Evergreen Lake, McLean County

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5/17/18 @ 6:44 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

Jim,

I am hearing from a lot of crappie anglers out there that the average size on Evergreen is really off this year.  They are getting a few keepers, but having to wade through several small fish to get the larger.

Are you seeing the same thing sir?

Thank you for your time.

Thad Hinshaw   

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5/16/18 @ 9:28 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

report is from 5-14...started at 0800...water was 60ºand climbed to 70º in the afternoon...was 93º air temp when we left....not much shallow...saw larger schools in the mid depths...hit some freshly fallen trees and did good...2 feet on the seechi disc...minnows out fished plastics almost 70 caught and few kept for dinner...

Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
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5/16/18 @ 7:15 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Late report 5-5-18

started at 0845....saw 3 feet on the seechi disc....clearer shallow ...hit the shallows hard and had baits set between 24" and 36 "....caught 40-45 with 13 making the cut...winds out of the n-ne... 

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5/5/18 @ 10:25 PM
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Muskie5153
Muskie5153
USER since 4/8/18

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Saturday May 5, started fishing the banks around 10:30am with a couple dinky largemouth to show for and then saw some schooling shad get busted up by some white bass so we threw jerkbaits and cranks out into the shad and man did they hammer it. Caught 50+ whitebass in the matter of 2.5 hours. 

Great day to be out on evergreen, right lines y’all. 

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5/1/18 @ 5:42 PM
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apb97
apb97
USER since 9/9/17

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Tues May 1. Sunny 81 and very windy, 20mph, water temp was 53.7F, tough to control the boat on windy side.Spent about 6 hrs on the water. One shorty trolling shadraps on the flats. Bite was slow on crappies, caught a few scattered on logs and around brush on tube jigs

Edited on 5/1/18 5:43 PM
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5/1/18 @ 5:11 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Late report....from Friday 4-27th...launched near deer Island....teams were out from the locale high schools for a tourney...didn't see any fish caught...but it's a big lake and has plenty of out of the way places to get into....we checked several areas and marked several schools of crappie..but they were as lethargic as the bass.... our best fishing was against a wind blown shoreline casting baits from Wackem&Stackem custom baits....they have a micro bait called" Suicide Minnow "that really trips the trigger on crappie...give these guy's a try....lasted longer than most plastic's I've used....crappie on Evergreen seem to likem'

Edited on 5/1/18 5:20 PM
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
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4/11/18 @ 1:05 PM
Muskie5153
Muskie5153
USER since 4/8/18

Musky Jim1 Thank you! Much appreciated

Edited on 4/11/18 1:05 PM
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4/11/18 @ 9:55 AM
dman004
dman004
MEMBER since 2/21/16

The Mclean County Parks site says that only 2 hooks on a lure are allowed. Does that mean I can't use a crank bait with 3 treble hooks on it? Are does it mean I can't use 3 poles? Or both?


Any help is appreciated.


D

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4/9/18 @ 7:01 AM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

Musky fishing is tough off shore but in spring, they look for warm water which can be shallow. Make sure you have a depth map. Same with Walleye. Spring is pre spawn and they look for flats in shallower water... The problem is access to great spots

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4/8/18 @ 10:28 PM
Muskie5153
Muskie5153
USER since 4/8/18
Student at Illinois State and looking to start muskie fishing this body of water, and maybe even keep some saugeye for food. Mostly fishing from shore, but if anyone has any tips at all on where to target these fish or what to use will be greatly appreciated!

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3/30/18 @ 11:46 AM
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titewad
titewad
USER since 2/17/14

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Fished west end of lake. Tossed minnows to brush piles in 15-20 ft. Could not get a bite. Water level is up at least two feet since last week. Temperature 3 degrees colder due to snow run-off (40 DEGREES).                  Warden was out on the leka, checking for lake permits. Seemed to be an OK guy. Said nobody that he had checked was cathching fish.

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3/19/18 @ 2:39 PM
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Illinimuskiehunter
Illinimuskiehunter
MEMBER since 11/16/17

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Spent about 3 hours on the lake on 3/18.  Water temp was 43, played with the Humminbirds but spotted several fish but relatively deep.  About  other boats out.

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3/6/18 @ 6:23 AM
dman004
dman004
MEMBER since 2/21/16

Thanks TW! This time of year seems like you have to almost hit them on the head to bite.

Hope you have better luck soon.

Tight lines!

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3/6/18 @ 4:47 AM
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titewad
titewad
USER since 2/17/14

MOON PHASE (76%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

March 27th, water temps at the west end of lake was mostly 43 degrees. Found warmer water in coves (45-47) where the wind was calm. Winds were blowing 15-20 mph. Couldn't get anything to bite.

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3/5/18 @ 12:25 PM
dman004
dman004
MEMBER since 2/21/16

Just wondering if anyone knows the current water temps?

Thanks!


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