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Fishing

BANANA LAKE // TAYLOR LAKE

Lakewood, Wauconda
3 acres | max depth: 25 feet // 8 acres | max depth: 20 feet

Lakewood has five designated fishing areas. Most are natural ponds and sloughs that were dammed to create deeper, permanent lakes and ponds. Banana Lake is closed for trout stocking the second half of each March and the first half of each October. Ice fishing is permitted on Banana Lake only when conditions allow.

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Directions

Located in Wauconda in southwestern Lake County. At corner of Route 176 and Fairfield Road, go west on Route 176 to preserve entrance. Follow signs to the Lake County Discovery Museum.

LOCATIONS

Buffalo Creek Reservoir »
Buffalo Creek, Long Grove
34 acres | max depth: 7 feet

Wright Woods Pond »
Captain Daniel Wright Woods, Mettawa
3 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Des Plaines River Greenway »

Fox River »

Rubber Duck Pond »
Grant Woods, Lake Villa
2 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Dugdale Lake »
Greenbelt, North Chicago
6 acres | max depth: 16 feet

Pulaski Lake »
Greenbelt, North Chicago
6 acres | max depth: 15 feet

Rubber Duck Pond »
Grant Woods, Lake Villa
2 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Half Day Pond »
Half Day, Vernon Hills
3 acres | max depth: 12 feet

Hastings Lake »
Hastings Lake, Lake Villa
74 acres | max depth: 25 feet

The Lake at Independence Grove »
Independence Grove, Libertyville
115 acres | max depth: 49 feet

Lake Carina »
Lake Carina, Gurnee
23 acres | max depth: 23 feet

Banana Lake »
Lakewood, Wauconda
3 acres | max depth: 25 feet

Taylor Lake »
Lakewood, Wauconda
8 acres | max depth: 20 feet

Beaver Lake »
Lakewood, Wauconda
5 acres | max depth: 10 feet

Acorn Pond »
Lakewood, Wauconda
2 acres | max depth: 14 feet

Heron Pond »
Lakewood, Wauconda
4 acres | max depth: 5 feet

Nippersink »
Nippersink, Round Lake
13 acres | max depth: 17 feet

Old School Lake »
Old School, Mettawa
12 acres | max depth: 16 feet

McClure Pond »
Pine Dunes, Antioch
Fishing at 2nd entrance only.

Timber Lake »
Raven Glen, Antioch
33 acres | max depth: 33 feet

Sterling Lake »
Van Patten Woods, Wadsworth
74 acres | max depth: 25 feet

Des Plaines Lake »
Sedge Meadow Canoe Launch, Wadsworth
19 acres | max depth: 36 feet


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