Busse Lake

Cook - Illinois


  • 185 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 88 spots

A large, urban lake. Crappie, Bluegill and bullhead are tops. Excellent shore fishing areas. 590 acres

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Busse Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: 23 in. Channel Catfish with a chicken

  2. 18 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Thank you Chris...
    2. Chris Boehm 0
      She is just trying to trick you into giving her money.
    3. yes she has Chris... why?
    4. Chris Boehm 0
      Has fortunkathy0 been in contact with you?
    5. Caught at Mallard Lake!
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  3. Largemouth Bass with a spinnerbait

    1. Jon Giacalone 0
      Nice catch, and great pic! I used to fish that dam myself when I was a kid. it's a great fishing spot!
  4. 1 lb. 5 oz. 14 in. Largemouth Bass with a chatter

    1. Lou Araujo 0
      He has certainly been caught before.
    2. Benjamin Butler 0
      looks like you know how to rip some lips lol.
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  5. 18 in. Common Carp with a night crawlers

  6. 3 lb. 6 oz. Largemouth Bass with a senko

  7. 8 lb. 26.0 in. Channel Catfish

    1. Andrew Paine 0
      Circle hook and hot dogs along edge of weeds. I've tried 'proper' baits numerous time but for some reason had the best luck with hot dogs on this lake. ...more /shrug
    2. how did u catch it?
    3. Gavin Glowaty 0
      keeping it
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  8. 10 lb. 30.0 in. Channel Catfish

    1. Andrew Paine 0
      Not terribly common here and locating them is a pain. Time of day, temp, and location are very important on this lake. I'm careful not to keep everything I catch ...more or too often due to the low population, just enough for 1 meal for the family roughly 6 times a year. I'd say I get a good one like this about every 5-6 trips though.
    2. how frequently do u catch these here?
    3. Andrew Paine 0
      I've tried a lot of baits. cut bait, prepared bait, etc. so far only had luck with hot dogs pieces on a large circle hook.
    4. Steve de Alcala 0
      Nice...what kind of bait did you use... Have had luck Bass fishing on Busse but haven't yet gone for catfish
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  9. 18 in. Channel Catfish

    1. Peacock Bass Fishing 0
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    2. Matt Kirchen 0
      What bait have you been using to catch these cats?
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