Evergreen Lake, McLean County

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5/4/15 @ 4:19 PM
Hawkeye04
Hawkeye04
USER since 4/15/15
How's everyone been doing at Evergreen? Saw a report on another site that the crappie are in. Most being caught 2-5' of water around structures. This warm weather lately has had to have brought them in. Going to try her out tomorrow morning, will update on how it goes!

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4/18/15 @ 9:00 AM
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suckatfishingbutloveit
suckatfishingbutloveit
USER since 3/30/08

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Fished from 9:30 - 3:30 on Friday, looking for crappie. Beautiful April day. Water temps in the afternoon reached 67°. Tried about everything (minnows, waxies, crawlers, Gulp, plastics, marabou, etc.), with only one white bass to show for it. Many boats on the lake and fish were being caught, just not by us.

FYI Park bait shop was out of minnows when we arrived. Others said that this is not unusual. Think about getting them somewhere else before arriving.

Good fishing to all.

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3/29/15 @ 7:51 PM
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Eric King
Eric King
USER since 3/29/15

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
I was out the 25th of March,and I was the only one in the water Sad I was using live minnows and some plastic jigs hoped to catch some saugeyes or crappies. Checked all the good points from last year, caught nothing but one white bass. There was no ice anywhere in the lake(did not go the very south side) where I went. Water was about 39.6, hopely next time will be a better fishing day.

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3/11/15 @ 5:38 PM
nastynelson
nastynelson
USER since 5/14/13
Somebody let me know when there isn't any ice left. I'm dying to get my boat out and do some fishing

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3/9/15 @ 3:21 PM
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Captain Sissystick
Captain Sissystick
USER since 12/20/14

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F
Found gulls feeding on dying shad around rip rap on north shore. Threw a chatterbait & a spinnerbait but couldn't get any bites. I didn't have much time to try anything else & the kids were very tempted to throw rocks, So we only stuck around about 10-20 minutes. Happy to have soft water to throw into, though!

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2/27/15 @ 8:55 AM
walterslayer24
walterslayer24
USER since 1/19/12
I am heading out there today and this weekend if anybody wants to meet up and try to find the Crappie and bluegill. Not opposed to going for some walleye too! I've never fished this lake before and I'm new to the area so any help would be awesome.

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2/19/15 @ 5:15 PM
livinthedream22
livinthedream22
USER since 1/15/13
Any one have any helpful tips for crappie? Thinking about trying it tomorrow. Thanks

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2/17/15 @ 8:51 PM
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cripler
cripler
USER since 10/7/14

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
Hey guys I was down there fishing for a few hours...my last hours were spent fishing inside of 5 fingers cove ended up leaving empty handed I MEAN REALLY EMPTY HANDED!!!! Drove 2 hrs back to Chicago heights all to find out on our hike back I must of dropped my flasher BUMMER! !!!!! Ended up driving back down there just to find NOTHING walked up n down the trail n didn't find my flasher if someone picked it up please let me know.... we left at 1 n returned to look for it at about 540 so whomever was down there during that time frame please let me know if you picked it up I have details of flasher thanks

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1/17/15 @ 10:50 PM
cripler
cripler
USER since 10/7/14
Does anyone know how thick the ice is down there?

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12/26/14 @ 11:24 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11
Good luck to you ... Don't know what you are after, but I can probably point you in the right direction if you are looking for crappie, saugeye, or muskies. I grew up across a corn field from E and have been fishing it for 40 years.

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12/26/14 @ 10:08 AM
Crazycaster10
Crazycaster10
USER since 9/10/14
Thanks TH

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12/26/14 @ 6:19 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11
Evergreen is completely ice free today (12/26), but you'd better hurry. The water temp is just above the freezing mark so a couple cold day (in the forecast) will put ice on pretty much over night.

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12/25/14 @ 7:48 PM
Crazycaster10
Crazycaster10
USER since 9/10/14
Welcome Sissystick??. Is there too much ice around the boat launch to put a boat in? I'm from the stateline area and don't know anyone in the area down there to check in with.

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12/20/14 @ 11:04 AM
Captain Sissystick
Captain Sissystick
USER since 12/20/14
Hey guys, I'm new to Lake-Link, but I fish as often as I can and live about 5 minutes from Evergreen, so I thought I would follow to see what other guys are having luck with and also share my own input. Since I don't have a boat, I will only be able to share my shore results unless someone out there has an open seat! I see that there isn't a post since August, so I'll start with this:

Bridge over the spillway is out until Spring for repairs. I'm told that they have drawn the lake down a couple feet for this but haven't had a chance to go check that out. Hopefully this weekend or over Christmas vacation. I'll post more after I go check it out.

Last time I was out there was a couple weeks ago & there wasn't much ice yet... certainly not enough to be safe anywhere I looked. I was testing out a new variation on a mojo rig just to see how it would swim. Campground cove had just barely enough ice to keep me from experimenting, so I went to the pumphouse and was able to test my rig. No bites, but that's not really what I was there for anyway. With hunting season, a lot of trails have been closed lately.

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10/19/14 @ 8:19 PM
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Toulouse
Toulouse
USER since 10/18/14

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F
10-19-2014

Fished today from 2-6, primarily for muskie. Didn't get any follows but I did catch two medium sized bass, one on a rapala crankin' rap and one on a texas rigged plastic crawfish. Had one really big one get away on my crawfish, all was fished from shore.

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