Fished south end and west bay yesterday. Beautiful day to be out! Fishing was slow. Caught a lot of small perch and gills. Was able to fish the creek all the way up to the beaver dam. 6 in of ice in that area. Fished a few of the dredge locations most only 6in to a foot deeper. By the looks of the weather this week will be the last of the ice fishing for awhile! Be safe out there. Hopefully fishing gets good before it's time to put the shack away and get the boat out. I wouldn't count on fishing the derby this year. Tight lines!
Wonder Lake, McHenry County
MOON PHASE (93%)
MOON PHASE (90%)
6° - 10° F
Snowturkey - I never saw steady bite of good sized perch on lake. Usually non stop action of tiny ones. Bluegill is good sized and the best spots usually very close to the DAM/rocks on 8 foot of water.
Fished yesterday with my dad just for 2 hours and it was great fishing (Bluegill/perch) after having not a bite on Pistakee Bay (no one had luck there yesterday).
Also I picked up some trash from the ice by the DAM and saw gallon milk bottle frozen into ice and other trash. People we all live here and it is OUR lake. Sad to see it. But may be excuse is if that trash was brought by wind from somebody's back yard.
MOON PHASE (90%)
11° - 15° F
Below 40° F
This post is for last sunday 1/8/17
Fished North side of lake looking for some bluegills, perch and channel cats. Had some luck with the bluegills, but not too much with the perch. Had a few tipup flags go off most were false alarms with one producing a channel cat. Ice depth is ranging anywhere from 7" to almost 10" in some spots of the lake..
If anyone knows where to find some good perch and crappies it would be awesome to get some tips/pointers.
Good luck and be safe! TIGHT LINES TO ALL!!!!
MOON PHASE (61%)
Just a warning guys there is a hole that opened in white oaks bay! Right at the rock pile! With this dredging there are new currents! Just keep this in mind upon travel! It's cold but a day or so just ain't enough! Anyway be out all weekend gonna start south shallow and try a few new dredge spots. Pretty stoked haven't put much time this year yet. Have a report up Sunday! Tight lines!
MOON PHASE (28%)
36° - 40° F
Happened to fish wonder HARD this new years weekend. Friday till monday afternoon. My son and friend and i fished from dawn till dusk with a few hours of night fishing trying for crappies. The three of us caught and released close to 180 gills and perch all or most dinks... two tip ups with roaches drew nothing either. the weather was phenomenal for the 1st of jan. and temps in the low 30's. Cant remember fishing on lawn chairs on the ice! All in all had a great time.
thanks to everyone for their information. we were at the lake over the holidays and found a house 3212 E lake shore. if we are lucky and our house in in az closes and the lake shore house closes - we should be in wonder lake during the second week in February. any of our (hopefully) new neighbors on this list? will have to join the fishing club. then maybe we can start adding fishing reports. thanks again.