Shabbona Muskie Rescue

Shabbona Muskie Rescue
Corbin Landmeier holds a big muskie, one of many rescued at the spillway at Shabbona Lake. Photo Duane Landmeier
The Shabbona Lake Muskie Rescue in Indian Creek was done May 8.
There were 92 muskies ranging in size from 16- 44.50 inches captured in the creek as well as 22 walleyes up to 22 inches.  All fish were released back into Shabbona Lake.
There were only 17 of those muskies past the barrier fence in the creek.  The rest were between the fence and the spillway.
The Quad County Hawg Hunters and Shabbona Lake Sportsman's Club both put money towards two new panels for the barrier.  It will work great now.  All in all the barrier stood up well considering the amount of rain that we had.
Special thanks goes out to the following groups for their assistance in this project:
  • Quad County Hawg Hunters Chapter of muskies Inc. of Plano, IL.
  • Shabbona Lake Sportsman's Club
  • Oswego Fishing Fools
  • Plano Boy Scout Troop 139
  • Boy Scout Troop 443

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