Crystal Lake, McHenry County

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1/27/17 @ 12:06 PM
camel3232
camel3232
USER since 1/31/12

Considering I went in to just passed my knees yesterday about 7 feet from the pier ramp by the fisherman's gate, I'm glad they postponed the Derby. Ice was much stronger 15-20 feet out but doubt its safe right now. Next week it might be safe again. 

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1/27/17 @ 9:12 AM
paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14

Saw in yesterday's NWHerald that the derby had been postponed until 2/11/17.

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1/26/17 @ 7:57 PM
Slimjimnc1
Slimjimnc1
USER since 12/21/16

anyone know if the ice derby is still on for this weekend?

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1/18/17 @ 12:46 PM
tight-lines210
tight-lines210
USER since 12/16/13

How thick is the ice?

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1/14/17 @ 7:45 PM
Yellowbasser
Yellowbasser
USER since 12/26/16

Excellent crappie gotem


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1/14/17 @ 7:40 PM
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gotem
gotem
USER since 1/1/10

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

Crystal lk under the ice. get em boys, she was released .15"+

Crystal Lake, McHenry County Photo
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1/6/17 @ 7:36 PM
IceBandit99
IceBandit99
USER since 1/6/17
Is the ice safe enough for atvs on the west end of the lake?

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12/28/16 @ 8:43 PM
Hammeredhandle
Hammeredhandle
USER since 12/28/16

Site specific sportfishing regulations for the state of Illinois are easily found only one crystal lake listed

Crystal Lake, McHenry County Photo
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12/28/16 @ 6:14 PM
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antidentite
antidentite
USER since 12/7/05

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent

I was checked last year by the conservation police. I was solo and had two tip ups and a pole and they stressed having only 3 fishing devices.  I grew up on CL and have been fishing it for 35+ years and, as far as I know, its always been 3 lines. You definitely have to pay attention to size regs and bag limits, as they have changed throughout the years and are different than state laws. 

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12/27/16 @ 4:41 PM
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antidentite
antidentite
USER since 12/7/05

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

Was out on CL thurs night and may have left two of my tip-ups by mistake. one was a bone style and the other a standard. PM me with any info. 

Had a couple pike and small walleye. Fished 4-7pm. ice was 6 inches.



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