Evergreen Lake, McLean County

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11/13/17 @ 9:39 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waning Crescent

Spent Veterans Day on the water with 2 fellow Marines....we served together quite a while ago and its was a blast to share stories and fish "together" again....was cold and windy...water was 41° at the start and climbed to 45° when we pulled the plug...did better out of the wind...maybe we could see the light bites better...kinda near the end now... 

Edited on 11/13/17 9:40 PM
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11/2/17 @ 7:47 PM
Jim Kopjo
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around 50°...saw some areas that were higher....sun won't heat it much...

Edited on 11/2/17 7:49 PM
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11/2/17 @ 3:03 PM
Fishnsilly
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I'll be down there this weekend and was just curious what water temps are? Any info is appreciated.

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11/2/17 @ 11:42 AM
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Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

Report is from 11-2-2017....was cold at the start and remained cold all day...got out of the wind in a few areas but the active fish were in the wind blown areas...we ended around 45 caught with 20 being keepers...tried the jigging spoons again and missed one nice fish in some trees near the campground...(rustic sites)....not a bad day....just wish the temps wouldn't cool so fast...we missed out on a few weeks of good fishing this fall...

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10/30/17 @ 8:27 AM
Jim Kopjo
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No I don't usually tip them with anything.....I've seen guys use gulp products...waxworms...bit's of minnows...or just minnow heads....all will work....the plain approach works for me...the temps are now in the lower 60's....this pattern will work up to ice...and well into the season....we switch to finesse plastics once we get out on the ice...

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10/22/17 @ 9:11 PM
cripler
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Do you tip those with anything also forgot to ask what water temps for the fall crappie is ideal for shallow water bite? Thanks appreciate any and all info

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10/22/17 @ 12:26 PM
Jim Kopjo
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Thought I would show some of the options for vertical jigging fall crappie in submerged trees and brushpiles....some are more vertical and the rapalas swim in a tight circle....just remember to "up" your line strength/size to get lures back....you will snag often

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10/21/17 @ 4:43 PM
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Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Report is from 10-26-17

started around 0830....water was calm and not as high as I thought it would be...color was ok also...was 65°....live bait worked but the fish were very slow to move for us....caught 30-35...with 23 making the fish fry....as the day drew to a close the winds were howling and we tried to combat the wind and called it off around 1700...found active fish shallow and deep just never found a huge amount in any area...played around with a Garmin unit and it was pretty cool to see fish and lures as you caught them and retrieved through cover

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10/14/17 @ 5:33 PM
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Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

Report is from Oct-5th....started a little later ....0800...air temp was cold but quickly climbed to the forecasted 80+....air in the truck felt good on the ride home....wind and clouds kept them active in the morning....as the day wore on the wind died and the clouds faded....got very hot for an October day...had 40 on the clicker and 17 made the trip home....most on fatheads...couldn't get them to hit the casted baits....could see them in the submerged brush ...but they weren't interested in most of our presentations...

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9/15/17 @ 4:11 PM
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sarty8904
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USER since 3/20/16

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Worked most of the lake near the west boat launch, found bass taking texas rigged craw fish plastics at the large boulders right near the dam also at the concrete ledge on the shore at the dam. No other fish in any other area. All bass averaged around 1.5 to 3 lbs.

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8/23/17 @ 3:26 AM
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titewad
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USER since 2/17/14

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished on the 15th and 17th last week. Trolled worm harnesses, one with half of a night crawler, the other a minnow. The crawlers caught the most.    I was hoping to catch walleye and sauger. I did catch a few but they were all short. Caught several nice white bass, bluegill, a crappie and a bunch of small yellow bass. I only fished the west end of the lake. 

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6/30/17 @ 1:55 PM
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Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Report is from 6-25 -17..water was 75º when we launched...wind was brutal later in the day and our point fishing pattern was hard to stay over them ...we hit some small coves but the fish were smaller in there...we had 85 on the clicker with a few stripers in the mix as well ...

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6/30/17 @ 1:49 PM
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Jim Kopjo
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USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

report is from 6-15-17.water was 71.5 when we started and it never climbed much...wind was tolerable...we caught 65-70 crappie with a few stripers mixed in...crappie were closer to the bank and tight to cover...water had a little color to it but not as bad as the rain or wind should of had it...

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5/24/17 @ 9:52 AM
jblouse217
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USER since 8/8/16

Any reports on Musky, about a two hour drive for me. Any reports help. 

Thank you, tight lines

Edited on 5/24/17 9:53 AM
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5/21/17 @ 11:18 AM
WalleyeRun Bob
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USER since 1/31/02

Anyone know if crappie are still up tight, or have they started moving back out?

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