Crystal Lake, McHenry County

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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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2/21/16 @ 7:19 PM
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Dapika
Dapika
USER since 1/6/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Was out for about 9 hours today. 8 flags resulting in 3 pike. 2 small ones and 1 keeper. 1 pike on a genz worm tipped with a rosie in 5 fow. Several small gills in the mix. Ended the day with 2 crappie about 11".

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2/16/16 @ 8:10 PM
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wildcatman17
wildcatman17
USER since 1/4/09

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Caught a Nice fat Pike out with my son 30 inch Fatty Big Smile West end

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2/10/16 @ 7:50 PM
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Dapika
Dapika
USER since 1/6/16

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
Fished off the west end beach house from 1pm until about 430pm. Caught 4 small gills on a purple tungsten tipped with a waxie. Saw 2 decent sized pike swim past the hole. I'd range em from 24"-29". Had 1 flag go off to the east of me, 6 feet down with a roach landed a 21" pike. Water was extremely clear and most of the smaller fish were heavily attracted to very active jigging.

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2/10/16 @ 2:08 PM
paddler1
paddler1
MEMBER since 12/10/14
Gar Hunter

the CL Park District probably locked them due to the recent warm up. They always err on the side of caution which can get frustrating, but to have the gates open tells anyone the ice is safe everywhere. It's a liability thing. You can probably enter through the park on the far west end though parking is limited there.

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2/8/16 @ 7:41 PM
Gar Hunter
Gar Hunter
USER since 4/12/05
Anyone know why ALL gates were locked? Tried to access today but they had all gates with locks and chains.

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2/2/16 @ 7:21 AM
tight-lines210
tight-lines210
USER since 12/16/13
Does anyone know what the current I ice Depth is? kinda worried about fishing this weekend after the warm up.

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2/1/16 @ 7:02 PM
Cossiboon
Cossiboon
USER since 3/1/14
Doubt there will be ice. They took out the cold days replaced by 50 degrees

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2/1/16 @ 6:09 PM
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Chris Taurisano
Toro
MEMBER since 1/12/11

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent
Why We Walk on Water Walk on Water is an annual Ice Fishing Derby to help raise money for the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund. These funds used to provide grants to families that are receiving cancer treatments and struggling to make ends meet. There are many other charities out there to help find a cure for cancer; we feel our funds are best used to provide direct financial support to local families. The Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund partners with the Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry, IL to help identify cancer patients eligible to apply for financial assistance grants.

Join us for the 12th Annual Derby In preparation for the 12th Annual Walk on Water Tournament we wanted to post some reminders on Parking and Derby Rules and General House Keeping. Parking is available at Lindy’s, Homer T. Cook Park, and Slice. No Trailer Parking at Lindy’s

Homer Cook is the primary launch location for participants with trailers and machines. The park is located north of Lindy’s off of Main St. The trail to access the lake is in good shape and is well marked. If you park at Docks, please know that you are parking at your own risk and may be charged a fee unrelated to our event.

Lindy’s Landing Located at the corner of Park and Main Street February 13, 7am – Noon register online or day of $20.00 115 Park Street Wauconda, IL 60084 www.icebenefit.com Walk on Water Ice Fishing Derby – February 13, 2016 – 7am - Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund Walk on Water is an annual Ice Fishing Derby to help raise money for the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund. These funds used to provide grants to families that are receiving cancer treatments and struggling to make ends meet. There are many other charities out there to help find a cure for cancer; we feel ou… andrealynn.org ·

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1/30/16 @ 9:06 PM
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Dickie tunes
Dickie tunes
USER since 1/16/14

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waning Gibbous
Had a great time at the derby today with the kids, had one flag all day but we landed a small pile and it made the kids day.

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1/30/16 @ 11:09 AM
lake_projects
lake_projects
USER since 1/20/16
Hi -

I'm working on a personal photo project about dads, and looking for father/sons or father/daughters that ice fish together. I'd like to connect with anyone that might be interested. You'll get copies of all the photos. Shoot me an email. I live in Crystal Lake and will be out during the derby today.

trevor@callielipkin.com

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1/29/16 @ 11:39 PM
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Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing
USER since 12/21/08

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
10 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
Went out for the second time this year this evening on west bay. I can usually get a few Crappie at sundown dead sticking ice jigs and minnows. However, tonight didn't get a bite for 4 hours. Bluegills were spooked by anything i showed them. The water is very clear and levels are high for this time of year. I won't be at the derby tomorrow. However, my advice would be to go as small as possible with your jigs and use spikes for bluegills. Wigglers might trigger a bite as the fish are real tentative. Fish swallower than usual. Good luck to all!

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1/29/16 @ 7:34 PM
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3wheeler
3wheeler
USER since 1/26/12

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous
Daves bait and tackle is setting up a table in the warming house

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1/29/16 @ 5:11 PM
wildcatman17
wildcatman17
USER since 1/4/09
Will bait be available at the west beach park house...

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