BAIT SHANTY REPORT 4/12-4/19 McHenry Dam to Algonquin Dam
Big changes in the water levels and water temps.... With the Sunday rain the water levels moved back up to almost a normal/slightly low level (up almost 14"), water clarity was definitly on the murky side Monday and Tuesday and with that alot more activity in the channels and back areas.....even with the sun out. Wednesday water started to clear up and the level was slightly up, with the rain in the evening the water clarity did nor change and the water levels dropped about 3-4 inches but is still in good range for the channels and back areas like Hickory Nut. HAve also seen the baitfish schools move back into the back bays and channels.
Water temp at 3:00pm Thursday was 62-63 F
I myself was fishing for carp over the weekend and the ones caught were as round as a soccer ball and maybe a week or two from spawn. Did see catfish and some crappies as well.
Haven't seen many boats out Mon-Wed.....the few shore anglers were catching cats and panfish...
With the warm water and higher water I would expect the fish to be on pretty good this weekend for those getting out....although we had early warm weather.....the internal alarms should be going off on alot of the fish that have been harder to find....
Local ponds still producing bass!!!
[This post was last edited on 4/19/12 at 3:31 PM]