Shabbona Lake State Park

Shabbona Lake

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318 acres

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20 miles south of DeKalb IL

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10 HP Limit (may have larger motor on boat)

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Go to the Shabbona Lakeside website

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Go to the Official Shabbona State Park website

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Boat rental: Seasonal

DNR Lake maps:

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http://www.ifishillinois.org/profiles/lakes/pdfMaps/Shabbona.pdf

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http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/SHB/Images/FSHMAP.HTM

    My Shabbona Fishing Map

I consider this my "home" lake. I fish Shabbona about 20 days per year. I first fished here in 2000 from the rental boats. As one of the most pressured lakes in Illinois, it was a good but tough place for a beginner like myself to learn the arts of bass and muskie fishing. Once I learned to fool these Shabbona fish, most other lakes became quite easy !!!

Shabbona Bass Fishing Tips 

Shabbona Muskie Fishing Tips 

Video Clips from Shabbona

bullet45 inch Muskie 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZKsRGQy5f0
bullet40 inch Muskie 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6bj9jRSMz4
bulletBuzzbait Action  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3aSrC6gdYg
 
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Bass/Muskie Day, Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik1Jeigp2cQ

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Bass/Muskie Day, Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRNY2d9ySFk

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Bass/Muskie Day, Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGK-KEkqz7Q

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Bass/Muskie Day, Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shQ_gYNt0nY

 
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Slop Fishing, Part 1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFlp0TZdPEw

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Slop Fishing, Part 2  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOCFePpIOCs

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Slop Fishing, Part 3  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz3Ooeu0RVI

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Slop Fishing, Part 4  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz1oVa8QU7U

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Slop Fishing, Part 5  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTpR4K1Rqw8

 
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Catfish Release Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN9IoZ6ZEzw

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Rude Bass Clip  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6xgNDxXRU

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Muskie in the rain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGK-KEkqz7Q

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Large Muskie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyXxBDkIIQ0