Mchenry Dam FOX RIVER WALLEYE

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3/16/16 @ 9:37 PM
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Rusty1
Rusty1
MEMBER since 1/1/03

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Late report....Fished below the dam Saturday morning got there just before 6am left around 10am, did not have any bites. Water temp was 49 and all gates and spillway was open, a lot of water moving through. Saw 2 fish caught both looked like small walleyes.

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2/29/16 @ 7:43 PM
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Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12

MOON PHASE (62%)
Waning Gibbous
Fished below the dam from shore. Had the place to myself Sunday evening. One boat below the dam. Not a bite. Maybe too early. I will try again next week.

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2/27/16 @ 7:22 PM
Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Anyone fish Mchenry Dam today?

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2/24/16 @ 12:32 PM
Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Fishall, Thank's. The first warm evening in March during the week, I'm going to try from shore. Weekends are usually a circus there with people who don't know what their doing. If it gets close to 50 I'll give it a try.

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2/24/16 @ 8:48 AM
fishall
fishall
USER since 11/1/11
Yes Wide open!

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2/23/16 @ 8:46 PM
Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Mchenry Dam, Is there open water below the Dam? Thank you.

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2/19/16 @ 2:27 PM
Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Thank's fish all.

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2/18/16 @ 12:55 PM
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fishall
fishall
USER since 11/1/11

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waxing Gibbous
The park is open year round. The bait and boat rental opens April 1st

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2/18/16 @ 12:14 PM
Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Anyone know when Mchenrey Dam Park opens up. I was going to try for walleye from shore the 1st week of March. Thank's.

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3/30/13 @ 5:52 PM
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Johnny1239
Johnny1239
USER since 3/17/13

CONDITIONS
Sunny
I went out to the dam twice this week. On Wednesday, I went out in hopes of catching some walleye, but didn't even get a single bite. When I went out on Friday, I brought along my cat fishing set-up and some homemade stink bait (real nasty stuff), but got skunked yet again. There were about 20 other people fishing the Dam, but no one was pulling anything in except weeds. It seems it's still a little early to go fishing, but I plan on going out there again in about 2 weeks once the water gets a little warmer. Hopefully I'll have better luck. Good luck to you guys, I hope you have better luck than I did.

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3/7/13 @ 5:46 PM
Fountainer
Fountainer
USER since 12/27/05
I have been fishing the dam for over 25 years. I dont start until the first week of April. And if you do you need to get out to the water just out of the gates. You will need plenty of jigs alot of snags down there. I caught my first walleye there on April 7th. can't remember the year. It was a while ago. 21". If you want to PM me I can give you some ideas on what works for me.

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3/7/13 @ 5:24 PM
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Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Planning on fishing Mchenry Dam for Walleye. Anyone know when the males move up to the Dam. What is the triggering water temperature?

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2/16/13 @ 9:42 PM
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Big Bass Greg
Big Bass Greg
USER since 11/17/12
Planning on fishing Mchenry Dam for Walleye. Anyone know when the males move up to the Dam. What is the triggering water temperature?

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5/3/12 @ 8:50 AM
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THE BIG WORM
THE BIG WORM
USER since 7/14/11

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
BAIT SHANTY REPORT 4/20-5/2 Fox River Mchenry to Algonquin

Starting a week and half ago we saw a big tempature drop and high winds making it pretty uncomfortable to get out. That Tuesday took out a group from Hospice Dreams and the wind was brutal. Got them back in Nielsons to get out of the wind and found some nice bass and to my suprise some descent perch...not especially long but thick and tall....nice fish ...all released.

Water temp continued to drop and the water fluctuated between avg and a little low until the weekend. One of the Bass clubs launched out of the Broken Oar and they looked to have done well considering the water temps they were picking up in the channels were 51-53f. No one limited but the bags appeared to have some nice fish....good to see em' all swim off.

Most of the anglers coming in are getting decent bass and the crappies have been fair....we caught 30 in a partial day as well as a 30" Bowfin here..... all released. And the water temp is back to about 62f as of this morning. Panfish have been a little picky.....taking only fatheads one day....then the next only taking baby roach or waxies....seems to change daily as of late. Personally got my largest Blue Gill this year off the dock.....on a small fathead minnow.

Carp are biting....Strawberry seems to be the flavor of the week

Catfish are being caught as well......spring is here!!!!

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4/19/12 @ 3:28 PM
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THE BIG WORM
THE BIG WORM
USER since 7/14/11

CONDITIONS
Cloudy
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!!!

Edited on 4/19/12 3:31 PM
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