Evergreen Lake, McLean County

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6/2/16 @ 8:54 AM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

Fished Tuesday 6/5.   Caught around 14 Saugeye trolling crankbaits. That is not easy to do with the weeds emerging, and the snotty moss in 9 foot of water or less. I was constantly removing weeds.  One was over 18 inches, two were 17.5 two were 16 one was 15 and most were between 13 and 14. The fishing was slow at first due to the lack of wind. It picked up later in the evening, and so did the fishing. I also caught one Muskie that was a little less than 30 inches while fishing for Saugeye.


Edited on 6/2/16 8:56 AM
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5/11/16 @ 4:08 PM
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douglasmartin
douglasmartin
USER since 4/23/13

MOON PHASE (30%)
Waxing Crescent

Saw 2 Muskies during 2 separate trips last week. First was a solid 42-44" followed a Super Stalker slow and low and turned away as I started my 8. 

Second was not much bigger than the Phantom I was throwing, but what it lacked in size it made up for with attitude. She charged as soon as I turned into an 8 and she missed...jumped clear out of the water.

Both fish came off the same tree.

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5/11/16 @ 5:20 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

Hi Jim,

Yes I hear that the saugeye are doing well out there.  Most under the current 18" size limit, but it seems like anglers are catching good numbers of them.  The area biologist named Mike Garthaus deserves most if not all the credit.

The muskies have been really hit and miss (as muskies normally are), but this year they seem to be particularly tough to get them to show themselves.

Keep up the good work out there Jim!

Thad  

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5/10/16 @ 4:03 PM
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

Thad....haven't seen any muskie this year so far but the saugeye seem to be doing well....stocking program is working...or the size limit is...either way kudo's to those in charge of managing the resource....

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5/10/16 @ 5:22 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

Evergreen is a very high traffic pressured lake.

Expect FULL parking lots Fridays through Sundays.

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5/9/16 @ 9:59 PM
Treemaster
Treemaster
USER since 2/18/14


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5/9/16 @ 9:56 PM
Treemaster
Treemaster
USER since 2/18/14

Jim, I was there Friday. saw everything you mentioned regarding grounds, LOL. Had girlfriend with so just fished corks shallow. Got 10 9 " male Crappie, one 12" smallie, and she caught 12 Nice Bluegill, worms of course. All released. I too marked schools in deeper water, while trolling to my shallow spot. Seemed to be staging off of points. I showed 65.6 around shallows and brush in 3 to 8 foot


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5/9/16 @ 4:20 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (12%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Report is from Saturday May 7th....we started a little later to let things warm up a little....OOOooops...bass tourney and crappie tourney...parking lot was full ....and the boyscout camp-o-rama....place was packed....drove through the race area near green gables and saw nothing but cars on both side of county road 8.....didn't know this many people lived here...lol...launching was a snap....and we stayed a little deeper than the bass/crappie fisherman....we caught 25-30 saugeye...2 nice enough to keep....85-95 crappie on the clicker....lot's of smaller crappie.....good sign going forward...largemouth/smallmouth ,but nothing worthy of a photo....we hit cold...than rain...than finally some sun....caught fish where ever they were spotted....some spots produced more than others....we worked for them...could spot them but not all were active....61º at the start and ended up at 62º...not much of a gain...caught a few males with darker color so the spawn is still off a ways.... 

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4/28/16 @ 5:35 AM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE (65%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
went 4/26/16 The lake was flat in the morning, so Walleye/Sauger was not working. Crappie fishing was not a lot better. The water was fairly clear, so a little breeze would probably have helped. I caught around 12 Crappie that were over 9 inches and gobs that were around 6 inches. I threw back all the White crappies, and kept only three larger blacks. The spawn was not on full swing although the surface temperature was 68 degrees. Late in the afternoon, the wind switched to the East and blew hard. I went into one cove that the wind was blowing into and caught a bunch of 7 inch bluegill. I started trolling along the edge of a point as I left the cove, and immediately caught W/S. I caught 8 They were mostly around 12 to 13 inches with two that were cigars, and one that was 17 inches. It only lasted a few minutes, and I did not catch any more W/S any where else in the lake. The air was cold that afternoon and yesterday. Where is global warming when you need it?

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4/22/16 @ 8:08 PM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
I fished Wed 4/20/16 I fished mostly for Walleye, but caught only 4 that were around 14 inches. There is a size limit of 18 inches, and a number limit of 3 on Evergreen this year. I switched to Crappie in the afternoon, and caught a limit of 9 to 10 inch in the main basin down toward the dam. They were in very shallow water under lay down logs (a foot to 18 inches)and would take minnows and were very aggressive on small tube jigs under a cork. The high temperatures of Saturday and Sunday should set the spawn in motion. Have a good time fishing!

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1/19/16 @ 6:11 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11
The coves and around Deer Island have ice (not sure how thick) but the entire main is still open water. The water level is high and very muddy from the flooding rain that accrued between christmas and new year.

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1/18/16 @ 11:28 PM
jmcghee
jmcghee
USER since 12/10/08
Anyone by chance have any current ice conditions?

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11/16/15 @ 5:09 PM
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15
Sorry didn't see this until Monday a.m.....I was using chartreuse with gold glitter in it....buddy was using pink and chartreuse...mini mites were sometimes tipped with crappie nibbles...but most times were plain...

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11/14/15 @ 12:23 PM
minor
minor
USER since 3/24/09
Any tips on what kinds or colors of artificial baits if you dont mind? I am hoping to make a trip out there sunday but haven't been in a couple years. Thanks

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11/12/15 @ 5:46 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
Late report November 8th Sunday.....Got out to the lake around 0800...and fished until sunset....launched near deer island and worked toward the dam....bait fish are still very prevalent...game fish were mixed in and below the schools...we found newer brush piles and had a lot of action all day...moved a lot to stay on active fish...80% on casted artificial baits...old buddy stayed with the minnows on a slip bobber...wind was mild and that kept boat control to a minimum...was a great day to be out there...over 80 crappie caught with largemouth ..smallmouth..saugeye ..mixed in...everyone did well and old Pop's can't wait to get back out there....saw wild turkeys..bald eagle...and a coyote on the way in the park....nice Cool

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