Evergreen Lake, McLean County

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8/6/16 @ 7:38 AM
Walli Guy
Walli Guy
USER since 7/27/14

saw this on another site wednesday ...


- Bass were FAIR on plastics, jigs and spinnerbaits off deep points, around deep timber and weed edge with a few on topwater real early in day.
- Bluegills were FAIR fish on wax worms and crickets around shore cover and best with shade.
- Catfish were FAIR on most baits
- Crappie were SLOW-FAIR this past weekend on minnows fished or drifted over deeper cover

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8/5/16 @ 9:03 AM
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danimal29
danimal29
USER since 9/10/09

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waxing Crescent

Has anyone been on Evergreen lately? I am planing on taking my girlfriend and her kids fishing there tomorrow. Two of them are only 8 and just starting to learn how to fish. So it will be a lot of bobber fishing but they do want to try and catch a bass. I was just wondering what the lake conditions are currently like. Any info is greatly appreciated.

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7/29/16 @ 7:20 AM
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Bearsfan88
Bearsfan88
USER since 9/22/15

MOON PHASE (20%)
Waning Crescent

Hi guys im about to gontry out evergreen lake for the first time and was wonder if shore fishing is any good there. And if so what areas are best to target? Im willing to fish for whatever is biting not concerned about any one species! Thanks a lot guys!

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7/28/16 @ 3:54 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (30%)
Waning Crescent

Report is from July 9th and 10th....got out in the early afternoon and fished until 0130...had a crew of five crappie hunter's ....boy o' boy what a time we had...day time tactic's worked ...we found fish on mosst spot's checked...all c.p.r...good friends Al and Bill had to leave at sunset and the rest tried some nighttime crappie tactic's....we did better during the day....lot's of bug's and lot's of bait fish swarming the lights....whitebass and crappie were slow to show....got up early on Sunday and wacked them on Charlie Brewer sliders....Dan ,Tim(Gunner), and I had a great time before the hot temp's shagged us off around noon....

Edited on 7/28/16 3:58 PM
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
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6/29/16 @ 8:23 PM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Out at daylight. The wind was out of the North at 10 Mph. Water temps were in low to mid 80's. Caught 16 Walleye/Saugeye on plain worms and small Chartreuse  curly tails with a piece of worm, drifting with the wind. Quit around 3 pm. One was 18 inches one was 17. The rest were between 13 and 15. The fish were a little tentative in the early morning but getting more aggressive as the morning wore on. Catching slacked off in the early afternoon. As has been said before, on flats close to drop offs. Which flat works depends on wind direction. Have a good one fishing!

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6/14/16 @ 2:30 PM
Pikeattacker08
Pikeattacker08
USER since 2/17/16


Thank you very much! I will try to post report after we get done fishing.

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6/13/16 @ 7:17 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

I don't fish for them, but I hear that a lot of saueye are being caught just about everywhere on the lake.  Everyone seems to have about the same story. They are catching good numbers of them, but all are under the 18" length limit.


Just find a long flat close to deep water and you will find the saugeye. 

Edited on 6/13/16 7:18 AM
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6/12/16 @ 4:27 PM
Pikeattacker08
Pikeattacker08
USER since 2/17/16

I have fished here a few times for bass, but have been hearing good things about the sauger population. Does anyone have any pointers on where some of the better areas are to fish for these as I am going to take my wife out fishing and was hoping to catch at least a few instead of spending whole day guessing? I am new to sauger fishing and would appreciate any tips. Thanks!!

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6/3/16 @ 9:13 AM
deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

Thanks for the reminder about the busy weekend. I was going Sat, but will head to Clinton instead.

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6/2/16 @ 10:11 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

I am hearing that a lot of people are going out and catching good numbers of saugeye, but not many of their caught fish are exceeding the 18" minimum length limit.

The weeds are getting out of control.  A lot of floating dead weeds and moss blobs.  This weekend will be a zoo with the triathlon and bass tournament both going on same day.     

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6/2/16 @ 9:54 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.


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5/11/16 @ 5:08 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 @ 6:20 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 @ 5:03 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 @ 6:22 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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