Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Bangs Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Bangs Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
72 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Bangs Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Bangs Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 72. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Bangs Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Bangs Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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Bangs Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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 prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Bangs Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Bangs Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.7/5
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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.
Bangs Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Bangs Lake Catfish Rating:
   3/5
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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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Bangs Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Bangs Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 72 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.
Bangs Lake White Bass Fishing

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Bangs Lake White Bass Rating:
   0/5
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Bangs Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Bangs Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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Bangs Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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.
Sunrise:
06:21 CST

Moon Phase:

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Days to Full

Sunset:
19:22 CST







Bangs Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://www1.wildlifelicense.com/il  

State Fishing Records
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/Page_38.pdf  

State Parks
http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/par...  

State Fishing Information
http://dnr.state.il.us/fish/digest/diges...