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Dam Good Fishing @ The Busse Forest Dam

Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
21 Kudos
What's that old saying? A bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work. LOL. Last week I took my little gal fishing for her first time but this morning I had a chance to play hooky from work for a few hours so I headed over to the Busse Woods Dam to see what was biting. One other guy was there besides myself pulling out panfish one after the other. I managed to kill 2.5 hours and only hooked...well, more like snagged a large 24 inch carp. That was a fun fight. I've been coming here since I was a kid and it's been redone nicely in the past decade. Plenty of bass, muskie / pike (if you're lucky!), bluegill on the falls side and lots of bass on the reservoir side. Worms and minnows with a bobber are a sure bet for catching fish but crank baits and shallow divers work pretty good too. I lost a huge bass on a Bomber model 6A perch. Hey, there were witnesses, I swear!
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Busse Forest Dam
A not so secret spot where you can catch bass, perch, pike, bluegill, catfish and the occasional carp.

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