Crystal Lake, McHenry County

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1/14/17 @ 6:45 PM
Yellowbasser
Yellowbasser
USER since 12/26/16

Excellent crappie gotem


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1/14/17 @ 6:40 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"+

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1/6/17 @ 6:36 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 @ 7:43 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 @ 5:14 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 @ 3:41 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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12/23/16 @ 6:58 PM
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fredcs1209
fredcs1209
USER since 1/20/13

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
5 inches

Fished 2-530pm west end no hits.  Moved around a lot checking ice conditions. Ice on west end had about  5 inches,some areas more.  Lots of slush so wear waterproof boots. There were about 20 people out there. I did venture a little way from west end found 2.5 inches of crap ice. Be careful and good luck! 

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12/22/16 @ 1:00 PM
GLCaptain
GLCaptain
USER since 1/29/16

A little help if possible please. If anyone is ice fishing the West end Friday the 23rd, could you possibly post the ice conditions at whatever depth you are fishing? Hoping to go early the next morning but the air temps are making me wonder. 

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12/22/16 @ 6:56 AM
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Sgt202
Sgt202
USER since 5/22/09

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waning Crescent

Fished with Jeff from 1:30 to 7pm.  Slow overall, caught a dozen average size gills in 5-6ft of water on waxies and Chartreuse/orange fat boy jig.  Crappies started showing up at 5pm..got 7 nice ones on same set up.  Crappies bit best away from the lantern, i was just using a headlamp and fish would come in 2 ft off bottom.  Only 1 crappie on a minnow.  Fished west end near boat ramp.

Edited on 12/22/16 6:57 AM
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12/21/16 @ 8:01 PM
wildcatman17
wildcatman17
USER since 1/4/09

Wasn't Fisherman was a guy on a ice sail Fisherman know better than to fish on other side of the point so early.. 

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