Here's something worth sharing. Denny Sands from Shabbona Lakeside sent me a photo of Mark Urba, Jr., age 14, from Manhattan, Il., who caught a 7 pound, 24" Largemouth Bass at Shabbona Lake on Saturday May 17th. Mark Jr. was fishing with his dad, Mark Urba, Sr.
Mark was throwing a jig with a black and blue trailer in the deep submerged trees that can be seen across the lake from the parking lot. The water there is about 20 feet deep and is an area that has given up a lot of big fish of all kinds.
Shabbona Lakeside was also hosting their Weekend Bass Contest and Mark, Jr. won $100 for 1st Place with his monster bass. Good Job man!
Shabbona Lake is located in the Shabbona State Park off Rt. 30 in DeKalb County. And, that means that "Great fishing is not that far away." tm