Crystal Lake, McHenry County

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7/13/16 @ 10:55 PM
FISHING REPORT
spoonplugger2
spoonplugger2
USER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
07/13/16 Crystal Lake with a friend; 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm. Water usual for this time of year, i.e. yellow-green, clarity 5+ feet, surface temperature 82°, 80° at 10' but didn't check deeper. Not such a good day. Only 4 pike 18” to 24”; 16' to 20' @ ˜ 5+ mph. First fish at 1:30 pm, last fish at 2:45. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

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7/12/16 @ 8:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
spoonplugger2
spoonplugger2
USER since 1/23/09

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
07/11/16 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm with a friend; went around the lake first to check depth of weedline(12' to scattered @ 18', so actually fished 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Yellow-green water, estimated clarity at 2 m(~6.5 ft), surface temperature 79° to 81°. Boated six pike, 24" to 36" in 16' – 26', lost 3 or 4, most caught in 17'-24' @ ~6 mph. First fish at 1:30 pm last fish at 3:05 pm.

Edited on 7/12/16 8:47 PM
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7/6/16 @ 7:38 PM
fredcs1209
fredcs1209
USER since 1/20/13

I hear ya! You should bring the boat keep it on trailer and drop kayak!  

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7/6/16 @ 9:38 AM
paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14

What gets me is that even on a weekday morning, when there are, at the most, two maybe three rigs, if I choose to paddle rather than pull my boat that day, although there are plenty of spaces, I have to go elsewhere to park, to save space for somebody that MIGHT show up??? I'll stand with THAT is wrong. I'm fully aware of The West Beach landing. Thanks for your comment.

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7/5/16 @ 6:03 PM
fredcs1209
fredcs1209
USER since 1/20/13

Paddler, I would disagree with you on the parking. It for boat trailers not vehicles. Now since you are unable to use the parking there I would suggest you drop and park on the west end as your key card will work and there is parking very close by to the lake. 

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6/27/16 @ 5:08 PM
FISHING REPORT
paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Out this morning. 5 LM Bass, and  2 channel cats, all on gulp minnows, 14-18fow, all still swimming. 

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6/16/16 @ 5:24 AM
paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14

Not a report. Please see above post. If you are a paddler and agree that the ordinance needs to change, please PM me. Maybe if I have enough in disagreement of the ordinance and show it to the Park District they may change it . 

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6/16/16 @ 5:16 AM
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paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14

MOON PHASE (87%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Out this afternoon on the kayak. Lots of action with 6 LM Bass (14-16") 1 short(16") Walleye, and 3 Channel cats. Cats were a lot of fun and very aggressive, hitting jig/gulp minnow on swimming retrieve. Kept the Cats for the pan.

When I returned to the Main Beach ramp I found a warning on my car for parking within the gate without a trailer! It's BS that although one purchases  a gate key, THE MAN will come down on you if using a roof rack. What ever happened to first come, first served ? I pay the same fee as everyone else, but if I choose to paddle that day, I risk getting a ticket.

THAT IS F'D UP!!!


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4/12/16 @ 2:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14

MOON PHASE (35%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
was out 8:30am until noon. First drop of gulp minnow in 18 FOW produced a heavy fish I never saw (Pike?) Never was able to get it to come up, then on one run it parted ways with my 3 lb leader Crying. Better days coming, IF it EVER warms up!!!

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3/4/16 @ 6:12 PM
Dapika
Dapika
USER since 1/6/16
Does anyone have a current ice thickness report as of this weekend? Thinking about going out once more if safe enough.

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