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Just wondering if anyone knows how thick ice is at Shabbona and what the water is like. My lake got real dirty with run off and had to put a 2x6 out to get to safe ice. Safe ice is still around 15" but the fishing stinks with the dirty water.
 

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The fishing forum (website) for that lake still reports plenty of good ice, but it says the water clarity is murky there as well, which has slowed down the fishing.
 

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Grubjigger is my user name on IS and yes the ice is good on Shabbona. Water clarity is murky but the crappies I caught came out of 10-30 FOW. At these depths, fish are pretty much responding to vibrations, at least I think so. Anyhow, from what I saw on the Vex, fish responded to jigging. Action was very hot in the AM and PM but not so good in the afternoon.
 

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Shabbona Hours

What time does the lake close during the week? I would like to get a trip in this week during the evening. Any help would be appreciated!

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