busse warm water discharge - Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports
» CLF Sponsors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-08-2002, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 175
Default

Finally got out fishing after two weeks of no fishing which to me is like an eternity. well anyway I started out with a small minnow fished 2 feet under a bobber, with the minnow under bobber I caught small bass after small bass and I tell ya them small bass at the discharge give a nice fight for there size. Up until about 2 hours through my hands got cold from having to grab a minnow so I switched to a small jig with a green feathered skirt. I dont know what this jig is called but for some reason which is hard to explain bass in the 10 to 12 inch range were hiting it like crazy i caught at least 10 nice sized bass on it that fought as hard as the little ones, i also caught four small crappies about 5 to 6 inches with only one being a nice 8 incher so thats 5 crappies total I also caught some bluegills on the jig sad tosay I lost the jig when my line which was old snapped on a nice sized something I think it was a big bass or maybe evena walleye. then after I lost the jig I fished with minnows and caught nothing more than some bluegills and small bass. If it wasnt for the upcoming opportunity for some nice ice fishing for walleyes, crappies, bluegills, and northern i would forget ice fishing the lake and fish the discharge only in the winter at busse, but nothing beats sitting in a ice shelter catching any type of fish with any ultralight rod through the ice. hopefully by christmas break which for me is from 12-20-02 to 1-6-03 the ice on the outh pool will be nice and thick and I can set upa few tip upsfor themwalleyes.
Please if anyone has ice fished busse post ice conditions
egcthatsme is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2002, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bassinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Barrington
Posts: 6,085
Default

I have also had a blast with my son at the discharge by the main damm nothing to big but a large number of bass in the 10-12 inch range we caught about 20 between us on small crappie minnows a couple dozen gills and even a dink 8inch walleye your right they are fiesty. I think it's due to the fact that the water temp back there is so much warmer.
__________________
"Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it..
Bassinator is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2003, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 1,188
Default

I don't want to go ice fishing. Does Busse's warm water discharge freeze? Where is the discharge?
channel cat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-06-2003, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
OZ
Administrator
 
OZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Evergreen Park
Posts: 4,253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by channel cat
I don't want to go ice fishing. Does Busse's warm water discharge freeze? Where is the discharge?
CC - the warm water discharge Q gets asked frequently. Instead of giving you the answer, I'll give you a way to find the answer. Not trying to be a smart a**, but searching for the answer may lead to to other posts that may be usefull? Anyway, use this sites search feature - use discharge as the keyword and choose the northern illinois forum. A quick look found two different posts to where the discharge is.

And ice fishing isn't that bad! Unless of course there isn't any safe ice ;-(
OZ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2003, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 1,188
Default

Ok, I searched. I need to know what intersections its on. And around what temperature is the water there now?

Thanks!!!!
channel cat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2003, 08:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bassinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Barrington
Posts: 6,085
Default

Hey cat check it out you go down Arlington Heights Road past higgins look to the right it will say Busse Woods Main Damm right into Busse then make the first left you'll see another sign saying something like Main Damm and upper salt creek take the bike path over the main damm and make a left about twenty yards on the left you'll see it. Lot's of fish take minnows for the bass and crappie. There is adollar store right before you get there in the mall by Harris Bank and Elk grove Bowl that has minnows. I hope this helps enjoy.
__________________
"Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it..
Bassinator is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2003, 10:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 1,188
Default

I think I might go Sunday. What do you reccomend me use for bait?
channel cat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-06-2003, 11:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
JP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 1,493
Default

Seriously Channel Cat, do you bother reading replies to your posts or are you just after Hicks record for sheer number of posts?

A most helpful bassinator posted:

Quote:
Lot's of fish take minnows for the bass and crappie. There is adollar store right before you get there in the mall by Harris Bank and Elk grove Bowl that has minnows.
JP is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2003, 08:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 1,188
Default

What size minnows, I meant?
channel cat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2003, 04:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bassinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Barrington
Posts: 6,085
Default

Get the med. or else you'll have a problem with the hundreds of bluegill that are back there. Just fyi there are some keeper bass but 90% of are under 14in. also I wouldn't take anything out of there for dinner even though I see people doing it I don't think they would taste to good. The water at the discharge has very unique smell to it. Take atlease 2 dozen med minnows the gills are still going to get some.
__________________
"Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it..
Bassinator is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chicago Illinois Fishing Forum, Information & Reports forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
busse warm water discharge Victhefish Northern Illinois Lakes & Ponds 7 02-24-2015 08:45 PM
Busse warm water discharge PartyMarty Northern Illinois Lakes & Ponds 8 02-21-2008 10:28 AM
Busse Woods Warm water Discharge DJX590 General Outdoors Discussion 2 03-14-2007 08:23 PM
Busse Warm Water Discharge - Sat AM wonny Northern Illinois Lakes & Ponds 9 02-02-2003 12:16 AM
busse warm water discharge Northern Illinois Lakes & Ponds 4 03-30-2002 10:50 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.