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Avatar of bdeshon7016

lots of shore line to fish catch and release lake plenty of parking free not sure but I think you can launch canoe and yaks I have caught carp, Bass, Crappie and northern lake pretty clean park district lake Good luck to all of you who fish there fish on my Fishbrain brothers and sisters fish on 👍👍

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Places to catch Bluegill in Lake Forest, IL

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I have fished this lake for about 10 years and I have to say it is a pretty good spot. Live bait always produces and if you use the right lures, they do too, all catch and release, is nice, so the lake has a large population of bass, crappie, bluegill, and pike. Also a great spot to catch carp and catfish. Walleye are very rare, and so are Muskie, unless you know their patterns, all and all one of my favorite lakes to fish.

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42°14′16.8″N 87°51′34.6″W

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